The church interior, looking north-west

Interior of St Michael and All Angels, looking north-west. Richard Norman Shaw, 1879-80; north aisle completed to Shaw's original design, 1887; additions by Shaw's asistant Maurice Adams. Bedford Park, London W4. Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.]

This shows "the timber-panelling in Queen Anne Style added to columns and walls" in 1881, and also the font designed by Maurice Adams and installed in 1884: "It has a classical oak canopy suspended over an elaborate carved stone and marble base" (St. Michael & All Angels). Notice the figure of the Virgin Mary in the corner. Shaw, like G. E. Street and many of his peers, including no doubt a good many of the arty set drawn to Bedford Park, had been influenced by Tractarianism and was an Anglo-Catholic.

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St Michael & All Angels Church, Bedford Park: History of the Building. Detailed and well illustrated chronology available at the church.

Last modified 30 September 2008