The Parish of Clay Hill

St John & St Luke Clay Hill, Enfield, Middx.

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1987

St John’s and St Luke’s combined into
new parish of Clay Hill

Rev John Noddings Vicar of Clay Hill

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Rev John Heath Moore, Vicar of St Andrew’s Enfield, bought land for a new chapel

St John’s Church built by Rev John Heath Moore.

St John’s Church opened
for worship 10th November

Rev George Viner appointed as curate

St John’s Church consecrated 31st July

1867

St.  JOHN’S PARISH CREATED


Rev George Viner first Vicar of St John’s

St John’s Vicarage built in Strayfield Rd Gas lighting installed in St John’s Hunter organ was purchased

Rev George Minns
Vicar of St John’s

Pews and terracotta
reredos installed

Rev James Moody
Vicar of St John’s

Rev Marmaduke Hare
Vicar of St John’s

West wall foundations replaced

St John’s
Primary school built

Rev Stephen Campbell Vicar of St John’s

Parish Hall opened

Clay Hill parish magazine started

Rev Robert Gill
Vicar of St John’s

New heating was installed
in St John’s


Rev Beresford Potter Vicar of St John’s


Rev Vincent Travers Macy Vicar of St John’s






The eagle lectern
presented to St John’s

St John’s hall was built
next to school

Church Lads Brigade started

Rev Dr Robert Brandon Vicar of St John’s






Railway extended to Cuffley with stations at Gordon Hill and Crews Hill





88 parishioners from St John’s
and St Luke’s killed on
active service


Services and meetings disrupted
by air raids carried out
by German airships

Rev Rosslyn Webb Odell Vicar of St John’s






Parochial Church Council formed





New heating was installed





New communion rails purchased
and organ overhauled





Rev Harold S B Critchley Vicar of St John’s




Chime of 8 bells
installed at St John’s

9th Enfield Scouts started at St John’s




Lych gate was dedicated
at St John’s




Choir stall fronts installed.


Church Lads Brigade closed.


Expansion of housing in the parish  bungalows were built at Crews Hill

9th Enfield Scouts disbanded




Police telephone box erected by the lych gate at St John’s – subsequently moved to nearer the ‘Fallow Buck’ pub

Rev Henry Scott
Vicar of St John’s




Windows in St John’s damaged
by blast from a flying bomb that exploded in Gordon Hill

9th Enfield Scouts re-formed




Rev Ralph Baldry
Vicar of St John’s




War Memorial plaque
installed




Electric lighting installed.


Electric blower installed
for organ




Children’s corner created




Vicar’s field next to St John’s used a cycle race track

by the Clay Hill Aces
Speedway Team.





Rev Ben Ross
Vicar of St John’s

Choir vestry built




Oak panelling installed behind
altar to commemorate
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth.  

New parish magazine
“Hill Top” launched





9th Enfield Scouts merged with 20th Enfield at Jesus Church.




Centenary celebrated with
special service and garden party.


Bus bought to take parishioners to
St John’s Church –

it was named ‘Gabriel’.





‘Clayesmore’ house
used by Rev Ben Ross
as St John’s Vicarage.





Fete and garden party
held at Bramley House,
to raise money to
replace ‘Gabriel’ bus.  

New bus bought for £700





Gas heaters replaced
the coal fired hot air system






Oak panelling extended
along both sides of nave
and organ restored





Exhibition of church kneelers






Memorial window to Elizabeth Ross installed






St John’s school extended






World War 2 memorial installed






St John’s vicarage sold
and 14 Kilvinton Drive
purchased as new vicarage





Rev Stephen Knight
Vicar of St John’s

New gas heaters installed






Youth Club re-started

Last “Gabriel” church bus sold.





Rev John Noddings
Vicar of St John’s





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1914 -18 War Memorial

Rev John Heath Moore

St John’s 1858

St John’s vicarage built 1867

St John’s primary school

Gordon Hill Station 1910

Claysmore House

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Rev Vincent Travers Macy

St John’s Bells

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Bus Gabriel

Rev Howard Critchley

Rev Henry Scott

Rev Ben Ross

Rev Stephen Knight