St Clare, Higher Blackley - Roman Catholic

Church picture

Photograph supplied by & Copyright of Mike Berrell.
St Clare,
Victoria Avenue,
Higher Blackley

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The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1929. New church 1938. New church 1958.
The Friars Minor Conventual began a new parish here in 1928. So far they have been able to build schools and a chapel, but have not yet achieved their ambition to build a Franciscan monastery. The parish has known a history of very rapid housing development, and is still in the full vigour of youth. The Fathers who did most to guide the parish in its early stages were Fr. Daniel and Fr. Roger, the latter a priest of Maltese origin.

Taken from "Salford Diocese and its Catholic past", a survey by Charles A. Bolton, a Priest of the above Diocese. Published 1950 on the First Centenary for the Diocese of Salford.



Church Records

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Copies of Original Registers



The church is located at OS grid reference SD8536704182 (Lat/Lon 53.534077,-2.222252). You can see this on maps provided by:

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