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St Matthew's, Bayswater
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Location St Petersburgh Place, Bayswater, London, W2 4LA
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Status Active
Architecture
Functional status Parish church
Heritage designation Grade II* listed
Clergy
Vicar(s) The Revd Will Coleridge
Laity
Director of music Max Pappenheim
Churchwarden(s) Michael Jeans and Linda Dennis

St Matthew's is a Church of England parish church. It is a Grade II* listed building.

History

It was built in 1880, and the architect was John Johnson (d.1920). Some of the stained glass is probably by Morris & Co. The church, in Victorian Gothic Revival style, was funded by John Derby Allcroft of Stokesay Court in Shropshire, one of several London churches he financed. It was completed in 1882, replacing an earlier church constructed in 1818. A large congregation flocked to hear the incumbent, Archdeacon James Hunter, who had recently returned from missionary work with the Cree of Canada.

Present day

The parish continues to use the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) at most of its services, rather than the modern Common Worship.

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