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Eccles Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

Church Street Eccles M30 0DL

The ancient Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Eccles, is a Grade I listed building situated in the town centre of Eccles in an elevated position with pleasant grounds. It is over 900 years old.  The Church building is beautiful and is a special place to visit.   It is built in local red sandstone, has a Bell Tower with 8 bells, which are rung regularly.  The church is the start and end point of the Eccles Town Centre Heritage Trail.  Every corner of the Church is steeped in history, its architecture telling the stories of its past. It is very much a Church for today, its stillness providing a tranquil place of worship in today’s hectic world.

Service Times:

Sundays: 11.00am
Family Communion and Junior Church
Thursdays: 10.30am
Holy Communion in the Pitcairn Chapel
Mothers Union meets monthly on the third Monday in the month 2.00 – 4.00pm
Saturday mornings: Café 10.00am to 12 noon - Tea/coffee/toast etc. A takeaway service is available

Find us at www.ecclesparish.co.uk 

 

St Andrew's Church

Chadwick Road Eccles M30 0NZ

St. Andrews’s Church is a Grade 2* Anglican church dating back to 1879. One of its main features are the beautiful stained glass windows, many by Charles Kempe.

There is a community cafe held in the church every Friday between 10:00/12 noon and 1:00/2:30pm.

More details on our website at www.standrewseccles.org or find us on Facebook.

 

Christ Church

206 Liverpool Road Patricroft M30 0SD

 

 

 

 

St Paul’s Church Monton: one of the Eccles Team of Churches

Egerton Road Monton M30 9LR

St Paul’s is a welcoming community church on Egerton Road in Monton, a residential street off the main road leading from Monton Green towards Swinton. In addition to a traditional worship area the church has been modified to include a Community Room which is used for all manner of activities including a popular ‘Parent And Toddler’ Group on Wednesday and Friday mornings during term time, uniformed organisations (Guides, Brownies, Rainbows), exercise classes and much more. The Community Room is available for private hire for small gatherings such as children’s parties.

Service times:

8am Holy Communion using the Book Of Common Prayer
10am Family Communion with Young People’s Church except for the second Sunday of the month when we have All Age Worship ~ a more informal service appropriate for all ages   
In addition Midweek Communion takes place most Wednesdays at 10:15am; a short said service, a time of quiet in a busy week perhaps?

Should you wish to know more about St Paul’s, want to arrange a baptism/christening, a wedding or for any other enquiry please come to any Sunday morning service and speak to one of our wardens or worship leaders after the service.

Find us on Facebook or at www.stpaulsmonton.org

 

Winton Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene

Westbourne Road Winton M30 8DG

 

St Michael and All Angels' Church

Liverpool Road Peel Green M30 7LP

 

St Mary's RC Church

Church Street Eccles M30 0LU

 

Holy Cross RC Church

370 Liverpool Road Patricroft M30 8QD

The parish of Holy Cross, St Matthew and St Gilbert is a part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford. It was formed in 2010 when St Gilbert's church in Brookhouse was closed and its parish joined with the already amalgamated parishes of St Matthew, Winton and Holy Cross, Patricroft. The parish is administered from Holy Cross, and activities aim to cater for all ages. Masses are regularly celebrated in the churches of Holy Cross and St Matthew, though on major feasts parishioners join together for single celebrations at Holy Cross church, which is large enough to accommodate 500 people with ease.

Holy Cross church itself was opened in 1961 and consecrated in 1986 by Bishop Geoffrey Burke. It has many interesting features including a large modern stained-glass window (by Whitefriars) and other artwork including a brick carving of the Crucifixion on the outside west wall facing Liverpool Road, and half life-size Stations of the Cross placed at high level along the north interior wall, which are visible from the road outside. The church bell can be heard chiming the Angelus at noon each day.

Service times:

Sunday Masses – Saturday evening Vigil at 6.30pm, and Sunday morning at 10.30am
Weekdays and other services – see parish newsletter, available online

Find us at www.ourparishcommunity.co.uk.

 

St Matthew's RC Church

Worsley Road Winton M30 8BL

St Matthew’s is served from Holy Cross, (see above). The prefabricated structure, on reinforced concrete foundations, was opened in 1958, after initial plans for a more substantial building had to be rejected because of instability of the ground. Weekday Masses generally alternate between here and Holy Cross.

Service times:

Sunday Mass – 9.00am
Weekdays and other services – see parish newsletter, available online

Find us at www.ourparishcommunity.co.uk.

 

 

 

 

Monton Methodist Church

Grange Drive Monton M30 9JJ

The original Church was built and opened on the 27th January 1899.  The School Hall was completed in 1903.

On the 5th September 1959 we were joined by the Eccles Wesley Church congregation when their building was closed to make way for the M602 motorway. Since then our premises have been considerably enlarged and modernised.

In 1999 we celebrated our Centenary with a year of special services and events.

In July 2002 we welcomed members of Eccles (Immanuel) Methodist Church on the closure of their Church and 2014 by some members from Worsley Road Methodist.

Monton Methodist Church is part of the Salford Circuit (Methodist churches are organised into ‘circuits’ with a number of churches in each).  We hold joint services and social events throughout the year.  Salford Circuit is part of the Manchester & Stockport Methodist District.

The church continues to be part of the community as it bears witness to the love of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Find us at www.montonmethodistchurch.org.uk.

 

Patricroft Methodist Church  

Alexandra Road Patricroft M30 7HJ

Patricroft Methodist was formed by the amalgamation of four churches – Trinity and Ebenezer in 1964, with Barton following in 1968. The new building (on the Trinity site) was opened in 1972. Winton joined in 1975. Bridgewater Street Mission had previously merged with Winton. The remaining Sunday School buildings date from 1884, with major refurbishment in 1994. Several Immanuel Church members joined in 2002 when their building closed.

The church community embraces those aged from just a few months to well over 90, those born locally and faraway, those with varied backgrounds and life experiences: a fascinating mix of people who enjoy meeting with one another in the awareness of God’s presence. The focus of Church life is the Sunday worship, but there are plenty of other activities too.

Services on Sundays at 10.30am

Find us at www.patricroftmc.org.uk.

 

Patricroft United Reformed Church

Shakespeare Crescent Patricroft M30 0PE

 

Eccles Congregational Church

Wellington Road Eccles M30 0NP

In 1860 a church was built at the corner of Wellington Road and Clarendon Road. This was a very imposing building and as well as a large church there was attached a two storey building used for a Sunday School and for meetings, social events and concerts. At the side of the church there was a large lawn and also a tennis court.

The extension was later used as a British School but this was closed when the Lancashire Education Authority built the Clarendon Road School.

In the 1960s the motorway, now the M602, was to be built as far as Eccles. To make way for this the church had to be demolished and a decision had to be made whether to build a church on a site somewhere else in Eccles or use what was left of the original site. The members decided the latter was the best option. The old church was not easily demolished and dynamite had to be used to finish bringing down the steeple. The new church was opened in 1969.

The church website, https://ecclescongchurch.wordpress.com, gives details of the history of the church and also present and future events.

Service times:

A Family Church Service is held each Sunday beginning at 11.00a.m. Holy Communion concludes the service on the first Sunday of each month. Following the services on the second and fourth Sunday we enjoy tea and coffee and a chat.

On a Monday during school term time we run Sunbeams Soft Play for children under 5. Mums/Dads or other carers stay with the children and they can drop in anytime from 11.00a.m. until 3.00p.m. Snacks are available but we do not mind people bringing their own. The cost is £2 for a child and a £1 for any siblings.

 

Eccles Salvation Army

169 Church Street Eccles M30 0LU

 

Bridgewater Baptist Church

85 Cawdor Street Patricroft M30 0QF

The first minute we have of the Foundation of our Baptist Church in Eccles was on August 16 1877 at the British Workman’s Club which may have been on Leigh Street, off Liverpool Road.   We moved premises a few times in Eccles before we moved to Parrin Lane Winton in 1906.

This is when we became Winton Baptist Church when the new building opened on 21st December 1907.  Due to the dilapidated state of the building we moved to Westwood Community Centre  in 2005.

Then finally we moved back to Eccles, to 85 Cawdor Street, off Liverpool Road on November 2011 and changed our name to Bridgewater Baptist Church in 2012.

We are part of the Northwest Baptist Association and the Baptist Union of Great Britain.

Service times:

Sunday Mornings at 10:30am
Bible Study on Thursday Evenings at 7:30pm.
We also have deaf community church on a Friday Evening once a month.

Find us at www.bridgewaterbaptist.org.uk.

 

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) 

13 The Polygon Wellington Road Eccles M30 0DS

 

Whilst not formally affiliated with Churches Together, we value the fellowship of the church family below as an Associate member of our group.

 

Monton Unitarian Church

Monton Green Monton M30 8AP

Our church is open to all who wish to worship and explore their faith with an open mind, in a spirit of free inquiry. It has its roots in Liberal Christianity, but seeks to discover and build upon the best in many religious philosophies and approaches to life. So our worship is simple, including praise to God known by any name or none, a celebration of life and its wonders, and a sharing of concerns and ideals for human life and its dignity.

Perhaps the main feature of our religion is that we do not insist that everyone should hold the same beliefs. Rather, each person is encouraged to work out his or her own faith with sincerity, but to do so within a living, loving community.

As well as weekly worship on Sunday at 10.45am, there are social activities throughout the year, and opportunities to discuss our beliefs and ideas, and learn something new. Services for special occasions, such as baptisms, funerals and weddings including same sex weddings are also held, by arrangement with the minister.

Everyone is welcome to come along to our church at any time, with no obligation to become a member, although there are plenty of ways to get involved, with membership as one option.

Find us at www.ukunitarians.org.uk/monton, and our facebook page is www.facebook.com/montonunitarians.

 

 

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