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Church of Jesus Christ and the Wisdom of God

A Grade I Listed Building in Lower Kingswood, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2692 / 51°16'9"N

Longitude: -0.2115 / 0°12'41"W

OS Eastings: 524863

OS Northings: 153750

OS Grid: TQ248537

Mapcode National: GBR JHM.7BT

Mapcode Global: VHGS3.9C0C

Entry Name: Church of Jesus Christ and the Wisdom of God

Listing Date: 29 September 1983

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1029052

English Heritage Legacy ID: 289483

Location: Reigate and Banstead, Surrey, KT20

County: Surrey

District: Reigate and Banstead

Town: Reigate and Banstead

Electoral Ward/Division: Kingswood with Burgh Heath

Built-Up Area: Lower Kingswood

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Kingswood St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

6/66 Lower Kingswood,
Church of Jesus Christ
and the Wisdom of God


Church, formerly in St Sophia. 1891 by Sidney Barnsley in the free Byzantine style. Red
brick and stone in various patterns eg chequer work, herringbone and basketweave;
plain tile roof. Aisled nave and chancel in one; east end with polygonal apses, the
outer ones as angled bay windows. West front; large planked and studded door with
scalloped metal framing under round arch with inscription. Stone dressed diocletion
window above narthex under pent roof; round headed lancets on other facades and in
apses of the east end.

Interior: Tiled floor, marble center aisle; 2 bay nave arcade with end piers and
central column; painted barrel vault roof. Marble floored chancel and semi-circular
apse; marble lining with green and gold floral mosaic in apse and semi-dome.
Fittings include Arts and Crafts lectern, pulpit and reading desk, all in ebony and
holly with mother of pearl inlay. 2 priests' chairs with domed canopies, byzantine
capitals from Constantinople and Ephesus decorate the ailes and west wall.

Campanile: 5 yard to the ritual north west of the church. Square rendered plinth
with inset flight of steps; weatherboarded above, to open timber bellchamber and lead
covered ribbed byzantine dome. Lead gargolye animal spouts to angles of the
bellchamber. The campanile and Church are linked by herringbone brick path with
stone edging and flint insets; forming a circle in front of the west door.

Listing NGR: TQ2486253752

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