St James Life & Hope Centre


St James’s Church is located in Moss Side, Greater Manchester. Our original church, known as the Iron Church, was built in 1879. A new stone church was built to replace this in 1888. Unfortunately, due to the building’s deterioration, this was demolished in 1988. The building which stands today was completed in the early 1990s.

We have a long and proud history and this heritage project was begun as a way to both document and showcase our wonderful community.


Check back here for announcements, events, and to learn more about our collections. You can also find us on our blog

Follow us on Facebook for a more in-depth look at our collections. Items from our collections will be spotlighted regularly, along with updates on our research and links to further reading.


Our next event is on Tuesday 29th May 2018, at St James' church. Come along between 6pm and 8pm for tea, coffee and a biscuit and share your memories of the area with us, browse our collections and meet other members of the community! 

How to find us
Join us at:
St James Life Centre
95a Princess Road
Moss Side
M14 4TH