Holy Name Church

Holy Name Church
The Jesuit Church of the Holy Name has received a confirmed National Lottery grant of £198,000 for essential repairs to the north transept, it was announced today. With the help of money raised by National Lottery players, the project aims to secure the future of this Grade 1 listed Victorian landmark and to make its unique architectural and community heritage better known and understood.Supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the project will repair leaking roofs, cut out dry rot...
The Holy Name organ
Benjamin Sheen, organist at St Thomas Church 5th Avenue New York opens the 2018 Holy Name Church organ recital series programmed by Simon Leach.ProgrammeFantasia and Fugue in G, Op. 188 Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)‘Andantino, doucement espressif’, from String Quartet, Op. 10 Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Prelude and Fugue in A, BWV 536 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)Scherzetto, from Organ Sonata in C minor Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)From ‘Esquisses byzantines’: Henri Mulet (1878-1967...
The Holy Name organ
The next recital will be given by Benedict Holland (violin) and Simon Leach (organ).Ben Holland is a professor in violin at the Royal Northern College of Music. He has been a guest leader for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He frequently performs as a concerto soloist and his concerts have been broadcast on Classic FM.Simon Leach is the Director of Music at the Holy Name Church, Manchester. He has performed...
Holy Name exterior
A Meditation for EpiphanyThis Sunday 7th January at 8.10 am Radio 4 will be broadcasting its regular Sunday Worship programme from the Jesuit church of the Holy Name in Manchester.The programme will offer a reflection on the universality of the Christian message at the start of the season of Epiphany.Hymns will include 'As with gladness men of old' and 'Hail Redeemer, King Divine!' alongside carols for choir including Cornelius' 'The Three Kings' and Thomas Hewitt Jones' 'What child is this?'....
Amy and Fr William
The Jesuits at the Holy Name Church in Manchester are seeking to uncover memories and stories from the church’s parish past, with the help of Heritage Lottery funding.The Holy Name was built by the Jesuits in 1871, and operated as a very busy parish for a large community which included many Irish immigrants.  In the early 1960s much of the housing was cleared and communities moved to outlying districts.  Manchester University spread out along Oxford Road and the Holy Name became the...
Kensy Joseph SJ makes his promise of obedience
Please pray for Kensy Joseph SJ who was ordained to the diaconate on Saturday 11th November at Holy Name Church Manchester by the Right Rev John Arnold, Bishop of Salford.Concelebrating were Fr Provincial Damian Howard SJ and the Superior of the Manchester community Fr Brendan Callaghan SJ, along with assistant chaplain Fr William Pearsall SJ and over twenty other Jesuits and diocesan clergy.  Music was beautifully performed by the Manchester University chaplaincy praise group,led by...
Jesuit scholastic Kensy Joseph SJ is to be ordained to the diaconate by Bishop John Arnold on Saturday 11th November at Holy Name Church, Manchester.All are welcome to celebrate with us on this happy occasion.Kensy joined the novitiate in 2007.  He is currently studying for an MA in Religions and Theology at Manchester Univeristy and is a member of the Manchester Universities' Catholic Chaplaincy team.
Fr Pearsall SJ with visitors in the organ loft
Last weekend saw the national celebration of Heritage Open Day – the largest festival of history and culture in the UK, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year for four days in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history.This year two of our Jesuit churches participated: St Francis Xavier’s in Liverpool and the Holy Name in Manchester.The Holy Name has just reopened following...
Mark Pearce, Ashlyn Whitty of the HLF and Fr William
The Holy Name Church in Manchester is undergoing something of a transformation during July and August.  The interior is swathed in polythene sheeting and the church is closed for two months while essential works are undertaken to remove asbestos from the undercroft.The church, which has a Grade 1 heritage listing,  was built in 1871 and has been a familiar landmark on Manchester’s Oxford Road, now at the heart of the University campus but then in a crowded residential district. ...
Vigil in Albert Square Manchester
A number of students from the Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy attended the vigil for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing in Albert Square on Tuesday evening.Fr Michael Holman SJ reports “I was in a group that went along with Neil Jameson and Furqan Naeem from the Greater Manchester Citizens group based at the chaplaincy. We carried Citizens banners which attracted some attention from the media, hence the photograph  below taken by a reporter from the Independent. Also...

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