Rochdale St Chad and St Mary in the Baum, Rochdale

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St Chad's, also known as Rochdale Parish Church, is on Sparrow Hill (Postcode: OL16 1QT) and tells the town's story from Saxon times.  Built and rebuilt over the generations, it has stonework dating back to the 13th and 4th centuries.  A wall in the churchyard is reputed to be pre 1066.  Splendid stained glass includes the Edward Burne-Jones 'Faith Hope and Charity' window in the tower. This is a place where worship has taken place of long centuries and you are invited to come and experience a warm welcome.

St Mary in the Baum, is on St Mary's Gate, (Postcode: OL16 1DZ) and was founded in 1740 as a chapel of ease of St Chad's to minister to the people living north of the River Roch.  Today's church, designed by eminent church architect Sir Ninian Comper, was opened in 1911, described as "a place rich in Comperisms." Why not come and join this friendly community for worship in this beautiful place ?

Services of Worship on Sundays

St Chad’s:

11am Sung Eucharist (1st 3rd and 4th) Sundays, Matins (2nd Sunday).

(NB United Service at 11 am on the fifth Sunday in the month, at either St Mary’s or St Chad’s)

St Mary’s

9.30 am Sung Eucharist

Wednesdays each week: 10 am Holy Communion (BCP) at St Mary’s

The Rev’d Mark Coleman

The Vicarage  89 Clement Royds Street

Rochdale OL12 6PL.

01706  632809

07795 202955

The Rev’d Sue Morgan 01706 526121

Wendy Cocks 07747 724804


St Chad’s:   Christian Hanson  01706 657464  Alan Wild  07905 837847

St Mary’s:   Jane Hyde  0161 643 5445

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Revd Mark Coleman
St Edmund's Vicarage
89 Clement Royds St
OL12 6PL
01706 632809 (Revd Mark Coleman) or 07905 837847 (Alan Wild)

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Maundy Thursday 8pm Sung Eucharist
Every Sunday at for 1 hour
Easter Day 11 am Choral Eucharist
Every Sunday at for 1 hour
Sung Eucharist, St Mary's
Every Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Parish Communion St Chad's
Every first third and fifth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments Common Worship
Mattins, St Chad's
Every second and fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments Common Worship


Eucharist, St Mary's
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer



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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 15950
Archdeaconry: ROCHDALE (242)
Deanery: ROCHDALE (24202)
Parish Legal Name: Saint Chad Rochdale (240405 )
CofE Church Info: (624353 24/353)
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The current editor is: Mark Coleman

This page was last updated on Wednesday 12th April 2017
Rochdale St Chad and St Mary in the Baum, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1QT - St Chad Sparrow Hill

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