Inauguration of the Friends of the Vincentian Community (FVC) United Kingdom, and the Congregation of the Mission - Abbey Wood as a registered charity and company; as well as the the Feast of the Foundation of the Congregation of the Mission (January 25, 1617).

Took place on  Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Mass: 11.30 am at St Benet's RC Church, 31 Abbey Grove, London SE2 9EU

Reception:  1 pm at St. Benet's Church Hall

Chief Celebrant:  Bishop Patrick Lynch,

Special Guest of Honour:  Very Rev. Brian Moore CM, Provincial Superior, Ireland and United Kingdom

RSVP: Fr. Richard Diala,CM

            Fr. Blaise Amadi,CM

            Fr. Richard Offong, CM

From R-L( Very Rev. Brian Moore,CM, Martin Quinn, KSC(President) and Very Rev. Richard Diala,CM (Director/Trustee)

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On the 6th of June, 2016, the Provincial Superior, Very Rev. Cyril N. Mbata, CM, inaugurated the Europe-Grenada Mission at Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, London, SE15 1RH.

Very Rev. Dr.  Richard I. Diala, CM, was appointed its first Mission Superior.

Present at the occasion, among others, were His Excellencies: Paul Hendricks, Auxilliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Southwark, London England, (Chief celebrant); Ralph Heskett, C.SsR, Bishop of Hallam, England (homilist),  Vincentian confreres, the diocesan clergy, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, other Religious and the faithful from different parishes from the Archdioceses of Southwark and Westminster


        OUR LADY OF SORROWS, LONDON, SE15 1RH                  CELEBRATES 150 YEARS ON OCTOBER 4TH, 2016

                                               ALL ARE WELCOME

MASS: Saturday October 8th, 2016

Time: 12.30pm

Chief Celebrant: Most Rev. Patrick Lynch,; Auxiliary bishop of Southwark

Parish Priest: Very Rev. Richard Diala, CM



1.) In 2016 Our Charity donated the sum of Eur900 to Haiti Relief Fund through our General Curia in Rome.

2.) We donated the sum of 100 pounds sterling to St. Thomas RC Primary School Petite Martinique in Grenada


In 2017 We donated the sum three hundred pounds sterling to St. Thomas RC Primary School, Petite Martinique in Grenada to help them procure some writing materials for the academic year 2017/2018.