History of St Peter's, Lytham
The History of the Catholic Faith in Lytham since 1190
A book has been written by one of the parishioners following many months of research. The book describes how the worshipping community developed around the small Benedictine cell, was pastored in Penal times and beyond by Jesuits on the English Mission, and by priests of the Northern Vicariate, until the 1829 Catholic Emancipation Act created the climate which allowed Father Walmsley to set up the present Church on Clifton Street. The book is more than a story of a building or a history of priests: it is the story of how we and our ancestors have lived our Catholic Faith in response to the varied challenges of thee times, with lay people playing an ever greater role.
If you would like to order a copy, please complete the contact form specifying how many copies you require. We will contact you to arrange payment. The book can be posted anywhere in the world, subject to payment of the appropriate postage fee.