St Barnabas, Oldham

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Our congregation is a welcoming community. The atmosphere is prayerful, supportive and rich in fellowship. We hope that visitors will find us friendly and welcoming.

We have a small robed choir for the Parish Eucharist on Sundays. During our worship, our vicar wears vestments of the appropriate liturgical colours.

Lay participation is well established. For example, the intercessions and Bible readings, and Eucharistic ministry are also undertaken on a rota, with younger members helping particularly during the monthly family service.

We serve tea, coffee and soft drinks in the main Church Hall after the Sunday morning service.  All Fairtrade, of course

Children are very welcome: the congregation is tolerant and understands fully the problems faced by parents and carers. We invite children to stay with their parents in all services or to join the crèche in the vestry or the Sunday schools that meet in the Church Hall. The choice is yours.

Disabled access: The entire building is easily accessed by anyone with mobility problems, or has a wheelchair. We also have good-quality toilet facilities for the disabled, which also contains baby-changing facilities.

The Church has a good-quality sound system. We recommend that anyone with a hearing aid switches it to the ‘T’ position on entry to the church.

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Revd Dr Paul Monk
St Barnabas' Vicarage
1 Arundel Street
Oldham OL4 1NL
(0161) 624 7708

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Parish Communion
A family friendly Communion service (Common Worship). Most weeks, the children attend Sunday school or creche, but attend a Eucharistic family service on the second Sunday of the month.
Every Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Common Worship


Week-day Eucharist
A simple and reverent time before the Lord and His table.
Every Tuesday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Family Eucharist
A short and intimate time around the Lord's Table.
Every Tuesday
Every Tuesday at 7:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Common Worship



Wheelchair accessible toilets

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

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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Clergy: The Revd Canon Richard Whishaw HAWKINS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 15925
Built: 1932 and 2008
Our Patron: HM the Queen and the Bishop of Manchester
Archdeaconry: ROCHDALE (242)
Deanery: Oldham East (24208)
Benefice: Medlock Head (24/227CL)
Parish Legal Name: St. Barnabas, Oldham (240284 24/284)
CofE Church Info: (624284 24/284)
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The current editor is: Paul Monk

This page was last updated on Saturday 29th November 2014
St Barnabas , Arundel Street, Clarksfield (behind the big Tesco Extra superstor on Huddersfield Road), Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL4 1NL

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