Shortly after being installed as 11th Bishop of Salford, our bishop launched diocesan consultation. It sought to establish people’s opinion about a wide range of issues, such as governance of the diocese, sacraments (First Holy Communion and Confirmation) and lay participation. It was accompanied by a series of pastoral letters and a number of decisions followed.
The consultation report, presenting summary of responses and decisions made was published in November 2015. It also introduced plans to close half of the parishes in the diocese but outlined further consultation process. Document outlining further proposed plans for restructuring of the parishes in the diocese was published in July 2016, for a 3-month consultation period ending on 14th October 2016.
The outcome of the consultation for our parish was announced on 15th January 2017, in bishop's pastoral letter.
The summary of proposed changes in our deanery is available here.
The document with more detailed explanation of the rationale for changes is presented in this report.
Pastoral letters & Report
|January 2017||Pastoral letter for our Parish - outcome of the consultation|
|November 2016||Pastoral letter for Advent 2016|
|July 2016||Proposed plan for restructuring of parishes in the diocese|
|November 2015||Summary of the report|
|November 2015||Consultation report|
|June 2016||Pastoral letter - 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time|
|January 2016||Pastoral letter for Caritas Sunday|
|November 2015||Response to the consultation|
|September 2015||First response to the consultation|
|June 2015||Six Months in...|
|February 2015||For the beginning of Lent|
|December 2014||First greetings|
Parish & Deanery statistics
Independent research, which utilised publicly available data, was conducted to provide a better understanding of the socio-demographic characteristics of the parish and deanery population. Summaries and full reports are available via links below.
Parish statistics - full report (PDF)
Deanery statistics (website)