History

Prior to 1916 the nearest RC church to Hightown was St. Mary's, Little Crosby; the village was part of Little Crosby Parish. The original population walked the three miles each Sunday for Mass and their children had this same walk to and from school daily.

Local residents approached the Parish Priest at Our Lady's, Formby for help in founding a church in Hightown. He promised that if suitable premises were found he would provide either himself or a curate to say Mass on Sunday mornings. As a temporary measure the use of a local resident's workshop at the top of St. George's Road was offered. Fund raising then commenced and a site purchased and building work started. This was completed and opened on 7 May 1916 and continued to be administered by Fr. Gardiner and his curates from Our Lady's Formby.

In 1924 plans for a presbytery were approved and on completion Fr. Horrabin was appointed as the first parish priest. Administration was handed over to him, and it has been run since then as a separate parish.

Subsequently, each priest has had the combined job of looking after the parish and carrying out other duties for the Archdiocese. Currently Fr. David is the chaplain to the TA and Unit Chaplain for the Sea Cadets in Garston (his previous parish).