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Following a consultation process, the Archdiocese of Liverpool can now confirm its Families of Parishes. The process started in November 2021 when the Pastoral Plan was launched. Deanery Synodal Councils were set up and tasked to propose local Families of Parishes. The Pastoral Plan calls for us to be bold and creative in finding new ways we can best serve the mission of the Church in our current situation. These proposed Families were put to Archbishop Malcolm McMahon and he promulgated them on 1 March 2024.

Fr Philip Inch, Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral Organisation and Synodal Implementation said: "We owe a huge debt of thanks to the members of Deanery Synodal Councils. They have worked really hard to put together the suggested Families of Parishes. In some parts of the archdiocese this was not a difficult task – in others it has been far from easy. We say a big thank you for all the hard work that has been done."

It has been suggested that in the next twelve month they undertake two very simple suggestions:

1. Build relationships and develop communications.

2. Decide on a project for each Family to undertake in the next 12 months.


Warrington & Widnes Families of Parishes

Widnes & Cronton

 St Wilfrid, Widnes; Holy Family, Cronton

West Warrington

Sacred Heart & St Alban; St Joseph, Penketh; St Paul of the Cross, Burtonwood.

East Warrington

Blessed James Bell; St Peter & St Michael, Woolston; St Stephen, Orford; St Mary's Shrine. 


Sefton Inland

Family 1

Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Litherland; St Robert Bellarmine, Bootle; St Elizabeth of Hungary, Litherland; St Benet, Netherton; Our Lady of Walsingham, Netherton.

Family 2

Holy Rosary, Aintree; St George, Maghull; St Mary & Kentigern, Aughton; St Catherine of Alexandria, Lydiate.


Sefton Coast North


Holy Family, Ince Blundell; Our Lady of Victories, Hightown; Our Lady of Compassion, Formby; St John Stone and Sacred Heart, Ainsdale and Woodvale.


St Marie on the Sands, Southport; St Patrick, Southport;  Holy Family, Meols Cop; St Teresa of Avila, Birkdale; Our Lady of Lourdes and St Joseph, Hillside and Birkdale.


Sefton Coast South


St William of York, Thornton; St Mary, Little Crosby; St Joseph, Blundellsands, St Helen, Crosby.


St Oscar Romero, Seaforth and Waterloo; Ss Peter and Paul, Crosby; Irenaeus.


St James, Bootle; St Monica and St Richard, Bootle; St Francis de Sales, Walton. 


Liverpool North

Family 1

Blessed Sacrament, Aintree; Holy Name, Fazakerley; Our Lady and St Philomena, Fazakerley

Family 2

St Matthew, Clubmoor; St Teresa of the Child Jesus, Norris Green; Our Lady Queen of Martyrs and St Swithin, Croxteth.

Family 3

St Cecilia, Tuebrook; St Oswald, King and Martyr ,Old Swan; St Sebastian, Fairfield

Family 4

St Paul, West Derby; St Timothy, West Derby; St Margaret Mary, Knotty Ash.

Liverpool Central


St Sylvester, Vauxhall and Everton; St John the Evangelist, Kirkdale; St Francis Xavier, Everton; St Michael and Sacred Heart, Everton; All Saints, Anfield.


Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King; St Philip Neri (University Chaplaincy); Royal Liverpool Hospital; Blessed Sacrament Shrine.


Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Patrick, Toxteth; St Vincent de Paul; St Anne and St Bernard, Edge Hill.                      

Liverpool South

Inland Family

Christ the King and Our Lady, Wavertree; Our Lady of the Assumption, Gateacre; St Mary, Woolton; Bishop Eton, Childwall; St John Vianney, Halewood, Woolton and Hunts Cross.

Riverside Family

St Ambrose, Speke; St Christopher, Speke; St Wilfrid, Garston; St Charles and St Thomas More, Aigburth; St Anthony of Padua, Mossley Hill; St Clare and St Hugh, Sefton Park.



Ss Peter and Paul, St Mary Mother of God, St Michael and All Angels, St Joseph and St Laurence


St Albert the Great, Stockbridge Village; St Columba and St John Fisher, St Dominic, St Aloysius, Roby; St Agnes and St Aiden.


Our Lady Help of Christians, Portico; Our Lady Immaculate and St Joseph, St Luke the Evangelist, Whiston. 

West Lancashire

Area 1

 St Richard, Skelmersdale; St John the Evangelist, Burscough; Our Lady and All Saints, Parbold; St Joseph, Wrightington

Area 2

St James Orrell;  Our Lady of the Annunciation and St Bernadette, Standish and Shevington; St Teresa, Upholland

Area 3

St Anne, Ormskirk; St Elizabeth, Scarisbrick 

Isle of Man


St Patrick, Peel; Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Maughold, Ramsey.


St Mary and St Columba, Castletown and Port Erin


St Mary of the Isle and St Joseph, Douglas; St Anthony of Padua, Douglas 



St Gregory, Chorley; St Oswald, Coppull; St Mary, Euxton; Ss Peter and Paul, Mawdesley; St Agnes, Eccleston


St Mary, Chorley; Sacred Heart, Chorley; St Joseph, Anderton.


St Joseph, Chorley; St Chad, Whittle-le-Woods; St Bede, Clayton Green; St Joseph, Withnell; St Joseph, Brindle.


St Mary, Leyland; St Catherine Labouré, Farrington; St Oswald, Longton; St Mary Magdalen and St Teresa, Penwortham; Our Lady Help of Christians, Tarleton.

St Helens

Family 1

St Mary and St John, Newton le Willows; Blessed English Martyrs, Haydock; St Mary Immaculate, Blackbrook

Family 2

Corpus Christi, Rainford; St Mary, Birchley; St Mary and St Thomas of Canterbury, Windleshaw; St Julie, Eccleston

Family 3

St Austin, Thatto Heath; St Teresa of Avila, Devon Street; Holy Cross and St Helen.

Family 4

St Bartholomew, Rainhill; St Theresa of the Child Jesus, Sutton Manor; St Anne and Blessed Dominic, Sutton and Parr

Wigan + Leigh

Family 1

Wigan: St William, St Mary, St Edward the Confessor, St Jude, Worsley Mesnes; St Aidan, Winstanley.

Family 2

Ashton-in-Makerfield and Platt Bridge: St Oswald & St. Edmund Arrowsmith, Ashton-in-Makerfield; Our Lady Immaculate, Ashton-in-Makerfield; St Wilfrid, Ashton-in-Makerfield; Holy Family, Platt Bridge.

Family 3

Leigh, Golborne, Lowton and Croft: St Edmund Arrowsmith, Leigh; St Catherine of Siena & All Saints, Golborne; St Lewis, Croft.

Family 4

Hindley, Hindley Green, Atherton, Boothstown and Astley: St Benedict, Hindley; St John Rigby, Atherton; St Margaret Clitherow, Boothstown and Astley.

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