Our Lady of Grace, Prestwich - Roman Catholic

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Photograph supplied by & Copyright of Mike Berrell.
Our Lady of Grace,
Fairfax Road,

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Original church


The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1889.
Fr. David Walshe began a mission here in 1889, having secured the use of the Co-operative Hall for a church and a Sunday school. A school-chapel was opened in 1891 by Bishop H. Vaughan. Largely through the generosity of Mrs. James Whittam, formerly of Bury, the presbytery was built shortly afterwards.

Fr. Joseph Hayes worked here at the turn of the century. In 1910 Fr. James Corkery was appointed and prepared the way for building a church. However, this was a task left to his successor, Fr. W. Browne, who came in 1926, and who served the parish for over twenty years. The new church was opened in 1931.

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 SD8124904215 (Lat/Lon 53.534242,-2.284384). You can see this on maps provided by:

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