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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 11 am and on most Sunday evenings except the first in the month, at 6.30pm, offering a warm welcome to the newcomer and visitor. Local children are provided with Christian education through a lively Sunday School which meets each Sunday at 10am and character training through the uniformed groups associated with Guides and Scouts.

Sunday-SchoolThe 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 0161-3011368.

Guided tours of the Settlement and Church buildings can be arranged for parties of 20 or more by telephoning the Tours Secretary on 0161-370-5199. We are also open during the national heritage Weekend each September.


Worship Times

Services: 11am and 6.30pm (except first Sunday and in August)
Sunday School 10am
Lovefeast and Holy Communion 3.15pm, 1st Sunday




College Working Party 6.30pm
Scouts 7.00pm

Cubs 7.00pm
Bible Study 7.00pm

Ladies Afternoon Fellowship 2.30pm
Rainbows 5.30pm
Brownies 6.30pm
Ladies Keep Fit 6.00pm
Choir Practice 7.30pm

Coffee Morning 10.30am
Beavers 7.00pm
Guides 7.00pm


Floral Arts Society
First Wednesday 7.30pm

Ladies Group
Last Thursday 8.00pm

Youth Club
First Friday 7.30pm


Minister: Rev Phillip J Cooper

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



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The Museum will be open 12 May - 25 August, 2012 every Saturday, 1pm to 4pm

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

Open during the Heritage Weekend 2012
Saturday 8 Sept, 11am-5pm
& Sunday 9 Sept, 1pm-5pm
Heritage weekend
admission is free

Tour Organiser: Joyce James 0161 370 5199

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