Bicentenary of St Mary's and St John's, Wigan

To mark this bicentenary, two articles from our journal, usually restricted to members, are made available here: one is on Wigan's first post-Reformation Catholic church of 1688, and the other is on the controversy that led to the building of two Catholic churches about a hundred yards apart in 1819.

St Mary's and St John's Wigan (PDF)