Heritage Lottery Fund grant and other funding’s totalling £461,380 were received specifically for the repair of our Church Spire.
After One hundred and fifty years a huge about of essential restoration work was needed on our church spire. We received a very generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund which we are truly thankful.
Thank you to all those lottery players who have made it possible for us to repair our church spire, which could have become a danger to the public.
We are grateful to the National Churches Trust who gave us a magnificent grant in order to help us preserve our church Spire. The rest of the money was raised by members of our parish who were exceedingly generous in their contributions. We also have benefited from HMRC Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme, for VAT repayments on the eligible building works.
Fr. Charles Corrigan, (Prefect of Students) went with our students to visit the church of the Most Precious Blood in Edmonton.
This church has important connections with the Redemptorists. The parish was founded by the Redemptorists in 1904 and we stayed there until 1926. During that time we built the church and the Monastery.
The church has a beautiful shrine to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and devotion to her continues in the parish.
Above the wall near the sacristy are the names of all the Redemptorists who died while serving in the parish.
The Monastery reminded us of our Monastery in Perth and like all our Redemptorist houses has a small tribune looking on to the high altar. During our time in Edmonton we were asked by the Cardinal to look after the Catholics in Ponders End.
At that time Ponders End was a small country village with few Catholics and the small tin Chapel which we built is now replaced by a proper church. We were there for 12 years before a diocesan priest was appointed. Fr. Yates who ran this mission was called by the people the Bishop of Ponders End. To the left is the church of the Most Precious Blood which has been extended after we left the parish.