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St Patrick's Church
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Location Bolton, Greater Manchester
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Roman Catholic
Status Active
Dedication Saint Patrick
Functional status Parish church
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Designated 30 April 1999
Architect(s) Charles Holt
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 17 March 1861
Parish St Edmund and St Patrick
Deanery Bolton
Diocese Salford
Province Liverpool

St Patrick's Church is a Roman Catholic Church in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. It was built in 1861 and is a Gothic Revival style building. It is situated on the corner of Great Moor Street and Johnson Street, to the west of Bradshawgate in the centre of the town. It is a Grade II listed building.


SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Bolton
Ss Peter and Paul Church, from which St Patrick's Church was founded.


In 1794, the first Roman Catholic church in the Bolton area since the English Reformation was established. It was Ss Peter and Paul Church on Pilkington Street. It was built from 1798 to 1800 outside the town in a churchyard among fields. In 1853, in the school of Ss Peter and Paul Church, it was decided to build a church in the centre of the town, which would become St Patrick's Church. Ss Peter and Paul Church was later replaced by a church built from 1896 to 1897 on the same site, which cost £20,200. In 1990, Ss Peter and Paul Church was reordered and in 2010 it was closed.


From the meeting in 1853 to establish St Patrick's Church in Bolton, a site was later found on Great Moor Street and an architect, Charles Holt, was commissioned to build the church. On 17 March 1861, the church was opened. Originally, the school was founded around the same time and housed in a three-storey warehouse. In 1884, a purpose-built school was constructed on Dawes Street, close to Great Moor Street.

St Edmund's Church

St Patrick's Church is served from St Edmund's Church on St Edmund Street in Bolton. St Edmund's Church was also founded from Ss Peter and Paul Church. In August 1860, the foundation stone of St Edmund's Church was laid by the Bishop of Salford, William Turner on Grime Street (which was later renamed St Edmund Street). It was finished in 1861. Originally, it had the school situated on the lower storey of the church. In the early twentieth century, the school was relocated and the lower storey became the parish hall. In the 1960s, the hall was extended and the church was reordered.


In 2003, the parishes of Ss Peter and Paul, St Patrick and St Edmund were merged. In 2010, with the closure of Ss Peter and Paul Church, the parish became known as St Edmund and St Patrick.

St Patrick's Church has one Sunday Mass, it is at 11:30am. St Edmund's Church has one Sunday Mass at 10:00am

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