Our Lady of Loreto and St Winefride's, Kew

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Our Lady of Loreto and St Winefride's, Kew
Our Lady of Loreto and St Winefride's, Kew
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website www.stwinefrides.org.uk
Architecture
Architect(s) Scoles and Raymond[1]
Clergy
Priest(s) Father Tom Scannel
Laity
Parish administrator Joan Rundle

Our Lady of Loreto and St Winefride's is a Roman Catholic parish church in Kew in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west London.

The Society of Mary first established a Catholic mission in a temporary chapel in Kew Gardens Road in 1898.[2] The church was opened in 1906 and was served by them until 1984.[3]

The church is dedicated to both Our Lady of Loreto and Saint Winefride. The founder of the Society of Mary had made a pilgrimage to the Loreto shrine in Italy in 1833 after asking for the Pope's approval to establish the Society; and Saint Winefride was the favourite saint of one of this church’s principal local benefactors.[4]

Designed by the architects Scoles & Raymond,[1][5] the church was opened in 1906 and the side aisles, baptistery and chapels were added in 1968.[2] The sanctuary was remodelled in 1977[2] and the church was refurbished and decorated in 1998.

The parish hall is situated next to the church and is a single storey building with a walled garden to the side and a paved courtyard leading to the entrance.[6]

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner (1983). The Buildings of England – London 2: South. London: Penguin Books. p. 504. ISBN 0 14 0710 47 7. 
  2. ^ a b c "A day of joy and thanksgiving at Saint Winefride's". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark. 2006. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bishops celebrate Kew parish centenary". Catholic Herald. 4 August 2006. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to Our Lady of Loreto and St Winefride's". Our Lady of Loreto and St Winefride's. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Scoles & Raymond was the architectural practice of Canon Alexander Joseph Cory Scoles (1844–1920), who was parish priest of Basingstoke from 1901–1920, and Geoffrey Raymond (1881–1972) his junior partner and, from 1920, his successor in architectural practice. Canon Scoles was the younger son of Joseph John Scoles (1798–1863), architect (1837) of St James the Less Church, Priory Street, Colchester, from Directory of British Architects, 1834–1914: Vol. 2 (L-Z) ed. Brodie, Antonia (London, 2001), p. 552 and Francis Coulter (February 2007). "History of the Cardinal Bourne Hall". St James the Less and Saint Helen Catholic Church, Colchester. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Parish Hall". Our Lady of Loreto and St Winefride's. Retrieved 3 April 2013.