Saint Matthews Brixton

Saint Matthews Brixton

The church where John Major was married.

Location: Brixton Hill, Brixton, SW2 1JF

The 1819 Rush Common Act to help support urban growth supported the building of St Matthew's Road and Effra Road leaving a triangle of land in the middle. A further Act, the 1821 Rush Common Amendment Act was passed to allow the building of St Matthew's Church on it.

Excavations started late in 1821, but the foundation stone was laid by Dr Charles Manners-Sutton, Archbishop of Canterbury, on 1st July 1822.

It is thought likely that artist Vincent Van Gogh, who lived in Brixton for about a year in 1873, probably attended the church.

Future British Prime Minister John Major married Norma Johnson here in 1970.

The building was given Listed Building status in 1951.

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Saint Matthews Brixton

The church where John Major was married.

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