Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Richmond
|Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Richmond|
|Architect(s)||Goodhart-Rendel, Broadbent & Curtis|
|Priest(s)||Monsignor William Saunders|
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Richmond is a Roman Catholic church in Sheen Road, Richmond, London. As it is close to Richmond's boundary with East Sheen it is often known as Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, East Sheen.
It was the first church to be designed by architect Francis George (Frank) Broadbent (died 1983) (of Goodhart-Rendel, Broadbent and Curtis). Broadbent also contributed (1959–60) to the design of SS Ninian, Martin and John Roman Catholic Church, Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
The Rt Reverend Monsignor Cyril Cowderoy, Roman Catholic Bishop of Southwark, laid the foundation stone in November 1953. The church was officially opened on 9 May 1954. It was extended in 1963 and consecrated by Archbishop Cyril Cowderoy in June 1971, 18 years after it was originally built.
The church became a parish in its own right in 1959. Its priest is Monsignor William Saunders.
- Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner (1983). The Buildings of England – London 2: South. London: Penguin Books. p. 519. ISBN 0 14 0710 47 7.
- "Our history". Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
- "Francis George Broadbent". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
- "SS Ninian, Martin and John RC Church". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
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