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email: pippo@manchesteroratory.org

St Chad's, Cheetham Hill, Manchester

Weekly Timetable

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 Latin Extraordinary Form   (Confessions during Mass)

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

               7am Mass 
              12 noon Mass on Wednesday 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: 9.40am Confessions
                                        10am Mass 
                                         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

Forthcoming Feasts and Devotions
(updated weekly)

for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Fridays in November 
after the 5.30pm Mass

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Friday 8th December

                                                                    6pm  Solemn First Vespers (Thursday 7th December)

                                                                    7am  Low Mass
                                                                    10am  Sung Mass (with School)
                                                                    5.30pm  Solemn Mass

School Masses in church this term (all welcome)
Friday 6th October (St Bruno) at 1.45pm
Wednesday 1st November (All Saints) at 10am
Friday 8th December (Immaculate Conception) at 10am

Regular Events

Sunday Afternoons - until Advent
The Imitation of Christ 

Sunday 26th November - Book 1, Chapter 20
Love of Solitude and Silence

2.30pm - 3.30pm
in St Philip's Chapel

We will be reading, praying with and considering this classic text slowly.
After reading a chapter together there follows a time of silent prayer and reflection.
We can then share our thoughts on its meaning, purpose and relevance, 
praying that the Holy Spirit will use our insights as a stimulus for love of God and neighbour.

Lots of tea, coffee, fizzy pop and cake.
You don't have to commit to the whole thing - just come when you wish.

See Fr Christopher for more information
(NB. Jammie Dodgers are also acceptable)

A prayer for the suffering brought to our parish 
at the Manchester Arena on Monday 22nd May

God our Father, 
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence;
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for those who have died in Manchester,
that they may live in that light and peace which knows no end.

In company with Jesus,
who died at the hands of wicked men, and now lives in glory,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom, 
where all our tears will be wiped away.
Unite us together again in you, who are pure love,
to sing your praises for ever. Amen.


When the first Catholic chapel was built in Manchester in the eighteenth century, the first for over 300 years, it was dedicated to St Chad. 
In having 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 here 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.

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and the restoration programme of this historic church, please donate using the button below.