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St Willibrord Roman Catholic, Clayton

St Willibrord,
North Road,
Clayton
Lancashire

Cemeteries

The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1906.
The choice of the Apostle of Holland as a patron saint for the parish was that of a Dutch priest, Fr. Sassen, who bought land for the parish from St. Brigid's in 1905. The new parish was opened in 1906. Fr. Charles Hanrahan developed the mission in its infancy and was followed by Fr. Richard Mortimer, who laboured here for a long period, devoting most of his priestly life to the parish.

Fr. Patrick Dillon supervised the building of the magnificent new church of unusual design, which was opened in 1938.

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.

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Church Records

Maps

The church is located at OS grid reference SJ8834298785 (Lat/Lon 53.485641,-2.177164). You can see this on maps provided by: