Diocese of Salford

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Diocese of Salford Bishops` Conference of England and Wales (Cymru)


Bishop`s House, Wardley Hall, Manchester, M28 2ND
Diocesan Offices, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP

Catholic Priests and People

Rt Rev John Arnold - Bishop
Mr Simon Smith - Acting Director of Education
Ms Elizabeth Clarke - Deputy Director of Education
- Episcopal Vicar for Education
Rt Rev Thomas Holland - Bishop (Deceased)
Rt Rev Geoffrey Burke - Bishop (Deceased)

Retired People:

Right Rev Terence Brain - Bishop Emeritus (Retired)


Phone 0161 817 2222
Click here to email Diocese of Salford
External Link to Diocese of Salford`s Website: www.dioceseofsalford.org.ukwww.dioceseofsalford.org.uk


St John, Salford
St Ambrose Barlow, Denton
St Chad, Newton Heath
Mount Carmel, Hollinwood
St Therese of Lisieux, Heywood
St Joseph, Deane and Great Lever
St John Southworth, Whalley
St John Vianney, Burnley
St Clare,

Catholic Parishes

Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Joseph, Salford
Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Joseph, Salford
St Thomas of Canterbury,
Our Lady and St Patrick, Oldham
The Good Shepherd, Colne
Holy Family, Blackburn
Holy Trinity, Worsley
St Augustine, Manchester
Our Lady of Hope, Salford
The Three Martyrs: St Sebastian, St Boniface and St Thomas of Canterbury, Salford
St Anne and St Joseph, Accrington
Holy Cross and St Helen, Ashton-under-Lyne
St Mary, Bamber Bridge
Sacred Heart and St Anne, Blackburn
St Alban, Blackburn
St Oscar Romero, Blackburn
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Blackburn
St Edmund and St Patrick, Bolton
The Holy Infant and St Anthony, Bolton
Blessed Dominic Barberi, Bolton
Christ the Redeemer, Bolton
St Cuthbert, Bolton
Corpus Christi, Bolton
St Vincent de Paul, Bolton
The Good Samaritan, Burnley
St Marie and St Joseph, Bury
Our Lady of Good Counsel and Guardian Angels, Bury
St Gabriel and the Angels and St John the Baptist, Rochdale (including Castleton)
St Mary, Chipping
St Mary, Clayton-le-Moors
Sacred Heart, Darwen
St Mary and St John Fisher, Denton
Holy Family, Denton
St Stephen, Droylsden
St John Paul II , Eccles
Parish of the Nativity, Failsworth and Limeside
Our Lady of Lourdes and St Gregory the Great, Farnworth
Our Lady and St Hubert with St Wulstan, Great Harwood
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Haigh
St Marie, Haslingden
Our Lady and St Joseph, Heywood
Divine Mercy, Chadderton and Hollinwood
St Mary, Horwich
St Teresa of Avila and St Joseph the Worker, Irlam
St John Fisher, Kearsley
St Mary (Our Lady Assumed into Heaven), Langho
St Edward, Lees
Our Lady of Lourdes and St Gerard Majella, Lostock Hall
St Mary (The Hidden Gem), Manchester
Parish of the Holy Spirit, Manchester
Our Lady of Mount Carmel with St John Bosco, Manchester
St Bernard, Manchester
St Chad, Manchester
St Ambrose, Manchester
Our Lady and St John, Manchester
St Patrick, Manchester
St Anne, Manchester
St Catherine of Siena, Manchester
St Kentigern, Manchester
The Sacred Heart and St Francis, Manchester
St Clare, Manchester
St Anne, Manchester
St Robert of Newminster, Manchester
St Joseph and St Edward, Manchester
Our Lady and St Alphonsus, Manchester
St Dunstan and St John Vianney, Manchester
St Margaret Mary, Manchester
Christ the King, Manchester
The English Martyrs, Manchester
St Bernadette, Manchester
St Cuthbert, Manchester
St Peter and St Thomas More, Middleton and Alkrington
Our Lady of the Assumption, Middleton
St Joseph, Mossley
St John Southworth, Nelson, Brierfield and Fence
The Holy Family, New Springs
St Francis of Assisi, Oldham
St Mary, Osbaldeston
St Mary, Oswaldtwistle
St John Paul II, Padiham
Our Lady of Grace, Prestwich
St Mary and St Philip Neri, Radcliffe
St Joseph, Ramsbottom
Holy Apostles, Rawtenstall and Newchurch-in-Rossendale
Ss Peter and Paul, Ribchester
St Charles Borromeo, Rishton
St Margaret Clitherow, Rochdale
Pope St John XXIII, Rochdale (including Littleborough)
St Vincent de Paul, Rochdale
Ss Aidan and Oswald, Royton
Our Lady of Dolours, Salford
St James and All Souls, Salford
St Mary and St John Southworth, Samlesbury
St Joseph, Shaw
St Joseph, Stockport
St Mary, Stockport
St Winifred, Stockport
St Peter, Stonyhurst
St Antony of Padua, Stretford and Trafford Park
St Ambrose Barlow, Swinton and Pendlebury
St Joseph, Todmorden
St Hilda, Tottington
St John Henry Newman, Urmston and Flixton
Our Lady and St Patrick, Walton-le-Dale
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Westhoughton
St Mary and St Anselm, Whitworth and Bacup
Sacred Heart and St William, Uppermill
Our Lady of the Valley, Clitheroe, Sabden and Dunsop Bridge
English Martyrs, Whalley
All Saints Franciscan Friary, Barton
St Wilfrid, Longridge
Holy Name, Manchester
St Michael and St Bernadette, Whitefield

Catholic Groups/Organisations/Religious Orders

Diocesan Schools Commission - Education/Schools

About Diocese of Salford

The Catholic Diocese of Salford serves the areas of Greater Manchester and Lancashire. A family of faith around our Bishop, a community of women and men, young and old, who seek to proclaim the Kingdom of God through prayer, charity, faith and witness.

Part of the Catholic Church - you can find other Catholic Churches, Catholic Schools or Religious Orders/Houses and Chaplaincies nearby above. Or you can use the Find a Church Near Me box above to search for a Church, School etc.

Useful Definitions of the Structures in the Catholic Church

What is a Catholic Bishops' Conference?

An episcopal conference, sometimes called a conference of bishops, is an official assembly of the bishops of the Catholic Church in a given territory. ... Individual bishops do not relinquish their immediate authority for the governance of their respective dioceses to the conference (Wikipedia).

What is an Archdiocese?

Dioceses ruled by an archbishop are commonly referred to as archdioceses; most are metropolitan sees, being placed at the head of an ecclesiastical province. A few are suffragans of a metropolitan see or are directly subject to the Holy See.

The term 'archdiocese' is not found in Canon Law, with the terms "diocese" and "episcopal see" being applicable to the area under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of any bishop.[8] If the title of archbishop is granted on personal grounds to a diocesan bishop, his diocese does not thereby become an archdiocese (Wikipedia).

What is a Diocese?

The group of churches that a bishop supervises is known as a diocese. Typically, a diocese is divided into parishes that are each overseen by a priest.

The original dioceses, in ancient Rome, were political rather than religious. Rome was divided into dioceses, each of which was made up of many provinces. After Christianity became the Roman Empire's official religion in the 4th century, the term gradually came to refer to religious districts. The Catholic Church has almost 3,000 dioceses. The Greek root of diocese is dioikesis, "government, administration, or province." (Vocabulary.com).

As of April 2020, in the Catholic Church there are 2,898 regular dioceses: 1 papal see, 649 archdioceses (including 9 patriarchates, 4 major archdioceses, 560 metropolitan archdioceses, 76 single archdioceses) (Wikipedia).

What is the difference between a Diocese and an Archdiocese?

Each diocese is within a Province - a group of Dioceses - the Archdiocese is the main Diocese within that Diocese. The bishop of that Archdiocese is therefore automatically an Archbishop. If a bishop has been made an Archbishop personally is referred to as an Archbishop but it does not make their Diocese an Archdiocese.

What is a Deanery?

A subdivision of a diocese, consisting of a number parishes, over which presides a dean appointed by a bishop. The duty of the dean is to watch over the clergy of the deanery, to see that they fulfill the orders of the bishop, and observe the liturgical and canon laws. He summons the conference of the deanery and presides at it. Periodically he makes a report to the bishop on conditions in the deanery.www.catholicculture.org

What is a Parish?

In the Roman Catholic Church, a parish (Latin: parochia) is a stable community of the faithful within a particular church, whose pastoral care has been entrusted to a parish priest (Latin: parochus), under the authority of the diocesan bishop. It is the lowest ecclesiastical subdivision in the Catholic episcopal polity, and the primary constituent unit of a diocese. In the 1983 Code of Canon Law, parishes are constituted under cc. 515–552, entitled "Parishes, Pastors, and Parochial Vicars." Wikipedia