Our Building

About our building

St. Clement's Church is constructed in red brick and terracotta and has a tiled roof. It is designed in a 13th-century gothic style. Its plan consists of a seven-bay nave with a clerestory, a chancel and north and south aisles. Above the chancel is a flèche with cladding in Westmorland slate. The nave and chancel are divided by buttresses across the aisles. Along the aisles are seven three-light windows. The clerestory contains round windows. The east end contains a five-light window, above which is an arch and gable with three stepped blind lancets, as well as heavy angle buttresses. At the west end is an unusual gabled portal in moulded brick with a roundel in terracotta containing tracery.

Inside the church the arcades are carried on round sandstone piers. The chancel is floored with Doulton tiles, and on its walls are murals depicting religious scenes, also in Doulton tiles. It also contains a tripartite sedilia. The chancel is vaulted. Part of the nave has been partitioned to form a meeting room. The two-manual organ was built by Willis.

The church itself consists of a nave, 24 ft wide and 78 ft long, with a height of 39 ft to the wall-plate. The north and south aisles are 13ft 6inches wide and 20 ft high to the wall plate. The chancel is 24ft wide and 30ft long, the north side being gabled for the organ gallery, while on the south side there is a vestry.

It was designated as a Grade II listed building on 18 January 1980

The church was threatened with closure in the late 1990’s. This was largely due to the decline in congregation and indeed regular services were discontinued for some time. Since the reopening in 2003, the church has experienced a resurgence under the enthusiastic leadership of both the previous rector and the current priest. Much effort is being focussed on events and resources relating to the needs and aspirations of the local community.

Extensive renovation and refurbishment over the last 6 years has created a listed building proudly dedicated to the love of God and the local community.

Within the church perimeter there is parking for 25+ cars, together with a beautifully tended garden and, a new addition, an Easter garden.

Situated in the heart of Ordsall, St Clements Church is a beacon for the community.

The Manchester Metrolink tram service, Salford Quays tram-stop, is a five-minute walk from St Clement's.

Just a few-minutes walk from Trafford Road (A5063) the main link between the M602/A57 roundabout and Chester Road (A56), close to Manchester United's Old Trafford Stadium, St Clements is within just a short walk from Salford Quays and MediaCityUK and from nine hotels in the immediate area.

 

 

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