St Andrew and Blessed George Haydock
Parish Priest Canon Adrian Towers and Deacon Rev John Cliffe
St Andrew and Blessed George Haydock is situated in Cottam, Lancashire, England
The parish is sited in a rural area to the North West of Preston and comes under the jurisdiction of the Lancaster RC diocese which is Registered Charity No. 234331
A Brief History of the Church & School of St Andrew’s – by John Cookson
There has been a priest at Cottam for almost three hundred years. The original chapel which is said to have been situated in the field opposite the present church was demolished by a mob from Preston in 1715 and the priest, Rev Gilbert Haydock, taken prisoner. His successor, Rev John Kendal, converted a barn for use as a chapel.
With the closure of the Parish Primary School in 1989, Fr W Alfred Parker commenced the building of the Haydock Room, together with alterations to the presbytery adjoining the church. The Haydock Room has proved to be a great asset to the parish.
For further information about the old St Andrew’s Primary School, please click
here ► Old School