Community

St Chad's and St Mary's are active in their local communities and are actively considering how we serve our parishes - the people who live around the town centre. Our Mission Action plan has been submitted to the Bishop of Manchester and can be downloaded here.

We work with the number of local partners, including Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale Borough Council, Caring and Sharing Charity, Co operative Funeral Care, Rochdale Connections Trust and the Rotary Club.

Much of our current work is concerned with welcoming refugees supporting them in their dealings with the Home Office. Also, we are keen to build relationships between the faiths; our Vicar Reverend Mark Coleman works as the Borough Dean of Rochdale.