St Vincent De Paul R C Church, Knutsford

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The Church

Twenty years after the original build, the Apse was constructed, incorporating a beautiful Harry Clarke stained-glass window.

The altar with matching ambo is the focal point within the Church and is of a simple, yet elegant marble construction.

These Harry Clarke windows had been in a Convent Chapel in Dublin for 25 years. After removal they were stored for for safe-keeping in County Kildare for a further 20 years before being installed as the focal point of the apse in St Vincent’s in 2001. They depict the Crucifixion and the figures of Our Lady and St John the Evangelist.

More images of the Church can be viewed on the gallery page....

The design of the church allows the congregation to feel close to the centre of the celebrations, with unobstructed views of the altar and lectern.

The Tabernacle has its own dedicated space at the front of the Church for reservation of the Blessed Sacrament and private prayer

The church was built in the grounds of the old church in 1981, and boasts a modern octagonal design. It sits close to the centre of the historic market town of Knutsford, and adjacent to Tatton Park. It serves a wide area of the local Roman Catholic community, and is a regular place of worship.


Click here to read the essay by Peter Pozzoni, the architect, on the design and installation of these beautiful windows.

st vincent de paul history.pdf

The book recording the history of the parish, from 1840 to 1985, was written by Mr Albert (Bert) Harris, a lifelong parishioner. It is reproduced here and is accessible by clicking on the book’s cover……..