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Regular readers of will have followed a number of articles about St Walburges, particularly its mention in the national press.


What are the developments at St Walburge’s on a local level, however?


One possibility is that the church be taken over by a Catholic organisation known as the the Institute of Christ the King. A defining feature of this organisation is that they prefer to use the traditional liturgy. This idea is proving controversial, but backers of the plan say that no change is not an option: the church much adapt or risk closure.


What do you think?


This website is your opportunity to air your views. Let us know what you think about the future role of St Walburge’s.


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Comments (2)
St Walburge's Church, Preston
1 Monday, 22 December 2008 15:11
Anne Kingston
You would think that some sort of agreement and funding package could be discussed between the Catholic diocese and Preston City Council to part fund the restoration (ie both apply for grants to do so) and redesignate the building as part community/part religious space. Remove the pews, install flexible seating and create a multi-user space for University, city and church and keep a beautiful and historical building open and useful for the future. I attended a Christmas concert at the church on Friday 19th Dec 2008 and it is the most wonderful musical performance space, great accoustics, wonderful atmosphere and bags of historical character.
St Walburge's Church, Preston
2 Saturday, 07 February 2009 15:00
Giorgio Roversi
St Walburge's Church was built for the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass. It would be wanderful news if the Institute of Christ the King took care of the church. I really can't understand what the Bishop is waiting for!

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