St. Austin's Church, Wentworth Terrace
The early history of the site where the
In 1826 this chapel was referred to as the Wakefield Mission by the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits), during this time all chapels or churches run by the Jesuits were called Missions.
The building of St Austin's Church seems to have been started in 1827 as an
estimate during that years states the cost will be about £2,500 and was
registered under the provisions of the Catholic Relief Act 1790 on
Notice is hereby given that a building named St. Austin's Chapel situated in
Wentworth Terrace, in Wakefield, in the parish of Wakefield, the County of
York, in the District of Wakefield Union, being a building Licensed and used
for public Religious Worship as a Roman Catholic Chapel exclusively, was on the
18th day of October, 1838, duly registered for the solemising of marriages
therein, pursuant to Act of 6th & 7th William IV Cap. 85
Witness my hand this twentieth day of October, 1838
John Wood Berry Superintendent Registrar
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