St. James Church
Venue: On Stenner Lane, behind The Didsbury pub, on Wilmslow Road, Didsbury.
Open 12pm to 5pm. Bell ringing 2pm – 4pm on Sunday 11th September.
Refreshments – Jams, marmalade, chutneys and fruit crumbles on sale. 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.