St Clare's RC Parish
Manchester Greater Manchester

M9 0RR





Who we are

St Clare's RC Parish in Manchester, Greater Manchester is a Christian congregation serving the Manchester community and seeking, engaging, and encouraging others through a life-changing Christian journey.

We seek to be a loving, friendly community that worships God, and serves others. We place a high priority on teaching from the Bible and following the example of Jesus.

Our vision is to impact and renew Manchester and beyond with the transforming message of Jesus Christ through words and actions.

Come as you are - we'd love to get to know you.



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St Clare's RC Parish
186 Victoria Avenue
Higher Blackley
Manchester, Greater Manchester M9 0RR
United Kingdom
Phone: 0161 740 4161
Fax: 0161 740 1261
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Church Pastor

Fr. Dariusz Dawidowski, O.F.M. Conv.
Parish Priest
186 Victoria Avenue
Higher Blackley
Manchester, Greater Manchester M9 0RR
United Kingdom
Phone: 0161 740 4161
Fax: 0161 740 1261
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Quote of the Day
John 14:1

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

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Fr. Dariusz Dawidowski, O.F.M. Conv.   Edit
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Pastoral Associate: Friar Jeremiah Budau, O.F.M. Conv.
Guardian: Fr. David Blowey, O.F.M. Conv.

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Rev. Colmcille Murphy, OFM Conv.
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St Clare's RC Parish Manchester Mass Times

Mass times: Sat 6.00pm, 8.00am, 10.30am
Holydays: 9.30am, 12.00 noon, 7.00pm

Mass Times last updated on the 11th of July, 2020
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History of St Clare's RC Parish Manchester

St. Clare’s is one of the most magnificent churches in Manchester, noted for its unique simplicity and beauty. Manchester, known as the gateway to the Northwest of England, is the second largest city in the country. Now the city’s centre is filled with medieval and modern pieces of art and masterpieces of Victorian architecture. It has several churches of outstanding beauty. Among them is St. Clare’s, the only Franciscan church in the city.


Having established itself in this great historic city, which was once known as the industrial heart of the world, St. Clare’s has played a prominent role in shaping the spiritual prospects of many people. Situated in Victoria Avenue, near the fabulous and extensive gardens of Heaton Park, St. Clare’s Church offers spiritual solace and peace to all the inhabitants of this metropolitan city.


St. Clare’s began as a small church in 1929, serving the spiritual needs of the immigrant Catholics who settled on the outskirts of industrial Manchester. Today it has developed into a place of vigorous pastoral life, setting the scene for several spiritual celebrations and ceremonies. Over the course of 75 years a very vibrant catholic community has emerged around St. Clare’s parish. It is keen to continue the Franciscan charism and reflect the best spirit of St. Clare of Assisi. Today it also runs a prestigious school, giving excellent education to hundreds of children.
The present church of St. Clare’s was completed in 1958. It is quite spacious and is made more attractive with a wonderful interior, having side altars, mosaic works and extensive pews. The most prominent feature of the church is the colourful mosaic above the high alters which shows St. Clare of Assisi raising the Blessed Sacrament, source of blessings and spiritual protection.

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The power of Christian prayer "Do not make prayer a monologue-make it a conversation."
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