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.
(Website of scores and audio files of music that may be freely used: chrismccurrymusic.org)
email firstname.lastname@example.org .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:
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.