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St. Mary's Church

17 Mulberry Street, Manchester M2 6LN, England
+44 161 834 3547
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Beautiful Sanctuary Open All Day

Founded in 1794, St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church originally served Manchester’s poorest people. It... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jersey City, New Jersey
Truly a hidden gem.

We are so glad to have seen this hidden gem. It is worth making a special effort to find it. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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17 Mulberry Street, Manchester M2 6LN, England
+44 161 834 3547
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Founded in 1794, St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church originally served Manchester’s poorest people. It is now a city center parish. After a roof collapse in the 1830s the structure was rebuilt. In the 1870s three elaborate Caen stone and marble altars were created in a...More

Thank NikaJunie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are so glad to have seen this hidden gem. It is worth making a special effort to find it. We walked in the door and said wow! It was an oasis amongst the noise outside. It is a beautiful building and feels loved. Go...More

Thank furrrrrball30
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This really is a hidden gem. Seemingly squashed in between office buildings in a side street, once inside, this church is quite beautiful. So quiet and peaceful. A really stunning place.

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I am an Athiest but keen on historical buildings. My partner does find comfort by being in religious buildings. Every trip I try to find a place for her. This church is really hard to find but please track down. The frontage I found interesting....More

Thank Pugster2015
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Took my mum for first time to St Mary's though she's lived near all her life never been and she loved it. The architecture, the peaceful atmosphere of the church . She specifically liked the modern art stations of the cross and how they contrast...More

Thank Bluerobin59
Reviewed 8 September 2017

It is certainly hidden - down a backstreet near the town hall! The outside is uninspiring (the date on the plaque is misleading - the building is mid 19th century) and the interior nothing special either except for the very impressive altar carvings which are...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This little church in the back streets near the town hall is a feast for the eyes when you go inside. You will be hard pressed to see a more ornate or beautiful alter than the one in the hidden gem. I was the only...More

Thank IAN O
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Just a lovely place , we spoke to the young man playing the organ , and gazed at the stain glass windows , we watched the lady cleaning with pride , and understood , this could just be an old building , but it is...More

Thank Sam C
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Tucked away among businesses and restaurants, this Roman Catholic Church was,"founded in 1794 in the centre of what was then, the poorest quarter of Manchester. It is now thought to be the oldest post-Reformation Catholic church founded as a church in any major centre of...More

Thank GaryJA2015
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The Church was founded in 1794 and is considered one of the oldest post-Reformation Churches in an English Town. It is quite unassuming from the outside but the interior is beautiful and original. It lies 'hidden' in Mulberry street between John Rylanḍ's Library and Albert...More

Thank Jeszmond
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Fabio F
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Response from Linda K | Reviewed this property |
Mass Times and Other Services Church Opening Times: The church is open each day from 8am - 6pm. Holy Mass Times: Weekdays: 12.30pm Saturdays: 12noon and 5.15pm (First Mass of Sunday) Sunday 10.15am and... More