Athlone - Corpus Christi Church & Priory

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Contact Information
Church
Connaught Gardens
Athlone, Co. Westmeath N37 E671

Priory
Court Devenish House
Court Devenish Ln
Athlone Co. Westmeath N37 NF77
(090) 643 3703 

[email protected]

Schedule
Sunday 10:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am
1st Fri 6:30 pm only

Confessions 30 minutes before Mass Sunday & 1st Saturday

History
Formerly St. Peter's Church of Ireland, it was built in 1840 to the design of Joseph Welland (1789-1860). He was an architect to the Board of First Fruits and subsequently to the Ecclesiastical Commisioners for the ecclesiastical province of Tuam until 1837. From 1843 until his death in 1860 he had sole responsibility for the whole country. The site for the church was a gift fom Colonel Owen Lloyd, who was later buried in the churchyard.

St. Peter's functioned as a church until the amalgamation of the parish with St. Mary's in 1941. After its closure the memorial tablets from the interior walls were removed to St Mary's Church of Ireland on Church Street. Eight of them commemorated military men and one was to an organist. It was then used as a church hall and then later as a warehouse.

Since 1992 it has served as Corpus Christi Church, a church of the Society of St Pius X where the traditional latin Mass is celebrated.