St Paul

An iconic 20th century heritage church, the first in the New Towns, a particularly lavish 'mother church' with the large mosaic by John Piper; the Risen Christ at Emmaus.

Hanes yr eglwys hon

The church contains a huge and captivating mosaic by John Piper having the theme of Risen Christ at Emmaus. This, Piper's first mosaic antedates in execution his massive stained glass window in Coventry Cathedral, completed in 1962. The architects Humphreys and Hurst designed a particularly lavish church as the 'mother church' of the new town. An unusual plan with a separate bell tower and out-door pulpit, the exceptionally fine and complete fittings by Hurst are complemented by John Piper’s mosaic. The largely intact interior furnishings have been described as a 'jewel box'.

A visit to St Paul’s affords a peaceful break and step back in time from the bustle of Harlow town centre and can be combined with a visit to the nearby Gibberd Gallery with other works by John Piper.

St Paul’s Harlow was built it 1959 is placed equal tenth in the National Churches Trust UK’s Best Modern Churches competition and has recently been featured in the Twentieth Century Society's book '100 Churches, 100 Years'.

Prif nodweddion

  • Pensaernïaeth ysblennydd
  • Celfi campus
  • Awyrgylch swynol
  • Treftadaeth genedlaethol yma
  • Cysylltiadau enwog

Gwybodaeth ar gyfer ymwelwyr

  • Grisiau i gael mynediad i'r eglwys neu'r fynwent
  • Parcio o fewn 250m
  • Caffi o fewn 500m
  • Croeso i gerddwyr a beicwyr
  • Lle i ddiogelu'ch beic

Other nearby churches


Nederlandse Kerk

The Dutch Church is a reformed church on the site of the 13th century Augustinian friary, the original building granted to Protestant refugees for their church services in 1550 was destroyed during the London Blitz.

Dewch yn Gyfaill Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol yr Eglwysi - ar gyfer pobl sy'n dwli ar eglwysi!