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Welcome to St Michaels

St Michael’s Church, Bamford, is set back from and rises above Bury Old Road which connects the centre of Rochdale with Bury. Directly opposite is St Michael’s Church of England School. The church is stone built in a simple Victorian Gothic style. It is unpretentious and has a simple interior. It does not have stained glass. There is no grave yard. Its south side looks downhill to Queen’s Park and Heywood beyond. The north side abuts farm land.

Our church is inclusive, welcoming anyone who wishes to worship here even if it is simply to try it out. Our variety of services cater for all ages, from the very elderly to the new born. They are relaxed and vary in style but for those who wish to have a really traditional prayer book service, it is provided by another church in the benefice. In fact, movement throughout the churches of the benefice is encouraged. Services often end with a warm drink and a chat.

Besides our Vicar, we have Authorised Lay Ministers (trained by Manchester Diocese) who take part in services and other aspects of church life. We have four regular services each week at St Michael’s with a Sunday evening service which we share with our other benefice churches. Please see our service times.

We have strong links with St Michael’s C of E School across the road and have a well-attended young families’ service on Thursday evenings which is short, snappy and takes note of early bed times. Aside from services, our church is busy in other ways – for instance, we have a pastoral committee, members of which organise visits to nursing homes, hospitals etc.

If you wish to join us, for a fleeting visit, a longer stay or just to explore what we have to offer, we would love to see you.


Wednesday – 10:30am – Holy Communion Thursday – 7pm – Family Service – Lively and fun!  2nd and 4th Sunday – 10am – Holy Communion, 1st and 3rd Morning Praise

Bury & Rochdale Old Road
OL10 4BB

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