Church of St John the Evangelist, High Street, Penge SE20 - Bromley

The church was designed by John Nash and Edwin Nash of Bermondsey in the Early English style and completed in 1849. It is built of ragstone with Bath stone dressings, including the spire. The church is suffering from water ingress at roof and lower levels, and dampness at lower levels. High level repairs to the east end were completed in 2013, grant-aided by Historic England and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Further repairs are required to the west end. Discussions are ongoing between Historic England and the church regarding a development scheme, which is expected to include these repairs.

Church of St John the Evangelist, High Street, Penge SE20 - Bromley
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Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1186832
  • Local Planning Authority: Bromley
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St John the Evangelist
  • Street Name: High Street
  • Postcode: SE20
  • Locality: Penge
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Bromley
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Lewisham West and Penge
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II, CA