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Holy Rosary Church

Holy Rosary School is proud of its strong links with our parish.

The school is served mainly by the Parish of the Holy Rosary.

Holy Rosary Presbytery and Parish Office

Altway, Aintree, Liverpool L10 2LG

Tel: 0151 526 8468; email:

Our Parish Priest is Fr Philip Inch

Father Philip regularly pops into school and our staff and pupils are always delighted to see him. Our children also enjoy visiting church during term time, sometimes for mass and sometimes linked to their learning through our RE curriculum. Children also take part in services at Christmas and Easter, and celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.


Our Parish History

The need for a mission in the area was first identified in 1939, but nothing could be done during the war years. In September 1947 Archbishop Downey appointed Fr John Gillan as priest-in-charge. Fr John took up lodgings in 34 Radley Drive. In October 1947 the parish was placed under the patronage of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Sadly, in October 1954 after laying the foundations of the parish, Fr Gillan retired due to ill-health. Fr Gillan was succeeded by Fr Meehan, under whose guidance the old farmhouse was put to use as the presbytery and in time the parish centre, church, infant school, junior School and finally, a new presbytery were all constructed. Building on the church actually commenced on the Feast of the Annunciation, 25th March 1955. The following October the foundation stone was laid and blessed by Archbishop Godfrey. On the 7th October 1956, appropriately on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, the church was finally opened.


Weekend Mass times at Holy Rosary Church are as follows:

Saturday 6pm; Sunday 10.30am – this Mass includes Little Church and is followed by refreshments in the Parish Centre.

The church website can be found here:

If you wish to watch Mass online then you can do so here: 

Some of our school events in church are also found here, available for 30 days following the event.