St. James Hope, 3 Vicarage Close, Salford, M6 8EJ
07771 558 058

Welcome to Salford Elim Church

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 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
M6 8EJ

The Vine Community Hub
87-89 Cholmondeley Road
M6 8PU

Our leadership

Ministry Staff

We have a number of paid ministry staff, who have responsibility for leading specific ministry areas.

Neil Hudson
Senior Leader
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.
Ian Peacock
Assistant Minister
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 church's Outreach and Community Worker which involves managing our community centre, The Vine Community Hub. When not working, I enjoy writing and recording songs in my spare time.
Alex McGregor
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.
Andrew Gordon
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.
Morag Peacock
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.


Governing Body

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.

Charlie Blundell
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.
Jay Chastney
Julian Gittings

I have been part of Salford Elim church since 2015 where I worship along with my wife Clare.

Most of my working life has been centred around Christian books. I have been a bookseller for 20 years and the last 10 years or so I have worked for various Christian publishers as a sales manager. I am very passionate about Christian books and supporting Christian Bookshops.

We run a home group at our home and I am a regular speaker at our Sunday services. I am also part of the Prayer and Pastoral teams at Church.

I love to bake and have done several charity fund fundraising baking events, alongside baking my other interests are books (obviously!) and walking.

Judith Thompson
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.

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, where we work together as two churches united in our love of God and our community in Salford.

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.

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