St Thomas, Bowlee

St Thomas, Bowlee belongs to the Church of England and is one of three churches within the Parish of Langley. The parish church is All Saints & Martyrs, Langley. We are a part of the Rochdale Deanery in the Diocese of Manchester.

We are a small, but welcoming congregation, worshipping in a mix of formal and informal styles. We use the most up-to-date forms of worship now prescribed by the Church of England.

What we believe

• that God loves each and every one of us.

• that God has made it possible for us to know him.

• that Jesus is the Son of God and a gift of love to us.

• that accepting Jesus as Lord of our life brings us into a relationship with God.

Our Music

Music is provided by a live music group, using modern songs and hymns, without losing touch with the ever-popular ‘traditional’ hymns. We try to bring fresh insights into praise, worship, and new meaning into people’s lives that new words and music often inspire.

Children and Young People

We always encourage children of every age to join in and every week we have a DVD, displayed on an overhead projector, to play one of the more modern children’s songs, in which they lead the grown-ups with actions and song.

We have a Sunday School most every week, but not during school holidays and not if it’s a Family Service. Children retire to the vestry whilst the sermon is preached. Our website is found at

Get in touch

Rev'd Scott Richardson

Langley Rectory
Wood Street

M24 5GL

Our website

What's on

Sunday Worship

Every First, Second, Third, Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour, 15 mins
St Thomas, Bowlee
210 Heywood Old Road Bowlee Manchester, M24 4GR, United Kingdom

The service alternates between Holy Communion and lay-led Morning Prayer.

However, on the 5th Sunday of a month (if there is one), a joint service is held at 11:00 am at All Saints and Martyrs Church, Wood St, Langley, Middleton, M24 5GL, with no service at St Thomas.



At All Saints & Martyrs we work hard to maintain a safe environment for all.

We are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance.

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

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Karen Tyner

Email: [email protected]

Phone: c/o Rev Scott Richardson Tel. 0161 643 5013

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser 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 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.


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 2222National 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)