“I have invited the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter to come to the archdiocese and to have responsibility for St Mary’s Church, Warrington. In due course this will become a centre for the celebration of the extraordinary form of Mass and the sacraments. The priests of this fraternity will not, however, assume pastoral responsibility for St Mary’s parish, which will be the responsibility of Fr David Heywood from September.”
Statement of Archbishop Malcolm McMahon
Archbishop of Liverpool
The arrival of the FSSP in Warrington provides England and Wales with a third dedicated home for the Traditional Mass, all of which are located in the North West of England.
The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest already has care for churches at St Peter & Paul and Philomena at New Brighton in the Diocese of Shrewsbury and St Walburge, Preston in the Diocese of Lancaster.