The Parish of Our Lady of Victories and St. Anne
St. Anne's Church
Keighley West Yorkshire
Tel: 01535 603819
It is a beautiful church designed by the famous Victorian architect Augustus Welby Pugin.
Until recently, our church was Our Lady of Victories and was situated next to the school. However, in 2016, our parish was merged with St. Anne's, and the church of St. Anne is our new parish church.
The history of our previous Parish church is below. It also explains how we got our name.
Our church and school are named after the basilica of Notre Dame des Victoires in Paris. In the 1930s, Monsignor Russell of St. Anne's was trying to buy land in Guard House in order to build a church. However, the Brigg family would not sell to him. Whilst Mgr. Russell was visiting Paris, he prayed for intervention in the basilica of Notre Dame des Victoires. On his return to England, the Brigg family siad they were willing to sell the land. It was then decided to name the new church after the great Parisian basilica.
Each year, year 6 make a pilgrimage to the basilica. We sing during evening Mass and are always made most welcome by our mother church. We aim to maintain and strengthen these links. You can see their website by clicking here.
Below is a photograph of Year 6 in front of the statue of Notre Dame des Victoires.
Here is a picture of Our Lady of Victories Church.