St John Bosco, Blackley - Roman Catholic

Church picture

Photograph supplied by & Copyright of Mike Berrell.
St John Bosco,
Charlestown Rd,


The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1940. It opened on 6 February 1940. The current church opened on 26 January 1960. The original wooden/tin church hall stood to the immediate right of the picture of the present building. It was presumably the original church. It was certainly pre WW2 and was used for film shows, etc prior to being demolished circa 1968.

The new parish, opened here in 1940, was first styled "White Moss," Blackley - perhaps a reference to the cotton grass that used to cover the moors between Manchester and Oldham. The parish was developed by Fr. Luke Farrelly, assisted by a fine body of Catholics.

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 SD8731002995 (Lat/Lon 53.523459,-2.192888). You can see this on maps provided by:

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