St Ann's RC Church Cheadle Hulme

Our Parish

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Fr. Louis Charuvila Pappy 

Fr. Louis was born in Kerala, India in 1974. He was ordained as a priest on 30th December 1999 at St. Thomas Cathedral Bathery, Kerala, after completing his priestly training at St. Mary’s Malankara Seminary, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. 

Fr Louis holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Calicut, Kerala, a Master’s Degree in Theology from the Catholic University of Belgium and a Doctorate in Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. 

Fr. Louis served as the Parish Priest of various parishes of the Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum, Diocese of Bathery in Kerala, and the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Long Island, United States. 

Prior to his new assignments in the United Kingdom, he was the Resident Professor and Finance Officer of St. Mary’s Malankara Seminary. He served as the Pastoral Co-Ordinator of Europe for the Malankara Catholic faithful residing outside India. 

In addition to this, he served as the Secretary to the Bishop, Chancellor and Finance Officer of the Institutions, and Executive Director of the Diocesan Social Apostolate. 

Fr. Louis is the Chaplin of the Syro –Malankara Catholic Missions of Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool of the Malankara Catholic Church in the United Kingdom. 

In September 2022, Fr Louis was appointed Parochial Administrator of St Chad’s Cheadle and St Ann’s Cheadle Hulme in the Diocese of Shrewsbury.


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 Heald Green, and, Cheadle.


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


Cheadle Catholic Infant School Head Teacher: Mrs Pamela Glynn


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


Cheadle Catholic Junior School Head Teacher: Mrs Rachel Fender


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


St James' Catholic High School Head Teacher: Mr A Pontifex


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.


Contact us


Address:       St Ann’s Church, 29, Vicarage Ave, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 7JW


Telephone:    0161 485 1685




St Ann’s is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Shrewsbury (registered charity number 234025)