St John's Old Trafford

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On Sundays we meet for our 10.00am service (also accessible via Zoom), with hymns of worship, a short talk to encourage our faith in Jesus and usually the sharing of communion.

Feel welcome to come and join us and make yourself at home!


St Johns Church is a red brick church at the heart of Old Trafford with a black majority congregation and a strong record on being rooted in the community and serving church and non church, especially through and cultural events, such as Cabaret for Freedom.

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Rev'd Peter Matthews

33 Shrewsbury Street, Old Trafford, Manchester

Peter Matthews, Rector
Christine Aspinall, Associate Priest
0161 872 7795

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Sunday Communion Service

Every Sunday at for 1 hour, 15 mins
St John's Old Trafford
Ayres Road Old Trafford Manchester postal address: St John's Rectory, 1 Lindum Avenue, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 9NQ, M16 9NQ, United Kingdom

A sung service of Holy Communion every Sunday at 10am, lasting approx one hour 15 minutes. Cantor-led hymn singing, accompanied on the organ or piano. All are welcome, either in person or online. If you would like to join us on Zoom, please email [email protected] to ask for the link.

Revd Peter Matthews has been licensed as Rector of St John's.




At St John the Evangelist, Old Trafford, we work hard to maintain a safe environment for all.
We are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance.
If you have any concerns or enquiries regarding safeguarding, please contact our Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Abbey Clephane-Wilson, she can be contacted at [email protected] or at 0161 828 1465 / 07384 460958

Out of Hours Support

The Diocese of Manchester partners with thirtyone:eight and you can access their Safeguarding Helpline if the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is unavailable. Thirtyone:eight can be contacted on 0303 003 1111.
This also includes any safeguarding queries outside of office hours on weekdays and weekends. An Information Sharing Agreement between the two organisations will allow the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser to receive a copy of the advice thirtyone:eight may offer the caller.

In the case of an emergency

 If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Service.


 NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours).
Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours).
Parent Line: 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours).
Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours).
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (freephone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)