Our worship is formal - predictable elements are repeated at each service, Bible readings are from the Church of England lectionary. There are candles, sometimes incense and the Eucharist is presided over by a priest. Sermons are short and respectful of mystery and difference: telling others how to behave forms no part of our culture.
We pay attention to music, imagery and symbolism and people can be drawn to the worship by this. Silence and time for reflection are important for us. The space is simple and uncluttered. A large resurrection crucifix dominates the wall: the risen Christ’s arms are there to include and embrace.
Our congregation is very mixed: student, lecturer, asylum seeker, nurse, judge, refugee, florist, wrestler…. they are all drawn to be part of the generations of prayer that have filled the walls. We welcome visitors from near and far. We are used to change and turnover: people who stay for a while and move on, people who leave and then return.
The church has a history of involvement in social justice issues. As in our name, we feel a strong link to the ‘innocents’ of the world: all those who for whatever reason are deprived of their dignity or unable to affect their own futures.
The church is located on Wilbraham Road in Fallowfield, Manchester, near the junction with Wilmslow Road. The full address is Holy Innocents Church, Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6JZ.
Parking is available in our car park behind the church. You can reach us by bus on these routes: Most of the 40's North/South along Wilmslow Road, or the 150 East/West.
We are open for enquiries between the hours of 6:30pm and 7:30pm on a Thursday, or you may otherwise wish to attend one of our services.
If you wish to get in touch to confirm a time to visit, please feel free to call 0161 224 0535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that our opening times may vary due to circumstances related to the Coronavirus pandemic.
0161 224 0535
Manchester M14 6JZ
Sunday 10.00 Sung Eucharist
Monday 19.30 Eucharist
Thursday 19.30 Eucharist
Content and images © 2020 Holy Innocents Church and Jamie Neville