Though a comparitively small and minor sect, assiduous tithing by the members of Catholic Apostolic Church gave that group a number of stunning churches. (Their former church in Edinburgh was the subject of a previous posting).
The building currently known as the Church of Christ the King on Gordon Square in Bloomsbury was constructed by the anachronistically-monikered Irvingites from 1853. The superb structure, built from Bath stone, is incomplete, lacking a few bays on the liturgical west of the building which kept the planned façade from being built. It also lacks a crossing tower, but then so does Westminster Abbey, the nave of which is only thirteen feet higher than that of Christ the King.
Above, a slightly idealized rendering of the church, and below, a more accurate representation.
To really find out about this beautiful church, one should read the words of John Betjeman, who described the building in detail in a letter reproduced here.
From 1963 to 1992, the building was known as the University Church of Christ the King, and was home to the University of London Anglican Chaplaincy. These days it is often used by the Forward in Faith movement in the Anglican Communion under the Anglo-Catholic Bishop of Fulham.
Above can be seen the cathedra used by the Angel of the Catholic Apostolic Church. Angels were more or less their equivalent of Bishops.
A closer view of the High Altar, behind which is the Lady Chapel.
This photograph shows the church in use by the Forward in Faith movement. The Mystery Worshipper attended a Mass for the Feast of Christ the King there in 2001, the report for which can be found at this location.