Tadworth - St John the Evangelist

59 The Avenue, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 5AB

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St John the Evangelist, Tadworth, appears to be a soundly built church, and one that serves its parish well.  

St John the Evangelist, Tadworth, was consecrated in 1966.  The architect was Francis George Broadbent (for a brief account of his career see the report on The Holy Name, Esher).

The church is of brick with a slate roof and tall campanile.  The style is a simplified ‘Romanesque’.  A statue of St John, made by Michael Clark, P R B S, is attached to the wall of the west gable.  Although the ridge of the roof is of the same height from one end of the building to the other, the nave and sanctuary are of different widths.  The nave takes the form of a simple rectangular hall.  The sanctuary is narrower, lit by a clerestory and flanked by a pair of chapels, each with a pitched roof.  The interior is very plain.  The walls, ribs and pointed barrel-shaped roof are painted white and a canopy is suspended over the forward altar. 

This is a well-built and dignified church but it is not of equal quality to the one the architect designed at Esher.  

Diocese: Arundel and Brighton

Architect: Francis George Broadbent

Original Date: 1966

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not listed