St. Anne’s

St Anne's
St Anne’s

Parish priest: Rev Monsignor J. M. Walsh

Parish administrator: John McCarthy

Parish Safeguarding Rep: John McCarthy

General Mass times

Monday & Wednesday 10 a.m.

Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Mass Intentions and Services 9th December – 16th December

Sunday          10:30am        Bernard Taylor

Monday        10:00am        Eucharistic Service

Wednesday  10:00am        Private Intention (JW)

Sunday          10:30am        Elizabeth Bradley

Confessions: On request after Mass

Holy Days of Obligation: Please see Newsletters

History

The ‘Mission of St. Anne’ was founded in 1886 and is listed chronologically as the 178thmission in the Directory of the Liverpool Archdiocese. The building on West Lane known as Clarence House and previously as St. George’s was originally constructed as ‘St. Anne’s Convent Orphanage for Girls’ in 1886. It was administered by the Sisters of Charity. The chapel of the convent was dedicated to St. Anne.

The residents of the area attended Mass at the chapel on Sundays and Holy Days, until the headmaster of St. George’s School for Boys found that there was insufficient room to accommodate them. This meant that residents of the area had to make their way to Our Lady of Compassion for Mass, causing distress to the elderly and infirm who could not get there.

A petition was organised for a Chapel-of-Ease to be built and St. Anne’s Church was built in 1933 as that Chapel-of-Ease to the Church of Our Lady of Compassion. It was officially opened on Sunday 10thDecember 1933 by Rev. Fr. J. Gardiner, the Parish Priest of Our Lady of Compassion.

St. Anne’s remained a Chapel-of-Ease until 1947 when the Rev. Fr. Cyril F. Pilson was appointed ‘Priest-in-charge’. The first Parish Priest, Canon John Bennett was appointed in the Spring of 1951.