PARISH TIMELINE
   
  • 1862
FOUNDATION OF MISSION UNDER THE MINISTRATION OF Rev SAMUEL J WALKER (QO/Burke) SERVICES WERE HELD IN A HAYLOFT BEHIND THE MERSEY HOTEL IN DERBY ROAD
  • 16-18 May 1865
BAZAAR HELD AT ST GEORGE'S HALL IN AID OF THE NEW CATHOLIC CHURCH & SCHOOLS IN BOOTLE
  • 9 Sep 1866  
LAYING OF FOUNDATION STONE DELAYED (LM)
LAYING OF FOUNDATION STONE (LM)
BLESSING OF THE CHURCH BELL (LM)
OPENING OF CHURCH (LM)
BLESSING OF SECOND CHURCH BELL (LM)
  • 26 Feb 1869
CONCERT IN LORD NELSON STREET TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SCHOOL (LM)
  • 25-27 Jan 1870
GRAND BAZAAR IN ST GEORGE'S HALL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SCHOOL (LM)
  • 1872
ST ALEXANDER'S SCHOOL IS OPENED AT A COST OF 3750 (Boyle)
  • 21 Sep 1873
MONSIGNOR CAPEL PREACHED TWO SERMONS AT CHURCH TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SCHOOL (LM)
  • 9 & 11 Dec 1873
MONSIGNOR CAPEL LECTURES IN ST GEORGE'S HALL  SMALL CONCERT ROOM TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SCHOOL (LM)
  • 19 Jan 1874
FOURTH ANNUAL BOOTLE CATHOLIC BALL BENEFITS ST ALEXANDER'S SCHOOL (LM)
  • 26 Jan 1874
ST ALEXANDER'S BRANCH OF CATHOLIC TOTAL ABSTINENCE LEAGUE MENTIONED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING IN THE LEAGUE HALL, WILLIAM BROWN STREET (LM)
  • 23 Mar 1874
LAWRENCE PLUCK, A 10y OLD PUPIL OF ST ALEXANDER'S SCHOOL IS ASSAULTED AND THROWN INTO THE LEEDS-LIVERPOOL CANAL ON HIS WAY TO SCHOOL (LM)
  • 20 Sep 1874
MONSIGNOR CAPEL PREACHED TWO SERMONS AT CHURCH TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SCHOOL (LM)
  • 26 Jul 1875
CONCERT HELD AT BOOTLE TOWN HALL, MERTON ROAD,  TO RAISE FUNDS TO BUILD PRESBYTERY (LM)
  • 27-29 Jul 1875
BAZAAR HELD AT THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS, MERTON ROAD, BOOTLE TO RAISE FUNDS TO BUILD PRESBYTERY (LM)
  • 16 Aug 1875
ST ALEXANDER'S TAKES PART IN A DEMONSTRATION AND FETE HELD BY THE CATHOLIC TOTAL ABSTINENCE LEAGUE AT RICE LANE, WALTON (LM)
FOUNDATION STONE OF PRESBYTERY LAID BY MONSIGNOR CAPEL (LM)
MONSIGNOR CAPEL PREACHED TWO SERMONS AT CHURCH TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SCHOOL (LM)
  • 12 Sep 1875
MONSIGNOR CAPEL PREACHED TWO SERMONS AT CHURCH (LM)
  • 7 May 1876
THE [BISHOP] GOSS MEMORIAL WINDOW IS UNVEILED AT ST ALEXANDER'S (Burke)
  • Jul 1876
PRESBYTERY COMPLETED (Boyle)
  • 30 Jul 1876
MONSIGNOR CAPEL PREACHED TWO SERMONS AT CHURCH TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SCHOOL (LM)
  • 6 Aug 1876
MONSIGNOR CAPEL PREACHED TWO SERMONS AT CHURCH TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SCHOOL (LM)
  • 27 Aug 1876
ST ALEXANDER'S AMONGST BOOTLE CHURCHES THAT OPPOSE THE GRANTING OF FURTHER WINE AND SPIRIT LICENCES IN THE DISTRICT (LM)
