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Our Story

A new chapter has opened in the story of the Catholic community in Latchford, Grappenhall and Thelwall. Since the opening of our new church in June 2010 something new began and generations to come will add to this ongoing story.


World War One Memorial

The only Catholic Church in Warrington south of the river Mersey during World War One was at St Mary Street. Following the war a memorial was placed there as a mark of respect for those who had given their lives in active service. This memorial is still the focus of an act of remembrance each 11 November.

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Battle of the Somme 100 Year Anniversary
Microsoft Word Document 38.0 KB

Parish Publications

Prior to this the story was lived by parishioners of two parishes and we are indeed fortunate that David Forrest, one of our former parishioners, took the time and care to prepare and publish two volumes of history representing the history of the Catholic community in and around Latchford over more than a century.

 

We are pleased and proud to make these available to a wider audience as PDF files.

 

Our parish archivist and historian, Tricia Peters, has taken on her father's work and is collating material so that this story will continue to be recorded.

 

Another parishioner, Philomena McCarthy worked with Tricia to publish a booklet giving information about the preparation for, building and opening of the new church.We are pleased and proud to make these available to a wider audience as PDF files.

 

Our parish archivist and historian, Tricia Peters, has taken on her father's work and is collating material so that this story will continue to be recorded.

 

Another parishioner, Philomena McCarthy worked with Tricia to publish a booklet giving information about the preparation for, building and opening of the new church.

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Something Beautiful For God
An honest account of how our new church came to be built.
Compiled by Philomena McCarthy & Tricia Peters
Something Beautiful for God _P McCarthy
Adobe Acrobat Document 82.8 KB
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Our Lady's Parish History
Written by David Forrest and giving a comprehensive picture of the life of this parish.
Our Lady's Website history.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 447.6 KB
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St Augustine's Parish History
Written by David Forrest and giving a comprehensive history of this parish.
St Augustine's website history.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB