Christ Church, Highland Road, Bromley, c. 1890


Christ Church was built in 1887 in the Early English style by Samuel Cawston, developer of the Bromley Hill estate.

Disapproving of travel on Sundays, a church on his new estate saved the journey to the parish church in the centre of town.

The architect, W. A. Williams, a local man, had already built many of the houses in the surrounding roads.

Originally a chapel of ease to the parish church and later owned by St Mary's, Plaistow, it only became a parish church in its own right in 1923.

The spire was not central as an extension was planned but never carried out.

See historic maps of Bromley