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Holy Name Roman Catholic, Chorlton on Medlock

Holy Name,
Oxford Road,
Chorlton on Medlock


The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1868.
This parish was originally formed from portions of St. Augustine's, St. Wilfrid's, and St. Edward's. A temporary church was opened in 1868, with Fr. Thomas Porter, S.J. as the head of the foundation. The fine church was opened in 1871 and in the same year, Fr. Henry Birch became Rector. He remained until 1877, when Fr. Lawson came until 1885, and later, Fr. Joseph Jackson until 1888. In this year arrived the famous Fr. Bernard Vaughan, who was to become a legend and about whom many stories are told.

The first temporary chapel became a school, and the large Burlington Street schools were built in 1876. The spacious Hall was opened in 1892. A new Lady Chapel was opened in 1894.

Fr. Bernard Vaughan did not leave until 1902, when he was succeeded by Fr. Thomas Brown. One of the main features of the modern church is the handsome and massive tower built as a memorial of Fr. Bernard Vaughan.

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.

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Church Records


The church is located at OS grid reference SJ8474096450 (Lat/Lon 53.464560,-2.231333). You can see this on maps provided by: