About Us

Saint Peter's is the parish church for the parish of Swinton and Pendlebury which also includes two district churches, All Saints and Saint Augustine. Swinton lies in the north-west district of the area covered by Salford City Council and also is home to the Civic Centre for the city. Saint Peter's Church lies at the heart of Swinton, opposite the Civic Centre and on the A6. Our main service is at 10.30am on a Sunday, with hymns and choir, and with a children's group meeting during the course of the service, and there are usually about 100 adults and children there. We come from a variety of nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. On a  Sunday the eucharist is celebrated also at 8am and 5.30pm and there is a daily mass in church. We also endeavour to mark the greater festivals of the church's year with a sung mass. There are refreshments in church after the 10.30am service on a Sunday and usually after an evening sung mass for a feast-day and on Bank Holiday Mondays after the 11am mass and we endeavour to be a welcoming congregation.  

Christmas and Easter continue to see substantially larger numbers joining in prayer and worship at Saint Peter's. 

There is a good deal of attachment to Saint Peter's in the area and the church is well used for baptisms, marriages, and funerals as well as for other occasional services and pastoral offices. 

The church is a substantial Grade 2* Victorian church by the architect George Street and the parish has been in the Tractarian or High Church or Catholic tradition (depending on the term you choose) of the Church of England  ever since Saint Peter's started.