About Us

Rochdale Parish Church of St Chad, "St Chad's", is situated at the junction of Sparrow Hill and Church Stile and tells the town's story from Saxon times.  Built and rebuilt over the generations it has stonework dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries, a wall in the churchyard reputed to be pre-1066 and splendid stained glass that includes the Edward Burne-Jones 'Faith Hope and Charity' window in the tower.  This is a place where worship has taken place over many centuries and you are invited to come along and experience a warm welcome. 

St Mary in the Baum is situated on St Mary's Gate 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 was opened in 1911 and was designed by the eminent church architect Sir Ninian Comper and is described as "a place rich in Comperisms".  Why not come and join this friendly community for worship in this beautiful place? 


St Mary in the Baum - 9.30 am Sung Eucharist (BCP)
St Chad’s - 11 am Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) 1st 3rd, 4th and 5th) Sundays, Matins on 2nd Sunday 
St Chad's Asian Fellowship - 4 pm on Sundays 
St Chad's - 6.30 pm - Evensong (BCP) usually 3rd Sundays, April - October, dates may change

St Mary in the Baum - 10 am Holy Communion (BCP) 

# Our contact information is on the "Get in touch" page.