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St Christopher & St Ambrose
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St Ambrose


Sat: 5:30 pm
Sun: 10 am


Mon: 9:15 am
Wed: 12 noon
Thurs: 9:15 am

The Parish Clergy

Father Ed Cain (Priest)
Originally from Woolton Village

Ordained Priest at subsequent home Parish of St Thomas of Canterbury, Waterloo, on 21 st July 1979
First Appointment: St Margaret Mary's 1979-1990
Appointed Parish Priest to St Robert Bellarmine Bootle 1990
Appointed Parish Priest to St Ambrose Speke and Hale Village 1997
additional appointment as Parish Priest to St Christopher Speke 2010

I serve as a Foundation Governor at St Ambrose Primary, St Christopher Primary and The Joint Faith Academy of St Nicholas.
I also serve on the Archdiocesan Parish Centre Board [APCMC].
I have a keen interest in Contemporary Church Music and play Bass Guitar and Acoustic Guitar at the Adequate Level.
This year I celebrated my Priestly Ruby Jubilee and it was wonderful to bring together people from the parishes I have served in with family and friends for a Celebration Thanksgiving Mass with Archbishop Malcolm.

About the Parish

The Parishes of St Ambrose and St Christopher serve the people of Speke and Hale Village.

Hale Village dates from before the Norman Conquest.

In the 1920's Liverpool envisioned Speke as a 'satellite town' providing new opportunities away from the City Centre Slums. In 1939 Rev James McCarthy was Priest in Charge of a new parish for Speke's 400 Catholics. In May 1940 the first public mass since the Reformation [the last being in nearby Speke Hall. In 1957 St Christopher's church was built which could accommodate 1200. Which sadly due to structural defects was replaced by a new church in 1997.
In 1961 the new church of St Ambrose opened accommodating a congregation of 700.

Since 2010 St Ambrose and St Christopher operate together with one priest.

Our endeavour is to be the Good News of Jesus by living our faith as a Catholic Community in worship, service, and support of one another. Along with our churches and parish schools we have St Ambrose Parish Centre, Youth Base run by parent volunteers, Faith in Action Group, contemporary church singers and musicians.

Home performance base for the Merseywave Choir and Young Singers with music leader Jason Ellis and acclaimed Mezzo Soprano Kathryn Rudge.