St Clement with St Matthias

The church is an interesting and attractive example of late 1950s architecture.

Lower Broughton, Greater Manchester

Opening times

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Broughton Lane
Lower Broughton
Greater Manchester
M8 9TZ

Built in 1959 to replace an earlier Victorian Church, the Modernist Society describes the building as 'a time capsule of the late 50s modernism'.

The most striking feature is the interior, with its asymmetrical main roof juxtaposed with the roof line of the chancel and sanctuary. Aviation themes abound in the small details of liturgical furnishings, although the reason for this is not known.

The building, although untraditional in design, is nevertheless very interesting, warm and welcoming, and, with its surrounding lawns, sits as a 'green oasis' in an otherwise unattractive area of commercial buildings.

There is an attached Hall which being fully accessible and equipped with WiFi and PA systems, is extensively used by church and community groups, serving an area of high deprivation.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Captivating architecture

  • Wifi

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Level access throughout

  • Dog friendly

  • Car park at church

  • Café within 500m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Karate Group Tuesday and Friday evenings every week. Drama Group Monday afternoons every week. Messy Church on last Thursday afternoon/evening every month. Tea Service Social (for elderly) Sunday afternoon twice per year. Community events and Private parties on occasional basis . Christmas Fair, Commemoration and Remembrance Services. 'Experience Easter' and 'Experience Christmas' for local schools .

  • Church of England

  • Foundation Grant, £4,600, 2019

  • Our Foundation Grants fund urgent maintenance work and small repairs to help keep churches open.

  • Foundation Grant, £4,600, 2019

  • Our Foundation Grants fund urgent maintenance work and small repairs to help keep churches open.

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