Wardle Village Church. Anglican/Methodist Local Ecumenical Partnership.

Wardle is a Local Ecumenical Partnership between Wardle Methodist Church and the Parish of Wardle and Smallbridge. Wardle Village Church has been a local Ecumenical Partnership since 1993, and its fully integrated congregation shares both Methodist and Anglican worship. We play a full part in both the Rochdale and Littleborough Methodist Circuit and District and the Rochdale Deanery and Diocese of Manchester.

Rev Rachel Battershell (Anglican)              Rev Ruth Jackson (Methodist)

Dearnley Vicarage                                      47, Old Road,                         

Arm Road                                                    Littleborough

Littleborough                                              Tel: 01706 551686

Tel: 01706 378466

Web page:- www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/sites/wardle-village-church-local-ecumenical-partnership

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Revd Rachel D Battershell


OL15 8NJ
Church of England Vicar

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Sunday Morning/Communion Services

Every Sunday at for 1 hour, 15 mins
Wardle Village Church. Anglican/Methodist Local Ecumenical Partnership.
Wardle Village Square Ramsden Road Wardle Rochdale, OL12 9PE, United Kingdom

Everyone welcome.
First and third Sunday Methodist Service, second and fourth Sunday Anglican Communion.


Wardle Village Church work hard to safeguard children and young people, vulnerable adults and those in abusive relationships. We aim to create safe environments, where children and young people are nurtured and protected; and where all people, and especially those who may be vulnerable for any reason, are able to worship and pursue their faith journey with encouragement and in safety.

We follow the national legal and procedural framework for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and Methodist/ Church of England policy and practice. 

We act promptly on any complaints made, and work in close partnership with police and social care services where children or vulnerable adults have been harmed or are at risk of harm or mistreatment.

We provide safe recruitment, training and support to our voluntary team working with children and vulnerable adults. We care for those who have been abused in the past, and minister appropriately to those who have abused.

If you have any concerns or enquiries regarding safeguarding, please contact our safeguarding officer.

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Ruth Tunnicliffe

Phone: 01706 376914

The Church Of England 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 (C/E) 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.

Emergency Helplines

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)
Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
NAPAC: 0808 801 033
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222