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Holy Cross RC Church; History, Records and Information

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Great Crosshall Street
Liverpool 
L3 2AP

This Large Roman Catholic church stands near to where St Patrick's
Cross was erected to mark St Patrick's Hill, supposedly the site where
St Patrick preached on his way to Ireland. The Parish was established
in 1849, and the first church, designed by Edward Pugin, opening in 
1860. The church was badly damaged during the Second World War,
and reopened after rebuilding in 1854. It is a Decorated Gothic 
building made of red sandstone. At the time of writing, the church
was earmarked for closure in the restructuring of inner city parishes.

The above description comes from 
'The Churches of Liverpool' 
by David Lewis
Published by The Bluecoat Press
ISBN 1 872568 76 9

© 2001 David Lewis 

(This book also has many fine photographs of Liverpool churches)

Reproduced with the permission of:
Colin Wilkinson of
The Bluecoat Press 
Bluecoat Chambers 
School Lane
Liverpool
L1 3BX

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Extracts from Archdiocese of Liverpool Directories:

Priest's order: Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI)

Baptism Registers started in 1849

Marriage Register started in 1854

The church was destroyed by enemy action in 1941

Rebuilt in 1954

Parish closed 2001

Later registers, mostly held at St Anthony's, Scotland Road

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Early registers have been deposited at the Liverpool Record Office

Record Office ref.:	HOL 282	
	
Registers:		Bap.	1849 - 1907 *
			Mat.	1856 - 1897 *
			Conf.	1861 - 1898 *

Printed index:		Marriages 1855 - 1897	(Hq 929.5 HOL)

Microfiche index:	Marriages 1855 - 1897	

Microfilm:		Registers 1897 - 1941

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Available from Liverpool & S.W. Lancashire FHS publications:

Microfiche index:	Marriages 1897 - 1897

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Information online:	Marriages at Holy Cross, 1855 - 1897

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* ORIGINAL REGISTERS NOT AVAILABLE IF MICROFILM COPY ARE HELD BY
  THE RECORD OFFICE. MANY REGISTERS WERE MICROFILMED IN THE 1940'S
  AS A PRECAUTION AGAINST LOSS DUE TO ENEMY BOMBING. THE QUALITY
  OF SOME OF THESE COPIES IS NOT GREAT.

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Last Updated May 2007
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© 2007 Patrick Neill