Diocesan Pilgrimage 2015

Report by Parish Pilgrims



Some seven parishioners joined the Pilgrimage this year along with seven hundred or so others from across the Diocese.  Always enjoyable and often moving, this year was no exception.



Some rain early on was  actually beneficial as it kept us from overheating.





Mgr Chris Lightbound provided one of the highlights at the Opening Catechesis, giving an absorbing reflection on his own formation in the faith.



Bishop Mark Davies' Homily in Lourdes.



Lunch after the Ordination in beautiful sunshine!






History of the Parish


The parish of St Winefride's has been well St Winefridesdocumented and the information here is taken from an extremely informative leaflet written by Miss Virginia Bowes and a more modern view of the changes in the church written by Judy Howard taking in the rennovations started in 1993.


The priests of the parish section gives an account of all the priests from 1843 to 1986.

Aspects Of History (1843 - 1939)

Modern History (1993 - 2004)

Priests of The Parish (1843 - 2012)
Father Christopher Lightbound Diamond Jubilee (2015)


The webteam is always happy to receive any information regarding the history of the parish.


BBC NorthWest Tonight filmed at St Winefride's on 16 October 2015 investigating a story about the bones of St John Plessington.