Father Placid O’Brien OSB
1884-1891Died : 1898
Father Placid O'Brien was born in Liveprool in 1825. Educated at Ampleforth he was clothed as a Monk there in 1847. Ordained Priest in 1852 he served at Coventry, St Anne's Liverpool, St Mary's Liverpool (where he survived Typhus fever although his fellow Curate died) and Clayton Green. He came to Parbold, aged 59 from Clayton Green. Father Placid possessed a fine voice in both speaking and singing. He moved to St Austin's Grassendale in 1891 where he died in 1898 and is buried there.