Richmond Green United Reformed Church

Richmond Green United Reformed Church was a church and congregation in Richmond, London from 1877 until 2015.

former Richmond Green United Reformed Church
Former Church Converted Into Flats, Little Green, Richmond - London. (9295376158).jpg
The former church building on Little Green, now converted into flats
51°27′43″N 0°18′12″W / 51.462013°N 0.303224°W / 51.462013; -0.303224Coordinates: 51°27′43″N 0°18′12″W / 51.462013°N 0.303224°W / 51.462013; -0.303224
OS grid referenceTQ6009776186
LocationQuadrant Road, Little Green, Richmond, London
CountryUnited Kingdom
DenominationUnited Reformed
Previous denominationPresbyterian[1]
History
Former name(s)Richmond Presbyterian Church[2]
Founded1877
Founder(s)John Mauchlin
Architecture
Functional statusClosed
Architect(s)William Wallace
Closed2015
Administration
SynodSouthern[3]
Listed Building – Grade II
Official nameUnited Reformed Church
Designated20 June 1997
Reference no.1245338

It was formed in 1877 as Richmond Presbyterian Church.[4] The church was previously located on Little Green, close to Richmond Green, in a Grade II listed building designed in a Gothic Revival style by William Wallace in 1883 and built from 1884 to 1885.[5] That building remains but has been adapted for residential use.[6]

The church became a United Reformed Church (URC) in 1972, following the union of the Presbyterian Church of England and the Congregational Church of England and Wales.[4]

From October 2006 the congregation of Richmond Green United Reformed Church met for worship in a new building in Quadrant Road, behind the previous church building. It was joined by members of the former East Sheen United Reformed Church,[7] a congregation dating from the 17th century,[7] which had previously been meeting in a building in Vernon Road, dating from 1902. Designed by F C Howgate and originally known as the Congregational Church, East Sheen, it was noted for its Doulton terracotta work and plaques.[8] The London Borough of Richmond granted planning permission in March 2012 for the conversion of the first floor Sunday school building to provide five self-contained flats.

The church closed in September 2015 and most of the remaining members joined the Twickenham United Reformed Church. The building in Quadrant Road is now the property of Richmond upon Thames Council, and is used by Richmond Lending Library as an annex.

Notable former membersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Smith, Richard Mudie (1904). "District of Richmond". The Religious Life of London. London: Hodder & Stoughton. p. 346.
  2. ^ "Richmond Green United Reformed Church, Quadrant Road". Archives in London and the M25 area. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Southern Synod" (PDF). United Reformed Church. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Richmond Green United Reformed Church, Quadrant Road". Access to Archives. The National Archives (UK). Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  5. ^ Historic England (20 June 1997). "United Reformed Church (1245338)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  6. ^ "United Reform [sic] Church Richmond 2006". Patel Taylor. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Annual Report, Resolutions and Papers, General Assembly 2007" (PDF). United Reformed Church. 2007. pp. 42–43. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Local architects" (PDF). Barnes and Mortlake History Society. Retrieved 1 May 2013.