• Welcome to the website of St Chad's Church, Ladybarn in South Manchester, part of the Church of England Diocese of Manchester.  

    Our main Sunday service is the Parish Eucharist at 10.00am, using the contemporary language liturgy from  Common Worship.  The service is sung with hymns, plus incense on major festivals.  There is (Fair Trade) tea, coffee (real coffee now available!) and biscuits in the Community Hall after the service.
    The church can be located on Streetmap; our address is

    St Chad's Church
    St Chad's Road
    Manchester M20 4WH

    The minister can be contacted here and churchwardens here.

    You can follow us on Twitter @stchadsladybarn 

    Our Priest-in-Charge

    Mark Hewerdine was licenced as priest-in-charge of St Chad Ladybarn in a service at 7.00pm on Saturday 6 August. There is a copy of the service here and a photograph here and photos taken at the rehearsal here. We are delighted to have Mark, Naomi, Isaac and Lydia living in Ladybarn. Please pray for Mark and his family as they begin this new ministry. 

    Some time in the near future Mark will also be licenced as an assistant curate at St Nicholas Burnage and St Nicholas Burnage's clergy, Rachel Mann and Alan Simpson, licensed as assistant curates at St Chad's. We are looking forward to continuing cooperation with St Nick's.

    Before Mark was formally licenced to St Chad's we were in what the Church of England rather inappropriately calls an interregnum (= "between rulers"!) when responsibility for the parish is shared between the Area Dean, the Revd Stephen Edwards, and the churchwardens.  Everyone is grateful to the lay people of St Chad's who "kept the show on the road" during this period and to the visiting priests who presided and preached at the Sunday Parish Communion and at the weekday services of Holy Communion.


    Our Parish

    The Annual Report of the PCC for 2015 and other docments presented at the Annual Meeting on 24 April 2016 are now online.

    This photograph (© David Dixon) of our church is used with permission; this history of the parish and the church was written by an amateur historian member of the congregation.   The Church Urban Fund has this economic profile of the parish.  A much more detailed social geography of the parish and of the neighbouring parish of St Nicholas, Burnage, courtesy of Alison Peacock, the Diocesan Mission Planning Officer, can be found under the Mission and Ministry tab.  The age distribution in the parish is remarkable.  This guide to the church building highlights the good stained glass in the Arts and Crafts style.

    The website is updated almost every week so keep visiting.

    Partners and Organisations We Support

    We support Fair Trade and Christian Aid Week.  The "Big Brekkie" on Saturday 28 May raised almost £400, plus £50 tax recoverable through Gift Aid.  

    Thanks to all concerned with the "Speak up for the climate" buffet lunch in collaboration with Christian Aid – making soup, bread, cake, … , moving chairs, welcoming visitors, … . It was a pleasure to welcome Jeff Smith MP; an exclusive interview he gave to Isaac Hewerdine is in November's Parish Magazine!
    All told nearly 50 people had their lunch in church, some of whom were not St Chad's regulars; a few had not been inside the church before.
    Almost £200 was donated towards Christian Aid's relief work in Haiti following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew.

    We are also supporting the reverse Advent Calendar appeal from the Greater Manchester Winter Night Shelter.

    Community developments at St Chad's supported by
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  • In the calendar this week










    10:00am  Parish Eucharist

    6:30pm  Evensong










    6:15pm  Karate Club

    7:30pm  Lent study group


  • St Chad's contribution to the commemoration of World War 1 has reached a major goal with the opening by John Leech MP of the exhibition of Ladybarn and Ladybarn Men in WW1 on Monday 4 August.  Click on "Church projects" in the header to read more about the exhibition and the background.  Read also about St Chad's contribution to the National Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme.  Click on "Listen again" at the top of this page to hear the interview about the exhibition given by Robert Nicholls and Elizabeth Davies to Radio Manchester.  

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