Not only because you need something, but because you have something to be thankful for.


On Sundays we are currently worshipping God at:

Fairfield Community Centre, Grove St, off Fairfield Road. M43 6TB

What's On

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  • 3:30pm - 4:45pm Worship Service at Fairfield Community Centre, Grove St, off Fairfield Road. M43 6TB

We really enjoy meeting together on a Sunday.  We discuss what the bible says about a particular topic or story.  We encourage discussion, because we believe that everyone can have an opinion about God and life.  We are a mixed group of people and we welcome anyone and everyone without exception.

As well as discussing parts of the Bible, we usually sing a few songs together, led by our brilliant worship team and we always include activities for children.

We usually eat afterwards, so if there's a lot of you coming, you might want to let us know!

We hold a craft-based interactive FUN service called Messy Church once a month

Quote from Jon Bishton, corps officer: “I love the relaxed atmosphere we have at The Salvation Army on a Sunday afternoon.  There’s always space for a cup of tea, a catch up and a conversation.  We really enjoy discussing stuff about God, celebrating God’s love and how he works in the world.  We try and keep it real and we’re open to challenge and discussion.  Because it’s not a really big place, it’s easy to discuss what we believe.”


Christian faith during the week, when our doors are open to offer prgrammes and activities for the whole community.


  • Tuesday

    • 8pm - 10pm Community groups
      • Locations change each week, please phone for details
  • Thursday

    • 7pm - 8:30pm Youth Club (term time)
      • at Sporting Edge, Silverlace Avenue, Openshaw. M11 1GN

Small Groups

  • Tuesday Community Groups

We regularly meet together in someone’s house to talk about life and God and to pray together.  This is a great way to make deeper friendships and to be honest about life with God.  

Quote from Graham Boxall, church member: “This is a great way to make deeper friendships and to be honest about life with God.”


  • Youth Club - Thursday Night Live at Sporting Edge, Silverlace Avenue, Openshaw. M11 1GN

Our Youth Club aims to engage young people of East Manchester in different sessions which seek to help their development. We are passionate about challenging stereotypes both of young people and among young people.

It's free to get in.  We play pool, table tennis, Fifa 15 on PlayStation, games and run a tuck shop.  It's aimed at young people from 11-18 years old.  We also have regular "Life Sessions" where we look at the important issues of life.  We also run trips.  We recently went litter picking and played in a dodgeball tournament.  We have played laser tag and been trampolining.  Our youth club aims to be a supportive and challenging environment for young people to help them grow as individuals.

We also have mentoring for more one to one and small group development which is important in building healthy relationships with the young people.

The youth club is for young people to develop relationships and seek to offer encouragement and support in years that can be very challenging. We aim to make it fun. It’s great to see young people progress and mature, making it worth all the effort.  It’s also great for the community to see transformation through young people.

Quote from young person attending: ‘Youth Club is amazing! It’s free to get in, and we do end of term trips! We play table tennis, PS3 and I get to spend time with my mates.’

Community Service

  • Food parcels

We run a small food bank through our charity shop for local people in need.  We donate about three days of food to people, provided they have been referred by another relevant agency.  We always take time to listen to people and will provide them with additional contacts for further help whenever we can.  Because our food bank relies on donations, we are happy to hear from anyone who wants to donate non-perishable food to us.  

We are very grateful to Morrisons in Openshaw who host a donation trolley for us in their store in Lime Square.

  • Money management and Budgetting

We can help you go through a structured process to make up your own budget to help you take better control of your money.  Please ring our office on 0161 371 5044 to make an appointment.

  • Bereavement

While we do not offer official bereavement counselling, we do understand grief.  We will happily listen to you whatever your story.  We will try and help you make sense of what is happening.  Please ring our office on 0161 371 5044 to make an appointment.

  • Schools

At various times and locations including Wright Robinson College, East Manchester Academy, Loreto Sixth Form College and St. Clements Primary School.

We have delivered Citizenship and RE lessons in local high schools plus occasional assemblies as well as working in local primary schools.

Quote from Pete Askew, former schools-work lead for OCC: “It is a privilege to play a part in the life of local schools. The Q&A sessions with teenagers are always a great challenge because we never know what we’re going to be asked (Heaven, the Illuminati, drugs, miracles etc). We have been able to share some of our life experiences as well as Christian perspectives on various issues, and we have developed a specialism in drugs education, creating an online follow-up resource – – which includes video interviews with recovering addicts who we know and which has over 4,000 hits from all over the world in less than 2 years.”

For more information, please contact our office on 0161 371 5044.

Charity Shop

Opening Times:
  • Monday - Friday 10am - 4:30pm

We sell clothes, toys, books, bedding, electricals, bric-a-brac and small furniture.  We welcome donations within opening hours. If in doubt, please rung ahead to avoid disappointment. All the money raised goes to support our work in East Manchester.

If you want to volunteer to work in our shop please contact the Charity Shop on 0161 371 5044.

1319 Ashton Old Road Openshaw, Manchester (Greater) M11 1JS
United Kingdom
Phone: 0161 371 5044


We rely on volunteers in lots of our work, especially in our charity shop.

As a volunteer you will have a fulfilling experience helping our community. You could gain or build upon existing skills, friendship, confidence, work experience and team-work.  The volunteer roles we offer are interesting, flexible, and worthwhile.   For futher details on volunteering in our charity shop please contact us on 0161 371 5044.  

"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in"   "Let us LOVE not in Word and Speech but in DEED and TRUTH" - John 3:17

Meet the people

our church leaders are committed to transforming the lives of people in their community

Jane Bishton


Jon Bishton