Fr James McGinnell

Fr James McGinnell was chaplain at Hope Hospital until 1938. He assisted Fr O'Shaughnessy at St Luke's by saying one of the Sunday masses. He was present at the opening of the school and is in the photo to the right of Bishop Henshaw 

He became a Canon and later was appointed to St James the Less in Rawtenstall 


Parish History Group

If you would like to help research the history of the Parish or have any stories or photos then please get in touch. history@ourladyofhope.org.uk or speak to Paul Ashton, Stephanie McDonough or Pat Murray

We have some specific requests for information

  • Photos of our Assistant Priests/Curates
  • Photos and stories of the Charter Players
  • Photo of James O'Garr  (1891-1979)
  • Servicemen of WWII (your parents/grandparents/great-grandparents ?)
  • Early photos of Ss Peter and Paul