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
Location St Edmund’s Lane, 213 Nelson Road, Whitton TW2 7BB
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website http://www.rcdow.org.uk/whitton/
History
Founded 1934 (parish); 1935 (original church)[1]
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]
Years built 1961-63[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]
Deanery Upper Thames[1]
Diocese Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster
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 aumbry for oils is by David John, but the font by the same designer is no longer there.[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 e "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 e 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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Coordinates: 51°27′09″N 0°21′44″W / 51.4526°N 0.3621°W / 51.4526; -0.3621