St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Clapham

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St Mary's, Clapham
Our Immaculate Lady of Victories
St Mary, Clapham Park Road, London SW4 (geograph 1825567).jpg
St Mary's, Clapham is located in Greater London
St Mary's, Clapham
St Mary's, Clapham
Location in Greater London
51°27′42″N 0°8′14″W / 51.46167°N 0.13722°W / 51.46167; -0.13722Coordinates: 51°27′42″N 0°8′14″W / 51.46167°N 0.13722°W / 51.46167; -0.13722
Location Clapham Park Road in Clapham, South London
Country England
Denomination Roman Catholicism
Religious order Redemptorist
Dedication Our Immaculate Lady of Victories
Dedicated 14 May 1851 by Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman
Associated people Bishop Ralph Heskett
(former parish priest)
Heritage designation Grade II*-listed
Designated 8 February 1979
Architect(s) William Wardell
Architectural type Gothic Revival
Years built 1849 – 1851
Archdiocese Southwark
Priest(s) Fr Richard Reid CSsR

St Mary's Church, Clapham, officially Our Immaculate Lady of Victories, is a Grade II*-listed Roman Catholic church on Clapham Park Road in Clapham, South London, England run by the London province of the Redemptorist Congregation within the Archdiocese of Southwark. The church is located on the corner of Clapham Common, near Clapham Common tube station.

The current Roman Catholic Bishop of Gibraltar, Ralph Heskett, was parish priest at St Mary's between 1999 and 2008.[1] The current parish priest of St Mary's is Fr Richard Reid CSsR.

Church building[edit]

Founded by Bishop (later Cardinal) Nicholas Wiseman, the foundation stone of the current church of St Mary’s was laid in 1849. Designed in a Gothic Revival style by William Wardell, the building was completed during 1851 and blessed by Cardinal Wiseman on 14 May 1851.[2] On 8 February 1979 the church was listed on the National Heritage List for England.[3]

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  1. ^ Rt. Rev. Ralph Heskett, Bishops Conference, 2 October 2013
  2. ^ "History of the Parish". St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Clapham. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Roman Catholic Church of St Mary (Church of the Redemptionist Fathers)  (Grade II*) (1358240)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 

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