Holy Souls, Blackburn - Roman Catholic

Church picture

Photograph supplied by & Copyright of Steve Houldsworth.
Holy Souls,
Whalley New Road,


The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1924.

A new parish was started in the Wilpshire district in 1924 and a temporary chapel erected in 1925. Fr. Philip Ryan was the first priest and remained until 1929, when Fr. J. C. Gornall took charge. Fr. Patrick Barton came in 1936 but unfortunately did not live long. Fr. Henry Casartelli is the present Rector.

Taken from "Salford Diocese and its Catholic past", a survey by Charles A. Bolton, a Priest of the above Diocese. Published 1950 on the First Centenary for the Diocese of Salford.



Church Records

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Copies of Original Registers



The church is located at OS grid reference SD6857831397 (Lat/Lon 53.777948,-2.478310). You can see this on maps provided by:

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