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Getting hereSt Chad's, also known as Rochdale Parish Church, is on Sparrow Hill (postcode OL16 1QT) 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 alongand experience a warm welcome.
St Mary in the Baum is on St Mary's Gate (postcode OL16 1DZ) 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 opened in 1911; it was designed by eminent church architect Sir Ninian Comper and is described as "a place rich in Comperisms".Why not come and join these friendly communities for worship in these beautiful places?
SERVICES OF WORSHIP
St Chad’s - 11 am Sung Eucharist on 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th Sundays, Matins on 2nd Sunday
St Mary in the Baum - 9.30 am Holy Communion
10 am Holy Communion (BCP) at St Mary’s (currently suspended, resuming asap)
Both churches are currently in vacancy.
General Enquiries and Bookings:
Jill Midgley 0170 663 9162
Paul Bollington 0756 698 3798
Alan Wild 07905 837847
St Mary in the Baum
Enquiries and Bookings:
Valerie Leach 0775 290 3794
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