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).

Failsworth – Immaculate Conception

A church of the early 1960s, built before the Second Vatican Council on a traditional basilican plan. The design is... Read More

Farnworth – Our Lady of Lourdes

A distinctive church with a tall tower and an unusual plan form, set in a twentieth century residential district. It... Read More

Farnworth – St Gregory the Great

An early (1873-75) work by Edmund Kirby, which although architecturally conservative contains an interesting interior... Read More

Flixton – St Monica

St Monica is an example of a 1960s church adopting a centralising plan with use of exposed laminated timber beams,... Read More

Great Harwood – Our Lady and St Hubert

A large Gothic revival church, built by E. W. Pugin and James Murray at the expense of James Lomax of Clayton Hall.... Read More

Great Harwood – St Wulstan

An interwar brick church, built to replace an earlier tin church. The parish complex includes a bowling green, one of... Read More

Haigh – Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

An attractive mid-nineteenth century church in a village setting on the edge of the Lancashire Plain. Its strong and... Read More

Haslingden – Our Lady of Immaculate Conception

A small Early English Gothic Revival church built to serve the largely Irish population of the cotton mill town of... Read More

Haslingden – St Veronica

Helmshore House, an Italianate villa of the 1860s, was converted in the 1950s for use as a school and chapel, and later... Read More

Haughton Green – St John Fisher

A design of the 1980s with a dignified well-lit interior, superseding a dual-purpose church and hall of the 1960s. The... Read More

Heywood – Our Lady and St Paul

A church built to serve a post-war housing estate. The originally ambitious design was considerably simplified in... Read More

Heywood – St Joseph

A brick basilican Romanesque design of the early twentieth century by Oswald Hill, with an austerely handsome arched... Read More

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