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PHS Tends Fawley Court Grave of Father Jarzębowski

 

Father Jerzy JarzebowskFather Jerzy JarzębowskiThe Polish Heritage Society is taking care of the grave of Father Jerzy Jarzębowski, a leading figure in the Polish emigré community in the UK who established a Polish museum, library and boys’ school at Fawley Court in Henley-on-Thames.

Father Jarzebowski is buried in the grounds of the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Anne at Fawley Court, a property which is now in private hands. “Father Jarzębowski is undoubtedly one of the most important figures in the life of the Polish community in the UK, much loved as a priest and as an educator,” said Dr Marek Stella-Sawicki, President of the Polish Heritage Society, who visited the grave on 1st November, 2010 as part of the PHS’s programme A Polish Flame on a Polish Grave.

Father Jerzy Jarzebowski's graveDr. Marek Stella-Sawick at Father Jarzębowski's grave'The Polish Heritage Society is delighted to be involved in ensuring that his grave remains as a monument to mark his life of service,' he added.

Father Jarzębowski founded the Divine Mercy College at Fawley Court in 1954 and was its guiding light until his death in 1964.

For more information about the life of this remarkable man, please see the article by the journalist Józef Lopuszynski.