Saint John Henry Newman Catholic Church, Back Brook Place, Knutsford Rd, Latchford, Warrington,Cheshire,England,UK, WA4 1JE
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:7205 x 3171 px | 61 x 26.8 cm | 24 x 10.6 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:25 October 2020
Location:Back Brook Place, Knutsford Rd, Latchford, Warrington,Cheshire,England,UK, WA4 1JE
In the 1990s several surveys were undertaken at St Mary’s church, highlighting areas of structural instability and poor maintenance. The congregation had also fallen to around 400. The bishop decided to merge the parish with that of St Augustine; that parish had been erected in 1929 to cater for new residential areas in Westy, but the church had been closed and demolished in 2005. A new church would be built to serve the new parish and old St Mary’s would be demolished. However, the old church was listed in 2005, and its future remains unresolved. The new church was built at Latchford, on a site on Knutsford Road equidistant between the two former parish churches. In June 2008 the first designs, by David Horne of Hulme Upright Manning, were displayed, and the comments of the community carefully considered in the final design and decoration of the church. The new church opened in 2010, and may be the first newly-built Catholic church to be dedicated to Blessed John Henry Newman - More at https://taking-stock.org.uk/building/blessed-john-henry-newman-latchford/