The very first entry in the earliest register of Baptisms is dated the 2nd October 1898. The baby’s name was Leonard Joseph Roberts of 38, Frodsham Street, Tranmere, who was born on 11th September 1898. As the church was not yet completed the child was Baptised in Holt Hill Convent Chapel by the first Parish Priest - Rev. George Carton.
At the age of 26, Joseph was married in St. Joseph’s Church on 11th September 1924.
The very first baby to be Baptised actually in St. Joseph’s Church, on the same day as the official opening, was Frederick Edward Dunne of Warrington Street on 19th August 1900. He grew up and remained in the parish as a Painter and Decorator.
The very first banns read at St. Joseph’s (third reading) on the same day as the official opening were for Mr. Alfred James Lee of 76, Whitford Road and Miss Louisa McIntosh of North Wales.
The very first recorded funeral in the parish mission was on 23rd September 1898 for Rose Isabella Moscroft of 60 Woodville Road.