Our New Chaplain

Reverend Derrick Thompson and wife Jan

I am delighted to let you know that we have appointed a new Chaplain, Reverend Derrick Thompson. Derrick is currently Vicar of St Paul’s, Thornton Heath in the Diocese of Southwark. Derrick’s last service at St Paul’s will be on 16th April 2023 and he and his wife Jan will then move to Richmond and he will take up his new post on 1st May 2023. Derrick will be licensed by the Archdeacon of Wandsworth at a service in Hickey’s Chapel on Sunday 7th May at 11am. This will be followed by lunch and a welcome party on the front lawn at Hickey’s.

Derrick and Jan will live in the Chaplain’s accommodation at Hickey’s Almshouses.

The Wider Almshouse Movement

The Almshouse Association logo

As most residents will know, The Richmond Charities now has 145 almshouses across 12 estates in Richmond, Twickenham and Mortlake. The charity has recently taken over Mortlake Almshouse & Relief Charities. We have opened two new almshouse estates in the last 4 years and we have just exchanged on the purchase of a new 12-unit development in Richmond, which will open in 2023 (more info).

New Almshouses for The Richmond Charities

New Almshouses for The Richmond Charities

The Richmond Charities has recently been successful in exchanging on the purchase of a new almshouse development in Richmond.