St Mary Magdalen's Church, Howson Road, Brockley, c. 1906


The Roman Catholic community in Deptford in the mid-19th century consisted mainly of migrants from Ireland and their descendants.

With time and increasing prosperity many moved out to suburbs such as Brockley, and built new churches.

St.Mary Magdalen's in Howson Road was built in 1899.

The inset photograph of Fr. Louis Deydier, who had three spells as Parish Priest at the church from 1906-1919, 1923-1925 and finally 1932-1946. (Source: Helena Walsh).

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