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 9:00 a.m.

Confessions available after every Mass

Mass Intentions and Services, 16th February – 23rd February 2020

Sunday                  9:00am            Laura Moss 

Monday                10:00am          Nellie and Harold Watson

Wednesday          10:00am          Eucharistic Service

Sunday                  9:00am            Monsignor Cannon

 

Holy Days of Obligation: Please see Newsletters

Safeguarding Information:

  • Parish Safeguarding Rep: John McCarthy

 

  • Archdiocese of Liverpool Safeguarding Department: Alexandra Griffiths, Safeguarding Co-ordinator, 0151 522 1043

 

 

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

 

  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.https://www.childline.org.uk/

 

 

  • Samaritans Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.https://www.samaritans.org/

 

 

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.