Parish Priests as builders

Fr Singleton

  • 1922 51 Moorfield Road. Purchase as presbytery and alterations
  • 1924 Building of the first church and purchase of land for future school
  • The first presbytery? 

Fr O'Shaughnessy

  • 1938 Building of St Luke's School
  • 1946 Replacement of the church roof
  • Expansion of the school

Fr Michael Brown

  • 1965-1969 Building of the new church
  • 1969 Conversion of old church to a parish centre
  • Expansion of the school
  • 1975 The new presbytery
  • Demolition of the old presbytery

Fr John Williams

  • Replacement of the church roof
  • Re-ordering of the sanctuary
  • Demolition of the old church
  • Building of the new parish centre
  • New school, expansion of the school and replacement of temporary buildings
  • South and North stained glass windows

Can you help?

  • We are still trying to find out when the first presbytery was built. It was located by the road on the site of the current car park. Please get in touch if you have any additional information or old photos

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