Queen of the Most Holy Rosary parish often called “Holy Rosary” was established in 1947.  The property was originally New Orpington Lodge and later renamed as St. George’s Receiving Home.  It was the main location for the Catholic British Home Children emigrating to Canada.  It closed in 1935.  During World War II, the Canadian government rented the buildings.

We have a long history of supporting those in need from all faiths - first the British Home Children, immigrants from World War II, a Project 4000 family, a family fleeing crisis in the Middle East and more recently through the formation of the Circle of Friends.  Led by Holy Rosary parishioners, it is group of people from all faiths who help newcomers and refugees.  More recently, we have started a Social Justice Housing Project which we hope to launch soon pending approval and funding.


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Updated by James Colynuck  February 11, 2021