St Malachy, Collyhurst - Roman Catholic

Church picture

Photograph supplied by & Copyright of Mike Berrell.
St Malachy,
Eggington Street,

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The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1922. The parish is now merged with St. Patrick's Collyhurst, although services are still held at St. Malachy's.

This thriving parish was born in difficult conditions. It was formed out of a part of St. Patrick's, and a part of St. Edmund's, Miles Platting, in 1922.

Fr. Marshall, later Bishop of Salford, was the first parish priest. He began by renting Berry's blacking factory, and there celebrated Mass until better provision could be made. He had a great struggle. Three separate attempts were made to set fire to the blacking works. Then there was a hard fight to secure a school, ending in a public enquiry at the Town Hall, an enquiry which ended with a victory for St. Malachy's. The school and temporary church beneath the school were officially opened in 1929.

The debt contracted at this time-the crippling sum of 40,000 -has now been paid off.

Fr. Marshall was obliged to retire through ill health in 1934, when he became priest at Longridge.

He was succeeded by Fr. Brennan, 1934-1944. Fr. T. Falkner has been in charge since 1945.

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.

Silver Jubilee booklet from 1933.



Church Records

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Copies of Original Registers



The church is located at OS grid reference SD8526000165 (Lat/Lon 53.497967,-2.223676). You can see this on maps provided by:

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