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St. Mary's Church

17 Mulberry Street, Manchester M2 6LN, England
+44 161 834 3547
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Impressive carvings - otherwise uninspiring

It is certainly hidden - down a backstreet near the town hall! The outside is uninspiring (the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David F
Chester, United Kingdom
Second visit

This little church in the back streets near the town hall is a feast for the eyes when you go... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wigan, United Kingdom
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17 Mulberry Street, Manchester M2 6LN, England
+44 161 834 3547
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is certainly hidden - down a backstreet near the town hall! The outside is uninspiring (the date on the plaque is misleading - the building is mid 19th century) and the interior nothing special either except for the very impressive altar carvings which are...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little church in the back streets near the town hall is a feast for the eyes when you go inside. You will be hard pressed to see a more ornate or beautiful alter than the one in the hidden gem. I was the only...More

Thank IAN O
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Just a lovely place , we spoke to the young man playing the organ , and gazed at the stain glass windows , we watched the lady cleaning with pride , and understood , this could just be an old building , but it is...More

Thank Sam C
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Tucked away among businesses and restaurants, this Roman Catholic Church was,"founded in 1794 in the centre of what was then, the poorest quarter of Manchester. It is now thought to be the oldest post-Reformation Catholic church founded as a church in any major centre of...More

Thank GaryJA2015
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The Church was founded in 1794 and is considered one of the oldest post-Reformation Churches in an English Town. It is quite unassuming from the outside but the interior is beautiful and original. It lies 'hidden' in Mulberry street between John Rylanḍ's Library and Albert...More

Thank Jeszmond
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We visited this Hidden Gem on Sunday for midday mass. The Mass was wonderful, there were two visiting choirs which in there own right were magnificent. The stations of the cross are something to admire, modern and different. A holy place well worth a visit,...More

Thank JeffOP
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This church has such a calming effect. Seems quite popular as when we visited we saw more than 30 people. Considering it was a cold winter day it definitely has drawn people out of their homes.

Thank LataV
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We found this Church just off a side lane, near the statue of Abraham Lincoln. It's a bit subdued on the outside, but the inside is really impressive (but I didn't take photos inside).

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I've failed to find this church twice before even though I thought I'd followed the signs. This time I was more determined and realised I'd walked straight passed it previously. The church is tucked away in the city centre and isn't over impressive externally, however,...More

Thank milligan1959
Reviewed 12 May 2017

St. Mary's Church is called the Little Gem of Manchester and is well worth the visit. The hardest bit was finding it.

Thank Tim T
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Response from Linda K | Reviewed this property |
Mass Times and Other Services Church Opening Times: The church is open each day from 8am - 6pm. Holy Mass Times: Weekdays: 12.30pm Saturdays: 12noon and 5.15pm (First Mass of Sunday) Sunday 10.15am and... More