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).

Bolton (Astley Bridge) – The Holy Infant and St Anthony

An attractive small church in a late Victorian Gothic style. The interior with its hammerbeam roof is unexpectedly... Read More

Bolton (Breightmet) – St Osmund

Dating from 1960-61 and one of a number of churches built in the Bolton Deanery to serve the expanding suburbs of the... Read More

Bolton (Deane) – St Ethelbert

A simple but well appointed building of 1958-9 in Romanesque style, with a tall campanile. The church has a calm... Read More

Bolton (Great Lever) – St William of York

A sizeable church designed by Greenhalgh & Williams and built in 1953-4. The architects used their trademark portal... Read More

Bolton (Halliwell) – St Joseph

The church was built in 1898-1900 in a densely built-up area of industry and workers’ housing. It occupies a corner... Read More

Bolton (Harwood) – St Brendan

A simple modern church of traditional character, designed by Greenhalgh & Williams and built in 1974-5. Although it... Read More

Bolton (Heaton) – St Thomas of Canterbury

A large church designed by Greenhalgh & Williams and built in 1956-8. The sloping site was used to advantage by... Read More

Bolton (Montserrat) – St James the Great

A simple building which started life in 1954 as a school. Although it has no special architectural interest, it has... Read More

Bolton (Over Hulton) – St Vincent de Paul

A modest design of the 1980s, not of special architectural interest. It has undergone few changes since it was built,... Read More

Bolton (Tonge Moor) – St Columba

A post-war design by Geoffrey Williams of Greenhalgh & Williams. Although traditional in its plan form and... Read More

Bromley Cross – St John the Evangelist

An interesting modern design of 1966-7, reflecting the new liturgy of the Second Vatican Council. The centralised high... Read More

Burnley – Christ the King

A plain interwar church, intended as the church hall for a projected church (unexecuted). It was built in the garden... Read More

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