The small churchyard, now closed to burials, has gravestones set among grass, trees including yew, a number of shrubs in front of the building, and a flagstone path from the small entrance gate to the church. On the nearby village green Charlton Hornfair was held on St Luke's Day, 18 October, until 1816.
A church in Charlton is mentioned in 1077 and the manor was within Bermondsey Abbey until the 16th century. The medieval parish church of St Luke, built of chalk and flint, was demolished and largely rebuilt in the 1630s.
Visitor FacilitiesOpening is unrestricted. Church open Tues & Thurs 10-2.
- Access & Directions
Access Contact DetailsOpening is unrestricted. Church open Tues & Thurs 10-2.
DirectionsRail: Charlton then bus. Bus: 53, 54, 380, 422, 486.
Charlton Benefice in the Diocese of Southwark
London Parks and Gardens Trust