St Thomas the Apostle, Halliwell

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St Thomas the Apostle is of a central/catholic tradition. It is part of the newly created Benefice of West Bolton working together with St Luke, Halliwell, St Paul, Halliwell, St Paul with Emmanuel, Bolton le Moor  and St George the Martyr, Daubhill.

We work closely with St Thomas Church of England Primary School which shares the site. There is a weekly assembly held in the church and church members support the school through serving on the School Governors, helping with Breakfast Club and listening to children read. This work is also supported by HAFWAY (Halliwell Action for Work Alongside Youth).

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Rodger Petch
101 Cloister Street
Bolton BL1 3HA
(01204) 842627

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Holy Communion
Early worship. Time with God before sport or other activity of the day.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion
The service is family friendly in that there is an area for young children to stay with parents and play and Sunday School runs at the same time.
Every first second third and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments
All Age with Baptism
Where a family asks for baptism this is included in this service.
In addition once every school term we hold a Skyscraper 'Messy' Church in the School Hall.
Every fourth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass


The church has worked with St Lukes Halliwell on an Alpha or START Course.
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Incumbent: The Revd Stephen TRANTER
Incumbent: The Revd Alan Stuart CORNES (Stuart)
Team Vicar: The Revd Fayaz ADMAN
Team Vicar: The Revd Canon Douglas Rodger PETCH (Rodger)
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 16135
Built: 1875
Architect: Austin and Paley
Style of worship: Central/Catholic
Archdeaconry: BOLTON (243)
Deanery: BOLTON (24308)
Benefice: West Bolton (24/358DP)
Parish Legal Name: West Bolton (240402 )
CofE Church Info: (624196 24/196)
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The current editor is: Rodger Petch

This page was last updated on Monday 28th November 2016
St Thomas the Apostle : Eskrick Street, Halliwell, Greater Manchester, BL1 3JA

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