In the Church of England’s Parish system, the whole country is covered by a network of defined geographical areas known as parishes. Every member of the population lives in a parish and has the right to be married in the parish church and to be ministered to by the incumbent of that parish. Every person living in the parish is entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting of Parishioners, (formally known as Annual Vestry Meeting). Churchwardens are elected at this meeting. This is one aspect of the position of the Church of England as the Established Church, as well as a survival from the time when churchwardens had important secular functions in the parish
The Parish of St Matthew with St Jude, Brixton covers most of south of Brixton, Poets Corner, and Brockwell Park. The map below shows the approximate area. Click here for the exact boundary.
The Church of England Research and Statistics Department has produced this report, bringing together a range of useful information about our parish.
Read it below, or download the whole pdf here.