St Edmund of Canterbury, Whitton

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St Edmund of Canterbury, Whitton
Roman Catholic Church of St Edmund of Canterbury, Whitton Parish, Twickenham
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website http://www.rcdow.org.uk/whitton/
History
Founder(s) The Edmundite Fathers (Society of Saint Edmund)[1][2]
Dedication St Edmund of Canterbury (1175–1240)
Consecrated 19 September 1972[2]
Architecture
Architect(s) F. X. Velarde; completed by Richard O'Mahony for the F. X. Velarde Partnership[2][3]
Groundbreaking 19 May 1962 (foundation stone)[2]
Specifications
Materials Reinforced concrete frame beneath an exterior of light golden rustic bricks[2]
Administration
Parish Whitton[1]
Diocese Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster
Division Upper Thames Deanery[1]
Clergy
Priest(s) Rev Nigel Griffin[4]

St Edmund of Canterbury, Whitton is a Roman Catholic church in Nelson Road, Whitton, Richmond-upon-Thames, London. It is named after Edmund Rich (also known as Saint Edmund or Eadmund of Canterbury, and as Saint Edmund of Abingdon) (1175–1240), who was a 13th-century Archbishop of Canterbury.[5]

Building[edit]

The current church building, constructed between 1961 and 1963,[3] to replace the original building dating from 1935,[1] was designed by F. X. Velarde and completed for the F. X. Velarde Partnership by Richard O'Mahony.[3][2]

The font and aumbry are by David John.[3][2]

Services[edit]

Mass is held every morning and also on Saturday and Sunday evenings.[6]

Communications[edit]

The church publishes a weekly newsletter, St Edmund's Chronicle.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "About the Parish". Roman Catholic Church of St Edmund of Canterbury. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "St Edmund of Canterbury – Whitton". Taking Stock: Catholic Churches of England and Wales. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner (1983). The Buildings of England – London 2: South. London: Penguin Books. p. 554. ISBN 0 14 0710 47 7. 
  4. ^ "Contact Us". Roman Catholic Church of St Edmund of Canterbury. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "St Edmund of Canterbury". Roman Catholic Church of St Edmund of Canterbury. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mass times". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "St Edmund’s Chronicle". Roman Catholic Church of St Edmund of Canterbury. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 

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