Forest Hill, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Church War Memorial

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Church
Dacres Road
Forest Hill SE23 2NR

UKNIWM Ref: 12241

OS Map Ref: TQ 350 730

Map: Memorials of Lewisham Map

Type: Church dedicated to Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Description: Lutheran Church with a dedicated chapel within.

Ceremonies: Consecrated in 1959

Wars Commemorated: Second World War

History: The original Lutheran Church, known as ‘The German Church’, destroyed during WW2 was rebuilt in 1958 and consecrated in 1959. The church was renamed in honour of Dietrich Bonhoeffer its former Pastor who was executed by the Nazis during the Second World War and a chapel was dedicated to his name. While living in London he lived at 2, Manor Mount, Forest Hill where there is a plaque in his memory.

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