Church of England Diocese of Manchester Newton Heath

About Us

We continue the good work begun by the establishment of Newton Chapelry, by what is now Manchester Cathedral, in 1556 which has 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 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, light industry and manufacture continue 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, committed to the well-being and safe-keeping of all God's people.*

We are presently part of North Manchester Deanery, in the Archdeaconry of Manchester.

The present Rector, the Reverend Andrew Wickens, came to Manchester from the Diocese of Lincoln in October 2010, and is also Minor Canon of Manchester Cathedral.

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