St Winefride's, Kew Gardens

Our Lady of Loreto and St Winefrides, Kew, Richmond, Surrey
St. Winefride’s at work; the Parish Handbook.

St. Winefride’s at work: the Parish Handbook has now been added to this website within the Parish Documents section (see left).

Welcome to Our Lady of Loreto and St Winefride's.

The Parish has been in existence for over 100 years. The Marist Fathers (The Society of Mary) first established a Catholic Mission in a temporary chapel in Kew Gardens Road in 1898. The church was opened in 1906 and was served by the Marist Fathers until 1984.

Our church is dedicated both to Our Lady of Loreto and Saint Winefride. This double dedication arises because the Founder of the Society of Mary had made a pilgrimage to the Loreto shrine in Italy in 1833 immediately after asking for papal approval to establish the Society; and Saint Winefride was the favourite saint of one of this church’s principal local benefactors. The Church was opened in 1906 and the side aisles, baptistery and chapels were added in 1968. Remodelling of the sanctuary took place in 1977 and - in celebration of the centenary - the church was refurbished and decorated in 1998.

Parish Plan (2013 - 2016)

The Parish Plan (2013 - 2016) has now been added to this website within the Parish Documents section (see left).

Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP)

Whenever there are people in need of food, drink, clothing, housing, medicine, employment or education, wherever men lack the facilities necessary for living a truly human life or are afflicted with serious distress or illness or suffer exile or imprisonment, Christians should seek them out, console them and help them with appropriate relief.

Vatican II

What is the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP)


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need. The SVP was founded in 1833 to serve impoverished people living in the slums of Paris, France. The primary figure behind the society's founding was Blessed Frederic Ozanam, a French lawyer, author, and professor in the Sorbonne. He was 20 years old when the society was founded and he was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1997.


Contact Details

1 Leyborne Park
Kew Gardens

(020) 8940 3101


Parish Priest
Father Tom Scannell

Parish administration
Mrs Joan Rundle

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Weekly Newsletter

Parish Documents

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Saints' feast days

November 3rd
Feast of St. Winefride

December 10th

Feast of Our Lady of Loreto

Thought for the Week

Lady Holy Poverty, may the Lord protect you with your sister Holy Humility.

St. Francis of Assisi, d.1226



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