All Saints is part of the Church of England in the Diocese of Manchester. We follow the way of Jesus as Christians and offer a sincere and friendly welcome to all.
God’s love is for everyone and you are welcome to join us for worship and to take part in our various activities and events.
We hope you find what you are looking for in this website and we look forward to seeing you at All Saints soon.

What we believe

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All Saints Church is a thriving, welcoming and inclusive family.

We want to attract people of all ages and backgrounds

to a Christian faith which adds meaning and purpose to life

and helps us share the Good News of God’s unconditional love and care through worship and service.

Welcoming to all
Growing in faith
Sharing God’s love


8175f2_d2550db7ca1541298cb39c39c04bddac.jpgWe follow the way of Jesus who taught us by his life of love and service how to love God and our neighbour.

His death on the cross showed the extent of his love for us and his rising to life again shows us that death, although a fact of life, is not the end.

No matter who or how we are, God loves us. He longs for us to turn to him and to live in love, joy and peace with him, ourselves and each other.

There is nothing we can do to make
God love us more.
There is nothing we can do to make
God love us less.


All Saints is one of the many “Waterloo” churches built as an expression of national thanksgiving for victory at the battle of Waterloo in 1815.

The £1,000,000 set aside in 1818, and further enhanced by £500,000, was part of the Government’s strategy to counteract the possibility of political unrest sparked by the industrial revolution, culminating in the “Peterloo” massacre in Manchester in 1819.

The decision to build at Stand, an open pastoral area at the time, was considered necessary to divide the enormous parish of St.Mary Prestwich as the local population was growing year by year. In 1821, the Parish of Prestwich had a population of 14,000, but between 1826 and 1926 a further 32 churches were built in the old Parish which, by 1931, had a population of 205,000.

Sir John Soane, a distinguished London architect, was approached in 1821 to prepare designs for the church to cost no more than £12,000 and seating some 1800 people: this he found to be impractical and the job was passed to the young Charles Barry and the cost limit raised to £20,000. The foundation stone was laid on 3 August 1821 and the Bishop of Chester consecrated the church for worship on 8th September 1826.