ST CHARLES BORROMEO CHURCH,
12 Jarratt Street,
The parish of Saint Charles goes back to the late eighteenth century when Father Howard used to travel down from Burton Constable Hall to minister to the small catholic community in Hull. The Mass was said in the Posterngate chapel. These were still dangerous times for Catholics and the little chapel was destroyed in the Gordon riots. There was a need for a new chapel and the Catholic community in Hull was blessed by the appointment of Abbe Foucher. He was an émigré priest who had come to England during the French revolution. He used his own resources to help build the chapel in North Street. There is still a painting of the Nativity from there which the Abbe bequeathed to Saint Charles.