The Salt Cellar recently celebrated its 25th anniversary!
Download the special newsletter we produced for the occasion here.


The Salt Cellar was opened in October 1990 from an idea by the Reverend Wesley Cooke and Derek Simmons. Local Methodists set it up for the people of Oldham town centre, whether shoppers or workers, to have a place to gather and eat with a peaceful, welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

The Salt Cellar project started fully when 10 Church Lane was purchased. It became so popular that we moved to the larger premises of 11a Church Lane. This Grade II listed building was formerly the county court and has many original and beautiful features.

The Salt Cellar has become a base for youth work and somewhere offering help and counselling for local people as well as a thriving business.

Today the restaurant is run with the help of over 100 volunteers who are crucial to the business. Along with the restaurant many activities take place during the day plus a worshipping community on Sunday.

We believe in prayer and what can be achieved from it. Prayers take place every day ten minutes before opening and anyone is welcome to join us.

Alternatively leave a prayer request and we will pray for you and your loved ones.

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