Church of England Diocese of Manchester The Good Shepherd, Ashton-under-Lyne

These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.


St James on Sunday Afternoon

Every Second, Fourth, Fifth Sunday at 4 p.m. for 1hr 30m

Union Street

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This is a service which is informal and aimed at families. A typical afternoon consists of games, crafts and an act of worship all focussed on a theme and finishing with some food.

Refreshments Family Friendly

Holy Communion

Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 1hr

Union Street

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Service uses Common Worship, Order One. There is an area of the church set aside for families and children with activity sheets, books and soft toys.

Refreshments Common Worship Family Friendly

Cafe Church - Currently Suspended

Every Second Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. for 30m

Union Street

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Informal worship with tea, coffee and a chat.
Everyone is welcome

All age/Family Eucharist/Holy Communion


Every day at 12:15 a.m. for 30d

St James
Union Street
United Kingdom

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Our churches are now open for public worship.
4 of our churches will be opening for either Holy Communion or Morning Prayer on Sunday mornings, and 1 church will open for Evening Prayer on Thursdays.

Please Note that all other groups and activities remain suspended.

Adhering to Government Guidance, strict social distancing measures will be in place, which mean that every person or household group must be 2 metres from the next person or household group.
Following risk assessments carried out in all our churches there will be restrictions on numbers attending. Hand sanitisers and one-way systems will be in place to ensure that all movements into and out of churches and during worship are safe.
We will not be allowed to sing during services and any responses must be given quietly.
Liturgy will be on disposable sheets which can be taken home or disposed of after the service.
There will not be any refreshments after the services.
Please note that those who are clinically vulnerable/shielding, or who have symptoms of a continuous cough or a high temperature or loss of or change to sense of smell or taste, should not attend church.
A welcomer will greet people coming into church and help you to comply with these guidelines.

Sunday Morning Services
St. Gabriel's 9.30am
St James' 9.30am
St. Michael's 11.00am
St. Peter's 11.00am

Evening Prayer Services
Holy Trinity 3.30pm Thursdays - This will be a Eucharist Service on the 1st Sunday of each month.

If you need any further information, please contact a warden or member of clergy.

To help you to worship from home, we are producing weekly Readings and Prayers - if you would like to receive these, please contact Revd Roger Farnworth - 0161 330 2771 [email protected]