St Alphonsus, Old Trafford - Roman Catholic

Church picture

Photograph supplied by & Copyright of Mike Berrell.
St Alphonsus,
Powell Street,
Old Trafford


The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1903. The present church opened 1936. The parish is now merged with Our Lady, Moss Side - services held at both churches.
A procession from the mother parish of St. Wilfrid's to lay the foundation stone of the new school-chapel, gave the new parish a favourable start in 1903. There were at that time about 500 parishioners. Fr. Charles MacCarthy was made the first Rector and, until his death in 1930, helped to build up the parish. He was often helped in the Sunday duties by priests from the nearby St. Bede's College.

Fr. Joseph O'Donnell built the present very fine Gothic-inspired church, the work of E. Bower Norris and F. Reynolds. The church is one of several consecrated by the present Bishop. The parish has a relic of St. Alphonsus.

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 SJ8242895780 (Lat/Lon 53.458465,-2.266120). You can see this on maps provided by:

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