TIMELINE

1810 – Benedictines establish chapel on land donated by the Curwen family.
1813 – The first chapel and the priests house was built. Mass was said in this chapel until 1876. the original chapel then became Banklands Church Hall.

1873 – Foundation stone laid

1876 – Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Michael was built to a design by E.W. Pugin.

1921 – Church was consecrated

2001 – reordering of the sanctuary area,

2009 – The Benedictines of Ampleforth are replaced by the Priest from Diocese of Lancaster

2021 – September 14th , 100th Anniversary of the Consecration of Church

2023 – 150 since the foundation stones was laid

2026 – 150 years since the opening of church