The Diocese of Lancaster has 137 churches (as of 2005). The cathedral is in Lancaster and is dedicated to St Peter. The Diocese of Lancaster was founded on 22 November 1924. It consists of the historic counties of Lancashire north  of  the  Ribble  and  the counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland. It is a suffragan diocese in Province of Liverpool, and is subject to the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

Preston – Sacred Heart

Late Gothic revival church, not of special architectural or historic interest, but located in a conservation area.... Read More

Preston – St Anthony of Padua

The culmination of the major Preston church building programme of the 1950s. An impressive late work by Sir Giles... Read More

Preston – St Clare

Post war church, not (on the basis of external inspection) of special architectural or historic interest. The... Read More

Preston – St Gregory the Great

Stately brick W C Mangan church with a bold octagonal west tower. The parish was established in 1924 and the... Read More

Preston – St Ignatius

An early, archaeologically correct Gothic Revival church with significant later adaptations, all by major nineteenth... Read More

Preston – St Joseph

Church built in the heart of the cotton district, with an unremarkable brick exterior and impressive internal volume... Read More

Preston – St Maria Goretti

Post-war church with quite a striking interior. Maria Goretti (1890-1902) was a devout peasant girl from Ancona... Read More

Preston – St Peter and St Paul

Post-war  church  converted  from  an  old  egg-packing  station;  not  of  special architectural or... Read More

Preston – St Teresa

Thin, late essay in Early English gothic revival by a local architect. Of some scale and architectural ambition, but... Read More

Preston – St Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs

Major church in gothic style by E.W.Pugin, and the earliest and best example of Canon James Taylor’s architectural... Read More

Preston – St Walburge

Arguably the supreme monument of Lancashire Catholicism, built by J.A.Hansom at a time of resurgent confidence. The... Read More

Preston – St Wilfrid

Jesuit  church  dating  originally  from  the  immediate  post-Relief  Act  period,  but almost  ... Read More

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