The church was originally planted from the ancient parish of Holy Trinity Clapham as a response to the growing population in the area. This growth was due to the influx of workers employed at HMP Brixton just down the road.
The Clapham Park Estate was built on a plot purchased by Thomas Cubitt from Bleak House Farm, at a time when the surrounding land was semi-rural. Following extensive bombing damage suffered during World War II, the area was significantly redeveloped, and many of the council estate buildings continue to provide housing today.
The original 19th century building was built in the usual Talbot Bury design, named after the famous British architect and lithographer Thomas Talbot Bury. It was constructed by George Myers, a celebrated builder whose other projects include the Newcastle, Birmingham, and Nottingham cathedrals. Impressively, it is believed that Myers averaged constructing three church buildings a year at the height of his career. He moved to Lambeth in 1853, five years before he began building All Saints Clapham Park.
Unfortunately, the 19th century building had to be demolished in 1982 after it became structurally unsound. It was replaced with the current, modern building, which still includes the original stained glass window from the original building. The new building provided a flexible space to host and support the church’s flourishing youth ministry during the 1990s. Today, our vision is that we would know Jesus and make him known. We want to see this happen through worshipping Him wholeheartedly, loving each other like a family, and being rooted in our local community. We invite you to come along to one of our services or midweek events to discover what this thriving community is truly like. We are a friendly, diverse, and loving church family, with people of all ages and from all stages of life; everyone is welcome here.
We very much look forward to meeting you and getting to know you soon.