On Sundays we are currently worshipping God at:

Lime Square, Ashton Old Road, Openshaw M11 1DA

It's above our charity shop opposite Morrisons

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What's On

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  • 3:30pm - 4:45pm Worship Service at Lime Square, Ashton Old Road, Openshaw. M11 1DA

We really enjoy meeting together on a Sunday.  We discuss what the bible says about a particular topic or story.  We encourage discussion, because we believe that everyone can have an opinion about God and life.  We are a mixed group of people and we welcome anyone and everyone without exception.

As well as discussing parts of the Bible, we usually sing a few songs together, led by our brilliant worship team and we always include activities for children.

We usually eat afterwards, so if there's a lot of you coming, you might want to let us know!

Quote from Jon Bishton, corps officer: “I love the relaxed atmosphere we have at The Salvation Army on a Sunday afternoon.  We really enjoy discussing stuff about God, celebrating God’s love and how he works in the world.  We try and keep it real and we’re open to challenge and discussion.  Because it’s not a really big place, it’s easy to discuss what we believe.”

  • 3:30pm - 4:45pm Messy Church at Lime Square

Once a month we hold a craft-based interactive FUN service called Messy Church - keep an eye out for the poster in the window.  See you there!  Kids are welcome, but must bring a grown up.


Christian faith during the week, when our doors are open to offer programmes and activities for the whole community.

  • Monday

    • 10.30am-11.30am
      • Chair based exercise for people aged 50 plus
      • Come and join us for exercise, fun, friends and a cuppa!!
      • Organised by Fit Over Fifty -
      • Only £2.50 per session
  • Tuesday

    • 1pm - 3pm BIble study
      • Take a break - come and explore the wisdom of the Bible with us over a brew
  • Thursday​

    • 10am - 12 noon Job Club
      • Looking for jobs, need help getting online, want help with CVs, need to update UC, come and join us.  Tea, coffee and advice all free.

Small Groups

  • Tuesday Bible Study

We regularly meet together in our 'upper room' to talk about life and God and to pray together.  This is a great way to make deeper friendships and to be honest about life with God.

Community Service

  • Job Club

Free drop-in job club to help people find work, create and review CVs, apply for and check Universal Credit, get online or become more confident with computers.  Helpful people.  Tea and coffee.  

  • Food parcels

We run a small food bank for local people in need.  We donate about three days of food to people, provided they have been referred by another relevant agency.  We always take time to listen to people and will provide them with additional contacts for further help whenever we can.  Because our food bank relies on donations, we are happy to hear from anyone who wants to donate non-perishable food to us.  

We are very grateful to Morrisons in Openshaw who host a donation trolley for us in their store in Lime Square.

  • Clothes and household items

If people need clothing or small household items (eg. pans, crockery) we can offer them a choice from the stock in our charity shop.  As with food parcels, we accept referrals from other agencies for this.

  • Walking Group

Once a month we go walking.  Not too far.  Not too long.  Fairly flat.  Routes are suitable for wheelchair users.  We always find time for a cup of tea about half way.  It's usually 10.30am on the second Wednesday of the month, but keep an eye on the shop window for a poster or ring to check.  We sometimes have to move the day.  We'll be out whatever the weather!  Walks start upstairs 'at the Army' on Lime Square.

  • Money management and Budgeting

We can help you go through a structured process to make up your own budget to help you take better control of your money.  Please ring our office on 0161 371 5044 to make an appointment.

  • Bereavement

We do not offer official bereavement counselling, but we do understand grief.  We will happily listen to you whatever your story.  We will try and help you make sense of what is happening.  Please ring our office on 0161 371 5044 to make an appointment.

Getting here

We work, pray and worship above The Salvation Army charity shop in Lime Square shopping centre in Openshaw.  

We are on bus routes 7, 171, 172, 219, 220 & 221

We are five minutes' walk from Edge Lane tram stop on Ashton New Road via Wheler Street.


We rely on volunteers in lots of our work, especially in our charity shop and Job Club.

As a volunteer you will have a fulfilling experience helping our community. You could gain or build upon existing skills, friendship, confidence, work experience and team-work.  The volunteer roles we offer are interesting, flexible, and worthwhile.   For futher details on volunteering in our charity shop please contact us on 0161 371 1797.  

"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in"   "Let us LOVE not in Word and Speech but in DEED and TRUTH" - John 3:17

Meet the people

our church leaders are committed to transforming the lives of people in their community

Jane Bishton


Jon Bishton