St Chad's Church Council decided in 2016 to offer space to two groups - Feeding Rochdale Homeless and Rochdale Soup Kitchen. These groups used the Church until the autumn of 2017. 

In 2014 St Chad's put on a Christmas Eve lunch with the generous support of local barrister Ahmed Nadim. This lunch has continued since then and been supported by the professional help of Petrus, and last year many groups came together to provide food and friendly welcome to 70 guests.

In 2017 we were entertained by the delightful singing of May Mulgrew.

The lunch for 2018 is scheduled for Christmas Eve 24 December. St Chad's Carol Service with Petrus and friends will take place on Tuesday 18 December at 5pm.

St Chad's is grateful to all for their partnership. It is good to see so much happening in the town to help those who are precariously housed or homeless.