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ORATORY CHURCH OF ST CHAD

CHEETHAM HILL ROAD

MANCHESTER, M4 4EX


Telephone 0161 834 4104

email: pippo@manchesteroratory.org


St Chad's, Cheetham Hill, Manchester




Weekly Timetable

Masses, Confessions and Devotions


SUNDAY    (The Church is open from 7am - 6pm)

                8am  Low Mass   -   Confessions before Mass
                11.30am  Solemn Mass   -   Confessions before Mass
                4pm  Solemn Vespers and Benediction
                4.45pm  Low Mass
(Old Latin Mass)   -   Confessions during Mass


MONDAY - FRIDAY    (The Church is open from 6.30am - 6.30pm)

                7am Mass 
                4.45pm - 5.15pm Confessions
                5pm Rosary
                5.30pm Mass 
 
                also 
                12 noon Mass on Wednesdays in St Raphael's Chapel at North Manchester General Hospital)
                6pm Sung Vespers on Feast Days


SATURDAY    (The Church is open from 8am - 8.30pm)

                11am Mass
                11.30am - 12.30pm Confessions
                7pm - 8pm Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction
                7pm - 8pm Confessions
                also
                9.30am Mass in St Joseph's Chapel, Moston Cemetery 
                4pm Mass in St Luke's Chapel at North Manchester General Hospital (Vigil Mass of Sunday)


Bank Holidays:
                7am Mass
                10am Mass  (Confessions at 9.40am)  
                (NB. No evening Confessions or Mass)
                also           
                11am Requiem Mass at St Joseph's Cemetery, Moston (late May and late August)




Virtual Tour of the Church







St Chad in Manchester

When the first Catholic chapel was built in Manchester after the Reformation in the eighteenth century, it was dedicated to St Chad. 
In choosing him as its patron the Catholic community in Manchester was keen to show that it was the same living family of faith that has existed here down through the centuries. Whatever the political and religious upheavals of the day, there has always been a group of Roman Catholics in Manchester stretching back to the time of the Roman garrison nearly 2,000 years ago. In the 7th century St Chad was the first bishop to preach, teach, govern and sanctify God's people in Manchester.

St Chad's popularity and influence has lived on, not only in the dedication of many ancient churches in the region, but also in the place names of Manchester that were associated with him. "So much did Chad endear himself to those whom he converted, that even to this day we find traces of his missionary labours in the numerous place-names in the Manchester district that have been given in honour of the Mercian Bishop. The valley of the Irk, along which he must have toiled repeatedly, is particularly rich in these name memorials. Chadderton is simply Chad's town, Chadkirk is Chad's church, Cheetham is Chad's dwelling-place, Cheetwood is Chad's wood, Chat Moss is Chad's moss, Cheadle is Chad's hill, Cheadle Hulme is the meadow by Chad's hill, and so forth" (from John O'Dea, 1910, The Story of the Old Faith in Manchester).

His kindly presence and his faithfulness to Christ and His Church won many souls to God in his day. We pray that his personal influence will still be found today as the Catholics of Manchester work to build the Kingdom of God; to hand on what has been given to us from our Fathers and Mothers in the Faith.


If you would like to support the work of the Oratorian Community at St Chad's,
and the restoration programme of this historic church, please donate using the button below.





News, Celebrations, What's On, Forthcoming
and that sort of thing



St Philip's Day
Monday 27th May (transferred from Sunday)
11am Solemn Mass
Victoria, Missa pro Victoria (1600) with brass
followed by refreshments 


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Quarant'Ore
40 Hours Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Friday 21st June - 5.30pm   Opening Mass
through Friday night and Saturday night until 
Sunday 23rd June - 11.30am   Closing Mass & Procession of the Blessed Sacrament

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Sunday Afternoon Oratory

Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

2.30 - 3.30pm in St Philip's Chapel, beginning Sunday 28th April

Followed by refreshments (Vespers and Benediction at 4pm).


All welcome - You can dip in and out of the Sundays as you want.

We will be reading parts of this great 17th century work over the coming weeks;

considering and sharing our faith with each other with prayer and fellowship.


see Fr Christopher for further details



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Church Restoration Phase Two

The second phase of the restoration of the church runs from late January until late October.

This involves:
Repairs and access to the sacristy roof
Repairs to the tower (internal)
Restoration of stonework in the great west window
Installation of new stained glass in the west window (of the Transfiguration of the Lord)
Repairs to the south porch
Installation of disabled access in the south porch

The artist's preliminary work for the west window

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New Community Picture with dogs 
(permission to use for Christmas Cards, jigsaws, duvet covers...)