The Diocese of Lancaster was founded on 22 November 1924. It consists of the historic counties of Lancashire (north of the Ribble), Cumberland and Westmorland. It is a suffragan diocese in Province of Liverpool, and is subject to the Archdiocese of Liverpool. The cathedral is in Lancaster, and is dedicated to St Peter. 121 churches were visited for Taking Stock (2005).

Barrow-in-Furness – St Patrick

A plain Gothic design, old-fashioned for its date. The significance lies more in the location, at the heart of the... Read More

Barrow-in-Furness – St Pius X

A small church built in 1955 to serve a post-war housing estate.Small red brick building with slate roof. The blind... Read More

Blackpool – Christ the King

A plain building, part of a major programme of church building in post-war Blackpool. The church is of the same... Read More

Blackpool – Holy Family

A late work by the Pugin & Pugin practice, the east elevation to the road the most decorative.Work started on the... Read More

Blackpool – Our Lady of the Assumption

A large church in a stripped Romanesque style, with much bare wall, owing something to the Art Deco style of the... Read More

Blackpool – Sacred Heart

The earliest and the most architecturally ambitious Catholic church in Blackpool. Built by E. W. Pugin at the expense... Read More

Blackpool – St Bernadette

A modest design, belonging to a major programme of church building initiated by Bishop Flynn in post-war... Read More

Blackpool – St Cuthbert

A handsome and richly furnished church serving Blackpool’s South Shore, by James O’Byrne, a leading Liverpool... Read More

Blackpool – St John Vianney

The major contribution to a vigorous post-war church building programme in Blackpool and its environs. This is a... Read More

Blackpool – St Kentigern

The first church to be built in the newly-created Diocese of Lancaster. St Kentigern is a building of some... Read More

Blackpool – St Margaret Clitherow

An interesting drum-shaped design of the late 1960s.*Update: The church was closed in 2009 and subsequently... Read More

Blackpool – St Monica

A functional post-war church, of some interest as a late building by Tom Mellor, with original commissioned... Read More

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