St Luke, Oseney Crescent
St Luke, Oseney Crescent
A Victorian Gothic church designed by architect Basil Champneys for his father, the church vicar. The most striking feature is the tower, which stands 40 metres high and is capped with an unusual gable roof. The building is of red brick brought from Suffolk, and the design draws inspiration from 13th century Gothic.
The interior features rich decoration, including Renaissance floor tiles and altar piece, and a fanciful wrought-iron screen. The vivid stained glass is by Arts and Crafts stalwart Philip Webb and the William Morris company.

The church fell out of use and was closed for 20 years. It passed into the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, but it has now reopened as an active church once more.