Church of England Diocese of Manchester St. James with St. Ambrose Oldham

Saint James's Church, Barry Street

CORONAVIRUS - Changes to our regular worship.

 With regard to the Church of England directives, and also following certain safeguarding measures, which have now been put in place for the safety of our parishioners, St. James's Church is now open for public worship.


St. James's Church maintains a strict policy for the safety and protection of children and vunerable adults, in accordance with the directives issued by, and regularly reviewed by, the Church of England's Manchester Diocese.

"The parish of Oldham: St James w St Ambrose is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Manchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."

As a church community, we are committed to:

*  The care and nurture, and respectful pastoral ministry, to all children and adults.

*  The safeguarding and protection of all children and adults

Our Safeguarding and Adults at Risk co-ordinator is:

Mr. David Hughes - 0161 678 2103               

Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator is:  Karen Monk - 0161 828 1423

Christmas Fair - Saturday 20th November.

The Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 20th November, between 12noon and 3.00pm.

There are various stalls, including, Tombola, Gift Stall, Jewellery/Accessories, Toiletries, Home Bake, and Plant Stalls, also drinks and cakes etc., served in the cafe.

Everyone welcome!


Bishop Glyn will be Confirming candidates at 7.00pm,  on Tuesday 7th December.

Please see Fr. Graham Hollowood for further details concerning preparation classes for candidates.


To book a Christening/Baptism, or Wedding, please telephone Fr. Graham Hollowood on 0161 624 4964, or call at the Church on Monday evenings between 6pm and 6.45pm, when details can then be arranged.

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Saint James's Church Barry Street Oldham OL1 3NG


Every Sunday at 11 a.m. for 1hr
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