LISCARD: St. Columba (Church of England)

Trafalgar Avenue/Sea Bank Road.

Church History

Founded in 1904 as a chapel to Egremont: St. John. In 1922 it became the district church for part of the town of Wallasey. The boundaries of "The District Chapelry of Saint Columna, Egremont" were described in the London Gazette on 28 April 1922:

"All that part of the New Parish (sometime Consolidated Chapelry) of Saint John, Egremont, otherwise Liscard, in the County of Chester and in the Diocese of Chester, which is bounded upon the north east by the middle of the River Mersey, upon the north west by the New Parish of Saint Mary, Liscard, in the said County and Diocese, and upon the remaining sides, that is to say, upon the south west and upon the south east, by an imaginary line commencing upon the boundary which divides the said New Parish of Saint Mary, Liscard, from the said New Parish of Saint John, Egremont, otherwise Liscard, at the junction of Martin's Lane witih Serpentine Road, and extending thence first south eastward and then southward along the middle of Serpentine Road for a distance of 17½ chains or thereabouts to its junction witih Crescent Road, and extending thence south eastward along the middle of Crescent Road for a distance of 7½ chains or thereabouts to its junction with Union Street, and extending thence north eastward along the middle of Union Street for a distance of 17½ chains or thereabouts to its junction with King Street, and extending thence south eastward along the middle of King Street for a distance of 5 chains or thereabouts to its junction with Tobin Street, and extending thence north eastward along the middle of Tobin Street for a distance of 7 chains, or thereabouts to its junction with the Egremomt Promenade, and extending thence north eastward in a straight line at right angles to the Egremont Promenade for a distance of half a mile or thereabouts to a point in the middle of the River Mersey upon the boundary of tihe said New Parish of Saint John, Egremont, otherwise Liscard."

On 8 June 1971 the district was amalgamated with that of Liscard: St. Mary, to form the combined district of "Liscard: St. Mary with St. Columba". St. Columba's church closed in 1971, and was subsequently demolished.

Church Records

C = Christenings (Baptisms) ; M = Marriages ; B = Burials ; BTs = Bishop's Transcripts

Original RegistersC 1904-1971 ; M 1922-1971 — Cheshire Record Office (P 212)
Microfilm CopiesC 1904-1971 ; M 1922-1966 — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and IndexesM 1922-1931 — Cheshire BMD (WR:A28)
NotesB — none

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