Christ Church

Situated at the top of a hill in the Southgate Green Conservation Area, has a 180 foot spire which forms a prominent landmark visible for miles in North London.

About this church

The church was built on the site of a chapel of ease built in the 17th century by a former Lord Mayor of London. Christ Church is a Grade II* building built in 1862 to a design by Sir George Gilbert Scott, houses a treasure of pre Raphalite art, including works by Burne-Jones, Rossetti and William Morris.

The church is where many local people worship and where the most significant events of their lives take place. Christ Church has a distinguished choir, is also the home to numerous concerts and occasional public meetings. The church also provides a hall which is used for many local activities including two playgroups, an after school club used by the local primary school opposite, and many local social clubs.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Social heritage stories
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • Ramp or level access available on request
  • Parking within 250m
  • Non-accessible toilets in church
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Wifi
  • Church shop or souvenirs

Other nearby churches

Belarusian Church

The Belarusian Memorial Chapel is the first wooden church built in London since the Great Fire of 1666.


St Andrew

The churchyard has a distinct curve to it perhaps following the shape of an underlying moat and ancient meeting place. An ancient Yew tree reckoned to be between 1,000 and 2,000 years old also stands in the churchyard.

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