The Diocese of Salford was founded in 1850. It covers a relatively small geographical area in the north west of England, extending to the north into Lancashire, west towards Liverpool, south towards northern Cheshire and east towards the Pennines. The cathedral is in Salford, and is dedicated to St John the Evangelist. 184 churches were visited for Taking Stock (2014).

+Salford – Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist

The cathedral church of the Diocese of Salford, and one of a small group of large, architecturally ambitious Catholic... Read More

Accrington – St Anne

An interwar church in the Norman Revival style, built to replace a school-chapel of 1899 (demolished). The most... Read More

Accrington – St Joseph

A post-war Norman Revival church, notable for being built with voluntary labour, apparently without the involvement of... Read More

Accrington (Huncoat) – Our Lady

A small functional chapel built in 1931 on the outskirts of Huncoat village. A west porch was added later; this has... Read More

Ashton-under-Lyne – St Ann

An early town church by E. W. Pugin in thirteenth century Gothic style, with a wide nave maximising views of the high... Read More

Ashton-under-Lyne – St Christopher

A post-war design consisting of an upper church over a lower hall, the prominent campanile making it something of a... Read More

Bacup – St Mary

A compact urban church in the Early English Gothic Revival style, built beside the market place. It was later extended... Read More

Bamber Bridge – St Mary

A large and well-appointed Gothic Revival church of 1892 by P.P. Pugin, incorporating the tower, spire and outer nave... Read More

Barrowford – St Peter and St Paul

A former school-chapel designed by the mission priest and built in 1897. The plain Gothic building occupies a dramatic... Read More

Blackburn – Good Shepherd

A plain building of the 1970s, built as a chapel-of-ease to St Albans.The church was built as a chapel-of-ease to St... Read More

Blackburn – Holy Souls

A modest suburban church of the late 1950s, the original design simplified to save on costs, and subsequently altered.... Read More

Blackburn – Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

A plain design of the 1950s, serving an estate of council housing.The parish was erected and the church and... Read More

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