Parish Histories

The Church of Our Lady and St Patrick is a Roman Catholic parish in the centre of Oldham made up of what was originally 3 separate parishes; St Mary's, Our Lady of Mount Carmel with St Patrick, and Holy Rosary.

As part of a restructuring of the diocese they became one parish in 2018 with the closure of St Mary's and Holy Rosary. While a history of Holy Rosary does not exist, at present, the histories of St Mary's and St Patrick's can be found below.

A further chapter to the histories of those parishes is being written at present and when finished will be available here.

St Mary's history

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St Patrick's history

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Holy Rosary's history

Holy Rosary

Histories of all of our previous parishes are to be included in the forthcoming 'Faith of Our Fathers 2' which will focus on the years since Father Waterworth commissioned the first book some 19 years ago.
Once completed it will be available as a free online edition for the benefit of anyone interested in the histories of our now amalagamated parish. There will also be a limited number of hard copies for those without internet. These will be available from the piety shop.