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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 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


CHRISTMAS  SCHEDULE


Sunday 24th December - 4th Sunday of Advent
8am  Low Mass of Advent
11.30am  Solemn Mass of Advent
4.45pm  Low Mass of the Christmas Vigil (Latin 1962 Missal) followed by 
First Vespers of Christmas

11.30pm  Christmas Carols and Blessing of the Crib
12 midnight  Solemn Midnight Mass

Monday 25th December - Christmas Day
8am  Low Mass
11.30am  Solemn Christmas Mass

Tuesday 26th - Friday 29th December
9.40am  Confessions
10am  Sung Mass



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.


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