The forgotten and now demolished St Barbara’s Church

St Barbara's Church
St Barbara's Church
Theresa Paddon with her two children, Lee, 18 months, and Darren, three, at their home in Leigh Park

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This marvellous building – St Barbara’s Church – stood a few hundred yards from Hilsea Barracks, Portsmouth, having been the Ordnance Corps’s chapel.

It is said that John Wesley preached beneath an elm tree close by.

When the barracks closed the church was demolished.

St Barbara’s Way off Copnor Road reminds us of the building.