A landmark church has been designated Grade II listing protecting it for future generations.

St Alphege Church on Hertford Road, Edmonton – that dates back to 1959 - was given the protected status last week, along with its war memorial.

It is described as a “skilfully-composed and carefully massed building, combining modernist Scandinavian and traditional ecclesiastical


The architect, Sir Edward Maufe, was Britain's first national architect who also built Guildford Cathedral.

The sculptures of Christ in the west window, St Alphege on the bell tower and also

the font are by the notable sculptor, Estcourt J Clack who was an award winning

fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.

Philip Ridley who lives behind the church put it forward for the listing after finding it on the Edmonton Heritage Trail and discovering its notable architect.

He said: “Views from our home are dominated by this majestic church and it is

wonderful to have it recognised and protected for future generations.”

He added that all are welcome to join the congregation for 9:30am Sunday mass. There is also a special mass, Sunday 22nd at 6pm for the feast of St Alphege that will be followed by a party in the church hall.