Visiting us

The Cathedral Centre

Next to Salford Cathedral is the Cathedral Centre, where you will find the support services of the diocese as well as a café and bookshop.

The Cathedral Centre opened in 2009. It is home to the professional support services of the diocese, including the departments of: Finance, Safeguarding, Education, Formation, Property, Health and Safety, Communications and the Chancery and Tribunal.

As well as having the professional support services of the diocese in one building working together as one body and serving the diocese as a whole, the Cathedral Centre is a well used conference facility for many organisations.

Directions to the Cathedral Centre

If you’re visiting us for a meeting or conference, or you would simply like a look around the bookshop and sample a delicious cake from our café, you can find directions and parking details below.

Travelling by Rail

Carparking facilities nearby


The Café is child friendly and wheelchair accessible, with accessible bathrooms and baby changing facilities.

Opening Hours

The café is open from 9am – 3pm, Monday – Friday.


Cathedral Centre Books is a diocesan bookshop based in the Diocese of Salford. The bookshop is located on the ground floor of the Cathedral Centre and is accessed by the main reception.

The shop has an extensive range of Christian books, cards, and gifts for all occasions, including statues and icons. They also stock a number of resources for schools and parishes.

For over half a century, Cathedral Centre Books (CTS) has been serving the Manchester and Salford parishes, schools and broader community. They are now able to offer this service throughout the United Kingdom by having an online shop.

Opening Hours

8am – 4pm, Monday – Friday

Click here for more details and to visit the online shop.

Wardley Hall

Since the arrival of Bishop John at Wardley Hall, the house has undertaken a number of renovations and is now a place which welcomes thousands of parishioners from across the diocese each year.

Opening Wardley Hall up to the public has brought a new lease of life to a Hall with a rich and diverse history.  It is used as a place of retreat, to welcome schools and as a meeting place.  Additionally, it is home to the diocese’s flagship Laudato Si Project.

Directions to Wardley Hall

Wardley Hall is accessible by car and bus (with some walking required).

There is a small car park outside the Hall.