Roby United Reformed Church is one of the few remaining mainstream free churches still serving the Longsight area. Located off the main A6 Stockport Road on Dickenson Road, we moved into our small, modern building in the 1970s.
Roby Church is also the home of The Roby, a preventative mental health project which has the confidence and support of local health professionals. The Roby (then known as the Roby Outreach Project) was started by the church in 1985 but is now largely independent, although the church still has some involvement within the management committee.
We provide a Christian fellowship community for people to belong to - a mixture of local and gathered people from a wide range of backgrounds, all ages and nationalities.
We are one of the closest United Reformed Churches to the University of Manchester and only a few minutes walk from the Victoria Park campus accommodation. We welcome all students to Roby.
We continue a Reformed church tradition in a place that has changed dramatically since our predecessors moved out from the city centre to leafy Longsight before the First World War. We perpetuate the name of William Roby who played such a significant part in the history and mission of the Church in Manchester and internationally.
We provide a place of worship and opportunities for theological placement for students from Luther King House. We provide opportunities to develop our confidence and skills, teaching and learning together and from each other, children and adults together.
We are tolerant, respectful and supportive. We are one of the few remaining Christian presences in the area, trying to make real God's love and reconciliation. We are particularly interested in issues of social justice.