St Thomas, Newhey, Rochdale

Welcome to the Parish Church of St Thomas’, Newhey. 

St Thomas' aims to be a welcoming and inclusive community that shares God's love with all.

All are welcome to join us for weekly worship.

Please send us a message if you have any questions. 

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Reverend Janet Pitman

The Vicarage
Church Street

OL16 3QS
Reverend Janet Pitman
01706 594284

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Midweek Said Eucharist

Every Thursday at for 30 mins
St Thomas, Newhey, Rochdale
Church Street Newhey Rochdale, OL16 3QS, United Kingdom

Hand sanitizer is available to use on entry and exit.

We are now sharing the common cup during Communion. If communicants do not wish to receive in both kinds, they may do so by receiving only the bread (communion in one kind) or the president may dip the bread in the wine before giving it to the communicant (simultaneous administration). Intinction by the communicant is not recommended.

The president or other minister may choose to wear a mask when in close proximity to members of the congregation / communicants.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): There is no longer a legal requirement for people with coronavirus COVID-19 infection to self- isolate, however if you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result, the public health advice is to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are a recent onset of any of the following:
• a new continuous cough
• a high temperature
• a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

Please seek Government guidance for further information

There is no midweek service during Christmas week


Our parish of Newhey: St Thomas is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Manchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO.

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm or have any concerns or enquiries regarding safeguarding, please contact our PSO.

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Laura Smith

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01706 594284 (c/o Reverend Janet Pitman)

The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor is Abbey Clephane-Wilson, she can be contacted at [email protected] or at 0161 828 1465 / 07384 460958

Out of Hours Support
The Diocese of Manchester partners with thirtyone:eight and you can access their Safeguarding Helpline if the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is unavailable. Thirtyone:eight can be contacted on 0303 003 1111.

This also includes any safeguarding queries outside of office hours on weekdays and weekends. An Information Sharing Agreement between the two organisations will allow the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser to receive a copy of the advice thirtyone:eight may offer the caller.

In the case of an emergency
If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Service.

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours).
Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours).
Parent Line: 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours).
Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours).
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)

Manchester Diocese Safeguarding