A Brief History of the Capuchins in Erith
Founded in 1556 the Capuchins have been an integral part of community life here for almost 150 years. The Friars have served the communities here since 1867. The property where the current Friary now stands was started in October 1902 and opened the following year.
One corridor of the Friary, then two, served as a chapel in which Mass was said. The first ´Hall´ was built between 1925 & 1928 and was used as a church for a time. In 1947, one wing of the Friary was turned into a chapel and was used until the opening of our present fine church in 1963.