Former Sidcup church demolition planned

Plans have been submitted to demolish a former church in Blackfen for a new housing block.

According to the planning application: “The existing building on the site is the Church of The Good Shepherd, Blackfen, founded in 1967 and built in that era.

The existing church was no longer required by the diocese due to falling congregation numbers and fell out of use as a church in the 1980’s.

New build

The existing building which includes a hall is currently used as a social facility. The small church/chapel has a contemporary spire over octagonal clearstory window centre sitting piece, on a red brick base.”

In its place will be nine new flats. Another new build block was constructed next door over the past couple of years.

Click here to view plans.


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John Smith

I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

One thought on “Former Sidcup church demolition planned

  • February 12, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    So many churches are being pulled down and flats or mosques going up? Sign of the times? The beautiful old church (circa 1800) that I was married in was torn down and a block of flats in its place, I always believed they were on hallowed ground and untouchable? Seems not? Money is all that matters these days?


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