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, 26th January – 2nd February 2020
Sunday 9:00am Michael Halpin
Monday 10:00am Eucharistic Service
Wednesday 10:00am Eucharistic Service
Sunday 9:00am Marie Massam
Holy Days of Obligation: Please see Newsletters
- Parish Safeguarding Rep: John McCarthy
- Archdiocese of Liverpool Safeguarding Department: Alexandra Griffiths, Safeguarding Co-ordinator, 0151 522 1043
- Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board. Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board – lscb
- 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/
- National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 ((lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.https://www.refuge.org.uk/ or https://www.womensaid.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/
- Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm) https://www.elderabuse.org.uk/
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.