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Sutton, Our Lady of the Rosary

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The Roman Catholic church of our Lady of the Rosary was built ca. 1887.

Historical notes on English Catholic missions, Kelly, Bernard W. (Rev), 1907:
In 1881 the Premonstratensian Fathers opened a mission in the Cheam Road, and in February 1882 an iron chapel was erected. Mass was said on the 16th by Canon David, of Croydon, and Bishop Patterson preached (St. Luke viii. 5). The Premonstratensians resigned the mission towards the end of the year, when Fr. D. Ferris, D.D., was appointed. The present church, in the Carshalton Road, was opened in 1887. It was originally intended for a school, but this having been provided by the nuns of the Carshalton Convent (Daughters of the Cross), the architect, Mr. Ingress Bell, ingeniously altered his plan to suit the present purpose. The Catholic population of Sutton is about 450.

There seems to be some confusion around the history of the church as the parish web site gives a slightly different history.

There is no graveyard at this church which is a few minutes walk from 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 Sutton St. Barnabas.

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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Surrey History centre notes on Roman Catholics in Surrey

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