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St Simon's Church, Shepherd's Bush
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Church of St Simon, Shepherd's Bush
Location Shepherd's Bush, London
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Website https://www.stsimons.co.uk
History
Dedication St Simon
Architecture
Architect(s) Sir Arthur Blomfield
Style Victorian Gothic
Years built 1879 - 1886
Administration
Diocese London
Clergy
Vicar(s) The Reverend Cameron Collington

The Church of St Simon is a Church of England parish church in Shepherd's Bush, London. It was built circa 1879 - 1886, designed by architect Sir Arthur Blomfield in the Gothic Revival style with a tower. The church is located on the south side of Shepherd's Bush Green on Rockley Road.

History

19th century

St Simons Church Shepherd's Bush
St Simons Church Shepherd's Bush

St Simon's church is a late Victorian church building built from 1879 - 1886, and designed by the noted architect Sir Arthur Blomfield. The foundation stone was laid on 6 March 1878 by the philanthropist and evangelical Anglican John Derby Allcroft, MP for Worcester. The first service was conducted in 1880.

The chancel, parish hall and spire were completed in 1886. The tower and spire are polychrome with horizontal bands of stonework.

The organ dates from 1865, and was purchased from Dunblane Cathedral in 1893. The organ states that it was "rebuilt by Eustace Ingram, London 1893".

20th Century

In 1903 stained glass was installed in the East window to commemorate the first vicar, the Reverend Robert Handcock.

St Simon's Today

Today St Simon's is surrounded by late Victorian and early Edwardian terraced housing, and is located a few hundred yards south of Shepherd's Bush Green. It retains its original imposing spire and clock tower. The vicar is The Reverend Cameron Collington.

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