The parish of St Mary and St Edward is celebrating 125 years of existence on 3 June with a party in the Royal Victoria Gardens. If you would like to attend, you would be very welcome.
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Posted: 23 Apr 2012
Come and join us at our Celebration Party on 3 June in the Royal Victoria Gardens, Albert Road, North Woolwich.
It is a special celebration, as it is 125 years since Fr. Timothy Ring celebrated the very first Mass in our parish which later became known as St. Mary & St Edward, Silvertown. That Mass and many that followed were held in a barber’s shop.
Our celebration will begin with an open air Mass at 12 noon to be followed by a picnic. If possible bring your own seat as seating will be limited. There will be sports, games and entertainment by the Brick Lane Music Hall and our celebration will end by 4.00 p.m.
Make it a great day! Over the years the parish has been enhanced by numbers of people coming here from almost every country in the world. We want to celebrate 125 years of the example of Royal Docks Parish’s good priests and people who have struggled against unbelievable poverty and hardship, two World Wars, ferocious bombing, post-war difficulties and the loss of our church. Through it all, with God’s care, the parish has kept going, holding on, making the Church’s presence felt, so that today it is still here and here to stay.
If you have roots in Silvertown, Custom House or Beckton or if you have worked in the Royal Docks or in one of our large factories, if you have any links or even none, do come and celebrate with us. If you know the names of anyone, now deceased, who had any connections with Silvertown, let us know soon, so that their names can be entered into a Book of Remembrance which be placed on the altar at the Mass.
Remember it’s all happening on the 3 June: we will also be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Long may she reign!
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