History

History

St Martin’s building was commissioned in 1901 by the then Bishop of Manchester.  St Martin’s has had a lively and active history. In September 2018 the PCC agreed to a church revitalisation.  A group of adults and children were sent by Holy Trinity Platt Manchester to join the existing congregation. Rev’d Paul Jump was licensed as minister on 2nd September 2018 and St Martins enjoys partnership together with St Clement's Openshaw where Paul is incumbent.

'Rebuilding the Roof, Building the Future'

A full roof survey in 2019 and a further visual inspection in 2021 identified issues across the different roof areas, which would cause significant and costly building defects. This led to the ‘Rebuilding the Roof, Building the Future’ project consisting of essential repairs to the church roof and structure. 

This project will benefit all those who come into the church, providing an improved and safer physical environment and more importantly paving the way for internal development of the building which will enable a wider range of church-led activities and more opportunities for use by other community groups. 

We applied to Allchurches Trust and are pleased to announce that they have given us £3,600 towards the cost of the building work to repair the roof.