This is seriously beautiful place, one of our Roman Catholic churches situated in Northfleet.
Father Robert Ellis was kind enough to let us take these wonderful photographs of his beautiful church, which once inside opens up to the heavens and is quite breath taking.
There has been a site of worship here since 1867.
This particular church was constructed in 1914 in memory of Sarah and Alfred Tolhurst by their children. It was built by a renowned catholic architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott at a cost of £6,436.00. I think you will agree that it is now a priceless building.
If you feel that Our Lady of the Assumption may be the venue for you and your family to say your final farewells to a beloved family member then please feel free to go ahead and contact Father Robert Ellis yourselves or just let us know and we can do that for you.
Father Robert Ellis’ contact details are:-
Full Address –
3 The Hill
Telephone – 01474 533 689
E-Mail – Via the website below
Website Address – www.ourladynorthfleet.com
I have copied this from the Church website to give a little history of Father Robert:-
Father Robert trained for the priesthood at the Diocesan seminary, St John’s at Wonersh, near Guildford. He was ordained Deacon at the seminary on 26th September 1981 and spent six months at St Michael’s Church, Chatham, during the Falklands conflict. Father Robert was ordained priest on 10th July 1982 at St Bartholomew’s Church, Norbury, by Bishop Henderson, in the aftermath of Pope John Paul ii’s visit to Britain. His first parish was St Edmund’s, Beckenham for six years, followed by appointments to English Martyrs, Streatham and St Teresa’s, Morden. His first appointment as a parish priest was to Our Lady Of the Immaculate Conception, Surrey Docks, at that time a newly established parish in the docklands. After 13 years and having celebrated his Silver Jubilee, he was able to take a years sabbatical, spending five months in Boston, Mass, followed by five months in Sydney. Returning from Australia, Archbishop Kevin appointed him to the parish of Northfleet, and another church dedicated to Our Lady. Father Robert studied history for his B.A. and M.A in medieval studies, including a special course on Pope Innocent III, (1198-1216) the greatest medieval pope, to whom Father Robert is greatly attached.