Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Richmond

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Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Richmond
51°27′44.8″N 0°17′6.7″W / 51.462444°N 0.285194°W / 51.462444; -0.285194Coordinates: 51°27′44.8″N 0°17′6.7″W / 51.462444°N 0.285194°W / 51.462444; -0.285194
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website www.olqp.info
Architecture
Architect(s) Frank Broadbent of Goodhart-Rendel, Broadbent & Curtis[1]
Administration
Parish East Sheen
Deanery Mortlake
Diocese Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark
Clergy
Priest(s) Monsignor William Saunders

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Richmond is a Roman Catholic church in Sheen Road, Richmond, London. It serves the East Sheen parish in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark and, as it is close to Richmond's boundary with East Sheen, is often known as Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, East Sheen.

It was the first church to be designed by architect F G (Frank) Broadbent[2] (1909–1983)[3][4] (of Goodhart-Rendel, Broadbent and Curtis).

The foundation stone was laid in November 1953 by the Rt Reverend Monsignor Cyril Cowderoy, Roman Catholic Bishop of Southwark. The church opened on 9 May 1954 and was expanded in 1963. The consecration, by Archbishop Cyril Cowderoy, did not take place until June 1971.[2] A new parish hall was built in 1992.[2]

The church became a parish in its own right in 1959.[2] Its priest is Monsignor William Saunders.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner (1983). The Buildings of England – London 2: South. London: Penguin Books. p. 519. ISBN 0 14 0710 47 7. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Our history". Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Obituary". Catholic Herald. 21 January 1983. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Francis George Broadbent". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Our Lady, Queen of Peace". Parish Directory. Archdiocese of Southwark. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 

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