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.
Our main Sunday service starts at 11.30am, which you can join online here.
We also have a range of meetings & events going on throughout the week too, with something for everyone to get involved in.
Where we are
Salford Elim Church St. James Hope Salford M6 8EJ
The Vine Community Hub 87-89 Cholmondeley Rd, Salford M6 8PU
We have a number of paid ministry staff, who have responsibility for leading specific ministry areas.
I'm employed by church full-time, to keep an eye on the overall strategy of the church, have a major part to play in the teaching and preaching and to tell good stories about what God has done with us to others.
Main Worship Leader & Music Coordinator; Manager of The Vine Cafe
I've been part of the church since April 2011, when I was employed part time as Worship Co-ordinator. Since then, I've joined the leadership team, and have loved working with them. I also work as the manager of our cafe, The Vine Cafe and I love writing and recording songs in my spare time.
Children's & Youth Coordinator
I've been a part of Elim for several years now, joining when Ian became the Worship Coordinator. It wasn't long before I got involved in kids work, and then became the Children's and Youth worker. Outside of kids work and church my time is spent being a mother, housewife and doing the odd acting job.
Joint Coordinator for Young Adult's Work
I joined Salford Elim in 2015 and have enjoyed being involved with the Sunday School groups and getting to know the young people, as well as being able to take them away each summer to Criccieth Pathfinder Camp in North Wales. I am looking forward to developing the work with young adults at Elim, on top of the great youth work which is already taking place. Alongside this job, I also work in a high school and volunteer as a counsellor.
Joint Coordinator for Young Adult's Work
Alex dragged me along to Salford Elim in 2015. Starting to get disillusioned with Church and struggling to find somewhere I could call home, that Sunday was certainly a case of being in the right place at the right time. I have loved every minute of being part of the Salford Elim family ever since, and I love the City of Salford and serving its people. In the summer Alex and I run Criccieth Pathfinder Camp a Christian Youth Activity Camp, and my full time job is Foundation Co-ordinator for Salford City Football Club. I am excited to be taking the next step on my journey with Jesus, Salford Elim and of course Alex as coordinators of young adult’s work.
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.
I am married to Kate and we have two young children. I am a scientist working in the pharmaceutical sector, inventing and adapting technologies to support the discovery of new medicines. My focus in church is evangelism and the growth of new believers.
I am married to Claire, and have two teenage sons, Daniel and Jamie. We joined Salford Elim in 2012, where I have served as a member of the Strategic Ministries Team , and now as part of the Governing Body. I spend Monday to Friday working within the Audio Visual industry.
My working life involves heading up the Liver department as a hospital Consultant. My hobbies centre around singing, dancing and walking. I quite enjoy a good movie too. I have a real passion for real life to be a Christ-life and possess a genuine interest in growing and supporting the feminine heartbeat of God in our church. I am married to Emmanuel and we both worship here.
I have been part of Elim church, with my husband Colin, since August 2016 and have loved being involved ever since. Amongst other things I am part of the Prayer Team and Pastoral Team. I also help to run Play and Stay, our adult and toddler group. I used to work as a Primary School Teacher, mostly in the Early Years department. I now do some counselling part-time and was able to start our Church and Community Counselling Service three years ago. Outside of church I love to spend time with family and friends. I am keen to serve wherever I can and I'm excited to see what God has in store for our church and community in the coming years.
Strategic Ministry Team
The Strategic Ministry Team plan and organise events for the church and more generally support the ongoing ministries of the church.
I’m married to Charlie and we have two young kids. I’m a GP and enjoy pilates and metafit in my spare time. In church I’m a passionate organiser and like to help people get to know Jesus better.
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. We later began to share a church building with the congregation of Holy Angels, and in 2021 we were fortunate to have St. James Hope agree to share their building with us.