St. Luke's Church Chelsea

St. Luke's Church, Sydney Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 6NH.

About the Church

St Luke's Church was built in the early nineteenth century, and first consecrated in 1824. The tower, one of the landmarks of Chelsea, stands 43m (142ft) high. The nave, modelled after the chapel of King's College, Cambridge, is the tallest of any church in London.

The Church has featured in several films, including hosting a wedding for the 1996 remake of 101 Dalmatians, and doubling for Shanghai Cathedral for the celebrated 1987 Steven Spielberg film, Empire of the Sun. The Church has had some high profile weddings in the past, including Charles Dickens (1836) and, in July 2009, the cellist Julian Lloyd Webber (brother of the composer Andrew).

The Church has a lengthy musical history, with past choirmasters including John Goss (the composer of the Hymn "Praise my Soul the King of Heaven") and John Ireland (who wrote many well-known choral works, perhaps the best known of which is his Anthem "Greater Love Hath No Man", and the Hymn "My Song is Love Unknown".



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