Photographs 2013 and text George P. Landow. [You may use these images 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.]

South aisle, memorial chapel, and pulpit. The chapel was designed by F. C. Eden. 1920-22. Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, London SW1. [Click on these images to enlarge them.]

In the aftermath of the First World War there was great pressure for the creation of a suitable memorial; initially this was going to take the form of a cross to be erected in front of the church, but with the decision to erect the great cross in Sloane Square this plan became redundant. In its stead the Memorial Chapel was created by Eden in 1920-22 in a space behind the South choir-stalls; it is entered through an arched screen of beaten copper designed by Wilson in the Byzantine manner. Although different in detail it is similar in style to the corresponding screen on the North side, and predates the Chapel by some twenty years. Either side of the steps is a pair of bronze angels by Wilson; these were designed to form the central posis of the original altar rails and were only removed to their present position after the Second World War. [Skipwith, 49, 51]

References

Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, London SW1: A Brief Guide. London: Holy Trinity Church, n.d.

Skipwith, Peyton. Holy Trinity Sloane Street. London: Trinity Arts and Crafts Guild, 2002.


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