St Ann's RC Church Cheadle Hulme

Our Parish

A photo of the Altar PARISH PRIEST: Father Chris McCurry. Born in Wallasey 1945. Studied for the priesthood at Ushaw College, Durham, and the Venerable English College, Rome. Ordained at SS Peter & Paul, New Brighton, 27 September 1970. Served at St Joseph's, Stockport (1971-74); All Saints, Ashton on Mersey (1974-82); Our Lady of the Rosary, Donnington, Telford (1982-88); English Martyrs, Wallasey (1988-96); Our Lady Star of the Sea, Ellesmere Port (1996-2003); St Ann's, Cheadle Hulme (2003- ). Secondary interests mostly musical: composer, occasional conductor, leader of St Ann’s parish Choir, singer in two local choirs.


Father Chris was ordained well over forty years ago.  He celebrated his first forty years of priesthood, with gratitude to God and to so many people - good friends and collaborators in the service of God's people - in six different parishes over the years.  He is now looking forward to another milestone in 2020 when it will be the 50th anniversary of his ordination.  


(Website of scores and audio files of music that may be freely used:


email .Telephone 0161 485 1685.



LAY PASTORAL MINISTER: Mrs Julie Hindmarch - telephone 0161 440 8408.



LOCAL PASTORAL AREA St Ann's is one of the three churches making up the Shrewsbury Diocese's Local Pastoral Area 19 - dedicated to St Chad, a 7th century bishop thought to have had links with this area (Cheadle = Chad Hill?) The other two parishes of the LPA are Christ Church, Heald Green, and St Chad's, Cheadle.



SCHOOLS  The parish has strong links with four local Catholic schools:


Cheadle Catholic Infant School  Head Teacher: Mrs Kirsty Lofthouse

Conway Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 6DB. Tel. 0161 485 8733


Cheadle Catholic Junior School  Head Teacher: Mr Kevin Platt

Conway Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 6DB. Tel. 0161 485 3754


St James' Catholic High School  Head Teacher: Mr Tim Beesley

St James' Way, Cheadle Hulme SK8 6PZ. Tel. 0161 486 9211


Aquinas Sixth Form College  Principal: Mr Danny Pearson

Nangreave Road, Stockport SK2 6TH. Tel. 0161 483 3237 




ECUMENISM  St Ann’s parish is an active member of  Churches Together in Cheadle Hulme (CTCH), which includes all the Christian churches of the area and strives to foster Christian Unity in prayer, service and fellowship through various joint events and regular meetings. The ministers of the churches also meet monthly for prayer, discussion and mutual support.