Fr Stephen Pritchard (Priest) Fr Stephen has been in the parish since 2015, he also chaplain to Liverpool Hope
University and is the Dean of the Pastoral Area. Fr Stephen has spent most of his
priestly ministry working with young people and founded Animate Youth Ministries the
youth service of the Archdiocese of Liverpool. "I love being a priest and the contact I
have with people as well all the variety every day brings, it is great to be part of a 'we
can' parish who are moving together to implement our vision."
About the Parish
Our Lady of the Assumption parish began in 2011 with the closure of the former parishes of Our Lady's, St Cyril's and St Gregory's. The parish began after the World War II when many areas of the city were devastated with the bombing and many families were moved to new areas of the city where new homes were being built. A large pre-fabricated estate of some 1,200 dwellings was established in Gateacre and Childwall Valley. Today the new parish incorporates Netherley, Childwall, Gateacre and Belle Vale with seven thousand houses and a population of fifteen thousand people. The parish has two schools, Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory's. The parish also runs two social clubs. The church of Our Lady of the Assumption was opened by Archbishop Beck in 1965. WE are a family friendly community and the Vision of the parish is be WELCOMING I LOVING & SERVING. See our website to look at how we try to enable this to happen.
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