St Elizabeth of Portugal Church

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St Elizabeth of Portugal Church
St Elizabeth of Portugal Church, Richmond, London
51°27′27″N 0°18′12″W / 51.4576°N 0.3034°W / 51.4576; -0.3034Coordinates: 51°27′27″N 0°18′12″W / 51.4576°N 0.3034°W / 51.4576; -0.3034
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Catholic Church
Dedication Elizabeth of Portugal
Heritage designation Grade II listed[1]
Architect(s) Thomas Hardwick
Materials yellow and red brick
Parish Richmond
Deanery Mortlake
Episcopal area South West Pastoral Area
Diocese Archdiocese of Southwark
Province Southwark
Priest(s) Fr. Nicolas von Malaisé
Parish administrator Anne Sinnott (Parish Secretary)

St Elizabeth of Portugal Church is a Roman Catholic church in Richmond in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west London located in The Vineyard, next to The Vineyard Life Church. It is dedicated to a 14th-century queen consort of Portugal.


Interior of the church

The church dates from the 1790s.[2] The present building in yellow and red brick, which is Grade II listed[1] and dates from 1824, was the gift of Elizabeth Doughty.[3] It was designed by Thomas Hardwick.[3] A gallery was added in 1851.[3] The chancel, presbytery and tower were rebuilt in 1903[4] according to plans drawn up by the architect Frederick Walters.[5]

Famous worshippers at the church include ex-King Manoel II of Portugal in the early 20th century.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Church of St Elizabeth of Portugal, Richmond upon Thames". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "St Elizabeth's Richmond, History". Catholic Parish of St Elizabeth of Portugal. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Stephen Orr. "St Elizabeth of Portugal RC Church". The Vineyard, Richmond: an Online History for residents, their families and friends. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner (1983). The Buildings of England – London 2: South. London: Penguin Books. p. 519. ISBN 0 14 0710 47 7. 
  5. ^ "St Elizabeths. Richmond. Surrey: Additions to church 2nd presbytery". Local Studies Collection. London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "St Elizabeth of Portugal – Richmond". Catholic Churches of England & Wales. Taking Stock. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 

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