English My Way Classes

Starting Tuesday 31st October at 10.00am.

The Salvation Army,



OL11 4AW

Please ring 07925017204 to register.


Bell Ringing Calendar

The Branch Calendar has now been printed. It includes every tower in the branch. Debra, our Tower Captain says " We had fun arranging 19 towers over 12 pages. We hope you will enjoy the result. It costs just £5 and the profits from the proceeds are in aid of the LARC Bell Restoration Fund. Copies are available directly from And don't forget the calendar will be an ideal Christmas present for your family and friends."

Asian Church

Rochdale’s Asian community church (in Urdu language mostly) meets at St Chad’s. Meeting at 3pm each Sunday for song, prayer and teaching, and occasional holy communion,  this fellowship extends a warm invitation to all. More information from the Vicar or Elizabeth Julius on 07931 846942


Concerts  - Toad Lane


Come and be inspired by some of the finest talent around.

Concerts take place in the iconic Grade 1 Listed St Mary's Church and only cost £4. For a little extra you can have a tasty lunch of pie and peas beforehand. Your contribution supports developing talent and the maintenance of this fine building.

For more information about the Toad Lane Concerts please contact Dr Joe Dawson on 01706 648872


Oct 25   Ann Wilkes soprano Emma Wheeler mezzo soprano + piano Rachel Fright piano (RNCM students)

Nov 01  Margaret Ferguson soprano (Ghana, Poland and RNCM alumnus) Jonathan Ellis piano

Nov 08  Angela Rowley soprano Ann Durnford flute Tim Kennedy piano

Nov 15  The Telemann Baroque Ensemble with Peter Collier harpsichord (Guildhall, London alumnus)

Nov 22  Robert Brooks baritone (Manchester University) Elin Rees (RNCM)

Nov 29  Bernadette Wijnhamer violin Hector Leung piano (RNCM post-graduates)

Dec 06   Duncan Glenday piano  (RNCM & Manchester University Joint Course alumnus)

Dec 13 Kay Jordan & Friends + Tim Walker piano

Dec 20 Christmas Concert Party


St Chad's - Concerts

The Director of Music, Phlip Lowe, has organised for a number of years a series of concerts parading up and coming international talent. 

Concerts are held on Saturdays at 12 noon except where indicated otherwise

Refreshments are served before the concert

Saturday November 4th 2017

Elkaruna Wind Ensemble. Abreu - Tico Tico; Sayers - Raisins and Almonds, Mozart - Selections from The Abduction from the Seraglio, Grundman - Bagatelle; Brahms - Hungarian Dance no. 5, Gershwin - Three Preludes

Sunday November 19th 2017 at 7pm

John Powell - Baritone & Russell Lomas - Pianoforte. Schubert’s Wintereisse.  (Please note the date and time)


Sermons and Dates

Please do check out the sermons and latest news and dates on the church web site


Dates for the Diary

24 Oct St Mary’s PCC at the Vicarage

25 Oct St Chad’s at 8pm Standing Committee at the vicarage.

29 Oct United Service 11 am at St Chad’s (No morning service at St Mary’s)

29 Oct 630pm Confirmation and Baptism at St Mary’s in the Baum with the Bishop of Middleton

4 November Coffee Morning at St Mary’s from 10 am

4 November Lunchtime Concert at St Chad’s

6 November PCC standing Committee cancelled

19 November Sunday Concert at St Chad’s 7pm

2 December St Chad’s Christmas Fair 11am to 2pm

10 December Mayor’s Carol Service at the Town Hall All Welcome

16 December Decorate St Chad’s for Christmas (morning). All welcome

16 December (afternoon) Rochdale Youth Orchestra Christmas Concert

16 December (evening) Asian Fellowship Christmas Worship

17 December 3pm Nine Lessons and Carols at St Chad’s

19 December Christmas Carols with Petrus and community partners

24 December United Service at St Mary’s at 930 am (No morning service at St Chad’s)

24 December Christmas Eve Asian Style Banquet at St Chad’s at 1pm

24 December Christmas Worship Asian Fellowship at 6pm

24 December Midnight Mass at St Chad’s 11.30pm

25 December Christmas Day United Service Sung Eucharist 11 am at St Chad’s (no Christmas Day service at St Mary’s)



6 March Tuesday Altar Guild AGM in Church 730pm

29 April at St Chad’s after the service Stay for lunch Sunday. All welcome