The United Benefice of St Chad, St Mary in the Baum and St Edmund, Rochdale


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Sunday 16 June 2019 - Trinity


TODAY:  RADAR Celebration 3pm at St Chad’s with Bishop of Salford, Bishop of Middleton and many others


Asian Fellowship Convention will be held on Saturday 27 July at St Chad’s

Follow St Chad’s on Twitter @RochdaleStChads  St Mary’s is at @stmaryinthebaum

Matins at St Chad’s moves in June to 23 June (when we welcome Revd Roger Hill)

See info in panel about exhibition at Touchstones which incorporates members of St Chad’s congregation.

Peterloo Tour. You are invited to take part in a tour of the Peoples History Museum in Manchester led by Canon Roger Hill on Friday 19 July at 2pm. It will include the main gallery and the special Peterloo Exhibition. Cost - £4.50. To register your interest please contact

Churchwatch (open for prayer and heritage, or a quiet space) is at St Chad’s on Weds and Thurs each week from 2 to 4pm.


YEAR OF DISCIPLESHIP #more-than-Sunday/

If you sign up to #MoreThanSunday you will receive a monthly email outlining a theme and suggested actions for that month, along with a podcast featuring local people who have particular insight to share. You can join our online community, sharing your journey on Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag #MoreThanSunday and meeting fellow disciples in our diocese-wide Facebook group. 

You can take part as a congregation, in a group, as a family or simply by yourself. You don’t have to be a regular church-goer to take part and you can join in at any point during the year.

We hope that #MoreThanSunday will not only deepen our faith and increase our engagement with our communities, but also connect us with other people who share our faith and our discipleship journey.

Every month, #MoreThanSunday will suggest a different theme for you to think about and act upon. 

July - Doubt
August - Worship
September - Creation
October - Forgiveness
November - Friendship
December - Waiting
January - Justice
February - Generations
March - Generosity
April - Witness
May - Community
June - Invitation



Forthcoming Baptisms – please pray for those to be baptised.

16 June   1pm at St Chad’s   Harry Hey

14 July   9.30 am at St Mary's   Arien (Mersad and Samira's son)

4 August at St Chad’s   Oscar and Thea, Alishey Afzal, Alessio Degli Innocenti

Weddings - please pray for those to be married.
**21 June Tina and Margaret   **16 August Daniel and Marnie   **21 Sept Sanjay and Jayde



St Mary’s in the Baum

Red Cross Hub 10 am to 4pm each Monday

Caring and Sharing Drop in – Tuesdays 10.30am to 12.30 pm (approx.)

29 Sept   Harvest Festival

St Mary’s PCC: 22 July 730pm, 23 Sept 2pm, 11 Nov 2pm

Heritage Open Days 13 - 15 September

St Chad’s

Every Thursday Place of Welcome   10.30 am to noon

22 June   Concert by Oldham Choral Society

29 Sept   Harvest Festival

Heritage Open Days 13 - 15 September

St Chad’s PCC: 15 July 730pm, 23 Sept 730pm, 11 Nov 730pm



Evensong (all 6.30 to 7.15pm approx). A beautiful service according to the Book of Common Prayer with the St Chad’s Choir and friends.
Come and join us on Sundays 30 June, 28 July, 18 August, 22 September and 27 October.

Future 12 Noon concerts
Saturday 29 JUNE 2019   Cameron Biles-Lidell (Pianoforte) & Isla Atay (Flute) / ELKA Quartet with James Gillett (Clarinet)/ Mackenzie Paget - (Pianoforte).
Saturday 3 AUGUST at 3pm   Scott Brothers Duo - Celebrity Piano Concert Admission £10 including refreshments.
Saturday 2 November    Singing Day at St Chad’s - A very special event - details to follow.



St Mary’s Gate/Toad Lane, Rochdale OL16 1DZ. 12:30 - 1:30 pm every Wednesday, refreshments available from 11:30 am, admission £5

Following our 900th concert in March, it was felt that to help us reach our next 900th we needed to raise our entry fee.  Having resisted this for several years we hope it is not too discouraging: from £4 to £5.  This still represents fantastic value for what is on offer.

June 19   Jonathan Ellis piano Isobel Williamson cello

June 26   Margaret Ferguson soprano Jonathan Ellis piano


Services of Worship

St Chad’s:

11am   Sung Eucharist Common Worship (1st 3rd and 4th) Sundays, Matins (2nd Sunday).

4pm Asian Fellowship.

6.30pm   Evensong (monthly approx) - see Music section above for information

St Mary’s in the Baum:

Sundays at 9.30 am   Sung Eucharist (BCP/Common Worship Order Two)

Wednesdays each week   10 am Holy Communion (BCP)



Vicar:  The Rev’d Mark Coleman  01706  632809  or 07795202955

Reader: Wendy Cocks 07747 724804

Asian Fellowship  Elizabeth Julius 07931 846942 (please text)

Priest in Charge at  Healey, Hamer and Belfield:  Revd Gill Barnett 0161 971 6318

Churchwardens:  St Chad’s  Paul Bollington 07566 983798.  St Mary’s:  Positions Vacant

@stmaryinthebaum @RochdaleStChads