Fairfield Moravian Church

Fairfield Square, Droylsden, Manchester M43 6AE (1785)


Fairfield is a Settlement congregation which was opened in 1785. It was planned and built by its own people, with its inn, shop, bakery, farm, laundry, fire-engine, night-watchman, inspector of weights and measures, an overseer of roads, and even its physician. There were community houses for sisters and brethren, who applied themselves to the varied work of the Settlement.

With the passing of time have come changes. The boarding schools of Fairfield have gone. That for boys, started in 1790, was discontinued in 1891; and the girls' school, begun in 1796, has passed into the care of the local authority as Fairfield High School for Girls. The work of the Moravian Theological College was transferred to Fairfield in 1875 and continued there in the original Sisters' House until 1958. Fairfield is no longer a self contained village; no longer does the watchman make his nightly rounds, and in the farm meadows are now streets and houses.

Despite the many changes in the life of the Settlement over the past 200 years, the Church, with its worshipping and serving congregation, remains its focus and heart.

Public worship takes place each Sunday at 10.30 am (with crèche) offering a warm welcome to the newcomer and visitor. Local children are provided with Christian education through our Sunday Club which meets each Sunday at 10.30am (during term time) and character training through the uniformed groups associated with Brownies, Cubs and Scouts.

The Fairfield Moravian College has been restored by the congregation for Sunday School and community use. It has extensive modern facilities in a beautiful setting.

All enquiries to The College Steward, 13A Fairfield Square, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 6AD. Telephone 0161-301 1368.

Guided tours of the Settlement and Church buildings can be arranged for parties by telephoning the Tours Secretary on 0161-370-5199. We are also open during the National Heritage Weekends each September.

 Museum Now Open

museumThe Museum will be open every Saturday from 13th May - 26th August, 2017 between 1pm to 4pm.

Newly refurbished for 2017 with souvenirs on sale and refreshments available.

Adults £2, Seniors £1.50 Children £1
Family ticket £5 (2 adults plus up to 3 children)
Under 5’s free

Open during the Heritage Weekend 2017
Saturday 9th Sept, 11am-5pm
& Sunday 10th Sept, 1pm-5pm

During the Heritage Weekend admission is free with tours of the settlement and church.

Organised Tours:  You can arrange a personalised tour for groups, schools and visitors. Please contact Joyce James 0161 370 5199 for details, costs and to book your tour.

Worship Times

Services: note new times of worship

Sunday Club 10.30am in the church during school term time

Sunday Morning Worship 10.30am with crèche

* 1st Sunday in the month:     Lovefeast and Holy Communion 3.15pm

* 2nd Sunday in the month:    Cafe Church and Church Parade in the college 10.30am

* 3rd Tuesday in the month:    Bible Study in the college 7.30pm

Fairfield Church is available for weddings, baptisms and funerals: please contact Rev P Cooper Minister

Social Activities


Scouts              7.00pm

Cubs.               7.00pm

Rainbows          5.30pm

Brownies.         6.30pm

Explorers          7.00pm - 9.00pm

Choir Practice.   7.30pm

Coffee Morning   10.30am   

Ladies Keep-Fit    5pm                                                                                                     


Beavers               6pm       

Youth Club           7.30pm  ( on 2nd & 4th Week in Term Time only)


Ladies Group
Last Thursday 8.00pm

People to Contact

Minister: Rev Phillip J Cooper

28 Fairfield Square, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 6AE

Tel: 0161 370 1856

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Treasurer: Mrs Janet Warr
10 Fairfield Square, Droylsden, Manchester M43 6AD
Tel: 0161 370 0132
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Our Location

Fairfield Square, Droylsden, Manchester M43 6AE

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