Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire

Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire is a project launched in 2018, with only a few churches included at the moment.

St Joseph (RC), Chalfont St Peter

Important Church Note:
Also known as Gerrards Cross
RC - Northampton Diocese - S E Bucks Pastoral Area
Local Authority to 2020:
Chiltern District Council
Local Authority UA:
Bucks UA (Denham, Gerrards Cross & Chalfonts)
Building Location:
Austenwood Lane / Bull Lane, Chalfont St Peter (SW side)
Nearest Post Code:
O/S Map Reference/NGR:
SU 99691 89985
Latitude & Longitude:
51.59989, -0.56204  Map
Church Web Site:
Other Web Site Links:

For details of this church on our "Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches" website, please click here

Notes on Stained Glass:The 1915 part of the church has 4 stained glass windows, and there are 3 stained glass windows in the 1963 extension, but we do not know the makers or precise dates of any of them.

Introduction to Church:The original church was designed by the architect Percy Aiden Lamb, and work started just 26 days before the outbreak of the 1st World War. Only one Aisle and a Chantry or Side Chapel were built, in an ornate Gothic Revival style, being opened in July 1915. It was then 48 years before the church was given a very large extension by the architect Percy Kelly, in a modern style based on a concrete structure, which opened in 1963.

Notable Features:
1914 One Aisle and Lady Chapel built before WWI stopped work. Architect was Percy Aiden Lamb.
1931 Highly decorative marble and mosaic work, in Chantry Chapel and Lady Chapel. Artist was Cesare Tito Guiseppe Formilli. Formilli's best known work is at the Brompton Oratory.
1962 Rest of church built in a large concrete structure. Architect was Percy Kelly.

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