The worshipping community of St Chad's traces it's history right through the darkest ages of the Catholic Faith in and around Manchester. It will soon be the 250th anniversary of St Chad's Community in Manchester: the first church opened in 1773, and the present church in 1847.
As the Mother Church of Manchester St Chad's has played a vital role in re-establishing and celebrating the 'Faith of our Fathers', and in the future this role will become of an even greater importance. As with all venerable buildings of this age, the years have brought much wear and tear to our church, and so to secure and uplift it for it's continued service of God and His people we are undertaking a wholesale restoration. There is much to do; from treating dry-rot to plumbing in toilets, from restoring the pipe organ to building disabled access, and so it goes on.
St Chad's is clearly important to the Catholic community in Manchester, both for its important place of the faith's history here, and also in the wider local community. This area of Manchester has always been the first port of call for immigrants to the city; Jews, Italians, Irish, Polish, Ukrainians, Lithuanians, Indians and Africans. The poor and those fleeing persecution have always found a warm welcome here, and that work continues to this day. We help support initiatives to help the homeless and those in real economic need, not just those who find their way to our doorstep, and not just those of our faith.
A warm welcome, warm food and drink, and a warm church all go hand-in-hand. This is how your donations are put to good use.
It is a time of real excitement and joy, and we hope you will be able to assist us in celebrating the rich history of our community, and handing on our church and its heritage to generations to come.
As the Church universal is a living organism so too is the church building!
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