Christmas Opening Hours 2021

As we journey towards Christmas and the end of another challenging year for those experiencing poverty, isolation or crisis, Caritas Salford remains committed to providing for anyone in need throughout the Christmas period.

Below is a list of Caritas services open during the Christmas holidays and their opening hours. Please note that our administration staff will be unavailable from 4pm onwards on Thursday 23rd December until 9am Tuesday 4th January 2022.

Bolton and Blackburn accommodation settings for young parents 24/7 Year round residential service
Bury outreach Operating throughout the Christmas period as normal for food parcels and essentials. Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day

1pm until 3pm

Delivery service, takeaway and drop-in café available. To order a meal, telephone 07855 306 074

Bury Parish Church Hall

The Rock (behind the church), Bury

There is no charge for this service.

Community Sponsorship Usual office hours General enquiries and support for existing Community Sponsorship groups will continue as usual during working hours.

104b Denmark Road

M15 6JS

0161 232 8888


Monday 20th – Friday 24th December

11.45am to 2pm – free hot dinner, table service


Christmas Day – Christmas Dinner

Saturday 25th December

11.45am to 2pm – free hot dinner, table service.  Please book a place in advance.


Sunday 26th December CLOSED

Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th CLOSED


Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th December

11.45am to 2pm – free hot dinner, table service.


Friday 31st December CLOSED

Monday 3rd January   CLOSED


Details for w/c 3rd January will be published shortly.

Due to refurbishment works, we are not currently able to offer access to shower facilities.
Lalley Centre

Eggington Street


M40 7RG

0161 205 2754

Closed from 4pm on Friday 17th December

Reopens Wednesday 5th January 2022.

During the Christmas break, emergency food supplies will be via referral only.
Morning Star Hostel

104 Denmark Road

M15 6JS

0161 868 0606

24/7 Year round residential service
Older People’s Service (St Joseph’s Welfare Befriending) Office is open until 4pm on Wednesday 22nd December 2021.


Office reopens on Tuesday 4th January 2022

Individual arrangements have been made for those already part of St Joseph’s Welfare Service.


New referrals can be taken from Tuesday 4th January 2022

Red Door
St Joseph’s Presbytery
Peter Street
BL9 6AB0161 272 0771
Open 10am until 1pm


Thursday 23rd December

Monday 27th December

Thursday 30th December

Monday 3rd January.

Normal service


Hot food, takeaway packed lunch and food parcels

Refugee Education Programme Classes will stop from 15th December 2022 Classes resume Tuesday 4th January 2022 Classes are for registered students.
In January, classes may need to return online; students will be notified.
St Joseph’s Mission to Deaf People

Caritas House

4 Nobby Stiles Drive

Manchester M4 4FA


St Patrick’s Church,

Livesey Street,

Manchester M4 4FA

Christmas Services (in Sign Language)

Sunday 19th December 10am

Friday 24th December 6:15pm

Friday 24th December 7pm

Saturday 25th December 10:30am

Sunday 26th December 10:30am

Saturday 1st January 9:30am

Sunday 2nd January 11:30am

Thursday 6th January 11:30am

Sunday 9th January 11:30am

The Tuesday Deaf Club at St Patrick’s Church will restart from Tuesday 11th January 2022


What can you do to help?

Thank you for all donations gratefully received, although we do not need clothing of any kind, bedding, towels, etc at this time. This is due to the generous outpouring of love during the summer months, including in response to the Afghan Appeal.

Food supplies are always welcome – please visit for the most up to date list of items requested and details of where to drop-off.  Thank you!

Alternatively, you may be in a position to make a financial donation to help support our work across the diocese.  This allows us to provide the personalised longer-term support to those most in need.  Please visit:  Any support you can give is very gratefully received. No donation is too small!

We are grateful for the strength, determination and resilience of our excellent staff and volunteers in taking precautions and for how they are continuing to support people in need.

Additional support, advice and assistance:

Local authorities – Your local council has a statutory responsibility to provide assistance to those experiencing difficulties with housing or accommodation.  To find your local authority visit: