Students, enthusiasts and researchers - this is for you
This is the best aggregation of information we have on the history of the building of St Pauls', Bow Common and of the parish. of St Paul with St Luke.
Much of this detail has come from direct interviews with those involved and not available elsewhere. The guide is intended for researchers and those interested in detail and source materials.
This 347 page illustrated guide brings together detail about the original church, the rebuilding in 1950s and 60s and the associated art and artists, along with detailed history of the church presence in the parish.
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This detailed and authoritative guide is the painstaking, dedicated work of Father Duncan Ross, Vicar of St Paul's, Bow Common from 1995 - 2013.
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|Text only version of section A: Foundations: |
Welcome to the Gate of Heaven - first section of this guide introduces the main people and movements behind this unique modern church building
|Text only version of section B: Planning the Church Building: |
Planning the church buildking - 2nd section of this guide details the context and reaction as this building was proposed and took shape in the late 1950s
|Text only version of section C: What lies within? Some external aspects|
Features of the church buildking - 3rd section of this guide
|Text only version of section D:The present church of St. Paul’s, Bow Common|
The present church of St. Paul’s, Bow Common - 4th section of this guide
|Text only version of section E:Bow Common a Nuisance; William Cotton and the fir|
5th section of this guide looks at the first church of St Paul Bow Common 1865 and St Lukes church
|Text only version of section F Ritualist Scandal at St Pauls and St Lukes churc|
6th section of this guide looks at the religious context of the first church
|Text only version of section G: The Clergy of St Pauls and of St Lukes church si|
7th section of this guide looks at the priests who have served this part of the East End for 160 years
|Text only version of section H Church Schools and Barnadardo - then and now |
8th section of this guide looks at the schools attached to the church and the start of Dr Barnado's work in the parish
|Text only version of section I Appendix|
Final section of this guide brings us uptodate with current context and usage of the church building
|Text only version of the Contents page|
Contents page of the whole 335 page guide