Church Of The Year!
6 December 2023
St Marylebone Parish Church was presented with the prestigious Church of the Year Award by the National Churches Trust last month, recognising the central role that it plays as a place of worship, somewhere that really celebrates its rich cultural history, and in sustaining and nurturing community.
With a history stretching back more than 900 years, the church prides itself on being open to all and offers a range of services for the local community, from its innovative psychotherapy centre and NHS Primary Care Practice to a rich and diverse programme of heritage events, lectures, film screenings, music concerts, and exhibitions.
More information about St Marylebone Parish Church can be found here.
In other good news, to the south of the area, it was announced last month that that the Church of the Annunciation Marble Arch has received a grant of £90,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to save its Calvary War Memorial. The project will repair and conserve the memorial located on the corner of Old Quebec Street and Bryanston Street which was recently vandalised. The funding will also cover other elements including looking at the organisation’s resilience to plan for its future, including conservation, business planning and architectural feasibility studies. There are also two exciting pilot projects that seek to develop the church’s current work with schools and the deaf community.
The Church of the Annunciation is a Gothic revival building located within the Portman Estate Conservation Area, just off Oxford Street near Marble Arch and is Grade II* Listed. Find out more here.