The wife of a Hayes
parishioner in 1581 and a Hayes man in 1617 were
presented for recusancy. (fn. 31) By 1640 no recusants
were known in the parish, but one woman, Isabel
Millett, never attended Communion, supposedly
upon some 'Popish ground', although she regularly
attended other church services. (fn. 32) There were two
known Papists in 1706, when it was predicted that
they would soon fall upon parish relief; another
man, who owned an estate at Dorney (Bucks.), had
recently apostatized. (fn. 33)
The parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Botwell, was founded in 1912, (fn. 34) and a church was
first registered in 1915. (fn. 35) It was rebuilt in 1954 and in
1960 was served by the Claretian Missionaries. (fn. 36) The
church was replaced in 1961 by a much larger brick
building fronting on Botwell Lane. It adjoins the
early-19th-century Botwell House, whose grounds
also contain a school. Further north along Botwell
Lane, Bell House is occupied by the Poor Servants
of the Mother of God, (fn. 37) whose chapel on the ground
floor was registered in 1952. (fn. 38)
The parish of St. Raphael, Ayles Road, Yeading,
was created in 1957, and the yellow brick church was
consecrated in 1961. It consists of a nave, east and
west aisles, and a small south gallery, lighted by
hexagonal clerestory windows. A small north-western
bell tower is connected to the aisle, and the raised
porch is supported on six columns. The parish
includes parts of Hayes, South Harrow, and Hillingdon. Services were formerly held in a school hall and
in the priest's residence at Northolt. (fn. 39)
Mdx. Cnty. Recs. i. 123; ii. 127.
||B.M. Add. MS. 38856, f. 40.
||Guildhall MS. 9800.
Catholic Dir. (1960)
||Gen. Reg. Off., Wship. Reg. 46469.
Catholic Dir. (1960).
||Gen. Reg. Off., Wship. Reg. 63600.
||Ex inf. the priest-in-charge.