St James Thornham
Welcome to St James Church Thornham. We are a friendly and active church community open to everyone who wishes to join us and explore the Christian faith. We seek to share God's love through our relationships with one another and through our service to the community.
We are the Church of England parish church for Thornham, located between Oldham and Rochdale in Greater Manchester. Please use this website to find out more about us and if you have any questions, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you and for you to join our service
Closure of churches for public worship. The Government has ordered that places of worship must be closed, apart from for the purposes of independent prayer, and service broadcasting and funerals.
This means that our Sunday service is cancelled until Sunday 6th December at 9.00am and or Wednesday service is cancelled until at least Wednesday 9th December. Further guidance will be issued nearer the time as we know more about what will happen after the lockdown.
In the meantime, we will be open for individual private every Sunday during lockdown from 1pm to 2pm. All are welcome to attend, subject to the Covid-19 guidelines which include social distancing, wearing of face masks and the use of hand sanitisers.
Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been asked to self-isolate. We have the QR code for the NHS Track and trace on our notice board at the entrance. Please see the NHS app for details and further guidance can be found on the Manchester Diocese website at
https://www.manchester.anglican.org/coronavirus Coronavirus guidance for churches - Diocese of Manchester.
We are still issuing our weekly pew sheet to let people know what is happening. You can look at these by visiting our website which you can access from the main page or clicking on the Get in touch icon on the left hand side of the page.
You can also apply to join our Facebook page St James' Church, Thornham which will give more details about our church. We would love you to join.
"The Parish of Thornham: St James is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and polices and have out own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). The Diocese of Manchester's safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advisor PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adult Services."