Church of England Diocese of Manchester Walmsley

Walmsley Church

Walmsley Parish has two churches: Christ Church Walmsley, located on Blackburn Road in Egerton (BL7 9SA) and St. Andrew's Church, on John Street, Bromley Cross (BL7 9BA). We are in the PARISH of WALMSLEY, part of the TURTON MOORLAND TEAM of six churches.

"Building partnership in Christ, church and community"

PUBLIC WORSHIP resumed in WALMSLEY PARISH on PALM SUNDAY (28 March). Our Sunday Services are at Christ Church Walmsley at 9.30am and at St. Andrew's Church, Bromley Cross at 11am where you will be made very welcome. There is also be a midweek Communion Service at Christ Church Walmsley on a Wednesday at 11am. 

As we look to the future, we are looking at NEW PATTERNS of WORSHIP:

Our lively, FAMILY ‘ALL AGE’ SERVICE at Christ Church Walmsley - with music by RIVER OF LIFE and percussion accompaniments by the children - will be back at Christ Church Walmsley at 9.30am on Sunday 7 November, preceded by a quiet, spoken Communion Service at 8am.

ALSO: The FIRST mid-week family-friendly INTERACTIVE service for children AND their parents will be at 6pm on THURSDAY 11 NOVEMBER at Christ Church Walmsley. Please do let us know that you are interested in coming along and joining in this fun way to worship! 

And we are also looking to introduce other styles of worship, both traditional and new, but at an earlier time of 4pm on a Sunday. More information to follow …

The services are led mainly by our Team Vicar, Reverend Carol Hayden, and Canon David Dunn, a retired minister.

Covid Precautions: The Church Council has met and while we are asking people to continue to wear a face-covering as they come in and out of church (through the doorways) we feel it is safe for the congregation, once in the pews to sit or stand, sing, speak etc without the need for a mask. We are aware how prevalent the virus is not least through schools but we think this is a good balance of precaution and freedoms. Let us know your thoughts and tell us if it feels about right.

You can access the latest WALMSLEY PARISH NEWSLETTER via this link:

We have much to be grateful for here in Walmsley Parish and as part of the wider Turton Moorland Team; may we rejoice in each day that the Lord has made and be glad in it.  

As always, our heart-felt message to you is one of FAITH, HOPE, PEACE, JOY and LOVE.

If you are unable to attend, we sincerely hope that you are enjoying the wealth of fabulous resources being provided across the Turton Moorland Team via newsletter, on the Turton Team website and, for those without internet, hand-delivered.

Team Rector Peter’s recorded service is available from 8am each Sunday morning on:

For Worship-at-Home RESOURCES please see the TURTON MOORLAND TEAM WEBSITE 

It is so important that we are communicating and keeping in touch with each other in our parishes. As always, if we can do any more to help you in any way, please let us know. Love and blessings to you all.

From the start of the LOCKDOWN, we have kept folk connected by the sending out of a weekly WALMSLEY PARISH NEWSLETTER, with updates and items to inspire and cheer. If you would like to keep in touch, please e-mail [email protected] or sign up here to join our mailing list with updates as they are announced:

Thank you and God bless.

You can visit our website here: and our TEAM WEBSITE at

The Parish of Walmsley: Christ Church is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Manchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our 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 Adults Services.

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Vicar of Walmsley Parish: Reverend Carol Hayden

Parish Enquiries for baptisms, weddings and funerals should be directed to the Team Office: open between 1pm and 4pm Thursday and Friday Tel: 01204 303325 e mail: [email protected]

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Team Advent Group 2021

Monday 22 November 2021, Monday 29 November 2021, Monday 06 December 2021, Monday 13 December 2021 Monday at 2 p.m. for 1hr
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Our Advent group will run for 4 weeks in November and December 2021.

There is a weekly onsite session on Monday afternoons, this will be at a different parish church in the team each week. The sessions will be repeated at 7.30pm Monday evenings online via Google Meet.

Monday 22nd November, 2pm, Christ Church Walmsley
Monday 29th November, 2pm, St Maxentius Bradshaw
Monday 6th December, 2pm, St Peter's Belmont
Monday 13th December, 2pm, St Anne's Turton

To find out more, please follow the link below to our team page where you can find which location we will be in each week or sign up for our online sessions!

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During LOCKDOWN - and beyond - we have kept folk connected by sending out a WALMSLEY PARISH NEWSLETTER, with updates and items to inspire and cheer. Please e-mail Church Warden: Dawn Hitchen at [email protected] or follow the link below.

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