English Reformation - Suppression of Catholicism.
Relief Act allows building of Catholic Churches
A chapel built in Dalton Square (now Palatine Hall)
Catholic emancipation in England.
Land purchased for future church buildings.
Restoration of the Catholic hierarchy.
School opened in February.
St Walburgas Convent built.
Building of St Peters Church started (and house).
Foundation stone laid on 29th April.
Church consecrated by Bishop Goss of Liverpool on 4th Oct.
Eight bells installed in the tower (today there are ten).
A replica of the statue ill St Peters at Rome installed in the church at a cost of £80.
Baptistry added, one of the finest in the North of England; octagonal shape, cost £4000.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary the sanctuary was remodelled and new altar installed. A new triptych (designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott) was installed depicting scenes from the Passion, the Saints and Patriarchs.
Pope Plus XI created the new Diocese of Lancaster, uniting Cumbria and North Lancashire. St Peters church is chosen to be the Cathedral.
Organ redesigned, new Stations of the Cross brought in to mark the centenary of St Peter's.
Re-dedication of the Cathedral on 4th October after completion of reordering and major restoration work.