Our Lady of Lourdes, Wanstead

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Our Lady of Lourdes, Wanstead
The Parish Church of Our Lady Of Lourdes, Wanstead
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Our Lady of Lourdes Church viewed from the front
Location 51 Cambridge Park, Wanstead, London E11 2PR
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website www.ourladyoflourdeswanstead.com
History
Founded 19th Century (estimate)
Dedication Our Lady of Lourdes
Administration
Parish Wanstead
Deanery Redbridge
Diocese Brentwood
Clergy
Priest(s) Canon Patrick J. Sammon

Our Lady Of Lourdes church is the Catholic parish church of Wanstead, and is part of the Diocese of Brentwood. The parish priest is Canon Patrick Sammon.[1]

History[edit]

A mass centre was opened in Wanstead in 1910 by the parish priest of Walthamstow. In 1918 it was transferred to the hall of the newly opened St. Joseph's convent school, Cambridge Park. Wanstead became a separate parish in 1919, and the church was opened in 1928, and completed in 1934–9.

Architecture[edit]

The church was built in the Neo-Gothic style. The church exterior is of red brick with cream stone edgings. Inside, the plan is that of a nave and two aisles on either side. At the back, over the entrance, there is the choir balcony, on which a new organ has been constructed. The interior walls are simply whitewashed, excluding the stonework. Behind the altar is an elaborate stone gothic altarpiece.

Exterior seen from Cambridge Park

Two stained glass windows have been inserted in the left aisle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Lady Of Lourdes, Wanstead". Catholic Directory UK and Ireland. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 

Coordinates: 51°34′28″N 0°1′27″E / 51.57444°N 0.02417°E / 51.57444; 0.02417