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Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, London

Sir William Blake-Richmond made all three windows in the North Wall, which were donated by the 5th Earl Cadogan.

Holy Trinity Sloane Street (The Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity with Saint Jude, Upper Chelsea, sometimes known as Holy Trinity Sloane Square) is a London anglican parish church, built 1888-90 at the south-eastern side of Sloane Street to a striking Arts & Crafts design by the architect John Dando Sedding at the cost of the 5th Earl Cadogan, in whose London estate it lay. It replaced an earlier building only half its size which, at the time of its demolition, was less than sixty years old.

The church houses an important collection of stained glass, including an enormous east window by Burne-Jones/Morris; and other windows by William Blake Richmond (including some highly decadent imagery), Powells (the Memorial Chapel) and by Christopher Whall (the incomplete clerestory sequence and two striking windows on the south side of the nave). The large west window, which William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones had apparently hoped to complete before moving onto the east window, was never done and the plain glass in it was eventually destroyed by enemy action, although all the other windows survived or were repaired.

The church was badly damaged by incendiary bombs in World War II but was restored more or less to its previous appearance by the early 1960s after a campaign lead by John Betjeman and the Victorian Society. Betjeman famously called it the Cathedral of the Arts and Crafts Movement.


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Taken on July 22, 2019