Church of England Diocese of Manchester St. Paul Blackley

St Paul, Blackley

St Paul's church is on Victoria Avenue and can be seen from the junction with Rochdale Road and Victoria Avenue. 

Following advice from Public Health England and the Church of England, we have had no option but to immediately suspend all church services and activities to play our part in the fight against this virus.

We are first and foremost a community of prayer, hope and loving service. We may not be GOING to church for a while, but nothing will prevent us from BEING church. In the coming days we will be looking at the ways we can:

• Open our buildings at set times for those want to pray. As of 24 March 2020 this will no longer be possible <span style="font-size: 1rem;">but please join us for our virtual events. For more information see the "Services and events" page.</span>

• Partner with others to mobilise volunteers for those who need supplies

• Co-ordinate appropriate pastoral care for the isolated

• Use social media channels to connect and support

Please be assured that we are praying for Blackley and its amazing people. If you think we can help someone, or you would like to contact us and support our work then please do so via social media, @blackleycofe, on 0161 264 9982 or by email [email protected]

It is possible to access the church grounds on foot from the main gate on Victoria Avenue, or via the alternative gate on Erskine Road when the church is open. There is ample parking available off-peak times on Victoria Avenue and for those with mobility problems there is parking available all the time on Erskine Road to the rear of the church. There are no steps if you come into the church grounds from the Erskine Road entrance. There is a ramp access to the front of the church hall for those with mobility problems or for those with small children in pushchairs. There is a warm welcome for all.

"The parish of Blackley: St Paul is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Manchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."

As part of the Blackley Church partnership, locally known as BlackleyCofE, a very warm welcome is also available at St Peter's and St Andrew's. Details of events at our two sister churches are also included on this site. Please feel free to come along to any of the Blackley 3 churches we would be delighted to see you.

Get in touch

Rev Eddie Roberts

14 Hill Lane Blackley Manchester M9 6PE

Our website

Virtual Coffee Morning

Every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. for 1hr 30m

Join us from your own home

We are sorry we are unable to make you a coffee and welcome you into our physical fellowship at the moment but we are even more keen to stay in touch with you.
Every "lockdown" Saturday everyone is welcome to join us for a virtual coffee or tea if you prefer.
You will have to make your own drink but if you have an internet connection and a device with a camera and microphone why don't you join us every Saturday morning from 09.30 - 11.00 for a chat. You don't have to stay for the whole time, just pop in and stay for as long as you can.
Here is the link when the times comes or join us via our Facebook page.
We look forward to seeing you and chatting with you.

Refreshments Coffee morning Community event

Were you with us in the Room as we kept watch and prayed for The Spirit to come again and bring life to the church across the world?

31 May 2020, 9 a.m.
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