1980s In November 1980 the Shedden Road property was sold to the developers of Elizabethan Square. In January 1981 the old church with its distinctive Norman tower was demolished. From then until the completion of Loyola Hall next to the school on Walkers Road, Sunday Masses were said in Elmslie Memorial Church through the kind permission of the United Church of Jamaica and Grand Cayman. Daily masses were said in the rectory, a house on Fountainbleu Blvd.
11 June 1981. Under the watchful eyes of Pastor Father Charles Judah, school children and parishioners, Mr. Oscar Barrington Webb dug the irst shovel-full at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new church on Walkers Road. [Dedication brochure] McAlpine begins construction of the new 450-seat building the next day. The old church reportedly had seating for 120. [Compass]
10 October 1982. Father Judah celebrates the first Mass in the new church building. [Brochure]
6 January 1983. At the ddedication of St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Walkers Road, over 350 Catholics and well-wishers, including the Governor Mr. Peter Lloyd and his wife, attend Mass. [Caymanian Compass]
Confirmation Class of 1981
This photo shows a confirmation class from about 1981. Front row, left to right, Father Biondi, unidentified, Kathy Leggat, Sean Hennings, Fr. Carter, Trisha Hennings, Jeffrey Broderick, unidentified woman from Jamaica. Back row, left to right, Cridlune, Michael Broderick, Joel Francis and front, centre, Nicole Broderick. Photo: Pat Broderick