Sydenham, St Philip The Apostle WW1 War Memorial

St Philip the Apostle
122 Wells Park Road
SE26 6AS

Map: Memorials of Lewisham Map

Type: Calvary and Roll of Honour


1914-1918 In Memory
Of Brave Men Who
Fought And Died
In The Great War

Requiescant In Pace

Description: A stone Calvary was erected in the church yard and a triptych was placed on a wall of the Lady Chapel.

Designer: Mr. Gerald Cogswell, Bedford Square
Stonemasons: Messrs. Gething of Chillmark
Tryptych Craftsmen: Messrs.Rogers & Rowbottom St. Barnabas St. Westminster

Ceremonies: The memorial was unveiled by Major-General Sir N.M. Smyth, V.C. K.C.B., and the Bishop of Woolwich gave the Episcopal blessing on the 12 February, 1921.

Wars Commemorated: First World War

Press: The Borough News Wednesday February 23 1921, Sydenham, Forest Hill and Penge Gazette, February 18 1921

History: The original church was located in Taylor Lane, but has since been demolished and the church moved to Wells Park Rd. Permission was given in 1952 to demolish the stonework of the memorial in the church yard, to clean the bronze figure that formed part of the war memorial, mount it on wood and move it to the South wall of the Lady Chapel.

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