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St John the Evangelist's Church
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51°25′00″N 0°03′18″W / 51.4167°N 0.0550°W / 51.4167; -0.0550
Location 2 St John's Road, Penge, London SE20 7EQ
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Conservative evangelical
Architect(s) Edwin Nash, J. N. Round
Style Victorian architecture, Gothic Revival architecture
Years built 1850-1866
Parish Penge
Deanery Penge
Archdeaconry Bromley and Bexley
Diocese Rochester

Saint John the Evangelist is the Church of England parish church of Penge (now in the London Borough of Bromley), in the Diocese of Rochester, Greater London. At the time of its erection, Penge was in Surrey and had been an exclave of Battersea. It is located on Penge High Street, and was erected 1847 to designs of architects Edwin Nash & J. N. Round. Later in 1861, Nash alone added the gabled aisles, and in 1866 the transepts. The Pevsner Buildings of England series guides describe it as "Rock-faced ragstone. West tower and stone broach spire. Geometrical tracery, treated in Nash's quirky way. The best thing inside is the open timber roofs, those in the transepts especially evocative, eight beams from all four directions meeting in mid air. It has been Grade II listed since 1990.

The early funding of the church came from John Dudin Brown who was a Thames wharfinger. The organist and choir master from 1872 to 1903 was the composer Arthur Carnall (1852–1904).

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