Building » Croxteth – Our Lady Queen of Martyrs

Croxteth – Our Lady Queen of Martyrs

Stonebridge Lane, Croxteth, Liverpool 11

This is a modest modern building by the Prichard practice, architects of many churches in the Archdiocese, but is not of great architectural interest.

The parish was founded in 1963. As far as we have been able to establish, the church was built in 1968.  In August 2004 St Swithin’s Church was closed by the Archdiocese and the parish merged with that of Queen of Martyrs to become one parish with the name of Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs and St Swithin.

The church is rectangular on plan with virtually windowless exterior walls of brown brick and a flat roof with a tall pyramidal roof over the centre. The interior of the church is a single space with bare brick walls and timber boarding to the inside of the pyramid with a large gabled timber canopy over the altar. At the back of the church opposite the sanctuary are a series of smaller rooms opening off the main church space.

Heritage Details

Architect: L. A. G. Prichard

Original Date: 1968

Conservation Area: Yes

Listed Grade: Not Listed