St Anthonys R C Church
Wythenshawe Greater Manchester

M22 0WR





Who we are

Wythenshawe Team Ministry

In 2002, Wythenshawe became the first area in Shrewsbury Diocese to develop a Team Ministry approach to serving the needs of the Catholic community in the area. The Wythenshawe Team Ministry includes all the members of the Church in Wythenshawe; lay people, religious and clergy. The Team also has an Administrator and a Development Officer. The key aim of Team Ministry is to move away from a narrow parochial approach, to a broader, collaborative one, with churches working together and sharing resources, to strengthen the spiritual, pastoral and social development of the Catholic Church in Wythenshawe.

Decision making is done through the Leadership Council and the strategy developed is then implemented through the Pastoral Team.

Mission Statement

The three Catholic Parishes in Wythenshawe are a Union of Pastoral Communities based on Gospel values and operating through Team Ministry. Our purpose is to be:

‘a community of people united in Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit in their pilgrimage towards the Father’s Kingdom, bearers of a message of salvation for all of humanity.’
(Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes, para 1)



Church Address

St Anthonys R C Church
Dunkery Road
Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester M22 0WR
United Kingdom
Phone: 0161 436 5622
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Church Pastor

Fr Nick Kern
Fr Nick Kern
Parish Priest
St Anthony's Presbytery
Dunkery Road
Woodhouse Park, Greater Manchester M22 0WR
United Kingdom
Phone: 0161 998 5319
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John 14:1

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

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St Anthonys R C Church Wythenshawe Mass Times

Saturday Vigil Mass 5pm

Sunday 10am

Please note that due to the outbreak of Covid–19 coronavirus then all public worship in chruches has been suspended. You can still follow us online:

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Mass Times last updated on the 2nd of June, 2020
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History of St Anthonys R C Church Wythenshawe

Sharston Cafe
Fr Bernard Coleman, a priest who was based at St Hilda’s Church in Northenden, was instrumental in establishing Ss John and Thomas parish in Benchill. The parish had humble beginnings in 1933, when Fr Coleman opened a Mass Centre in the Sharston Cafe. By 1934 the Cafe had 2 Sunday Masses serving the rapidly growing Catholic population.

Ss John Fisher and Thomas More Church, Benchill
The foundation stone for the new church was laid on 2nd March 1935 by Bishop Moriarty, the church being completed later in the same year. St John Fisher and Thomas More church was to serve the local community for 75 years. This occasion was celebrated by a number of events, the main focus a Mass, with Bishop Brian Noble as main Celebrant. In September 2010 the closure of the Church was marked by a deeply moving final Mass. At the end of the service, parishioners processed through the streets of Benchill, carrying the Stations of the Cross and other artefacts from the church, to their new shared worshipping space, at St Luke’s CE Church, just a quarter of a mile away. Here the worshippers of both Christian communities greeted each other and attended a Service of Welcome to mark this new beginning.

The Green Hut / St Anthony’s Church
As Wythenshawe continued to grow and expand, St Anthony’s Church was opened on 3rd November 1960, but Mass had been celebrated on the site since 1951, originally in a ‘Green Hut.’ The nissen hut was erected in 1951 with the first Mass offered on 15th April of the same year. The hut was the first building to be erected in Woodhouse Park, and as well as being a Mass Centre, it was also the hub of the local community. Mass was transferred to the hall of a newly built primary school on 30th August 1954. The hut was demolished in October 1960, its final use was for storage and a works canteen for those building the Church we have today. St Anthony’s Church is one of the largest in the Shrewsbury Diocese and was used for the Ordinations of Bishop Brian Noble in 1995 and Bishop Mark Davies in 2010. This year St Anthony's celebrated it's Golden Jubilee with a number of events and Masses. As part of the celebrations, for period of time during the year, the inside of the church was decorated with wonderful floral displays.

St Elizabeth’s Church
The last Catholic Church to be built in Wythenshawe was St Elizabeth's, Peel Hall, in 1974. The foundation stone was laid by Bishop Brewer on 6th October 1973. Before the Church was built Catholics had been attending Mass at All Hallow's school since the 5th May 1957, when over 300 people attended the first Mass at this venue.

One Parish
In September 2010 the Catholic communities in Benchill, Woodhouse Park and Peel Hall became one parish. A consultation took place between all three church communities and it was agreed that the new parish would be called Our Lady Queen of Peace.   Edit


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