St Peter

Acton Green St Peter

Acton Green, Greater London

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm.


Southfield Road
Acton Green
Greater London
W4 1BB

St Peter’s was built in 1915 to replace a mission church that started in a tent in Southfield Park (just across the road).

The church was designed by WA Pite (brother of the more celebrated architect Beresford Pite) in a neo-Byzantine style and modelled on the great basilicas of Rome and Northern Italy. Because it was built during the austerity years of the first world war, it lacks architectural decoration, but makes up for it with a well detailed large and powerful space.

You enter through a narthex into a simple basilica nave with narrow aisles that widen at the east end for chapels on the north and south sides. After the first world war additions to the interior became possible. These included the creation of a side chapel dedicated to the Sacred Heart, panelled and screened in oak, to the designs of the notable (and local) church decorator Martin Travers. An organ was acquired from one of the City churches and installed on the west gallery. The church has very good acoustics for music.

The powerful simplicity of St Peter’s is striking, and the sheer scale of the building makes it both impressive and surprising to the first time visitor.

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Café within 500m

  • Dog friendly

  • On street parking at church

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Coffee morning, first Monday of the month, 10.30am

  • Children's Chess Club, Tuesday and Thursday, 4.15pm

  • Little Fishes Baby and Toddler playgroup, Friday 10am to 11.30am

  • Local councillors' surgery, first Saturday of the month, 10am to 12noon

  • Church of England

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