Holy Trinity, Sloane Square

One of the thing’s I learned at Colin Amery’s funeral, apart from details of his hyperactive social life, was that the vicar had wanted to demolish Holy Trinity, Sloane Square in the early 1970s to build a block of flats and that it was only thanks to the campaigning zeal of John Betjeman assisted by Gavin Stamp and Colin Amery that this was prevented.   I have also learned that when said vicar wanted to cancel early communion, he was prevented only because amongst the small number of communicants were the Earl of Cadogan, John Betjeman, the ex-Archbishop of Canterbury and Princess Margaret.   Hard to imagine.

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