Click on images to enlarge them. Photographs by the author, who would like to thank Mr. John Boshier, the church's knowledgable and enthusiastic visitors' guide, who explained the building's history and pointed out many of its fascinating details. [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.]

Chancel and Sanctuary. St. Barnabas Church, St. Barnabas Street, Pimlico, London SW1. Thomas Cundy, architect. Consecratated 1850. “Bodley designed the altar (in panelled oak) and the magnificent Reredos” (“Guide”).

Left: A side view of the chancel screen. Right: Christ in Majesty atop the chancel screen.

A detail of the chancel screen. “Of particular note are statues of St. Peter and St. Paul, housed in tabernacles at each side of the screen” (“Guide”).

Altar candlesticks. “The six altar candlesticks of silver were based on an 1850 design by Hardman. Their bases, which are of special interest, are in the form of three angels seated, with their hands clasped in prayer” (“Guide”).

Brass gates

Left: Brass gates at entrance to the Sanctuary. “The finely wrought brass grates, from the original screen, are by Hardman, dated 1850” (“Guide”).

Additional photographs of St. Barnabas


“A Short Guide to St. Barnabas's Church, Pimlico.” Four-page guide available at the church.

St Barnabas Pimlico (church website). 20 April 2015.

Last modified 20 April 2015