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Offline Kathy Taylor

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St Margaret's RC Church, Canning Town
« on: 01 April, 2010, 12:16:55 AM »
There is a new book celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Catholic parish of St Margaret & All Saints, Canning Town. It tells the story of the development of Canning Town amidst the docks and industrial landscape of London’s East End, charting the growth of the Catholic community from the mid-Victorian period, through the devastation of the Second World War to the present. The story of St Margaret’s Convent (the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary) and the Catholic schools (St Margaret’s and St Helen’s) is also related, alongside that of the parish.

The book has 100 pages history with lots of photos and costs £8 (includes postage and packing) and cheques should be made out to: ‘St Margaret’s, Canning Town’.

It is available from:
The Parish Secretary, St Margaret’s Catholic Church,
79 Barking Road, Canning Town, London E16 4HB
(Tel. 0207 476 4129)


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Re: St Margaret's RC Church, Canning Town
« Reply #1 on: 23 May, 2010, 04:22:08 PM »
Kathy Taylor

Thank you for this information.  I've only just spotted it.

I was an Altar Server at the Convent Chapel, the Chapel in Killip Close and the Parish Church.

I served at the first Mass in the Parish Church after it was rebuilt and served Mass for Bishop, later Cardinal, Heenan there.

I'll be ordering my copy tomorrow and will pass on the information on the Saint Margaret's Website.

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Re: St Margaret's RC Church, Canning Town
« Reply #2 on: 21 April, 2011, 06:38:58 PM »
I too was born and bred in Canning Town - in Morgan Street - and went to St Helens School. I was in the very first class at the age of four having come from Gainsborough Road - what a difference! I used to sit for ages online reading all the history and archive material with the photos, including one of myself, but was disappointed to lose the bookmark when changing my isp. Can anyone help me? I would dearly love to go back and read it some more - so many happy memories to look back on.