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]
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

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

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

Communications

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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "About the Parish". Roman Catholic Church of St Edmund of Canterbury. Retrieved 16 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "St Edmund of Canterbury – Whitton". Taking Stock: Catholic Churches of England and Wales. Retrieved 16 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner (1983). The Buildings of England – London 2: South. London: Penguin Books. p. 554. ISBN 0 14 0710 47 7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Contact Us". Roman Catholic Church of St Edmund of Canterbury. Retrieved 16 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "St Edmund of Canterbury". Roman Catholic Church of St Edmund of Canterbury. Retrieved 16 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Mass times". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster. Retrieved 30 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "St Edmund's Chronicle". Roman Catholic Church of St Edmund of Canterbury. Retrieved 16 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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