Neo-Classical Churches

Period & Description

The one notable Regency church in the city (the Methodist church) has been described separately.  

Canterbury is not otherwise well endowed with modern churches in Neo-classical styles i.e. drawing from the classical features of Greek and Roman buildings.  Most Victorian and later church designers have chosen gothic styles – examples include St Gregory’s, St Thomas’ Roman Catholic; city cemetery chapel, and St Mary Bredin – use button on right for details.


One modern example of Neo-classical style is worthy of mention – St Andrew’s United Reform Church which stands in Watling Street and was opened in 2001.  Its rich variety of classical motifs can be seen in captions to the following images: