50 Years of St. Patrick's Church Barking. 1940-1990

Object number

ldval 2009.9.38


Green paper booklet to celebrate 50 years of St. Patrick's Church Barking. Church material belonging to the donors Mother, Joyce Chipperfield (nee Stephens). Joyce was born on 17th December 1920 and attended Castle school and during the 1920's was a choir member at St John's Church, Goresbrook Road Becontree, where she met her furure husband Robert Chipperfield, who's family had moved from Croyden early in the decade, to the new Becontree Estate. Joyce and R.A.F Sergeant Robert were married at St Margaret's Church on 22nd July 1944. They lived at 5 Castle Road with Joyce's parents, Alfred and Florence. Joyce was Church organist at St John's Church and regularly filled in at St Cedd and St Alban Churches, even after the couple moved in 1954. Joyce was Church organist at St Patrick's Church, Barking, for many years. Joyce and Bob moved to Southend-on-Sea in1979. Bob passed away in 2003, and Joyce currently resides in a care home in Thundersley.

Physical description

Green paper booklet to celebrate 50 years of St. Patrick's Church Barking. The obverse shows a drawing in the centre of St. Patrick's Church with the dates above, and below the name of the church and the price. The reverse of the front page, and page 2, has the prologue and a drawing of th e Church of the Ascension. Page 3 has an artical entitled ?In a new church? by Rachel Barry, page 4 ?Fifty years of Witness at St. Patrick's?, page 5-6 an artical on the construction, pages 7-8 ?why St. Patrick??, Pages 9-11 ?The next phase? with a drawing of Christ Church thames View. Page 12-14 ?Memorabilia? ending with a drawing of aceltic cross. Page 15 lists the Incumbants at St. patrick's and the Church of the Ascension, page 16 has a drawing of St Margaret's Church Barking with an artical running onto page 17 about the joining of the churches with a detail from St. patrick's breast plate written on the inside of the back cover. The back cover itself has, wriiten within a black line border, with an excerpt from the Testament and a list of services provided.




Church material


Whole length: 210mm
Whole width: 149mm

Collection type


Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)

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