Surrey Churches Index



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Battersea, Sacred Heart



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Sacred Heart church Battersea
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The church of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic church built ca. 1892. There is no graveyard.

Historical notes on English Catholic missions, Kelly, Bernard W. (Rev), 1907:

Just before his death, Don Bosco, founder of the Salesian Congregation, arranged for a settlement of his Institute in England. In November 1887, some Fathers and Brothers came to London and were given charge of the Trott Street Mission, Battersea, by Bishop Butt, of Southwark.

A small iron church at first sufficed, but in a short time the growth of the congregation demanded a larger building. On August 3, 1892, Bishop Butt blessed the first stone of the present church, which was opened on October 14-15, 1893. The High Mass was sung by Archbishop Cagliero, of Magida, Fr. P. Fletcher preaching in the morning and Canon G. Akers in the evening. In style the church is thirteenth century Romanesque, from design of Mr. F. A. Walters, and is an imitation of the church of St. John at Turin. The splendid high altar was presented by the late Madame Whiting. The striking scheme of decoration of the interior is the work of Fr. G. Fayers, S.C., and other members of the Salesian Congregation.


We know of only two Roman Catholic cemeteries in the London area, St. Mary's in Kensal Green and St. Patrick's in Leytonstone. Many local cemeteries may have Roman Catholic sections see https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/cemeteries-in-the-borough/

The church of the Sacred Heart 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 Battersea St. Mary. Some very old burials may have taken place in the churchyard of the (Church of England) Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Battersea St. Mary.

The Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index has around 500 names for the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Battersea St. Mary.
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Battersea is a district in the London Borough of Wandsworth


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




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