Jimmy McGovern

Fr Denis Blackledge SJ, Jimmy McGovern, and Shaun Duggan
Months ago, the parish of St Francis Xavier in Liverpool was asked by the Liverpool Archdiocesan Congress Team to take part in the National Eucharistic Congress, Adoremus 2018, and to provide fringe events as a centre-city church.Parish priest Fr Denis Blackledge SJ suggested trying to get Jimmy McGovern along as the writer of the BAFTA 2018 winning Broken series – which also won the prestigious Sandford St Martin Trust Award 2018 for best religious broadcast. Much of the six-part drama was...
Brian Purfield giving his talk in the church
In little over a month the bishops of England and Wales are holding a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress, called Adoremus - in Liverpool, 6-9 September 2018.This national event will welcome delegates from all dioceses and aims to provide practical resources to develop the mission of the Church in prayer, contemplation and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.St Francis Xavier’s Jesuit parish in Liverpool is hosting one of the events as part of the Archdiocese of Liverpool parallel...
Sean Bean as Fr Michael Kerrigan
St Francis Xavier’s Jesuit parish in Liverpool is hosting one of the  Archdiocese of Liverpool parallel programme events to the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress, called Adoremus - in Liverpool, 6-9 September 2018. Exposition, mass and refreshements are to be followed by the screening of an episode of the award winning BBC1 drama Broken, which was filmed at SFX, on 7 and 8 September at 11am (screening 1.30pm) and followed by a Q & A session with writer Jimmy McGovern...
Sean Bean will play Fr Michael Kerrigan in the BBC drama 'Broken': flickr/Public Domain
Filming has begun on a new BBC drama series entitled Broken, which has been written by Jesuit alumnus, Jimmy McGovern, and stars Sean Bean and Anna Friel. Centred around a Catholic priest in a Northern urban parish, the Church of St Francis Xavier in Liverpool is being used as a location for the six-part series which is due to be shown on BBC One after Christmas.Jimmy McGovern was brought up five minutes’ walk away from Saint Francis Xavier’s Church (SFX) and went to SFX infants and...