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St Anselm, Hatch End

Place Hatch End
Diocese London
Parish Priest Fr David Green
Address

50 Cedar Drive
Pinner
Middlesex
HA4 4DE

 

(Fr David Green is  moving to St Anselm's as Vicar from 28th September 2017

Phone 07962 057767
Email fr.david@live.co.uk
Website stanselmshatchend.blogspot.co.uk/

Tucked away in Westfield Park, the grounds of this lovely Victorian Church once stretched down to the busy Uxbridge Road, but now it cannot be seen from the main road and visitors sometimes have difficulty in finding the church.  They are surprised to discover such an impressive neo Gothic building hidden from view which features Whitefriars stained glass windows, a unique (and at first, controversial,) carved oak rood chancel screen and a magnificent Willis organ.  

 

The coming of the railway in the 1830's and the opening of The Royal Commercial Travellers School contributed to the growth of the small farming community that had previously been Hatch End.  The site was donated by Mr Thomas Blackwell of the Crosse and Blackwell family and with gifts totalling £7000, the church was completed in 1895. Having previously been a stipendary curacy under the Vicar of Pinner, Hatch End became a parish in its own right.. The West window incorporates a piece of clear ruby glass brought from a shattered window in Ypres Cathedral during World War I by a chorister.