St Oscar Romero Parish
St Edmund of Canterbury, Waterloo

St Edmund of Canterbury, Waterloo

There has been a congregation meeting on the site of St Edmund of Canterbury church since the late 1840s.

As the growing Catholic population continued to expand, the Parish of St Edmund of Canterbury was formed as an off-shoot of St Thomas of Canterbury church, Great George’s Road and the building was completed in the late 1950s following over 50 years of meeting in the old school building.

The building was designed by Anthony Ellis at the tail-end of the Gothic Revival.  The baldacchino is a striking feature of the building’s interior with a canopy carried on columns.

Following the merger of the parishes of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, St Edmund of Canterbury and St Thomas of Canterbury, the new Parish of St Oscar Romero was formed with active worship across Seaforth and Waterloo.

The church features some of the original features from St Thomas of Canterbury, including the baptismal font and statues of Mary and the Sacred Heart at the west end of the church.