The History of the Church (2
the Parish celebrated its 150th birthday and the building
of the first St John the Baptist church in Kingston Vale. Although
not formally listed, the original church remains completely
unaltered both internally and externally.
to the small and large Parish Halls, the latest facility
to be added is the Andrews’ Wing, which was
opened in 1999
The Parish today now consists of some 1,000 households in
a multiracial, multi-denominational community with a wide range
of educational backgrounds and occupations. The latest Church
Electoral Roll has members from varied ethnic backgrounds.
The average age of whom is becoming steadily lower, as people
with young families move into the area and are attracted to
join in the activities of the Parish and of the wider community.
The Kingston Vale Residents Association, and other local organisations
represent that community.
Kingston Vale is part of a 'Strategic Area of Special Character',
as designated by the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames,
with St John's at its centre and with the Conservation Area
of Coombe Hill within the Parish boundaries. The parish also
includes Putney Vale, from where the church has many members
and links, including the current Team Vicar being a
chaplain to ASDA.