DECREE CONCERNING THE MERGER OF THE PARISHES OF OUR LADY OF GRACE & ST EDWARD (CHISWICK) AND ST DUNSTAN (GUNNERSBURY)
Following consultation with the Council of Priests in accordance with Canon 515 §2, and conscious of the views expressed by the lay faithful of the above named Parishes, I, Vincent Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, have determined that the spiritual welfare and pastoral needs of the faithful of the parish of Our Lady of Grace & St Edward, and of the faithful of the parish of St Dunstan, will be better served by merging these two parishes into one new parish.
Therefore, I hereby decree that the Parish of Our Lady of Grace & St Edward and the Parish of St Dunstan are united to form a new parish. The ecclesiastical goods and patrimonial rights of the former Parish of Our Lady of Grace & St Edward, and of the former Parish of St Dunstan, together with their respective obligations, in accordance with Canons 121-122, are ceded to the newly erected parish.
Respecting archival evidence attesting that when the former Parish of St Dunstan was first erected its territory came largely from the former Parish of Our Lady of Grace & St Edward, the name of the newly erected parish shall be ‘Our Lady of Grace & St Edward, Chiswick’. The territorial boundaries of the new parish shall be the combined boundaries of the former Parish of Our Lady of Grace & St Edward, and the former Parish of St Dunstan.
I designate the Church of Our Lady of Grace & St Edward as the Parish Church.
This Decree, to be published in the Westminster Record, shall be effective from 1 July 2019 and shall be communicated to the parishioners at the earliest opportunity.
Given this 17th day of June, 2019 at Westminster.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols
Archbishop of Westminster