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East Hull expanded greatly after World War One, such that Bishop Lacy erected a new parish of the Sacred Heart and a chapel-of-ease dedicated to St Francis. There were an estimated 2,000 Catholics in the new parish and Sacred Heart church was the gift of Frank Finn, (Lord Mayor of Hull and Catholic benefactor), in memory of his Catholic priest brother, Father William Finn, killed in World War I in heroic circumstances.


The church was built in 1926-27.


The original architect was Thomas Rodgers of Darlington, with alterations by John Houghton.

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Sacred Heart Church in 1920s

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