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promotes the study of the history of the Catholic Church
in the region west of the Pennines,
the old counties of Cheshire, Cumberland, Lancashire, and Westmorland

It organises meetings and conferences
& publishes an annual journal of research
Membership is open to anyone interested in the subject.

North West Catholic History is the annual journal
containing aids to and the results of research.
Some back numbers are available

Contributions to the Journal and annual conference are welcome.
Intending contributors should download a copy of
Guidelines for Editors and Contributors
and a copy of Notes for Contributors. 

For the list of available publications and the standing order form
for membership subscriptions please download the Information Leaflet.

Haydock's Bibliography

An Annotated Bibliography of Books in which Thomas Haydock
of Manchester and Dublin Appears on the General Title
as Printer, Publisher, or Bookseller

by Sidney K. Ohlhausen

Unveiling of the Haydock Memorial



 Publications available on-line


NWCH Journal 2014 (pdf)


Catholic Historian's Handbook
by Brian Plumb

The Recusant Historian's Handbook
by J.A. Hilton

Catholic Family Historian's Handbook (pdf)
by Allan Mitchinson

Other publications

Arundel to Zabi (pdf)
A Biographical Dictionary of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales (Deceased) 1623-2000
by Brian Plumb

Found Worthy (pdf) 
A Biographical Dictionary of the Secular Clergy of the Archdiocese of Liverpool (Deceased), 1850-2000
by Brian Plumb

  • Subscriptions

  • The annual subscription is  £15  and should be sent to:
  • Mr Brian Farrimond
  • The Treasurer
  • 11 Tower Hill
  • Ormskirk L39 2EE

Other Society Officers

  • The Editor Emeritus is:-
  • Mr J.A.Hilton
  • 282 Whelley
  • Wigan WN2 1DA
  • The Secretary is:
  • Mrs Linda Forster
  • 1 Rydal Avenue
  • Freckleton
  • Preston  PR4 1DJ


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