Wednesday 26 April 2023 at 6pm
St Barnabas, Pimlico, was a pioneering church, built, in what was then a slum area, to proclaim the principles of the Oxford Movement and, in its early days, a centre of “ritualism”. It was one element in a cluster of buildings, clergy house and school. The interior was much enriched by Bodley and Ninian Comper.
St Mary, Bourne Street, was built as a mission church from St Paul, Knightsbridge, but was much extended by HS Goodhart-Rendel after it had become a fashionable place of Anglo-Catholic worship. The high altar is a classic example of the “back to Baroque” movement, the focus of a richly furnished interior. The church has an outstanding collection of vestments, a selection of which will be on display.
We will meet at 6pm at St Barnabas Church, St Barnabas Street, Pimlico, London SW1W 8PF (nearest Tube station is Sloane Square and there is a bus stop on Pimlico Road almost opposite the church). We will spend about an hour there and then walk (5 minutes) to St Mary, Bourne Street.
Individual donations to the churches (not included in the ticket price) would be welcome.
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