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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

St James Church, Frierrn Barnet Lane
The Friern Barnet Photo Archive
St James Church, Frierrn Barnet Lane

A church has been on this site since the 12th century, although the present one was built in 1853. The south doorway, which dates from Norman times, was incorporated into the new building. The Parish of Friern Barnet comprises both St James church and St John the Evangelist
Picture added on 16 September 2009 at 10:16
St James has now been leased to St Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church as of 2009.
Added by Joy on 01 January 2010
My direct ancestor, Robert Morris, was rector of this church for many years, circa 1850. His family lived in the rectory. His son, Edmond, is my great, great grandfather. I am thrilled to have discovered my roots after so many years!
Added by Jill Reichman, USA on 12 July 2010
My mum was a child living in Halliwick School for disabled girls, in 1945 up to 1950, and went to this church on Sundays. Betty Hinchslif was her name and she had a friend who used to write to her from St Saviours called Daphne, Does anyone know her?
Added by Julie Tindall on 13 February 2012
So sad after this being Church of England for so long. We were married there 55 years ago. J
Added by JANET HOWELL on 14 January 2013
I was a choir boy at St James in the late 60's and got married there in 1990. I was a pupil at the St James boys school up the road that is now part of Queenswell I believe.
Added by Greg Fisher on 17 February 2013
I was a choirboy at St James too, from 1967 to 1973 - and I remember you, Greg Fisher! I could list dozens of boys from that era - and my grandfather was a chorister therein 1900!
Added by Phil Talbot on 13 August 2013
I was baptised in St James church C of E. My headmaster Mr Smith of St. John's school. Nice place
Added by Lisa Bussey on 29 September 2014
My father and various members of my family were baptised or married here. I was married in the church in 1962. I can hardly believe that such a beautiful church is no longer Church of England.
Added by Marie ludlow on 24 March 2015
I was married in this lovely old church in October 1963. The young vicar was Rev'd John Budd. I too am very sad to hear the church is no longer Church of England.
Added by Shirley Cullen on 8th April 2016
Added by Shirley Cullen (nee Snook) on 08 April 2016
My grandparents, Frank Godwin and Constance Ethel Taylor, were married here in 1902 by the rev Henry Hawkins.?Frank was the youngest son of H.L.W.Godwin, solicitor, New Southgate. Constance was the eldest daughter of Alexander Taylor, who died in 1900 vand Constance Taylor who died in 1914.The Priory (on the site of the present town hall) was the Taylor family home.
Added by James Godwin on 26 February 2017
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