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St Anne, Shevington

St Anne, Shevington

Shevington was a Township in the Parish of Standish, in the Diocese of Manchester. Shevington Parish was formed on 17th January 1873 and given Ecclesiastical Rights to perform Baptisms. Until St Anne's Church was completed, baptisms were carried out at the Mission Church in Crooke and in the School in Miles Lane, Shevington. The Church School was built in Standish Lower Ground in December 1895 to replace the mission school in Crooke which was closed because of flooding. St Anne's was consecrated on 22nd July 1887 by the Bishop of Manchester, Dr. Moorhouse.

Interior of St Anne, Shevington

In 1986 the Rev. Andrew Dawson asked Madge Preston to produce a short history of the parish as part of the Church’s 100 year anniversary in 1987 [1]. We would like to thank the Rev. Philip Dennison for giving us permission to use the material for this web page. The booklet contains much more than can be reproduced here; a copy is available in the library at Shevington.

More information is also available on the church's website.

1887-1899Rev. Alexander Richardson
1900-1928Rev. George B. Hopkins
1929-1964Rev. Harold S. Crabtree
1965-1983Rev. George Dewhurst
1984-1997Rev. Andrew Dawson
1998-2004Rev. John G. Riley
2004-Rev. Philip I. Dennison


[1] Booklet produced for the Church's 100 year anniversary in 1987: “A History” by Madge Preston, 1986, pages 2 – 4.

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