The Old Parsonage Stenner Lane Didsbury Manchester M20 2RQ 0161 445 7661

St. James Church

Venue: On Stenner Lane, behind The Didsbury pub, on Wilmslow Road, Didsbury.

Open 1pm to 5pm.

As a sign of respect for Queen Elizabeth II the bellringing has been cancelled other than to mark 12pm and 1pm. There be a book of condolence for people to sign and a cup of tea and a cake.

Disabled access in church and part of the gardens

An historic, Manchester church founded 1236.

This Grade II listed building has many memorials and stained-glass windows to famous Lancashire and Cheshire families including the Mosleys, the Nevills, the Watts family, Queen Elizabeth II’s ancestors, Fletcher Moss’s family, Bradshaw’s printer and many Victorian merchants. It is also the baptism place of the last Lancashire Martyr, St Ambrose Barlow, in 1585. The New Walker organ, installed in 2017, continues the long tradition of organ music in the church.

See our spiritual walk of the graveyard, which dates back to 1326, and the display about the history of the church.

Open for worship 9am and 11pm on Sunday, all welcome.