Hello there! Thanks for visiting us.
We’ve put this page together to give you some background on who we are, what we do, and our values. We’ve also included some details of ways that you can get in touch with us, so please scroll down and have a read.
Our vision and values
We are a growing community of whole-life disciples who are alert to God’s leading, paying careful attention to one another and the moment we are in, so that we can be good news to those around us.
When do we meet?
Our main Sunday service starts at 10.30am, except on the first Sunday of the month when we have a quieter service at 9.30am, followed by an all-age service at 10.30am.
We also have a range of meetings & events going on throughout the week too, with something for everyone to get involved in.
On term-time Tuesdays from 6.15pm there is Kidz Klub for primary school age children – it’s a mixture of crafts, stories and games. Then at 7.45pm there is an older group “Roots” that meets at The Vine Cafe.
The Vine Cafe is our cafe that is open from 8am-3pm Monday-Friday, and from 9am-1pm on Saturday. Please visit us if you can.
There are also groups that meet midweek for those who want to think more about the Christian faith.
We have a number of paid ministry staff, who have responsibility for leading specific ministry areas.
The Governing Body offer long-range planning to the church’s ministry and mission. They also support and provide accountability for the church’s paid staff.
Strategic Ministry Team
The Strategic Ministry Team plan and organise events for the church and more generally support the ongoing ministries of the church.
A bit more about us
What is a Sunday morning service like?
We’re trying to be a church that is informal but meaningful; focussed but not intense; helpful but not intrusive; friendly but not overwhelming.
Most of the songs we sing will have been written in the last 20 years, though we might have some older hymns as well. The preachers use everyday language so that people can connect with what is being said. The prayers reflect the personalities of those who pray. Our biggest hope is that people feel that they connect with God.
What do we think is important?
We think friends are important; we believe that grace is important – so we don’t want to be judgmental; we believe that everyone has something to offer; we believe that we can experience God’s love and presence together.
Our life together as church is not an end in itself. We believe that the God that created this world loves it. He never gives up on it. One of the ways he demonstrates that love is through Jesus-followers, who seek to make a difference wherever they find themselves. So as a church we want to be a community that will equip people to grow as disciples of Jesus, as they live their everyday lives: at work, at home, in their neighbourhoods.
After all, Jesus didn’t come to earth, live, die, and rise from the dead, just so folks would come to church. He has a much wider plan than that. And it includes us.
How long has the church been in Salford?
The church began in 1950 after a series of meetings on Eccles New Road. For many years we had a building in the precinct area. Around ten years ago, we began to share this church building with the congregation of Holy Angels.
Does the church belong to a national group?
We belong to the churches known as the Elim Pentecostal Church. It’s a national group of around 650 churches.
Where we are
Salford Elim Church
Irlams o’ th’ Height
The Vine Cafe
327 Bolton Road
Irlams o’ th’ Height