St Paul the Apostle Paddington, Salford

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The Parish church of St Paul the Apostle, Paddington, with its attached rooms, house and garden, serves the parish of St Paul with Christ Church, which stretches from Oldfield Road to Salford’s Shopping City. The church seeks to show forth the love of God in Jesus Christ and central, therefore, to all its activities is the Eucharist. Since 1995 the parish has been affiliated to Forward in Faith and on the 16th July 2008 the PCC voted to adopt resolution C so that the parish is now under the care of the Bishop of Beverley.

Within the Catholic tradition of the Church of England it is the Mass that matters most of all and a significant number of adults and children worship regularly at St Paul’s. We try also to serve the needs of the most disadvantaged in the local community. To this end furniture is recycled on a large scale, food and clothing are provided for the needy and night shelter for the homeless in emergency. Paper and fabric are recycled as a matter of principle. Links with all local schools are precious but of special importance is the close relationship with St Paul’s Church of England Aided School, on Cross Lane.

Brief History of the building:
St Paul’s Church was built in 1856 and consecrated in that year by the first Bishop of
Manchester. Designed by Edwin Hugh Shellard in the Gothic style, St Paul’s is a delightful building of excellent proportions. During its first hundred years, in a district which experienced grinding poverty, it suffered the ill effects of inadequate funding for maintenance and the consequence of dire atmospheric pollution. In 1968 Stephen Dykes Bower, surveyor to Westminster Abbey, came to Salford and put in hand an extensive programme of repair and adornment. Visitors today come from far and wide to see a church restored to the beauty of holiness. The pipe organ is the work of Samuel Green and dates back to 1787, a magnificent baroque instrument, much spoken of and written about. Of great visual appeal is the fully decorated ceiling which never fails to lift up hearts and minds. Worth seeing are fine examples of craftsmanship in needlework, wood work, glazing and metal work. The Altar ornaments are the work of an early 20th century architect of note, W.D. Caroe. Parishioners care for St Paul’s church with great devotion and in that work for God is our prayer. The church, the parish rooms, the garden wall and gates were listed in 2003.

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Canon D S C Wyatt
St Paul's Church
M6 5FX
(0161) 7368868
No email contact is available, please try the diocesan web site
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Sunday Mass
Low Mass with homily
Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Parish Mass
Sung. With hymns. Often with Holy Baptism.
Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Incense
Sunday Luncheon
Main course and pudding is served with coffee to those wishing to stay after the Sunday Mass.
Sunday at 12:30 PM for 1 hour
Sunday Break
Instruction and Godly play for all who wish to attend.
Sunday at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly


Street Market
Goods are sold at extremely low prices and delivered at low cost in the parish vehicles.
Monday at 8:00 AM for 4 hours
Boys football for ages 7 to 11 at Clarendon Recreation centre. Please contact Mrs Wyatt for further information
Term time only
Monday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour


Paper: Fabric: Metals: Furniture collected from around Greater Manchester.
Tuesday at 8:00 AM for 7 hours
Choir rehearsal for Sunday Mass
Tuesday at 7:00 PM for ¾ hour
Youth Club
Cricket in the Summer. Pool, darts and table tennis in winter.
Tuesday at 7:00 PM for 1 hour


Street Market
Goods are sold at extremely low prices and delivered at low cost in the parish vehicles.
Wednesday at 8:00 AM for 4 hours


Paper: Fabric: Metals: Furniture collected from around Greater Manchester.
Thursday at 8:00 AM for 7 hours
Sung with homily and hymns.
Thursday at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee


Street Market
Goods are sold at extremely low prices and delivered at low cost in the parish vehicles.
Friday at 8:00 AM for 4 hours
Brownies and Rainbows
Brownies for girls aged 7-10 Rainbows for girls aged 5-7 Held at St Paul's school Cross Lane M5 4AL For more information speak to Mrs Wyatt
Term time only
Friday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour


Paper: Fabric: Metals: Furniture collected from around Greater Manchester.
Saturday at 8:00 AM for 7 hours



(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 15886
Built: 1856
Architect: Edwin Hugh Shellard
Style of worship: Anglo-Catholic. Forward in Faith
Our Patron: The Crown/The Reverend Canon A W Fell: The Reverend William Davage: Mr Andrew Cartwright
Archdeaconry: SALFORD (244)
Deanery: Salford (24403)
Parish Legal Name: St. Paul with Christ Church Salford (240148 )
CofE Church Info: (624148 24/148)
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The current editor is: David Wyatt

This page was last updated on Tuesday 12th January 2010
St Paul the Apostle Paddington : Broadwalk, Paddington Close, Salford, Greater Manchester, M6 5FX


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