The Metropolitan Congregation

- serving and celebrating the LGBT communities of Manchester and the North West

Enjoy Chorlton

- a few places, all within a modest walk of church, recommended by our church members:

  • For hot drinks, meals, snacks, freshly-made sandwiches, and free wi-fi - North Star Delicatessen - 418 Wilbraham Rd, M21 0SD
  • For cafe food, all-day breakfasts and hot drinks - Metro Cafe - Wilbraham Rd/Corkland Rd, (opposite Morrisons)
  • For newsagents' goods, essential shopping, milk, biscuits, etc. - Star News - 523 Wilbraham Rd, M21 0UF
  • For pizzas and pasta meals in a restaurant setting - Croma - 500 Wilbraham Rd, M21 9AP
  • For general shopping - Morrisons - Wilbraham Rd/Albany Rd, M21 0SD
  • For fuel, snacks, drinks, pre-packed sandwiches, essential shopping - Morrisons Service Station - Wilbraham Rd/Buckingham Rd, M21 0SD (alongside Metrolink entrance)
  • The nearest cash dispenser is at the Shell garage (see above). For Banks and other cash dispensers - Natwest, HSBC, RBS, Santander - all at the main traffic lights/crossroads at Chorlton Cross, (Wilbraham Rd/Manchester Rd East/Barlow Moor Rd) M21 0BR
  • For wi-fi access, check out this list provided by Chorlton Life. The two sites nearest to church are North Star Delicatessen (see above) and Oddest Bar (adjacent to North Star).

How to Find Us

at Wilbraham St Ninian's United Reformed Church,
Wilbraham Road/Egerton Rd South, Chorlton, Manchester

The church's true postcode is M21 0XJ but we suggest you use M21 0UB for online maps and satnavs.

wilbraham st ninians sideviewWhere we are based

We are a congregation of Wilbraham Saint Ninian's United Reformed Church, near to the centre of Chorlton,  Manchester.

Our main worship service is held at 4.30pm each Sunday.

Wilbraham Saint Ninian's is situated at the junction of Wilbraham Road and Egerton Road South in Chorlton.  The church's postcode is M21 0XJ but we suggest you use M21 0UB for map searches and for satnavs.  See the 'X' on the map below.  (You can use the zoom function on your web browser to make the map bigger and see the street names more easily.)


There is on-road parking along Egerton Road South and Egerton Road North.  We invite visitors displaying a disabled driver badge to park in the limited space along the church frontage but ask other visitors to keep these spaces free for those with mobility issues.

ChorltonMetrolinkBy Metrolink

The Metrolink tram line to Chorlton offers the easiest journey by public transport to our church from the city centre.

The East Didsbury line runs from Bury via Victoria Station, Shudehill, Market Street, St Peter's Square (stop presently closed), and Deansgate/Castlefield, as far as Old Trafford, then diverts to the south-east serving Firswood, Chorlton, and Didsbury.

The Airport line runs from Cornbrook, via Firswood and Chorlton, and then on to Wythenshawe and the airport.

For full details of the Metrolink services to and from our church, click here.

stagecoachbusBy bus from the city centre

The most frequent bus service on Sundays into Chorlton is the number 86 which leaves every 10 minutes from stand M in Piccadilly Gardens (located between Piccadilly Plaza and the Metrolink platforms alongside the Gardens). 

The number 85 is slightly less frequent on Sundays, and it takes a slightly different route through the south Manchester suburbs, but it also leaves from stand M in Piccadilly Gardens.  We suggest you catch whichever of the two buses is at the stand when you arrive.

If you arrive in Manchester by train at Piccadilly station, the shortest route to a suitable bus stop would be to walk down the sloping station approach at the main entrance, carry on along Piccadilly, and head for the bus stands in Piccadilly Gardens.

For details of bus services to our church, click here.

Map showing location of Wilbraham St Ninians URC

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