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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  Mass   (Confessions before Mass)
                11.30am  Solemn Mass   (Confessions before Mass)
                4pm  Solemn Vespers and Benediction
                4.45pm  Mass in the Traditional Latin Form   (Confessions during Mass)



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

               7am Mass 
              12 noon Mass on Wednesdays in St Raphael's Chapel at North Manchester General Hospital
               4.45pm-5.15pm Confessions
               5pm Rosary
               5.30pm Mass  
 
               6pm - 6.30pm on Mondays - Devotions to St Philip and Silent Prayer 
               6pm - 6.30pm on Weekdays - Silent Prayer and Intercessions
               6pm - 6.30pm on Feast Days - Sung Vespers

              Bank Holidays: 7am Mass
                                         10am Mass  (Confessions at 9.40am)
                                         11am Requiem Mass at St Joseph's Cemetery, Moston (May and August)

                                         (NB. No evening Confessions or Mass)


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

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

                7pm-8pm Confessions







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


Feast of St Chad
Saturday 2nd March

Solemn Mass at 11am
followed by refreshments

Solemn Vespers the preceding evening at 6pm


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Position of a new Headteacher for our Parish School
for particulars please see the St Chad's School section in the Menu above

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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
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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Sunday Afternoon Oratory

Julian of Norwich
The Revelations of Divine Love
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Each week we read a chapter of the work and then meet to speak about it;
our thoughts and reflections on how it helps in our our Christian faith and discipleship.
We close the hour with our prayers of intercession, and then have some tea and cake.
There is no need to come to them all, just come as you wish for as long as you wish.

We meet in St Philip's Chapel at 2.30pm
Tea and cake at 3.30pm
Vespers and Benediction follow at 4pm

See Fr Christopher for further details