Crossway URC

Crossway United Reformed Church has served the Elephant & Castle under differing denomination titles for over 150 years.

About this church

The original building in New Kent Road was replaced with a modern building in 1973 before regeneration of the area resulted in this third incarnation.

The common feature of the church has been to serve the community. In the early 20th century this involved jobs clubs, midwifery services, social meeting places and welfare programmes. The new building is designed and arranged to enable smaller congregation to get started and ‘seeds’ the future worshipping communities from all over London.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Social heritage stories
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches


St Georges Cathedral

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was engaged as architect and it was considered the most important Catholic Church in England when it was built from 1839, seating about 3,000 people. 

St Paul

The Grade I listed building by Thomas Archer is of the highest quality and is to be compared with other 18th century churches in the City, West End and Greenwich.

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