The Church of the Ascension, Salford

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We are an open, welcoming, forward-thinking parish church in the heart of Salford. We have a small, vibrant, passionate congregation who are open and willing to receive anyone who walks through our doors. We ar Anglo-Catholic by tradition, affiliated to Forward in Faith, and have passed resolutions A,B & C.

For the third time in 50yrs we are in the middle of a huge and expensive regeneration project which has offered us the chance for growth, change, and engagement with a new community as it evolves.

We TRUST IN THE LORD, and we trust that so long as there is a need for Christ's witness in places like this, so long as we are faithful and true to our God, then we shall thrive, grow, and provide whatever is possible with the resources we bring.

Sometimes being Christian feels more like engaging in a holding action against the forces of modernity and secularism than as an active and possitive witness to Christ's suffering for our redemption. It is up to us not to allow it to become so!

As a result we at the Ascension have worked, and continue to work, with what we have. We are beset by problems, lack of funds, lack of support sometimes - but the belief that our trust in the Lord is right and justified will help us bear fruit as we re-define the Ascension within the new environment it, and we, find ourselves inhabiting.

We are a fertile place for growth in faith. We are an iconic place within the local community where so much has been torn down and destroyed. We are a place which looks to the future without disregarding our heritage.

Come and take a look around. Come and join us for services. Come and offer your help - it will be accepted willingly!

We are located at the heart of this community, we remain at the centre of this community, and we shall continue to serve this community as best we can, as we have for one hundred and forty year so far... and counting...

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Canon David Wyatt
(0161) 736 8868
No email contact is available, please try the diocesan web site
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Sunday Parish Mass
Full sung Mass (setting: Dom Gregory Murray) with incense and the Angelus (also sung). Everyone is warmly welcome to our principal weekly service. If you do not wish to receive communion, but wish to be blessed, please come to the altar rail carring your service book - or cross your arms over your chest when the priest approaches you. After the Mass everyone is more than cordially invited to join us for tea, coffee and whatever nibbles have been provided! We're a friendly bunch... really!!
Every Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Coffee Incense


Monday Mass
What better way to start the working week if you can? This is a said Mass which ends with the Angelus. People are most welcome to join us in the Lady Chapel for this service. The regulars often enjoy tea and coffee afterwards and would be thrilled if you joined them!
Every Monday at 10:30 AM for ½ hour


Wednesday Mass & Coffee Morning
The midweek Mass, said in the Lady Chapel is, after the Sunday Mass, probably the most popular. It is the only Mass during the week which will regularly include a hymn, though this is sung without musical accompanyment. After the Mass there is an informal coffee morning with tea, coffee, toast, biscuits and chat! EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM for 40 minutes


Saturday Mass
A good end to the week - especially for those of us still working and who cannot otherwise attend services during the week. Tea and coffee are usually on offer after the Mass, though this is not guaranteed! We have recently moved the time of this service from 10:30am to 10:00am because it was agreed this suited just about everybody!
Every Saturday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour



(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Church Open The Ascension is open at least half an hour before each service, and usually at least the same afterwards. Sundays and Wednesdays are the best days to come and look around the building as the tea and chat after the services on these days allow for a longer look about the place!
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 15879
Built: 1869
Architect: Medland Taylor
Style of worship: Anglo-Catholic
Archdeaconry: SALFORD (244)
Deanery: Salford (24403)
Benefice: Lower Broughton Ascension (24/210 P)
Parish Legal Name: Lower Broughton (240140 )
CofE Church Info: (624140 24/140)
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The current editor is: Shirley Kehoe

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This page was last updated on Sunday 25th July 2010
The Church of the Ascension : Ascension Road, Salford, Greater Manchester, M7 1LY

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