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Pictures of RC Churches in the Liverpool Area

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Ron Formby of Scottie Press sent me an email, part of which requested the following;

"I would welcome a little bit of text - ie what are your hopes for the Hibernia website. There has been quite a considerable number of churches closed over the years and I know that many former parishioners (world wide) wish to be reconnected. On our website projects webpage at (Scottie Press), there is coverage given to church closures under 'Pastoral Regeneration'...."

My aim in setting up the Hibernia web site was, to create a resource that would be helpful to people tracing their Liverpool Irish ancestors. The Catholic churches played a central part of the in the lives of Irish in Liverpool during the 1800 & 1900's and therefore the information in the catholic church registers can be vital in tracing their lives. The main registers of interest are; Baptism, Marriage and Burial.

As I have helped people over the years, some from overseas (Canada, USA, Australia, South Africa....) have asked me for photographs of the churches their Liverpool Irish ancestors attended. So I have decided to put some church pictures onto this site, while they are still there to be photographed! Here are some pre. 1900 churches:


Holy Cross, Great Crosshall Street, L3, External Pictures (Parish closed 2001, church now demolished)
Holy Cross, Great Crosshall Street, L3, Internal Pictures (Parish closed 2001, church now demolished)
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 27 High Park Street, L8,
Our Lady of Reconciliation De La Sallette, Eldon Street, Liverpool L3, External Thumbnail Pictures
Our Lady of Reconciliation De La Sallette, Eldon Street, Liverpool L3, Internal Pictures
Sacred Heart, Hall Lane, Liverpool L7, External Pictures
St Alban's, Athol Street, L5, (Parish closed 1991)
St Alphonsus, Great Mersey Street, L5, (Parish closed 2001, church now demolished)
St Anne's, Overbury Street, L7, Thumbnail Pictures
St Anthony's, Scotland Road, L5, Thumbnail Pictures
St Anthony's, Scotland Road, L5, stain glass windows
St Augustine's, Great Howard Street, L3, Thumbnail Pictures (Parish closed 1976, church now demolished)
St Austin's, Aigburth Road, Grassendale, L19, Thumbnail Pictures
St Bartholomew's Warrington Road, Rainhill, L35
St Catherine's Chapel, Lydiate, Southport Road, L31, Thumbnail Pictures
St Francis Xavier, Salisbury Street, L3, Thumbnail Pictures
Most Holy Redeemer & St Kentigern, Waddicar Lane, Melling, L31, Thumbnail Pictures
St James', Chestnut Grove, Marsh Lane, Bootle, L20, Thumbnail Pictures
St John's, Fountains Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool, L4, External Pictures
St John's, Fountains Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool, L4, Internal Thumbnail Pictures
St Joseph's, Grosvenor Street, Liverpool, L3, Thumbnail Pictures (Parish closed 1979, church demolished 1979, information from Ged Fagan)
St Michael's, West Derby Road, L6, Thumbnail Pictures
St Mary of Angels (The Friary), Fox St, L5, Thumbnail Pictures (Parish closed 2001)
St Mary's, Highfield St, L3, Thumbnail Picture (Parish closed 2000, church now demolished)
St Oswald King and Martyr RC Church, Old Swan, Liverpool L13, Thumbnail Picture
St Patrick's, Park Place, L8, Thumbnail Pictures
S.S. Peter & Paul's, Liverpool Road, Great Crosby, L23, Thumbnail Pictures
St Peter's, Seel Street, L1, External Pictures, (Parish closed 1978)
St Peter's, Seel Street, L1, Internal Pictures,
St Peter's, Seel Street, L1, Presbytery,
St Peter's, Seel Street, L1, Priest; Father Martin Rochford,
St Philip Neri, Catherine Street, L8, Thumbnail Pictures (Parish closed 2001, church is now the University Chapel)
St Sylvester's, Silvester Street, L5, Thumbnail Pictures
St Vincent De Paul's, St James' Street, L1
St Winefride's, (Old church) Bootle, L20
 

Here are some modern Liverpool RC parishes:


St Albert's Church, 31 Hollow Croft Court, Stockbridge Village, Liverpool (Parish opened 1966/1977)
St Matthew's, Queens Drive, Clubmoor, Liverpool (Parish opened 1930, Consecrated in 1950)
St Monica's, Fernhill Road, Bootle (Parish opened 1923, Consecrated in 1960)

 

 


See Tony Swarbrick's pictures of Liverpool churches at leverpoole.co.uk


Link to Ian Buckley's LIVERPOOL CHURCH INTERIORS ; St Francis Xavier's, St Anthony's & St Perter's
Links to other sites dealing with the proposed demolition of Catholic Churches:

Catholic Church Conservation News and comment on Catholic church closings throughout the world

Restoration Not Demolition The Sacred Heart Church and School at Darlinghurst, NSW Australia, have been earmarked for demolition to make way for commercial/private university development.


 
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