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Epsom, St. Joseph

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The church of St. Joseph is a Roman Catholic church built ca. 2001. There is no graveyard. This ecclesiastical parishan ecclesiastical parish is an administrative area within the Church of England or Roman Catholic church. It is distinct from the civil parish, a local government unit in England was originally established around 1923.

It is in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton.

The original St Joseph Church was established in Heathcote Road and built around 1865. It was demolished in October 2000.
Historical notes on English Catholic missions, Kelly, Bernard W. (Rev), 1907:

In April 1859 Fr. J. B. Hearn opened the mission at a cottage in Woodcote Road, hired at £14 per annum. The church stuff consisted of an altar, chalice, cross, candlesticks, altar linen, and three chasubles. In 1860 (February) Fr. (Canon) David, of Croydon, said Mass at Epsom every other Friday, and catechised the children, besides attending sick calls. The first resident priest was Fr. Patrick Kelly, 1861. The church, ' a neat Gothic structure,' was erected 1865-66. Lord Russell of Killowen, Lord Chief Justice of England, was for many years the chief Catholic resident at Epsom, and a generous patron of the mission. Fr. T. Morrissey is the present incumbent of the church.

N.B. — The few Catholics about Epsom were attended during the middle part of the eighteenth century by the Benedictine missioners attached to Lady Petre's Chapel at Cheam (q.v.). At the time of the French Revolution the priest at the Dominican College at Bornhem House, Carshalton, undertook this duty. "When Mr. Mylius established his school in the same house after the departure of the Dominicans (1812) the Abbe Chabot, his chaplain, continued to attend to the Catholics at Epsom for some years

The St. Joseph's is located in the Anglican Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Epsom St. Martin. Some very old burials may have taken place in that churchyard.

The Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index has just under 1,700 names from monuments in the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Epsom St. Martin.
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West Surrey Family History Society CD10 (The Surrey Burial Index - 2nd edition 2009) has burial records for: WSFHS CD 15(Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has baptismal records for WSFHS CD 18 Metropolitan Surrey Burials Index (including some Rural Parishes) has burial records for WSFHS CD44 Some Ancient Parishes in the Epsom district has burial records for: Epsom St. Martin from 1813 to 1876, Marriages from 1695 to 1838 and Burials from 1695 to 1866

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Epsom is in the Epsom and Ewell District of Surrey

Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A. Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.

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