Demo over church closure

Rosary vigil aginst the closure of St Catherine of Sienna Church at Lane Head, Lowton
Rosary vigil aginst the closure of St Catherine of Sienna Church at Lane Head, Lowton

PARISHIONERS fighting to re-open a Lowton church have staged a protest.

They held a special Rosary outside the locked and barred doors of St Catherine of Siena in Newton Road on Sunday.

The event was organised to coincide with the commemorations of the anniversary of the death in Rome in 1380 of the saint after whom their parish is named.

St Catherine of Siena Church was closed a year ago after the church authorities in Liverpool decided it faced such significant structural issues – including the need for a full electrical rewiring – that it was uneconomic to keep it going, despite the healthy-looking 250-plus attendance over the week at Mass.

Church authorities wouldn’t comment on the protest this week.