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History of St. Winefride’s Church

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.

General Data Protection Regulation – Update

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation came into force on Friday, 25th May 2018. All the necessary information is available on the Finance Office page of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark website: http://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/finance.html

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Formula of Bequest

We have been very fortunate over the years in receiving bequests for the benefit of St. Winefride’s church and parish.

Most people do not know that the official recipient of such bequests is the Diocese, which then makes these funds available for administration by the named parish or priest.

Below is a suggested form of wording for those willing any part of their estate to the Church.

Follow this with the formula of bequest as below

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FORMULA OF BEQUEST

‘I give …………………………………………………….. to the person who shall at my death be the

Roman Catholic Bishop exercising jurisdiction over Roman Catholics resident in the Roman

Catholic Diocese of Southwark, or if there be no such person then to the person who shall

at my death be exercising ecclesiastical jurisdiction over such Roman Catholics as Diocesan

Administrator in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Roman Catholic Church

to be applied by him for or towards such lawful charitable purposes as shall be in his

absolute discretion think proper in connection with the Parish of

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

I declare that the receipt of the Financial Secretary of the Diocese of Southwark at the time

of my death shall be a full discharge to the executors of my will in respect of same.’

Follow this with the formula of bequest as attached.

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