All Saints, Langton Green  Church

Image Source: John Vigar

 

This church appears in books for the wealth of stained glass by Burne Jones that it contains. However there is much more to the church than that and it is certainly not a run-of-the-mill nineteenth century building. Designed by George Gilbert Scott, the Foundation Stone was laid in 1863 of a building which was a simple two-cell church. This grew by the addition of a north aisle in 1888 and a south aisle in 1901. A new vestry was built in 1911 and a new church room is currently (2006) under construction. As the church grew its furnishings - from the porch to stained glass windows and font - were moved about making it quite difficult to appreciate the church in its original form. The interior is dominated by the huge 5 light east window (Tree of Jesse) by C E Kempe and Co. Beneath it is the fine reredos of alabaster by Farmer and Brindley with Opus Sectile work by Powell's - not surprising because the Powell family of Speldhurst were connected to the famous firm which also of course led them to Burne Jones. Powell`s also supplied some of the other windows in the church.

 

 

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: GG Scott 1862

Restoration: -

Second Restoration: -

 

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