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St John the Evangelist, High Street

St John the Evangelist, High Street, Penge, Bromley, London SE20 7EQ View on map

This English style church was designed in 1849 by John and Edwin Nash of Bermondsey. The north and south aisles were later enlarged in 1861, while the north and south transepts were added in 1866. Its spire reaches 150 feet high. Inside, in the north aisle, one can see the King Edward VII window executed by William Morris & Co in 1910 ‘after’ Burne Jones, and containing the figures of Temperance and Hope. The elaborate pulpit with the figure of St John the Evangelist is said to have been copied from St Bartholomew’s Sydenham.


Opening Arrangements

Every Sunday 9am - 10:30am and 11:45am - 12:45pm (non-worship times); 9 January - 10 February, 20 February - 31 March, 19 April - 26 May, 7 June - 21 July, 11 September - 20 October, 30 October - 11 December: Monday and Wednesday 11am - 12:30pm.


A234. Rail: Penge East (500 metres). Bus: routes 75, 176, 194, 197, 227, 354, 356, & 358.

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: No
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes