Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool
|Archdiocese of Liverpool|
Arms of the Archdiocese of Liverpool
Isle of Man
|Territory||Lancashire south of the Ribble, parts of Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and the Isle of Man|
|Ecclesiastical province||Province of Liverpool|
|Metropolitan||Archbishop of Liverpool|
|Area||1,165 km2 (450 sq mi)|
(as of 2016)|
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
Diocese on 29 September 1850 |
Archdiocese on 28 October 1911
|Cathedral||Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Most Rev Malcolm McMahon OP|
|Auxiliary Bishops||Rt Rev Thomas Williams VG|
The Province of Liverpool, also known as the Northern Province
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool (Latin Archidioecesis Liverpolitana) is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church that covers the Isle of Man and part of North West England. The episcopal see is Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. The Archdiocese is the centre of the Ecclesiastical Province of Liverpool which covers the north of England as well as the Isle of Man.
- 1 History
- 2 Location
- 3 Archdiocesan Statistics 2016
- 4 Archbishop and Metropolitan
- 5 Cathedral Church
- 6 Ministries
- 7 Annual Lourdes Pilgrimage
- 8 List of Ordinaries
- 9 Churches
- 9.1 Liverpool Central Pastoral Area
- 9.2 Liverpool North Pastoral Area
- 9.3 Liverpool South (St John Almond) Pastoral Area
- 9.4 Woolton & Halewood (St Therese of Lisieux) Pastoral Area
- 9.5 Huyton (St Brigid) Pastoral Area
- 9.6 Stoneycroft (St Joseph) Pastoral Area
- 9.7 Croxteth & Walton (SS Paul & Raphael) Pastoral Area
- 9.8 Bootle & Litherland (SS James & Ambrose Barlow) Pastoral Area
- 9.9 Crosby (St Thomas of Canterbury) Pastoral Area
- 9.10 Southport (Our Lady of Walsingham) Pastoral Area
- 9.11 Leyland (SS John Fisher & Thomas More) Pastoral Area
- 9.12 Chorley (Blessed Roger Wrenno) Pastoral Area
- 9.13 Upholland (St John Rigby) Pastoral Area
- 9.14 Ormskirk & Maghull (St Ignatius of Loyola) Pastoral Area
- 9.15 Kirkby (Our Lady Queen of All Saints) Pastoral Area
- 9.16 Prescot (St Margaret Clitherow) Pastoral Area
- 9.17 St Helens (St Monica) Pastoral Area
- 9.18 Widnes (St Charles Borromeo) Pastoral Area
- 9.19 Warrington (St Gregory the Great) Pastoral Area
- 9.20 Ashton-in-Makerfield (St Edmund Arrowsmith) Pastoral Area
- 9.21 Leigh Deanery
- 9.22 Wigan (Our Lady of Good Counsel) Pastoral Area
- 9.23 Isle of Man (St Maughold) Pastoral Area
- 10 References
- 11 External links
With the gradual abolition of the legal restrictions on the activities of Roman Catholics in England and Wales in the early 19th century, Rome decided to proceed to bridge the gap of the centuries from Queen Elizabeth I by instituting Catholic dioceses on the regular historical pattern. Thus Pope Pius IX issued the Bull Universalis Ecclesiae of 29 September 1850 by which thirteen new dioceses which did not formally claim any continuity with the pre-Elizabethan English dioceses were created.
In the early period from 1850 the diocese was a suffragan of the Metropolitan See of Westminster, but a further development was the creation under Pope Pius X on 28 October 1911, of a new Province of Liverpool (also known as the Northern Province).
The archdiocese covers an area of 1,165 km² (450 sq. mi.) of the west of the County of Lancashire south of the Ribble (West Lancashire and part of South Ribble), parts of Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, the historic Hundreds of West Derby and Leyland and the Isle of Man. The see is in the City of Liverpool, where the Archbishop's cathedra or seat is located in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, which was dedicated on 14 May 1967.
The central office building known as the Liverpool Archdiocesan Centre for Evangelisation (LACE). The address is LACE, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool, L17 1AA. The main telephone number is 0151 522 1000.
Archdiocesan Statistics 2016
Compiled 10 November 2016
- Catholic Population 2016: 520,000
- Parishes: 172
- Priests (Diocesan & Religious): 212
- Houses of Religious Brothers: 5
- Convents of Religious Sisters: 57
- Permanent Deacons: 99
Catholic Schools & Colleges
- Primary Schools: 184
- High Schools: 27
- Academies: 7
- Sixth Form Colleges: 2
- Extra-Diocesan: 4
- Independent: 4
Archbishop and Metropolitan
Bishop Thomas Anthony Williams was previously appointed Apostolic Administrator during the sede vacante, until the appointment of a new archbishop, following the resignation of Archbishop Patrick Kelly, with effect from 28 February 2013.
The Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King (usually shortened to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Liverpool, England. It replaced the Pro-Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Copperas Hill. The cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Liverpool, the mother church of Liverpool's Catholics, and the metropolitan church of the Catholic Church's northern province in England.
In 1853 Bishop Goss awarded the commission for the building of a new Roman Catholic cathedral to Edward Welby Pugin (1833–1875), the son of Augustus Welby Pugin, the joint architect of the Houses of Parliament and champion of the Gothic Revival. By 1856 the Lady Chapel of the new cathedral had been completed on a site adjacent to the Catholic Institute on Saint Domingo Road, Everton. Due to financial restrictions work on the building ceased at this point and the Lady Chapel now named Our Lady Immaculate served as parish church to the local Catholic population until its demolition in the 1980s.
Following purchase of the present 9-acre (36,000 m2) site at Brownlow Hill in 1930 Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869–1944) was commissioned to provide a design which would be an appropriate response to the Gilbert Scott-designed Neo-gothic Anglican cathedral then emerging at the other end of Hope Street. Lutyens' design would have created a massive classical/Byzantine structure that would have become the second-largest church in the world. It would have had the world's largest dome. The foundation stone for the new building was laid on 5 June 1933, but again financial restrictions caused the abandonment of this plan after construction of the crypt.
The new cathedral, designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd and consecrated in 1967, was built on land adjacent to the crypt. Its circular plan was conceived in direct response to the Second Vatican Council's requirements for a greater and more intimate integration of the congregation with the clergy.
- "Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that fully conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations " Second Vatican Council 1962-1965
Chapels are built in between the buttresses that support the tent-shaped spire (which represents the crown of thorns of Jesus) like tent poles. A short film, Crown of Glass, documents the construction of the cathedral's rainbow-coloured stained glass windows.
The cathedral stands on the site of the Liverpool Workhouse, on Hope Street. Facing it at the opposite end of Hope Street is the Cathedral Church of Christ, Liverpool's Anglican cathedral. Ironically, Lutyens was an Anglican, while the architect of the Anglican cathedral, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, was Catholic.
Animate Youth Ministries is the youth service for the Archdiocese of Liverpool. The team, based at Lowe House, St Helens, is led by Fr Simon Gore, and consists of a leadership team and a volunteer team all living in community together at Lowe House. Animate Youth Ministries works with school and parish groups on day retreats, mission days and mission weeks, and also holds youth Masses which take place at St Mary's Church, Lowe House, St. Helens. The Liverpool Archdiocesan Youth form an integral part of the annual Liverpool Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage. As of 2014[update], the team works with over 9,000 young people each year.
The Archdiocese of Liverpool has a long tradition of sending priests to work on the missions in Latin America, in particular Peru, This is known as the Liverpool Archdiocesan Missionary Project or colloquially as LAMP. In 2014, there were two priests involved in ministering to disadvantaged communities in Latin America, namely Revs. Simon Cadwallader and Dennis Parry.
Annual Lourdes Pilgrimage
In 1923, the first official Archdiocesan pilgrimage set off from Liverpool for Lourdes and continues to the present day, interrupted only by the period of the Second World War. Led by the Archbishop or his Auxiliary, the week-long pilgrimage normally takes place each year between the end of July and beginning of August. During the week ordinary pilgrims from across the Archdiocese meet to participate in services & processions whilst assisted pilgrims are cared for by Liverpool Hospitalité members and helpers from the Archdiocesean Youth Service.
List of Ordinaries
- Roman Catholic Bishops of Liverpool
- Roman Catholic Archbishops of Liverpool
William Godfrey (25 September 1889 - 22 January 1963) was a Roman Catholic bishop, his highest posting was as Archbishop of Westminster. Born in Liverpool, he was educated at Ushaw College and at the Venerable English College, where he was ordained in 1916, during the First World War. He gained his Doctorate the following year. He then taught at Ushaw for 12 years: Classics, Philosophy and Theology. In 1930 he was appointed Rector of the College where during the next eight years he watched Benito Mussolini’s rise to power. He was known affectionately to his students despite his strictness as ‘Uncle Bill’. In 1938 he became the first Apostolic Delegate to Great Britain, Gibraltar and Malta and he served in this post with such discretion that in 1953, long after the war, he became Archbishop of Liverpool and in 1956 he was appointed as Archbishop of Westminster. He was created Cardinal two years later. He died in London on 22 January 1963, aged 73.
