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
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.|
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
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
St Joseph’s Presbytery
BL9 6AB0161 272 0771
|Open 10am until 1pm
Thursday 23rd December
Monday 27th December
Thursday 30th December
Monday 3rd January.
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
4 Nobby Stiles Drive
Manchester M4 4FA
St Patrick’s Church,
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 https://www.caritassalford.org.uk/harvest-festival-appeal-2021/ 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: https://www.caritassalford.org.uk/service-view/advent-appeal-2021/ 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: https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council