St Cuthbert, Withington - Roman Catholic
This church was originally dedicated to the Holy Ghost and St. Cuthbert. It was first established in 1874, and Fr. Seth Clarkson was the first priest of the mission. The Rev. James Lawless was made Rector in 1880 and built the nave of the church, which was opened in 1881. Father Lawless was here for ten years and served as chaplain at Withington Hospital. When the church was built it was not foreseen that it would one day be in the centre of a very large Catholic community, or it might have been built in a style more worthy of its admirable congregation.
Since the departure of Fr. Lawless, the priests in charge have been: 1890 Fr. Robert Smith; 1892 Fr. Francis Daniel; 1895 Fr. Henry Newton; 1897 Canon James Rowntree, at present Provost of the Cathedral Chapter. He has guided the parish through two wars.
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.
- this church marked on a Google map. (Use this to report a corrected location)
- Google Streetview (Drag pegman to centre of map to show picture)
- Open StreetMap
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Vision of Britain
- English Jurisdictions in 1851
- Google maps showing nearby churches with satellite image option.
This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no connection with the churches etc. themselves. For current information you should contact them directly.
Help requiredThe information provided has been obtained from a number of sources and although every effort is made to avoid errors, just a few may be present. So if there are any please let us know. [Use the link at the bottom of this page].
We do not currently have the following information, and if you can provide it then please do so:
- We think we have the exact location of the church.
If not please select
the following link and
use the instructions
for passing on map locations.
That should enable us to determine the exact location. Use the contact link at the end of this page
to send us an email, and paste in the URL you have selected.
Click here to show map.
- Who holds the records of baptisms, marriages or burials? Have any transcripts of the registers been published?
If you have any further information about the church that you think would be useful to other researchers then do get in touch.