Vincent Gerard Nichols was born in Crosby, Liverpool on 8 November 1945. He entered the Venerable English College (Rome) in 1963 and was ordained priest on 21 December 1969. His further studies include obtaining the Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University and the degree of Master of Arts from the University of Manchester, specialising in the theology of St John Fisher. After working in the Archdiocese of Liverpool for 14 years, including, latterly, as the Director of the Upholland Northern Institute, Vincent Nichols was appointed General Secretary of the Catholic Episcopal Conference of England & Wales for nine years. In 1992 he was appointed by Pope John Paul II as Titular Bishop of Abora. He served as an auxiliary Bishop in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster between 1992 and 2000, having special pastoral oversight for North London. During this time he served under Basil Hume, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster. He presided over the burial of Cardinal Hume, at the end of his Requiem Mass in 1999. Nichols was appointed the eleventh Archbishop of Westminster by Pope Benedict XVI on 3 April 2009. The archdiocese, the primatial see of the Church in England and Wales, serves 472,600 Catholics. On 22 February 2014, Pope Francis admitted Nichols to the Sacred College of Cardinals at a general consistory.
John Rawsthorne (born 12 November 1936) is the previous Ordinary of the Diocese of Hallam in the Province of Liverpool. He had previously been a priest and later Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Liverpool and the Titular Bishop of Rotdon. Bishop Rawsthorne succeeded Bishop Gerald Moverley, the 1st Bishop of Hallam when Bishop Moverley resigned in July 1996. Rawsthorne was selected as the 2nd Bishop of Hallam on 4 June 1997 and was installed on 3 July 1997. The Bishop is a keen walker and takes part in a sponsored walk every year to raise money to support St. Wilfrid's Drop-in Day Centre in Sheffield. His retirement took place on 20 May 2014, when it was announced by the Vatican that Pope Francis had appointed the Right Reverend Ralph Heskett, Bishop of Gibraltar to succeed Rawsthorne as Bishop of Hallam.
Paul Richard Gallagher, STL, JCD, Papal Nuncio to Australia, was born in Liverpool and educated at St. Francis Xavier’s College in Woolton. Ordained by Archbishop Derek Worlock in 1977, he served in Fazakerley before becoming a member of the Holy See's diplomatic service. Since 1984 he has held posts in Tanzania, Uruguay, the Philippines, the Vatican Secretariat of State in Rome and with the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. From January 2004 to February 2009 he was Apostolic Nuncio to Burundi, then from February 2009 until December 2012 he was Apostolic Nuncio to Guatemala when he was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Australia .
Vincent Malone was born in Liverpool on 11 September 1931. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Liverpool archdiocese at St Oswald's, Old Swan, Liverpool on 18 September 1955. He was ordained Titular Bishop of Abora and auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Liverpool by Archbishop Derek Worlock on 3 July 1989. It was officially announced on 26 October 2006 that Bishop Vincent Malone would be retiring as Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool. In common with all Bishops he was required to submit his letter of retirement to Pope Benedict XVI on reaching the age of 75. He will continue to be a Vicar General, a member of the Archbishop's council and a Trustee of the Archdiocese.
Augustine Harris was born in Liverpool and ordained a priest at Upholland College on 30 May 1942 for the Archdiocese of Liverpool. He was ordained Titular Bishop of Socia and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Liverpool by Archbishop George Andrew Beck on 11 February 1966. He translated to the Diocese of Middlesbrough on 20 November 1978 and retired on 3 November 1992. In retirement he lived in Formby and latterly at Ince Blundell Hall, where he died, aged 79.
Numbers in brackets are the parish numbers according to the diocese.
Liverpool Central Pastoral Area
- (083) Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament, Liverpool
- (200/059) Cathedral & St Vincent
Liverpool North Pastoral Area
- (049) St Francis Xavier, Liverpool
- (073) Parish of St Michael, Liverpool
- St Michael, Liverpool
- Sacred Heart, Low Hill
- (079) St John the Evangelist, Kirkdale
- (099) St Francis de Sales, Walton
- (111) All Saints, Anfield
- (244) Parish of St Sylvester
- St Anthony of Egypt, Liverpool
- Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Liverpool
- Our Lady of Reconciliation de la Salette, Liverpool
Liverpool South (St John Almond) Pastoral Area
- (040/074) Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Patrick
- (104) St Anne, Edge Hill
- (110) St Clare, Sefton Park
- (112) St Charles Borromeo, Aigburth
- (140) St Anthony of Padua, Mossley Hill
- St Austin, Liverpool
- St Bernadette, Liverpool
- St Francis of Assisi, Liverpool
Woolton & Halewood (St Therese of Lisieux) Pastoral Area
- (015) St Mary, Woolton
- (143) Christ the King, Wavertree
- (171) St Christopher, Speke
- (185) St Ambrose, Speke
- (215) Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton
- (240) Parish of St John Vianney
- Holy Family, Halewood
- St Mark, Halewood
- (241) Our Lady of the Assumption, Gateacre
Huyton (St Brigid) Pastoral Area
- (062/174) SS Agnes & Aidan
- St Agnes, Huyton
- St Aidan of Lindisfarne, Huyton
- (159) St Dominic, Roby
- (161) St Aloysius, Roby
- (166/219) Parish of St Columba & St John Fisher
- St Columba, Huyton
- St John Fisher, Knowsley
- (224) St Albert, Stockbridge
Stoneycroft (St Joseph) Pastoral Area
- (046/125) SS Oswald & St Sebastian
- St Oswald, King & Martyr, Old Swan
- St Sebastian, Fairfield
- (097/203) Parish of St Paul & St Timothy
- St Paul, West Derby
- St Timothy, West Derby
- (129/136) Parishes of SS Cecilia & Matthew
- St Cecilia, Tuebrook
- St Matthew, Clubmoor
- (154) St Margaret Mary, Knotty Ash
Croxteth & Walton (SS Paul & Raphael) Pastoral Area
- (083) Blessed Sacrament, Aintree
- (147) St Teresa of the Child Jesus, Norris Green
- (148/168) Parishes of Holy Name & Our Lady and St Philomena
- Holy Name, Fazakarley
- Our Lady & St Philomena, Fazakerley
- (214) Our Lady Queen of Martyrs & St Swithin, Croxteth
Bootle & Litherland (SS James & Ambrose Barlow) Pastoral Area
- (021) Parish of St Benet
- St Benet, Netherton
- St Raymond's Chapel, Sefton
- (048) St James, Bootle
- (103) Our Lady Star of the Sea, Seaforth Village
- (128) St Elizabeth of Hungary, Litherland
- (137) Parish of SS Monica & Richard
- St Monica, Bootle
- St Richard's Chapel, Bootle
- (158) St Robert Bellarmine, Litherland
- (162) English Martyrs, Litherland
- (188) Holy Spirit, Ford
- (205) Our Lady of Walsingham, Netherton
- (209) Our Lady Queen of Peace, Litherland
- (002) St Mary, Little Crosby
- (010/230) Formby
- Our Lady of Compassion, Formby
- St Jerome, Formby
- (027) Holy Family, Ince Blundell
- (038) SS Peter & Paul, Crosby
- (076) St Thomas of Canterbury, Waterloo
- (106) St Joseph, Blundellsands
- (135) Our Lady of Victories, Hightown
- (150) St Helen, Crosby
- (156) St Edmund of Canterbury, Waterloo
- (178) St Anne, Freshfield
- (189) St William of York, Thornton
Southport (Our Lady of Walsingham) Pastoral Area
- (043) St Marie of the Sands, Southport
- (092/229) HeartStone Parish
- Sacred Heart, Ainsdale
- St John Stone, Woodvale
- (100) St Teresa of Avila, Birkdale
- (116) Holy Family, Southport
- (153) Parish of Our Lady & St Joseph
- Our Lady of Lourdes, Hillside
- St Joseph, Birkdale
- (160) St Patrick, Southport
Leyland (SS John Fisher & Thomas More) Pastoral Area
- (020) St Mary, Euxton
- (050) St Mary, Leyland
- (157/115/191) Parishes of Penwortham & Longton
- St Mary Magdalen, Penwortham (see also Dioc. of Lancaster)
- St Oswald, Longton
- St Teresa, Penwortham (see also Dioc. of Lancaster)
- (115) SS Peter & Paul, Mawdesley
- (176) St Catherine Labouré, Farington
- (187) St Agnes, Eccleston
- (192) Our Lady Help of Christians, Tarleton
Chorley (Blessed Roger Wrenno) Pastoral Area
- (005) St Chad, Southhill
- (007) St Joseph, Brindle
- (025) St Gregory, Weld Bank
- (036) St Bede, Clayton Green
- (052) St Mary, Chorley
- (068) St Joseph, Anderton
- (087) Sacred Heart, Chorley
- (102) St Joseph, Withnell
- (131) St Joseph, Chorley
- (138) St Oswald King & Martyr, Coppull
Upholland (St John Rigby) Pastoral Area
- (001) Standish & Shevington
- (012/030) Orrell & Wrightington
- (070) Parish of St Richard, Skelmersdale
- St Richard, Skelmersdale
- St Francis of Assisi, Beechtrees
- St Mary Queen of Apostles, Ashurst Road
- (101) Our Lady & All Saints, Parbold
- (170) St Teresa, Upholland
Ormskirk & Maghull (St Ignatius of Loyola) Pastoral Area
- (009) Our Lady, Lydiate
- (013) St John the Evangelist, Lathom
- (018/019) St Anne's & St Elizabeth's Parish
- St Anne, Ormskirk
- St Elizabeth, Scarisbrick
- (026) St Mary, Aughton
- (108) St George, Maghull
- (183) Holy Rosary, Aintree Village/Old Roan
- (190) St Gregory the Great, Lydiate
Kirkby (Our Lady Queen of All Saints) Pastoral Area
- (194) St Mary Mother of God, Kirkby
- (213) SS Joseph & Laurence, Kirkby
- (222) St Michael & All Angels, Kirkby
- (223) SS Peter & Paul, Kirkby
Prescot (St Margaret Clitherow) Pastoral Area
- (016) Our Lady Help of Christians, Prescot
- (054) Our Lady Immaculate & St Joseph, Prescot
- (132) Holy Family, Cronton
- (172) St Luke the Evangelist, Whiston
- (234) St Leo, Whiston
St Helens (St Monica) Pastoral Area
- (003) St Mary, Billinge
- (006) St Mary Immaculate, St Helens
- (029) St Mary, Lowe House
- (045) St Bartholomew, Rainhill
- (058) Parish of Sutton & Parr
- St Anne & Blessed Dominic, Sutton
- St Vincent de Paul, Parr
- (064) Holy Cross & St Helen, St Helens
- (085) Corpus Christi, Rainford
- (113) St Thomas of Canterbury, St Helens
- (118) St Austin, St Helens
- (139) St Teresa of the Child Jesus, Sutton Manor
- (144) St Teresa, St Helens
- (169) SS Peter & Paul, Haresfinch
- (206) St Julie, Eccleston
- (211) St Patrick, St Helens
Widnes (St Charles Borromeo) Pastoral Area
- (002) St Bede, Widnes
- (093) St Michael, Ditton
- (181) St John Fisher, Widnes
- (227) St Basil, Widnes (in an Anglican/Catholic partnership)
Warrington (St Gregory the Great) Pastoral Area
- (008) SS Peter & Michael, Woolston
- (105) St Paul of the Cross, Burtonwood
- (117) Parish of Sacred Heart & St Alban
- Sacred Heart, Warrington
- St Alban, Warrington
- (122/089/149) Parish of SS Benedict, Mary & Oswald
- (145) St Joseph, Penketh
- (180) Parish of St Stephen
- St Stephen, Orford
- The Resurrection & St Bridget, Cinnamon Brow
Ashton-in-Makerfield (St Edmund Arrowsmith) Pastoral Area
- (035) SS Oswald & Edmund Arrowsmith, Ashton-in-Makerfield
- (039/067) Parish of Croft, Lowton & Golborne
- (063) SS Mary & John, Newton-le-Willows
- (094) Blessed English Martyrs, Haydock
- (114/164/017) Hindley Catholic Cluster
- Holy Family, Platt Bridge
- Sacred Heart, Hindley Green
- St Benedict, Hindley
- (121) Our Lady Immaculate, Bryn
- (155) St Patrick, Newton-le-Willows
- (228) St David, Newton-le-Willows
- (232) St Wilfrid, Ashton-in-Makerfield
- (242) Parish of St Edmund Arrowsmith
- Our Lady of the Rosary, Leigh
- Sacred Heart, Leigh
- St Joseph, Leigh
- Twelve Apostles, Leigh
- (243) Parish of St Margaret Clitherow
- Holy Family, Worsley
- Sacred Heart, Hindsford
- St Ambrose Barlow, Astley
- St Richard of Chichester, Atherton
Wigan (Our Lady of Good Counsel) Pastoral Area
- (011) St John, Wigan
- (034) St Mary, Wigan
- (053) St Patrick, Hardybutts
- (078) St Jude, Worsley Mesnes
- (081) St Cuthbert, Pemberton
- (084) St William, Ince
- (130) Sacred Heart, Wigan
- (177) St Edward, Newtown
- (223) St Aidan, Winstanley
See also: Catholic Church in the Isle of Man
- (032) St Mary of the Isle, Douglas
- (037) Parish of Castletown
- St Mary, Castletown
- St Columba, Port Erin
- (069) Our Lady Star of the Sea & St Maughold, Ramsey
- (151) St Patrick, Peel
- (173) St Anthony, Onchan
- (201) St Joseph, Willaston
- Archdiocese of Liverpool 2017 Directory
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- "Liverpool Metropolitan - Experience the fascinating history and heritage of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King". Liverpool Metropolitan. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
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- "The Parish of St Charles and St Thomas More". www.stcharles.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
- "Who we are". www.stmaryswoolton.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
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- "Parish of St John Vianney". www.parishofstjohnvianney.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
- "Our Lady of the Assumption Liverpool". www.ourladygateacre.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
- "St. Aloysius Church". www.st-aloysius.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
- "Saint Columba and Saint John Fisher Churches". www.columba-johnfisher.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
- "Saint Sebastian and Saint Oswalds". Saint Sebastian and Saint Oswalds. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
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- "Parish of St Margaret Mary – Knotty Ash, Liverpool". stmargaretmarys.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
- "St Teresa's Church, Norris Green". St Teresa's Church, Norris Green. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
- "The Parishes of Holy Name & Our Lady and St Philomena". The Parishes of Holy Name & Our Lady and St Philomena. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
- "Our Lady Queen of Martyrs & St Swithin's Catholic Church". Our Lady Queen of Martyrs & St Swithin's Catholic Church. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- "Crosby Pastoral Area". www.crosbypastoralarea.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- "Friends of St Mary's Church, Little Crosby, Liverpool". www.stmaryslittlecrosby.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- "Home". www.oloc.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
- "Holy Family Ince Blundell - Home Page". hfib.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
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- "Our Lady Of Victories". www.ourladyofvictorieshightown.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- "St Helen's Church, Crosby | Part of the Archdiocese of Liverpool". www.sthelenscrosby.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
- "St Marie's Southport - Home". www.stmariessouthport.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
- "HeartStone RC". HeartStone RC. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
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- "Our Lady of Lourdes & Saint Joseph's Catholic Parish, Southport:". www.birkdalecatholics.com. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- "St Patrick's Southport - Home". www.stpatrickssouthport.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
- "Saint Marys | RC Parish Church Leyland". Saint Mary's. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
- "Parish Of St Mary Magdalen & St Teresa's". www.ssmmt.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
- "St. Mary Magdalen, St. Oswald & St. Teresa - Home". www.catholic-penwortham-longton.btck.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
- "St Chads – St Chad's South Hill, Chorley". stchads-southhill.org. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
- "Brindle St Joseph's RC Church". www.brindlestjosephs.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
- "St Gregory's RC Church". www.stgregoryschorley.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
- "St Bede's Clayton Green". stbedesclaytongreen.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
- "St Mary's Roman Catholic Church | Chorley". www.stmarys-chorley.org. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
- "stjosephs1". www.stjosephs-anderton.com. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
- "Home". www.moorlandsanctuary.com. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
- "St Joseph". www.chorleystjoseph.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
- "St Maries - Our Lady of the Annunciation, Standish:". www.stmariesstandish.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
- "St Bernadette's, Shevington - Home". www.stbernadettesshevington.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
- "St James Catholic Church | Orrell - Wigan". www.stjamesorrell.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- "St Joseph's Church | Wrightington - Wigan - Catholic Church". www.stjosephswrightington.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- "St Richard Skelmersdale". www.strichard-skelmersdale.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
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- "St Teresa's | Catholic Church Upholland". www.stteresas-upholland.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- "St Anne's & St Elizabeth's Home Page". www.st-annes-ormskirk.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- "St Marys". stmaryskirkby.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- "http://saintspeterandpaulkirkby.co.uk/". saintspeterandpaulkirkby.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-30. External link in
- "Our Lady Help of Christians". www.ourladysportico.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
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- Archdiocese site
- Liverpool Archdiocesan Centre for Evangelisation
- Nugent Care website
- Animate Youth Ministries website
- Liverpool Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage
- image of the Lutyens design (Courtesy of Dream Organs)
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