St Francis Xavier's Church

St Francis Xavier Church has been privileged to host the Service of Remembrance for the Whitechapel Centre, the leading homeless and housing charity for the Liverpool region.The organisation works with people and for people who are sleeping rough, living in hostels or struggling to manage their accommodation. The Whitechapel Centre is committed to helping people find and maintain a home and learn the life skills essential for independent living.The Service of Remembrance on the 2nd of November...
A group from St Francis Xavier’s Church Liverpool visited Arrowsmith House on the 29th August and celebrated mass there with parish priest Denis Blackledge SJ.Tradition has it that St Edmund Arrowsmith SJ was captured on the moss nearby after celebrating his last mass at the house and he was taken to Lancaster Castle to be hung, drawn and quartered on 28 August 1628.The grade II* listed heritage building, which dates from 1580, is in the village of Brindle or Hoghton near Preston and is now...
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...
The BBC One series Broken wins the 2018 Sandford St Martin Awards, as announced at yesterday’s awards ceremony at Lambeth Palace.Broken was scripted by Jimmy McGovern, a well-known Liverpool writer and alumnus of St Francis Xavier College. Much of the series was filmed in the Jesuit church of St Francis Xavier in Liverpool and saw the strict collaboration of Fr Denis Blackledge SJ as religious advisor for Sean Bean in his role of Fr Michael Kerrigan, a parish priest in a northern urban setting...
Sean Bean as Fr Michael Kerrigan
BBC One viewers are in for a treat when a new six-part drama starring Sean Bean as Fr Michael Kerrigan begins on Tuesday 23 May at 9pm.Broken is set in a Catholic community in the north of England and tells the moving stories of its priest and parishioners. The poverty, grief, crime and family troubles that afflict the people of the parish all evoke the compassion of Fr Michael, who seeks to help those around him while he faces his own personal struggles. Writer Jimmy McGovern is in no doubt...
Fr Denis Blackledge SJ & Debbie Reynolds with Drew Pritchard (left) in SFX
St Francis Xavier’s Church in Liverpool (SFX) has played host to a team of antique dealers for a recording of a television programme which searches the length and breadth of the UK in search of weird and wonderful artifacts.Salvage Hunters is broadcast on Quest, operated by Discovery Networks Northern Europe, which provides factual, lifestyle and entertainment programmes, as well as other imported material. The programme is hosted by Drew Pritchard who is described as a modern day...
SFX Church Liverpool are hosting an evening of thanks for all the good work that takes place within the community on Thursday, 1st December.There will be supper from 6pm followed by a Thanksgiving Service at 7pm when ‘Community Christmas Trees’ will be lit in celebration of the different activities and gatherings that take place in our community.These trees will remain in place for Saint Francis Xavier’s Feast Day Advent & Christmas Concert on Saturday, 3rd December 2016,...
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...