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).

Clitheroe – St Michael and St John

The mid-nineteenth century successor to a stone-built chapel of 1798, and a rugged design by J. A. Hansom, built at... Read More

Colne – Sacred Heart

A Gothic Revival church by Edward Simpson of Bradford. A presbytery, a school and a sanctuary extension were added... Read More

Darwen – Sacred Heart and St Edward

A simple Early English Gothic design of the 1880s, much altered in the early 1960s. The white marble war memorial is... Read More

Darwen – St Joseph

A lively design in Decorated Gothic by Pugin & Pugin, making the most of a prominent corner site. The tall... Read More

Denton – Holy Family

A functional design, built to serve an area of post-war housing.   The local area was largely open land between... Read More

Denton – St Mary (Our Lady of Sorrows)

A striking design, reflecting the emerging liturgical ideas of the Second Vatican Council. The building has dramatic... Read More

Droylsden – St Stephen

One of a number of similar churches in the area designed by Greenhalgh & Williams during the 1950s. It is a little... Read More

Dunsop Bridge – St Hubert

A small chapel in Early English style by Pugin and Murray, built by the Towneley family, apparently on the proceeds of... Read More

Eccles – Holy Cross

An early 1960s church with interesting original glass, carvings and mural painting. The church is of striking... Read More

Eccles – St Gilbert

A modest and fairly conventional design of the 1950s, built to serve a new housing estate. The church was closed in... Read More

Eccles – St Mary

Built through the patronage of the de Trafford family to designs by W. H. Rawle, and a building of some presence and... Read More

Eccles – St Matthew

A lightweight prefabricated building of the 1950s, so designed on account of fear of mining subsidence. The building is... Read More

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