The church is dedicated to both Our Lady of Loreto and Saint Winefride. The founder of the Society of Mary had made a pilgrimage to the Loreto shrine in Italy in 1833 after asking for the Pope's approval to establish the Society; and Saint Winefride was the favourite saint of one of this church’s principal local benefactors.
Designed by the architects Scoles & Raymond, the church was opened in 1906 and the side aisles, baptistery and chapels were added in 1968. The sanctuary was remodelled in 1977 and the church was refurbished and decorated in 1998.
The parish hall is situated next to the church and is a single storey building with a walled garden to the side and a paved courtyard leading to the entrance.