Tower of St Stephen's Church, Bournemouth
This church is described by Pevsner and Lloyd as the "finest church in Bournemouth"; a opinion that is echoed by Betjeman who calls it "probably the best church in Bournemouth." It was designed by John Loughborough Pearson of 1881-98, the tower being added later by his son F. L. Pearson in 1907-08. The church was built as a memorial to the Reverend Alexander Morden Bennett, late vicar of St. Peter's Church, a Tractarian, and a major influence on the development of Bournemouth's churches. The full story of Morden Bennett and the development of Bournemouth's churches is told in the book by Ian McQueen cited below.
St Stephen's Bournemouth Web pages: http://www.ststephensbournemouth.org/
Interior view of St Stephen's Church, Bournemouth
Stone pulpit in St Stephen's Church, Bournemouth
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Last updated: 5 April 2002.