Invited the Sisters of Mercy to teach in his schools
Erected the Heathcote Road Pugin Church
Erected an adjoining presbytery in...
Ensured the church was paid for, and consecrated within 18 yrs
Albert Opbroek - He was responsible for setting up St Gregory’s St Vincent de Paul Society.
He was born in Stafford in 1838, the 23yr old was a good organist and Choir master. He raised money for the new church. He served on first School Board 1870-1873.
He then went on to become Rector of the new Seminary at Olton, Solihull;
1879 - Auxiliary Bishop
1889 - Bishop of Birmingham
1911 - First Archbishop of Birmingham
He had a great affection for Fr Massam and was a regular visitor to Longton.
John Stringfellow - He was appointed to Longton aged 31 and came from Caverswall.