247 Chiswick High Road
T:020 8994 2877
website: Diocese of Westminster
History: By the 1840s Catholics were worshipping in a small chapel in Windmill Place, Turnham Green. In 1864 a `pretty little, red-tiled church’ dedicated to St Mary was built on the corner of Duke’s Avenue and Chiswick High Road. This soon became too small for the growing population of Catholics in Chiswick and was demolished in 1885. It was replaced by the present Italianate-style church dedicated to Our Lady of Grace and St Edward (the dedication to St Edward was added in 1903). The building was designed by a partnership called Kelly and Birchall and opened in 1886. The tower, although included in the original plan, was not erected until 1930. It was put up as a memorial to the dead of World War I and designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, grandson of the architect of Christ Church. The church was damaged by a bomb in World War II, but reopened once it had been made safe.