  • 3 Nov 1878
A TEMPORARY CHAPEL OF EASE, SERVED FROM ST ALEXANDER'S, DEDICATED TO 'OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR' IS OPENED ON BRASENOSE ROAD BY Dr O'REILLY (Burke)
  • 21 Dec 1878
CONCERT HELD AT THE ROYAL AMPHITHEATRE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SCHOOL (LM)
  • 15 Jul 1880
WEST DERBY GUARDIANS DISCUSS THE PROVISION OF A ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL AT WALTON WORKHOUSE AS ST ALEXANDER'S CANNOT ACCOMMODATE ALL THE INMATES WISHING TO ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES (LM)
  • 3 Oct 1880
MEETING HELD AT ST ALEXANDER'S SCHOOL TO DISCUSS THE REFUSAL OF THE WEST DERBY GUARDIANS TO PAY FOR A CATHOLIC CHAPLAIN AT WALTON WORKHOUSE (LM)
LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE OF A NEW WING FOR ST ALEXANDER'S SCHOOL (LM) 
  • 12 Nov 1882
MONSIGNOR WELD PREACHES SPECIAL SERMON AT ST ALEXANDER'S AS PART OF 'HOSPITAL SUNDAY' IN BOOTLE (LM)
A TEA PARTY AND CONCERT IS HELD AT BOOTLE TOWN HALL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SCHOOL (LM)
  • 27 Feb 1883
Mr T HODSON LEAVES HIS POST AS ST ALEXANDER'S CHOIRMASTER TO BECOME THE PRINCIPAL BASS AT ST FRANCIS XAVIER, EVERTON (LM)
  • 5 Mar 1883
ST ALEXANDER'S BRANCH OF CATHOLIC TOTAL ABSTINENCE LEAGUE MENTIONED AT THE SOCIETY'S ELEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING IN THE LEAGUE HALL, CAZNEAU STREET (LM)
  • Dec 1883
A SMALL ROOM IS BEING USED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION FOR MASSES (LM)
AN EXTENSION OF THE EASTERN END OF THE CHURCH IS OPENED, INCREASING THE ACCOMMODATION FROM 500 to 850 (LM) AS A CONSEQUENCE THE TEMPORARY CHAPEL OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR WAS DISCONTINUED (Burke)
  • 4 Aug 1885
THE CATHOLIC TOTAL ABSTINENCE LEAGUE OF THE CROSS HOLDS ITS ANNUAL OPEN-AIR DEMONSTRATION AT BIDSTON HILL. A DELEGATION FROM ST ALEXANDER'S ATTENDS WITH A BRASS BAND AND BANNERS (LM)
A CONCERT WAS HELD AT BOOTLE TOWN HALL IN HONOUR OF THE REV EDWARD POWELL, THE FIRST PASTOR OF ST ALEXANDER'S. HE WAS PRESENTED WITH AN ILLUMINATED ADDRESS AND A STAINED GLASS WINDOW WAS INSTALLED OVER THE HIGH ALTAR OF THE CHURCH (LM)
  • 11 May 1886
300 CHILDREN FROM ST ALEXANDER'S SCHOOLS TAKE PART IN A GRAND DEMONSTRATION AT THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION ON THE OCCASION OF THE VISIT OF QUEEN VICTORIA (LM)
  • 2 Aug 1886
ST ALEXANDER'S BRANCH ATTENDS THE ANNUAL OPEN-AIR DEMONSTRATION OF THE CATHOLIC TOTAL ABSTINENCE LEAGUE AT BIDSTON (LM)
  • 6 Aug 1887
ST ALEXANDER'S BRANCH ATTENDS THE CATHOLIC TOTAL ABSTINENCE LEAGUE OF THE CROSS HELD THEIR ANNUAL DEMONSTRATION AT ORRELL PARK (LM)
  • 15 Sep 1887
