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Quick facts for kidsSt Matthew's, Bayswater
|Location||St Petersburgh Place, Bayswater, London, W2 4LA|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Functional status||Parish church|
|Heritage designation||Grade II* listed|
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.
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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