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Church of St Barnabas and St James the Greater, Walthamstow
Church of St Barnabas and St James the Greater.JPG
View of the western end of St Barnabas Church
Location Barnabas Road Walthamstow, London, E17 8JZ
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Status Active
Founded 1900
Dedication Barnabas and James the Great
Dedicated 7 November 1903
Functional status Parish church
Heritage designation Grade II* listed
Designated 24 February 1981
Architect(s) William Douglas Caröe
Style Arts and Crafts / Perpendicular Gothic
Years built 1902-1903
Archdeaconry West Ham
Diocese Chelmsford

The Church of St Barnabas and St James the Greater, Walthamstow, is an Edwardian era Church of England parish church in Walthamstow, East London. It is a Grade II* listed building.


The church originated in 1900 when an iron mission church was erected on a plot of land in the parish of St Saviour in Markhouse Road, and a separate ecclesiastical parish was created for the church in 1901. The land for the church was donated by Richard Foster, a wealthy City of London merchant who had supported the building of several other new churches in the area; he also funded the construction of a permanent church building, church hall and vicarage, intended to serve the residents of the new Warner Estate.

The church was built between 1902 and 1903 to the design by W. D. Caröe, in the Arts and Crafts style of Perpendicular Gothic, and was dedicated on 7 November 1903 by Edgar Jacob, the Bishop of St Albans.

In 1961 the parish of St Barnabas was united with that of St James the Greater Church in St James Street, Walthamstow, which had closed in the previous year and was subsequently demolished. A new chapel dedicated to St James was formed in the south aisle of St Barnabas, which included the altar from the former church. In 1981, the church was given grade II* listed building status.


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