Facilities and features



At the Parish Hall on Blackpits Road OL11 5NG - about 200m from church

Please contact us in advance - we may be able to arrange parking on the church driveway

There is a small step at the main door of church and a ramp for wheelchairs and pushchairs is available on request.
Disabled access is via the main church driveway and paved path through the churchyard. The path is uneven in places - please contact us if you need help.

Larger print books are available on request - please ask a sidesperson

Assistance dogs are welcome at all our services

Our Building

St Paul's is a Grade II listed building, consecrated in 1861

We have only just started, but are proud to have received our Bronze award already.
You will notice some areas of the churchyard with longer grass, more dead wood for insects and more wildflowers, and you might spot our new bat box.
Much more to come so watch this space!

Music and Worship

Our organist occasionally gives lunchtime recitals, usually with a seasonal theme.

We have an Allen Digital organ, installed in 2008

Evensong is nearly always BCP

Regular Choir

Groups, Courses and Activities

We have a regular service @7 on Thursdays for young people and the young at heart.


Help for Visitors

We have a new self-guided tour book available free of charge (paid for by the Heritage Lottery Fund).
Versions are available for adults and children, so everyone can explore our church and learn a little about its place in the local community.

The Very Outer Boundary of Civilization - A brief history of Norden Parish, Rochdale by Ernest Price
Available on request, price £2.50

Visitors are very welcome to join us for worship, of course, and the church is open for about an hour before and after published service times as well. The church is open during choir practice on Wednesday evenings and at certain other times that vary throughout the year.
Please Get in Touch if you'd like to visit our lovely church.

Other Features

We are proud to be a Fair Trade church, and we often have a Fair Trade stall in church after services for the sale of ethical goods.

We take donations of basic food items at the back of church, which our volunteers regularly deliver to the Rochdale Food Bank

The Parish Hall on Blackpits Road is available for hire.
Please contact Julia Slack on 01706 632828