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).

Stockport (Heaton Norris) – St Mary

St Mary’s was designed by Pugin & Pugin and exhibits an obvious debt to the architecture of E. W. Pugin. The... Read More

Stockport (Reddish) – St Joseph

A late nineteenth century design by Herbert Tijou, transformed by a fairly imaginative remodelling by Reynolds &... Read More

Stonyhurst – St Peter

A major work of the Gothic Revival, entering its ‘archaeological’ phase. The building is an expression of Catholic... Read More

Stretford – St Anne

An interesting and important design by E. W. Pugin, deploying favoured motifs to impressive effect. The church was... Read More

Stretford – St Hugh of Lincoln

A good example of an innovative church design of about the time of the Second Vatican Council, on a fan-shaped plan and... Read More

Swinton – St Charles

A modest church of mid-twentieth century date without strong architectural pretensions. The township of Swinton was... Read More

Swinton – St Mary of the Immaculate Conception

An ambitious design built about the time of the Second Vatican Council, with an unusual arrangement of double naves... Read More

Todmorden – St Joseph

A large and plain stone-built interwar church, built in the garden of West Lodge, a villa of 1834, which is now used as... Read More

Tottington – St Hilda

A simple and economical church of the 1960s built from designs by Arthur Farebrother & Partners using the Lanner... Read More

Urmston – Our Lady and the English Martyrs

A striking building of some architectural quality in a neo-Romanesque idiom. It makes a positive contribution to the... Read More

Walkden – Christ the King

A striking but nonetheless mainstream design of the early 1960s (i.e. before the Second Vatican Council) with... Read More

Walton-le-Dale – Our Lady and St Patrick

A substantial stone-built church in fourteenth century Gothic style, and an early design by Peter Paul Pugin, built for... Read More

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