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Croxteth – Our Lady Queen of Martyrs

Stonebridge Lane, Croxteth, Liverpool 11

A modest post-Vatican II design by the Prichard practice, square on plan and with a pyramidal roof. The Buildings of England describes it as ‘a pauper’s version of Christ the King, Queen’s Drive’. 

The parish was founded in 1963 and the church built in 1966-7. In 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 square on plan with virtually windowless exterior walls of brown brick and a flat roof with a tall pyramidal roof over the centre. The interior 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.

Entry amended by AHP 8.1.2021

Heritage Details

Architect: L. A. G. Prichard & Son

Original Date: 1967

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not Listed