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.