Open House Festival

All Saints Church

community/cultural, religious

James Savage, 1829

All Saints Church, Church Road, SE19 3EP

Historical connections Vice Admiral Fitzroy /Charles Darwin/Crystal Palace Great Exhibition (Grave within Church grounds) Famous artist Camille Pissarro painted local scenes . Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Felix Mendelssohn,Marie Tussauds to name but a few.

Getting there


Crystal Palace, Norwood Junction, West Norwood


249, 196, 468

Additional travel info

Parking available in Church Yard. Buses stop right outside the Church.



Accessibility notes

Parking is available in the Church Yard itself. Access to Bus Routes Outside/Opposite the Church

What you can expect

While looking at the Screen displaying the History /or on a tour seating is available. We aim to make the visit as enjoyable as possible.



Built in 1827-1829 Parish of Norwood takes its name from the Great North Wood.
Many Historical Figures lead to the outstanding interest of this Church.
Charles Dickens who mentioned All Saints in his book David Copperfield.
Camille Pissarro famous impressionist painter.
Vice-Admiral Robert Fitzroy buried at All Saints who sailed with Charles Darwin to the the Galapagos Islands and founded the modern barometer.
Felix Mendelssohn who stayed in the area and played on the organ here.


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