grove park

Welcome to the webpages of the Roman Catholic Church of St Joseph, Grove Park,

(temporarily paired with Our Lady of Grace & St Edward’s, Chiswick, with St Dunstan’s, Gunnersbury)

Our postal address is 1 Bolton Road, Grove Park, W4 3TE.

With deep regret I must inform parishioners of the death on Wednesday evening 15th April of Fr John Seabrook, Parish Priest of St Joseph’s, Grove Park.  He died peacefully at Hammersmith Hospital following admission to the hospital he had been attending regularly over the past few months, fortified by the rites of the Church just days before he died.

Funeral arrangements will be made in accordance with the protocols necessary due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which, given that this means the number of mourners is very limited, priority must be given to Fr John’s family and the wishes of the Executors of Fr John’s estate.    However, when circumstances allow, a Memorial Mass will be arranged and all parishioners will have the opportunity to honour the memory and to pray for the repose of the soul of their Parish Priest of so many years.   May he rest in peace.

Please regard the Chiswick Parish Office (020 8994 2877 and chiswick@rcdow.org.uk ) and the website http://www.ourladyofgracechiswick.org as your own. The website in particular is increasingly for the moment a vital tool for information and nourishment. You will find many helpful spiritual resources there for these strange times when we are all so much alone and would like to be visiting our parish church. The Parish Office should be contacted for all more routine matters of parish life, for instance, the application for marriage or other sacraments, permissions for Baptism overseas, school forms etc. Obviously, this isn’t the moment for most routine matters, such as sick calls or Confessions, but at least you should know where to turn for updates and advice. For the moment also I’m sorry to say that St Joseph’s must remain closed as is Our Lady of Grace and St Edward’s in Chiswick and St Dunstan’s at Gunnersbury.

Yours sincerely in Christ

 

Rev’d Michael Dunne

Parish Priest of Chiswick; Administrator of Grove Park

17th April 2020