Welcome to the Our Lady of Grace Prestwich Parish Website

Parish Priest - Rev. Monsignor John Francis Allen, S.T.L., Ph.L
Also in residence, Rev. Richard Anthony Dearman, M.A., S.T.L.

11 Fairfax Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1AS
Tel / Fax: (0161) 773 2324
E-mail: [email protected]

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All you need to know about events in the Parish, Deanery and Diocese this week.

Latest Updates

Pastoral Letter of the Right Reverend John Arnold Bishop of Salford FOR THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING 2020

Tradecraft Monthly Sale - November Update

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we have been unable to hold our monthly sale of fairly traded goods since March 2020. But the need to support Fairtrade is even greater, because the pandemic is having a huge impact on poor communities around the world. Fairtrade means that small farmers and producers in some of the poorest nations are paid a fair price for their produce, and also get a Fairtrade premium to help with community projects.
If we can’t hold stalls for the time being, we can still support Fairtrade in the parish. We are happy to deliver goods to parishioners’ homes, free of charge. Just see instructions and complete the order form here:-

Order form (Microsoft Word Version) or

Order form PDF Version

Update Wednesday 4th November 2020

Our Lady of Grace Church will remain open during this new lockdown period.


Opening hours will be:

Monday to Friday, 12 noon to 4.00pm

Saturday 12 noon to 3.00pm

Sunday 11.00am to 1.00pm


Regrettably, the government has forbidden public services to take place. This means that we cannot celebrate Holy Mass or other services with people present. The church will remain open for private visits and prayer.


However, arrangements are in hand to live stream from Our Lady of Grace later this month. When a date has been fixed, details will be published on the parish website.

Sacramental Program - Useful resources for Parents and Catechists.

Links to the Diocese of Salford Website

Videos for Parents

Videos for Catechists

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the 2nd Vatican Council and the opening of the Year of Faith 11 October 1962-2012.

Based on the Vigil of Pentecost with meditations by Monsignor John Allen

Full article here 


Bishop John has sent a video message for all the children who would have been making first Holy Communion at this time and for their parents. You can find it here:


Our Lady of Grace Church on the feast of Corpus Christi 2020



Pastoral Letter from Bishop John Arnold June 2020


May Procession and Crowning Time

Virtual Congregation @ 9 May 2020

Sister Joan says "Thanks"

Thank you so much for your tremendous generosity in continuing to support our Food Bank since the lock down of our churches. Thank you for your food donations which, as always, are so well thought out and also for your very generous cash donations for me to purchase food.

Our Food Bank has grown and to safeguard the volunteers we have moved into a bigger space within the ROC Community Centre. We are getting over a hundred referrals each week from social workers, care workers, the police and health professionals - for help for vulnerable people in Bury, Radcliffe and Prestwich.


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