In Memoriam: Fr Charles Billington





Charles Alfred Billington was the sixth vicar of the Parish Church of St Faith, Great Crosby, in the Diocese of Liverpool.
He served as incumbent from 1966 - 1972, and died on December 20th, 2014, at the age of 84.

His incumbency was a period of change and challenge, which shaped the church we inhabit today. This page gives access to a range of pages illustrating and recording those years and celebrating a priest whose memory will always be cherished by those who knew him.

Additions, updates and even corrections are always welcome. 


Some Treasured Memories
Anthony Walker has sent us this affectionate memoir.

The Jubilee Mass

The sermon delivered by Fr Dennis Smith at St Faith's in celebration of Fr Charles's Golden Jubilee of ordination.

The Funeral Tribute
The sermon printed at Llansannan Church, North Wales, by Fr Dennis Smith.

A Chapter in History
The 1975 history of our church gives a chapter to each incumbent; this link contains the text of the chapter on the Billington era.

Fr Charles Speaks
A brief sound file of Fr Charles' unmistakeable voice

Charles in Camera
Pages of pictures of Fr Charles at home and away


February 12th, 2015