History of the Parish

The letter below shows how the chapel of St. Pius X came to be built:


From the desk of the Rev. Hugh Hunt, P.P.

ST. JOSEPH’S PRESBYTERY

1 MONTEM ROAD NEW MALDEN MALden 2602

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11th February 1955

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

MY DEAR PARISHIONER,

I have long been concerned that you have had a long way to go to Holy Mass on Sunday. I am pleased to tell you that I have been able to obtain a site for a Chapel of Ease at The Triangle. The cost of the site (1,250) will be borne by the Mother Church of St. Joseph which keeps its Golden Jubilee this year.

We will look to the generosity of those who will benefit by this Chapel to enable the cost of building to be met. The Chapel will be dedicated to St. Pius X ‘The Pope of the Holy Eucharist’ and will cost 11,000.

To enable all of you to help in a practical way, I intend to start an out-door round in your district beginning on Friday 25th February. I ask you all to contribute as generously and regularly as you are able at each weekend when the Collector calls on you. The Priest will accompany the Collector at frequent intervals.

I hope, please God, to start building early this Jubilee Year, and your ready and constant offerings will speed the work and rapidly diminish the cost.

The Mother Church of St. Joseph’s has big commitments already and we intend to send 1,300 each year to the Bishop for the Schools of the Diocese.

I am sure the generosity of those who built St. Joseph’s in Father Eugene O’Sullivan’s time will be equalled by that of the new generation which has settled in The Triangle Area. While giving all the help we can to the new project From St. Joseph’s, we will look with pride on the efforts made by her children to achieve fulfillment of this new project in the Jubilee Year.

Trusting in the Providence of Almighty God, and placing ourselves under the Patronage of God’s Holy Mother, St. Joseph and St. Pius, we are confident, and we are sure, that a special blessing will come to all who contribute regularly towards the Chapel of St. Pius.

God bless you all,

Yours very sincerely in Christ,

Hugh Hunt


In 1978 the church was consecrated as a parish and Fr. John O’Shea became the first Parish Priest.

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