St George's Church, Bickley  Church

Image Source: John Vigar

 

A glorious church, open daily, in the heart of leafy suburbia. Built in Ragstone in 1863 its towering spire with corner finials dominates the surrounding countryside. Gothic, predominantly in the decorated style was chosen, although the fenestration has been much altered to create a darker interior than the Victorians envisaged. The character of the church is now of the present generation following a serious fire in 1989 and recent reordering. Some original fittings survive, but the altars are modern limestone and the church adorned with new lighting, especially notable being the corona over the High Altar. There is some Victorian stained glass but the majority of windows are of British Saints which date from the 1950s and were designed by GER Smith. A few later striking examples are the work of Kent artist Lawrence Lee.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: Not built

Morning Attendance: Not built

Afternoon Attendance: Not built

Evening Attendance: Not built

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Barnes 1863

Restoration: -

Second Restoration: -

 

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