2007 Visits to Greek Cathedral and St Matthew’s Church, Bayswater

Saturday 14 March 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Price for single attendee: £15.00

A guided visit to the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Moscow Road, 1877-9 by John Oldrid Scott. An outstanding essay in Byzantine architecture designed by JO Scott for the Greek community in London, with woodwork by Farmer & Brindley, mosaics by AG Walker, Cappello and Mercenero and Boris Andrerp, paintings by Ludwig Thiersch combining to create a sumptuous interior. The visit is guided by John Scott, conservation architect for the cathedral, and Fr Theonas, priest. After the visit to the Greek Cathedral, we will visit the nearby St. Matthew’s, St Petersburgh Place (John Johnson 1880) built on the site of the former Bayswater Chapel. This church was the aspiration of Archdeacon Hunter, who had returned to London after 23 years of missionary work with the Cree Indians of Northern Canada. The Grade II* listed building is Early English in style with an interesting interior and one of the tallest spires in West London. In 1909 the lectern was moved from its central position to accommodate larger choir stalls but little in the church has changed. The stained glass windows include work by Clayton & Bell, William Morris & Co and AL Moore. Meet at St Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Moscow Road, London W2 4LQ. Tube: Bayswater. £15. Booking required.*




Event code: 2007

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