All Saints, Newton Heath

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We continue the good work begun by the establishment of Newton Chapelry, by what is now Manchester Cathedral, in 1556. We have seen the British Empire and Industrial Revolution come and go, with all the challenges this brings for place so heavily reliant on industry until a few generations ago.

Our Patrons are the Dean and Canons of Manchester, and the Crown, by turn.

The present building, built by an Act of Parliament in 1814, replaced the original chapel and church of 1571 which fell down in 1808. The Rector continued to preach in its ruins so that he could receive his income from Tithes.

Newton Heath is the birthplace of Manchester United which was formed in 1878 as Newton Heath LYR Football Club by the Carriage and Wagon department of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot at Newton Heath. The railway depot remains, and light industry and manufacture continue within the parish boundary, somewhat scaled back since those halcyon days. High-tech has moved in thanks to EDM and the Sharp Project which is home to 60 or so pre-production, production and post-production companies; and three sound stages larger than Media City.

We are an inclusive, gently catholic worshipping community, which sees worship as mission, committed to the well-being and safe-keeping of all God's people.*

From June 2021 the Deanery of North Manchester ceased to exist; the the parishes within it have formed Mission Communities within the new Deanery of Manchester North and East. 20 deaneries became 7. Our new Deanery covers, broadly, the North and East of (the Metropolitan Borough of) Manchester, although we do dip in to Oldham and Stockport! We are within Mission Community 3 which is the old Deanery of Ardwick plus us.

The present Rector, the Reverend Andrew Wickens, came to Manchester from the Diocese of Lincoln in October 2010.
He studied Theology at Durham and Cambridge Universities, and, more recently, Canon Law at the University of Cardiff. He is an Associate of The Royal College of Music (ARCM) in Singing Performance, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

He was Minor Canon of Manchester Cathedral 2018-2021

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The Reverend Andrew Wickens LL.M, FRSA, ARCM

All Saints Rectory
2 Culcheth Lane
Newton Heath

M40 1LR
0161 219 1807
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07596 514 541

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Place of Welcome Coffee Morning

Every Thursday at for 2 hours
All Saints, Newton Heath
All Saints' Street Newton Heath Manchester, M40 1LR, GB

10.00 am - 12.00 noon on Thursdays (Newton Heath Library is closed that day). The church will be open as a Place of Welcome, for a brew and a chat. This is part of a much wider movement. Read about it here:
We are grateful for the support of Winning Hearts and Minds in this initiative. Read about them here:


The Parish of St All Saints, Newton Heath, Manchester



The following policy was agreed, after review, at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held on 28th March 2023

In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy our church is committed to:

· Promoting a safer environment and culture.

· Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.

· Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.

· Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.

· Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.

· Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.

The Parish will:

· Create a safe and caring place for all.

· Have a named Parish Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer (PSCPO) to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and procedures.

· Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse.

· Ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish.

· Display in church premises and on the Parish website the details of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.

· Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.

· Take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies immediately.

· Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred.

· Care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties.

· Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually.

· Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least annually.

Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.

Mrs Jennifer O’Neill Parish Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer
Elected at the APCM for 2022 held on 21st May 2023

Incumbent The Reverend Andrew Wickens, LL.M, FRSA, ARCM

Date: 21st May 2023