All Saints Church, Putney Common, London SW15.
All Saint’s Church has a Grade 2 Listing and dates from the 1890s.
It was designed by George Edmund Street who brought in Arts and Crafts colleagues to work on some of the detailed aspects of the project. Notable are the fabric covered roundels that decorate the nave, the hand painted nave and chancel ceilings and the stained glass windows most of which were supplied by the William Morris Company then based in Merton.
Facing the option of closure owing to declining attendance the Parish took the decision to re-order and refurbish the church and to improve upon the very basic facilities available in the original building.
The exterior of the building was cleaned and repaired and then internal restoration and refurbishment work undertaken. As part of the project the nave brickwork was cleaned, the fabric roundels conserved, the hand painted ceiling panels cleaned and repaired and new lighting, security and sound systems fitted.
In parallel the vestry areas were converted to two new meeting rooms with new lavatory facilities and the side chapel converted into a new vestry by the introduction of frameless glazed panels behind new wrought ironwork within the existing brick arcading.
New furniture was fitted within the nave that included a cupboard that folds out to form a coffee counter at the back of the church.
The church is now home to a thriving congregation and regularly hosts musical events and concerts and is well used by local schools.
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