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).

Royton – St Aidan and St Oswald

An imposing 1960s church of modern design, considerably altered both inside and out.  A mission was founded in... Read More

Sabden – St Mary

A modest but neat stone-built structure of 1937, adjoining a mid-nineteenth century house, and making a small but... Read More

Salford (Higher Broughton) – St Thomas of Canterbury

The church was built at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is of some architectural quality, with a... Read More

Salford (Irlams o’ th’ Height) – St Luke

An interesting and fairly well preserved example from the first generation of churches built to accommodate the... Read More

Salford (Kersal) – Our Lady of Dolours

A building in a stripped Basilican Romanesque style, of unassuming external appearance but with a handsome interior.... Read More

Salford (Ordsall) – St Joseph

A building of some presence in the local area, retaining some architectural character despite partial rebuilding after... Read More

Salford (Pendleton) – Mother of God and St James

The church adopts a striking and simple design and is cleverly lit inside by clerestory and strip windows. It... Read More

Salford (Pendleton) – St Peter and St Paul

A modest post-war building in an attractive setting, which serves as a parish hall as well as a church. The intended... Read More

Salford (Pendleton) – St Sebastian

A fairly simple, well designed building, slotted into a site which retains older buildings of local historical... Read More

Samlesbury – St Mary and St John

A simple and evocative chapel and attached presbytery, typical of those built in the Northern District between the... Read More

Shaw – St Joseph

A modest design of the 1980s, replacing and incorporating furnishings from the predecessor church of 1896. The most... Read More

Stockport (Heaton Mersey) – St Winifred

A building of relatively simple yet monumental design recalling Art Deco-inspired architecture of the interwar years.... Read More

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