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).

Burnley – St Augustine

A plain post-war church which was built in the shadow of two cotton mills (now demolished). The predecessor building, a... Read More

Burnley – St John the Baptist

An urban Gothic Revival church constructed on a site beside a cotton mill. The benefactress was Lady O’Hagan, the... Read More

Burnley – St Mary Magdalene

A modern church built after the predecessor building of 1904 had to be demolished for the M65. It has several... Read More

Burnley – St Mary of the Assumption

A large urban Puginian Gothic Revival church of 1846-49, with strong connections with the Catholic Towneley family. The... Read More

Burnley – St Teresa of the Infant Jesus

A modern chapel-of-ease which, like St Mary Magdalene, Burnley (qv), was built when the old St Mary Magdalene’s... Read More

Bury – Our Lady of Good Counsel and Guardian Angels

A straightforward church design by Richard Byrom, typical of its date in its vaguely Romanesque styling.  The interior... Read More

Bury – St Joseph

A typical example of a modest urban church of the 1870s with its simple red brick and stone Gothic styling and its... Read More

Bury – St Marie

A Perpendicular Gothic design of the 1840s by the short-lived architect John Harper, who was based in York; the lantern... Read More

Cadishead – Sacred Heart

A little-altered example of a mid-twentieth century church, and probably the first commission to be completed by... Read More

Chadderton – St Herbert

A post-war suburban church by Reynolds & Scott, the longitudinal plan, broad west tower, careful detailing and use... Read More

Chipping – St Mary

A handsome stone-built Classical chapel with attached priest’s house, built by the Weld family shortly before... Read More

Clayton-le-Moors – St Mary

A post-war church built to replace a small chapel of 1819, which itself was the successor to a chapel in Dunkenhalgh... Read More

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