no need to go to France.


Following a visit in 1913 to Lourdes Father Patrick Boyle was determined to build a church and a replica of the grotto at Lourdes. His intention was to create a place of pilgrimage for those who could not afford to travel to Lourdes in France, however he died before his vision could be realised. Reverend Joseph Healey, started a worldwide fundraising campaign and led to the site at Uxbridge Road being purchased in 1923. A foundation stone was laid in 1928 and the Church of Our Lady at Hednesford was opened in 1934.

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