1922, St. Sarkis, Vardapet Nazarean, The Armenian Church in London, First Edition


St. Sarkis Church (Armenian: Սուրբ Սարգիս եկեղեցի) is an Armenian Apostolic church and a Grade II* listed building in Iverna Gardens, Kensington, London. It was constructed in 1922–23 by Calouste Gulbenkian as a memorial to his parents, and the architect was Arthur Davis. It is the only church in England to have been built in the traditional Armenian style. Its design is inspired by the 13th century freestanding bell tower of Haghpat Monastery. It is the seat of the Diocese of the United Kingdom of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

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Abel Ts. Vardapet Nazarean

St. Sarkis The Armenian Church in London

Published in Paris, Rue des Ursulines in 1922

Pages 64


Armenian Church in London

Trust Deed of Settlement

by the Founder Caloust Sarkis Gulenkian

Solisitors E. F. Turner & Sons

Pages XVI

First Edition of this Scarce book.

Original Paper Binding

19cm x 13,5cm (approx. 7,5inch. x 5,3inch.)

Armenian Language

Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian (Western Armenian: Գալուստ Կիւլպէնկեան; 1869 – 1955), nicknamed Mr Five Per Cent, was a British-Armenian businessman and philanthropist. He played a major role in making the petroleum reserves of the Middle East available to Western development and is credited with being the first person to exploit Iraqi oil. Gulbenkian travelled extensively and lived in a number of cities including Istanbul, London, Paris, and Lisbon.

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