The church of St. George and All Saints in Tufnell Park is under threat of demolition and redevelopment. The current church stewardship feel the church isn't fit for purpose, and that they need something that looks more like a church. A group of local residents has started a campaign to save the current St. George’s, which they feel is an important part of their community as well as a building worth keeping for it’s design.
The church was designed by Clive Alexander, who also designed housing for various local authorities in South London, East Sussex and Kent, and it was completed in 1974. The design is a distinctive one, with the church in a square plan and constructed in red brick with a lead roof. The interior is spacious and light, having been refurbished by David Gibson Architects in 1997. Outside stands a large wooden cross, and a metal bell frame. The original St. George’s, designed by George Truefitt in 1865, stands opposite the new church, and is now a joint arts venue and Nigerian church.
St George’s is 1 of only 37 Church of England churches built in London in the 1970’s, of which none are currently listed although the first post war churches were listed in 1998, nearly 20 years ago. It would be a great shame to lose such a unique building, especially one that is still an active part of the community it stands in. You can read an sign the petition to save St George’s HERE. To read the churches plans to redevelopment click this link.