General Information


Worsley Road Methodist Church, Worsley Road, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5SF

 (between Worsley Road and Harrowby Road off the East Lancs.)

Part of The Salford Methodist Circuit, a member of the Moorside Family of Churches and a member of Churches Together in Swinton and Pendlebury.

Minister: Rev. Kim Ratcliffe

Tel: 0161 376 7458 (Minister), 0161 794 5514 (Church)



Mrs Ann Farrell - Tel: 0161 702 0428

Mr John Nunn - Tel: 0161 794 9770

Mrs Eileen Rigby - Tel: 0161 281 1449

Mrs Althea Waller - Tel 0161 264 8944

Property Steward:

Mr Roger Partington - Tel: 0161 794 8266

Worship Leaders

Mr John Nunn

Mrs Althea Waller

Mrs Ann Farrell

Organist Rota

Mrs Eileen Rigby



Mr John Nunn


We are a relatively small fellowship with a weekly worship attendance between 20 and 35.  However, we are friendly and will give a warm welcome to anyone attending for the first time (and every other time - of course!!).


Services:  Morning Service at 10.45, occasional evening services at 6.30.  Refreshments after the service - a great time of sharing, fellowship and chat.

Moorside group of Churches Together in Swinton and Pendlebury United Service every third Sunday at 6.30

Weddings, baptisms, etc by arrangement.

Books used:   Hymns and Psalms, Songs of Fellowship, Methodist Worship Book

There is no regular evening service at Worsley Road (though some occasional Moorside Group of Churches and Circuit Services).  However, there is always an evening service at Monton Methodist Church to which all are welcome.


Activities:   Monthly Prayer Meetings in Minister's Vestry on First Thursday in the  

                  month 10.00 - 10.30 am.  Communion as announced.

                   Fortnightly Ladies Evening Fellowship - Wednesdays 7.30 pm

                     First Saturday in month 10.00 am - Monthly Coffee Morning

                   Occasional Concerts and Quizzes

                   Monthly Dining Club (Alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays) 1.15 pm

                   Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at 7.30 pm - Priestley Players Amateur

                    Dramatic Society 

                   Mondays 4.15 pm "Firestorm" Cheerleaders Dance Group (British  

                       Champions 2011)

                   Mondays 6.00 pm - Rainbows and Brownies   

                   Tuesday 5.00 pm - Slimming World 

                    Tuesdays 10.30 am Knitting Circle - enjoy a chat and a cuppa

                    whilst knitting for charity (Contact Muriel Street for details of venue,   

                        Tel: 0161 793 6955)

                    Wednesdays 7.15 - Keep Fit/Aerobics  

                    Wednesday 5.00 pm - "Firestorm" Cheer leaders Group           

                    First Thursday in month 10.00 am Prayer Meeting

                    Thursday 10.00 am - 11.00 am Boogie Tots (age birth to 5)

                    Thursday 5.30 pm - Boot Camp Fitness Class

                    Thursdays 6.00 pm - Weight Watchers 

                    Friday 9.30 am - Slimming World



The church supports through individual donations in money and in kind the work of "Barnabus" with the homeless of Manchester, the Methodist children's charity Action for Children including through League of Light boxes, The Salvation Army work with the homeless and disadvantaged and the work of "Compassion" sponsoring chidren in developing countries.  Also Operation Christmas Child is supported through the Brownies and Rainbows.  Through Churches Together in Swinton and Pendlebury the church supports the work of Action by Christians against Torture (ACAT) by sending Christmas Cards to political prisoners.  In addition a member of the church is the current representative of the Circuit on the board of Ordsall Community Cafe which was set up by Churches Together in Ordsall including our Salford Circuit with the involvement of our former Deacon Kate Barrett.  The minister and several members of the church are involved with "Walk to Emmaus", part of the three day Cursillio movement.  Members of the church support the less fortunate here and elsewhere throught the knitting group.  The Church Council is looking for ways to get involved with "Contact the Elderly".  Members of the church are involved in hosting occasional tea parties.  The Church has run Alpha and Youth Alpha Courses.