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A Church Near You

Where to find us:

St Anne's Church,
Church Road,
off Northenden Road,

St Francis' Church,
Budworth Road,
off Norris Road,
Sale Moor.


St Anne's

St Anne's was built in the wake of the population explosion which followed the arrival of the railway in Sale, in 1849.


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Vicar: Revd Alison Cox

The Revd Alison Cox, MHort (RHS), BTh, has been appointed vicar of St Anne's, Sale with St Francis', Sale Moor. She is currently Priest-in-Charge of St Mark's, Dukinfield (2007), Rural Dean of Mottram (2013) and an Honorary Canon of Chester Cathedral (2018).

Alison comes from Twickenham, south west London. She trained originally in horticulture, then journalism, and was ordained in Lincoln Cathedral in June 2003.

She is a member of the House of Clergy of the General Synod vote and took part in the vote that saw the introduction of women bishops into the Church of England (2015). Alison has walked the 500 mile “The Way of St. James" through northern Spain to Santiago di Compostella.


St Anne's, Sale, Cheshire, UK
Church of England, Diocese of Chester



About our Parish (Population: c. 20,000)

Sale is a dormitory town to Manchester. There are some local businesses; but many who live here work in the wider North West, making use of the great transport links. Our Parish is tasked with engaging the local communities with the reality of God’s mission. It’s a great vocation and one we seek to live up to, by God’s grace, with joy, humour and love.

We have two Churches: St Anne’s, in the centre of the Parish (off Northenden Road), and St Francis’, in the centre of Sale Moor estate.

Sale: St Anne:
St Anne’s Church, Sale, serves the people of Sale and Sale Moor. We are a largish, friendly Anglican Church with a variety of worship styles. Style of worship: ‘central’. We offer ministry for all ages during the week. For details, see “A Church Near You”.  We have a Church School which draws parents and pupils from across our town.

Sale: St Francis:
This Christian Community serves the people of Sale Moor. Although no longer used for regular Sunday worship, the Hall is used for a variety of local and community activities. For details, see “A Church Near You”.

For Parish enquiries please contact:

Vicar, Revd Canon Alison Cox,
St Anne’s Vicarage,
Church Road West,
Sale, M33 3GD

0161 973 4145

A history of the Parish Church

St Anne’s Church, Sale, was opened for worship in 1854. In 2006, it celebrated the 150th anniversary of its Consecration.

This website brings together some of the history of the Church, and Parish (including its daughter Church, St Francis’, and Primary School).


To see some photographs of our Church, both the Church of today and the Church of yester-year, then View my Photo Album

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