150th Anniversary of St Richard’s of Chichester Church

On Friday, St Richard’s Church celebrated its 150th Anniversary. St Richard’s was built only 14 years after the Re-establishment of the Hierarchy of England and Wales in 1851. Father Michael Thompson, the Parish Priest and his team have worked hard over the last 18 months in preparation for this celebration and it was clear to see just how much time and effort they had put in to making sure the Community were involved. The Archbishop, the Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP was the Principle Celebrant and all the priest’s who have served in the parish were invited to the celebration too. There were lots of VIP guests also invited, including The Mayor of West Lancashire,Cllr Nikki Hennessy, and Rosie Cooper, Labour MP for West Lancashire  and of course the Community of St. Richards were invited too.for. During the service, the two new stained glass windows were unveiled and blessed, and the time capsule was also blessed. At the end of the service, It was lovely to see the pride on Father Michael’s face as he thanked everybody for making this celebration so memorable. 1 nicole photography st richards nicole photography st richards nicole photography st richards nicole photography st richards nicole photography st richards church nicole photography st richards 105th celebration 8 arch bishop arch bishop st richards 11 12 13 st richards church 150th celebration arch bishop 150 years 17 arch bishop 19 arch bishop malcolm mcmahon 21 22 23 st richards Nicole Photography nicole photography st richards 150 years 26nicole photography st richards 150 years 27nicole photography st richards 150 years 28nicole photography st richards 150 years 29nicole photography st richards 150 years 30 31 32 33mayor of west lancs mayor west lancs arch bishop time capsule 37 st richards time capsule 40 41 42 st richards church 67 69 71 lord mayor west lancs maureen fatal 73 74 75 76 arch bishop malcolm mcmahon rosie cooper mp 79 st richards church at nighttime.