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St Paul, Rectory Grove

St Paul, Rectory Grove, Clapham, London SW4 0DX View on map

Built in 1815 (architect Edmunds) as a chapel-of-ease in the old churchyard of Clapham, St Paul's became a parish church in its own right in the 1850s, and in 1879 was extended to the East (Blomfield) with transepts and an apse. In 1969 most of the East end became a community centre.


Opening Arrangements

Tuesdays-Thursdays 9:30am to 3:30pm, Sundays 8.30am-12.00am and on application via vicarage/phone.


The church is at the end of Rectory Grove, approaching from Clapham Old Town. It can also be reached from Wandsworth Road, up Matrimony Place (steps). By Train: from Wandsworth Road Station (Overground), turn left along Wandsworth Road and turn up Matrimony Place (steps). Or from Clapham Common Station (tube) follow The Pavement around by the Common and along Old Town to Rectory Grove - about 0.75 mile. Bus: routes 77 or 87 (from Clapham Junction or Vauxhall) and 452 (from Sloane Square) - alight at the Westbury Street stop in Wandsworth Road and go up Matrimony Place (steps).

Parking Spaces


There are weekday parking controls round the church, but there are meter spaces immediately in front of the church and in the adjoining Iveley Road

Disabled Access

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