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3 May 2013

Step into St Simon Zelotes, Chelsea

A pretty little church on the corner of Moore Street and Milner Street in Chelsea, St Simon Zelotes was built in 1859 to designs by Joseph Peacock and was, we are told, later describe 'eccentric' by Sir John Betjeman, known for its carving, including that on its interesting font, which plans are afoot to move as part of a restoration project.

When your author dropped in yesterday, the evening sunshine was streaming through the large four-light window above the entrance, and through the high trefoil clerestory windows. In the darkened interior, noted for its polychrome brickwork, the atmosphere was calm and cool, with a solitary pair of reading spectacles resting beside a book in one of the wooden pews the only sign of life. It provided a welcome place for some silence.

For more, see http://www.stsimonzelotes.com/

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