THE MAYOR OF LVERPOOL VISITS ST ALEXANDER'S SCHOOLS TO DISTRIBUTE 1659 JUBILEE MEDALS (LM)
  • Feb 1890
THE LIVERPOOL ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION RUNS FRET-WORK CLASSES AT ST ALEXANDER'S SCHOOL (LM)
  • 2 Mar 1890
ST ALEXANDER'S BRANCH OF CATHOLIC TOTAL ABSTINENCE LEAGUE OF THE CROSS MENTIONED AT THE SOCIETY'S ELEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING IN THE LEAGUE HALL (LM)
  • 13 Jun 1890
Mr EDWARD LYNCH IS APPOINTED BY THE BOOTLE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE AS THE VISITOR FOR ST ALEXANDER'S DISTRICT AT A SALARY OF 25s PER WEEK (LM)
  • 13 Jun 1890
PUPILS FROM ST ALEXANDER'S SCHOOLS RECEIVE PARCHMENT CERTIFICATES AND GILT MEDALS FOR PERSISTENT REGULARITY OF ATTENDANCE AT THE ANNUAL LIVERPOOL SCHOOL BOARD PRESENTATION AT ST GEORGE'S HALL (LM)
  • 22 Aug 1890
A MASS TO MARK THE ONE MONTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF FATHER COLLINSON HELD AT ST ALEXANDER'S (LM)
  • Nov 1890
CLASSES FROM ST ALEXANDER'S SCHOOL ARE ATTENDING THE CENTRE FOR MANUAL INSTRUCTION AT FONTHILL ROAD (LM)
  • Jan 1894
THE LIVERPOOL FOOD ASSOCIATION ARE SUPPLYING HALFPENNY MEALS TO SCHOOL CHILDREN AT ST ALEXANDER'S (LM)
  • 3 Jun 1894
MICHAEL BRADY, A RESIDENT OF WILLIAM HENRY STREET, IS SUDDENLY TAKEN ILL WHILST IN ST ALEXANDER'S CHURCH AND DIES IN THE SCHOOLROOM (LM)
  • 7 May 1895
THE CONGREGATION OF ST ALEXANDER'S HOLD A MEETING AT BOOTLE TOWN HALL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE BISHOP O'REILLY MEMORIAL SCHOOLS AT LEYFIELD AND PRESTON (LM)
  • 9 Jul 1895
ALDERMAN B S JOHNSON, THE LIBERAL CANDIDATE FOR KIRKDALE, ATTENDS AN ELECTION MEETING AT ST ALEXANDER'S SCHOOLS. AS HE SUPPORTS HOME RULE A RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT HIM IS PASSED (LM)
  • 11 Aug 1895
ST WINEFRIDE'S PARISH IS FOUNDED FROM PART OF ST ALEXANDER'S PARISH
  • 17 May 1896
MEMBERS OF ST ALEXANDER'S BRANCH OF THE CATHOLIC YOUNG MEN'S SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN ATTEND AN ANNIVERSARY GATHERING AT ST JOHN'S CHURCH, KIRKDALE (LM)
  • 1 May 1897
BOOTLE'S SECOND ANNUAL MAY DAY FESTIVAL INCLUDES A PROCESSION THROUGH THE TOWN. PUPILS FROM ST ALEXANDER'S SCHOOL OCCUPY ONE OF THE WAGONS REPRESENTING PLACES WITHIN THE BRITISH EMPIRE (LM)
  • 19 Jun 1897
PUPILS FROM ST ALEXANDER'S SCHOOL TAKE PART IN A PROCESSION AND GATHERING TO COMMEMORATE QUEEN VICTORIA'S DIAMOND JUBILEE (LM)
  • 13 Nov 1897
A COLLECTION IS HELD AT ST ALEXANDER'S FOR BOOTLE HOSPITAL SUNDAY (LM)
  • 13 Feb 1899
A CONCERT HELD AT BOOTLE TOWN HALL IN AID OF THE SCHOOLS [CH]
  • Mar 1899
THE 'THIRD ORDER' IS IN EXISTENCE AT ST ALEXANDER'S [CH]
  • 14 May 1899
GOLDEN JUBILEE PARADE OF THE CATHOLIC YOUNG MEN'S SOCIETY ATTENDED BY A CONTINGENT FROM ST ALEXANDER'S [CH]
