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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Church of the Holy Name of Jesus Manchester

The Church of the Holy Name of Jesus is a Grade I listed building on Oxford Road in the university district of Manchester.

The church, the largest in Manchester, was built between 1869 and 1871 by architect Joseph Aloysius Hansom (1803-1822), with the tower, designed by Adrian Gilbert Scott (1882-1963), added later in 1928.

Church of the Holy Name of Jesus Manchester.


The Church of the Holy Name of Jesus was established by the Jesuits and initially served the large Catholic population of Irish workers who had flocked to Manchester to find work in the city's mills and factories after the Great Irish Famine of the 1840's and 50's.

The congregation dwindled during the 1980's but has recently revived thanks to a variety of innovative events held at the church. The Church of the Holy Name of Jesus now has close links to Manchester University.

Church of the Holy Name of Jesus Manchester.


Masses are held on weekdays at  1.05pm, 6pm (Chapel); Saturday 11.00am; Sunday 9.15am (Chapel) 12pm and 7pm.

Holy Name Manchester
339 Oxford Rd
Manchester
M13 9PG
Tel: 0161 272 8674

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