St Anne and Blessed Dominic Catholic Church

St Helens
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Bishops` Conference of England and Wales (Cymru) Archdiocese of Liverpool

Deanery: St Helens


St Anne and Blessed Dominic
(1849 / 1850 / Cons 1973)
Monastery Lane, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 3ZDLSWDF
St Vincent de Paul
Derbyshire Hill Road, St Helens, Liverpool, WA9 2LSLSWDFLSWA

Catholic Priests and People

Rev Jean Paul Ilunga - Parish Priest
Sr Eileen O`Riordan - Pastoral Assistant and Chaplain, St Helens and Whiston Hospitals 01744 811601
Mrs Joanne Sorby - Pastoral Sec
Sr Eileen O`Riordan - Pastoral Assistant
Mr Gordon Hodson - Parish Admin

Retired People:

Dcn John McLoughlin - Retired


Correspondence AddressSt Vincent`s Presbytery
179 Derbyshire Hill Road
St Helens
Phone 01744 811935
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External Link to St Anne and Blessed Dominic Catholic Church`s Website:

Nearest Catholic Schools

St Anne`s Catholic Primary School, St Helens (0.6 miles)

Nearest Catholic Parishes/Churches

St Bartholomew, Rainhill (0 miles)
St Theresa of the Child Jesus, St Helens (1.3 miles)
Holy Cross and St Helen, St Helens (1.3 miles)
St Austin, Thatto Heath (1.6 miles)
St Mary Immaculate, St Helens (2.2 miles)

Nearest Schools and Churches are calculated `as the crow flies` and may not be the closest or easiest when travelling.

Catholic Groups/Organisations/Religious Orders

St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School - Mixed
St Cuthbert`s Catholic High School - Mixed
Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School - Mixed

About St Anne and Blessed Dominic Catholic Church

Parish of St Anne And Blessed Dominic in (Archdiocese of Liverpool). Bank Holiday Mass Time: 12.00pm

Shrine of Blessed Dominic Barberi CP (also Venerable Elizabeth Prout and Venerable Ignatius Spencer).
Adamstan House, Parr Nursing Home, Elizabeth Court, Madison Court, Sherdley Manor (nursing homes)

Part of the Catholic Church - you can find other Catholic Churches, Catholic Schools or Religious Orders/Houses and Chaplaincies nearby above. Or you can use the Find a Church Near Me box above to search for a Church, School etc.

Dates: Merged 2008

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