The Diocese of Liverpool was founded on 29 September 1850, and elevated to the status of an archdiocese on 28 October 1911. It consists of the county of Lancashire (south of the Ribble), parts of Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, and the Isle of Man. It is the Metropolitan diocese in the Province of Liverpool. The cathedral is in Liverpool, and is dedicated to Christ the King. 208 churches were visited for Taking Stock (2007).

Widnes – St Michael

An ambitious and assured work built for the Jesuits by Henry Clutton, one of the leading Victorian designers of... Read More

Widnes – St Pius X

A church of engaging character, its striking external form and unified interior lending it a particular quality.The... Read More

Widnes – St Raphael the Archangel

A low-cost portal frame building, given some architectural pretension by the box-like facade and tower. One of two... Read More

Widnes (Cronton) – Holy Family

A modest village church built by a private benefactor in the early twentieth century. It remains largely unaltered, and... Read More

Widnes (Hough Green) – Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

An early example by the post-war practice of local architects L.A.G. Prichard, characterised by high-peaked gables at... Read More

Wigan – Sacred Heart

A brick church in modern Romanesque style, by the prolific Catholic architect W.C. Mangan. The first church was... Read More

Wigan – St John

One of a pair of outstanding early nineteenth century Catholic churches in Wigan. A Jesuit church built in 1819 in a... Read More

Wigan – St Mary

One of a pair of outstanding early nineteenth century Catholic churches in Wigan. A secular church built in 1818, its... Read More

Wigan – St Patrick

A red brick Gothic church, built for the incoming Irish community, with elaborate later furnishings.The mission was... Read More

Windleshaw – St Thomas of Canterbury

The church stands in a conspicuous position in the streetscape and is a work of Pugin & Pugin, a well-known firm of... Read More

Winstanley – St Aidan

A functional post-Vatican II design. The church was built in 1972, serving the southwestern suburbs of Wigan. It is... Read More

Withnell – St Joseph (The Moorland Sanctuary)

A stone-built late nineteenth-century dual-purpose church and school with presbytery, forming a group of some historic... Read More

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