St Stephen, Gloucester Road, South Kensington
Place: South Kensington
Parish Priest: Fr Philip Barnes
Address: St. Stephen’s Church
Phone: 020 7370 3418
T.S.Eliot, poet: ‘Four Quartets’
In the hustle and bustle of lively South Kensington, with its hotels, restaurants, museums, homes and businesses St Stephen’s Church witnesses to the unchanging nature of God’s love.
Since 1867 our glorious building has been a place of encounter with the beauty of holiness, and the long standing Anglo-Catholic tradition here draws a community of worshippers from the locality and beyond, as we worship together, grow in faith together, and share together in fellowship and service.
It was this disciplined round of worship and devotion, which is one of the hallmarks of Anglo-Catholic life, that first drew one of our most famous parishioners, the poet T S Eliot here. He served as churchwarden at St Stephen’s for 25 years, and much of his poetry draws on the rich tradition and imagery of the worship he participated in here.
We invite you to come and grow with us and to share in the rich and joyful fellowship you’ll find here. A warm welcome awaits you.