  • 21 May 1899
MEETING HELD AT ST ALEXANDER'S SCHOOLROOM TO ELECT THE EXECUTIVE AND PARISH COUNCILS OF THE NEW CATHOLIC REGISTRATION SOCIETY [CH]
  • 11 Jun 1899
500 CHILDREN CONFIRMED AT ST ALEXANDER'S BY BISHOP WHITESIDE [CH]
  • Sep 1899
Rev EDWARD BLACKOE OF ST ALEXANDER'S IS APPOINTED PARISH PRIEST AT ST RICHARD'S, SKELMERSDALE [CH]
  • 29 Oct 1899
SOLEMN EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT TAKES PLACE IN THE CHURCH  [CH]
  • 19 Dec 1899
PUPILS FROM ST ALEXANDER'S SCHOOL ATTEND LIVERPOOL TOWN HALL TO RECEIVE PRIZES AND CERTIFICATES AFTER AN ESSAY COMPETITION ON THE TOPIC OF NAVAL HISTORY (LM)  
  • 14 Mar 1900
ANNUAL CONCERT IN AID OF THE SCHOOLS HELD AT BOOTLE TOWN HALL [CH]
  • 18 Mar 1900
A PROCESSION IN HONOUR OF ST PATRICK HELD DURING THE SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE AND AN IRISH CONCERT HELD AFTERWARDS IN THE SCHOOL [CH]
  • April 1900
A COURSE OF SPECIAL DEVOTIONS GIVEN IN THE CHURCH BY THE PRIESTS ATTACHED TO THE MISSION [CH]
SPECIAL COLLECTION TO RAISE FUNDS FOR LIVERPOOL METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL [ST PAUL OF THE CROSS] HELD AT ST ALEXANDER'S (LM)
  • 31 Dec 1935
METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL BUILDING FUND SHOWS THE AMOUNTS RECEIVED FROM EACH PARISH TO THIS DATE. 472 1s 6d HAD BEEN RECEIVED FOR THE 'GOLDEN BOOK' FUND (the highest sum of any parish in the Diocese) AND 2200 10s 2d FOR THE GENERAL BUILDING FUND  (the fourth highest sum of any parish in the Diocese) FROM ST ALEXANDER'S (LM)
  • 1 Aug 1937
LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE OF ST RICHARD'S, THE CHAPEL OF EASE TO ST ALEXANDER'S (Boyle)
ST RICHARD'S OPENED BY BISHOP RICHARD DOWNEY
CHURCH DESTROYED BY FIRE DURING 'MAY BLITZ' (CR)
  • 6 Apr 1952
ARCHBISHOP DOWNEY BLESSES NEW PARISH SCHOOLS; ST WINEFRIDE'S SECONDARY MODERN SCHOOL FOR BOYS AND JUNIOR GIRLS' SCHOOL (CR)
  • 1952
THE PARISHES OF ST ALEXANDER'S AND ST RICHARD'S DIVIDED (Boyle)
NEW ST ALEXANDER'S CHURCH OPENED BY ARCHBISHOP HEENAN AT A COST OF 90,000 (DP)
  • 1981
THE SALESIANS OF DON BOSCO, IN THE PERSON OF FATHER PATRICK McCAMBRIDGE DSB, TOOK OVER THE RUNNING OF BOTH PARISHES (Boyle)
  • 1991
ST ALEXANDER'S CHURCH IS CLOSED AND THE NEW PARISH, SERVED FROM ST RICHARD'S, OF ST RICHARD'S AND ST ALEXANDER'S IS FORMED (Boyle)
  • 2003
FATHER PATRICK SEXTON OF ST MONICA'S TAKES OVER THE RUNNING OF ST RICHARD'S AND ST ALEXANDER'S (Boyle)
   
   
   

REFERENCES:

 
LM: LIVERPOOL MERCURY
DP: LIVERPOOL DAILY POST
BT: BOOTLE TIMES
CH: CATHOLIC HERALD
CR: CATHEDRAL RECORD
QO: GUIDE TO THE QUARANT ORE
Burke: James Burke - 'Catholic History of Liverpool'
Boyle: Allan Boyle - 'Down Our Street: A Pictorial Record of the local community of Bootle'