The Church of St. Ann
St.Ann`s Roman Catholic Church was designed by the architect Wladislaw Tadeusz George Jarosz and built between 1971-73 for the Polish community of the Congregation of Marian Fathers under the patronage of Prince Stanislaw Albrecht Radziwill.
28th of September 2009 it has been designated at Grade II (44th list of Buildings of Special Architetural or Historic Intrest) for the following principal reasons:
1. Of special architectural interest for its striking asymmetrical design with bold and interesting massing dominated by its angular roof.
2. A modern church of some quality in both its design and execution which displays a thoughtful use of materials.
3. Of special historic interest for its significance to the Polish Roman Catholic community and which has associations with the Polish Royal family as the resting place of Prince Radziwill and which was built as a memorial to his mother, Princess Lubomirska.
(Ian Dunlop, Department of Culture, Media and Sport.)
The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Anne -The Shrine of Divine Mercy.
below on the left: A XVIIth century spanish sculpture of Saint Anne. A gift from a countess Potocka (sister of prince Radziwiłł)
above on the right: A bas-relief of the Virgin Mary and the Child Jezus placed above the sarcophagus of a prince S.Radziwiłł
Tablice upamiętniajace szwagrów Księcia Radziwiłła : Johna Fitzgeralda Kennediego, Prezydenta Stanów Zjednoczonych Ameryki oraz Senatora Roberta Francis Kennediego. Z prawej strony tablica pamiatkowa ofiarodawców Fawley Court szczególnej wagi.
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I am looking forward to the Sunday after Easter "Divine Mercy Sunday"
The Marian Fathers at Fawley Court, Henley-on Thames, Oxfordshire, England will have their last Divine Mercy Sunday this year 2009 in Fawley Court. They are relocating to London and we will miss them so much.
I found them nearly 10 years ago and shared first Saturdays there over the years. They have a beautiful shrine to "Jesus, Divine Mercy" I will so miss them and the shrine. They cant afford the millions of £££ it would take to upkeep Fawley Court. It is all in the hands of our dear Lord.
Our sad loss will be an offering in union with our Dear Lord for the sins and ingratitude of us all.
Please God another shrine will be found to honour Our Divine Lord and His Gracious Mercy offered to us all.
Come O Holy Spirit, please descend upon us all, through the most powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your most chaste and well beloved spouse.
Love from Julia!
Conference is huge success
Monday, September 1st, 2008
Evangelium Conference 2008
Explaining the Catholic Faith in the Modern World
8th – 10th August 2008, Fawley Court, Henley-on-Thames
The First Evangelium Summer Conference, sponsored by CTS, has been an astounding success, with young people describing it as ‘the best weekend of my life’, an ‘answer to prayer’ and an ‘inspiration and encouragement’.
Over the 8th – 10th August over one hundred young people assembled at the Shrine of the Divine Mercy, Fawley Court, for a series of talks, workshops and other activities addressing the crucial evangelistic question of our time – how to reach out and explain the Catholic Faith to people in the modern world.
It feels so wonderful that there is a place where we can gather together in faith, hope, love, and feel so much home.
The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Anne, was founded by Prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł, designed by the architect Władysław T Jarosz. Prince S. Radziwiłł was burried in the church’s crypt, the entrance of which has the Radziwiłł’s eagles, as requested by the Prince.
1.Prince Stanisław Radziwiłł and Very Rev.Bishop of Northampton Charls Grant.
2.Fr.Provincial Julian Chróściechowski and Władysław Jarosz, architect of the Church.
AKT EREKCYJNY:"W roku 1971 od Narodzenia Pana Naszego, Jezusa Chrystusa, w piątym roku drugiego tysiąclecia ochrzczonej Polski, w piędziesiątą pierwszą rocznicę "Cudu nad Wisłą"-
gdy na tronie papieskim zasiadał Jego Świetobliwość Paweł VI a królewska korona Wielkiej Brytanii spoczywała na głowie Elżbiety II-
Jego Książęca Mość Stanisław A.Radziwiłł, pragnąc uczcić swą zmarłą
matkę śp.Annę z Książąt Lubomirskich (ur.w Równem 8.10.1881, zmarłą w Krasnogórsku 16.2.1947, grób zaginął w Rosji), zbudował w Fawley Court kościół pod wezwaniem Najświętszej Maryi Panny i św.Anny, oddając go na zawsze w posiadanie Angielskiej Prowincji Zgromadzenia Księży Marianów dla użytku Kolegium Miłosierdzia Bożego i przybywających tu wiernych. Na wieczną rzeczy pamiątkę prawdziwość tego faktu stwierdzają własnoręcznym podpisem: J.K.M.Stanisław A.Radziwiłł, ks. dr Julian Chróściechowski, prowincjał, ks.dr Adam Perz superior domu w Fawley Court, Władysław T.Jarosz dyplomowany architekt. Fawley Court, dnia 15 sierpnia 1971 roku w uroczystość Wniebowzięcia N.M.P.
Celebration of the Blessing of the Church
1. Priests in Procession 2. Colour Guard
1.Fr.Provincial Julian Chróściechowski and Władysław Jarosz,the architect who designed the Church.
2. Ryszard Gabryjelczyk and Władysław Jarosz
" Col.Buchowski is reading Prince Radziwiłł`s letter. Prince Radziwiłł, after the car accident did not take part in the celebrations, and in his letter expressed the wish that the Church would play the significant role in upbringing young people in
Polish and Catholic values."
"At the end, the Sisters of Holy Family of Nazareth performed. Everyone listened intently to the music and profound words."
Zesłanie Ducha Świętego 31.05.2009r
Thanksgiving Plaques at the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Anne.
“ I worship the Divine Mercy for Saving Fawley Court. I am begging for further blessing and help. Jesus I trust in Thee”
A commemorative plaque to thank God for the change of heart by the Marian Fathers in not selling the Fawley Court as planned after closing the school in 1988. The plaque was funded by Z.O. -Zofia Orłowska, a long-serving and dedicated teacher of the Divine Mercy College. Zofia Orłowska like Fr.Józef Jarzębowski came from Mexico.
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