Surrey Churches Index

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Bermondsey, St. Gertrude

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Historical notes on English Catholic missions, Kelly, Bernard W. (Rev), 1907:
The district between South Bermondsey and the Old Kent Road, which up to 1885 was mainly a waste, had by 1890 become a densely populated area. A site for a church was acquired by Bishop Butt in 1892, but the building was not erected till 1902.

The style is Romanesque from design by the late F. Tasker. A generous benefactress defrayed the cost of building. Above the altar hangs a large Flemish crucifix modelled after the celebrated picture by Sir Anthony Van Dyck. Fr. Martin Gifkins was the first and the Rev. H. Evans is the present rector.

There is no graveyard at St. Gertrude's Church. We know of only three Roman Catholic cemeteries in the London area, St. Mary's in Kensal Green, St. Patrick's in Leytonstone, and St. Mary Magdalene in Mortlake.

Many local cemeteries may have Roman Catholic sections see

The Roman Catholic church of St. Gertrude is located in the Anglican 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 of Bermondsey St Katharine and St. Bartholomew.

Bermondsey is in the London Borough of Southwark.

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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