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


27 May 2018 Trinity Sunday


· Note some changes to the timing of St Mary’s Events—see diary below

· TONIGHT Evensong at St Chad’s 630pm

· The Bishop of Middleton has invited us all to a service for Corpus Christi on Thursday 31 May 730pm at St John the Evangelist Hurst Kings Road Ashton under Lyne OL6 8EZ  so Revd Mark has decided to cancel the service planned for St Mary in the Baum on that date. Transport is available  - let Mark or Amy know.

· Spaces still available for Oberammergau 2020. For info  please email to or ring  01706 374719

· Deanery Roadshow for the Rochdale Archdeaconry. Saturday 2 June from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Please sign up if you would like to go. Details on the Diocesan website

· Place of Welcome has restarted at St Chad’s on Thursday mornings from 1030am to 11.45. All welcome for conversation and games. The café is being run by a team of those who have recently come to Rochdale for asylum or as refugees. If you have nay board games to spare we would be glad of them

· Church Watch starts on 6 June, opening St Chad’s on Weds and Thursdays from 2 to 4pm. We need volunteers so please let Graham Knox know if you can help


 Dates for your diary: St Chad’s and St Mary's

27 May Evensong at St Chad’s 630pm

2 June Rochdale Archdeaconry Roadshow

4 June Deanery Mission and Pastoral Committee

9 June Annual Convention St Chad’s Asian Fellowship 2-5.30 with guest preacher Revd Gilbert David

21 June Petrus Incredible Edibles Faith Foods Project launch

21 June 2pm Just Music at St Chad’s

24 June Evensong at St Chad’s 630pm

1 July Ordinations at the Cathedral (Please pray for Jane Hyde and all others)

21 July St Mary’s Fundraising Afternoon Tea event 2 to 4pm.

27 July Coop Pioneers Concert at St Mary in the Baum with The Galahads, The People, Palms (Genres : Indie, Alternative, Jazz and Blues Inspired)  Tickets £7 on Skiddle

29 July Evensong at St Chad’s 630pm

14-16 September Heritage Open Days—programme tbc

16 September 3pm A Festival of Hymns at St Mary’s

18 September Altar Guild St Chad’s Meeting in Church

30 September Evensong at St Chad’s 630pm

6 October St Chad’s Decorate Church for Harvest

7 October Harvest Festival at St Mary’s and St Chad’s. Harvest Lunch at St Chad’s

21 October A service of thanksgiving for Healthcare Sunday 3pm at St Mary’s

28 October Evensong at St Chad’s 630pm

4 November 3pm at St Mary's Commemoration of the Faithful Departed

10 November 4pm at St Chad’s The Battle is Over Civic ecumenical service.

11 November Commemoration of the end of the 1st World War at St Mary’s 3pm

24 November St Chad’s with Ukrainian Holodomor 85 years event

1 December St Chad’s Christmas Fair

9 December 3pm Festival of Lessons and Carols at St Mary in the Baum with the University of the Third Age Choir


MUSIC AT St Chad’s


Saturday June 16th -12.00 CJ Carrington [Univ of Mcr] (Pianoforte) György Ligeti* - Etude No.13 'L'escalier du diable'  Franz Schubert - 'Wanderer' Fantasy Op.15, D 760 Katherine Stonham (Violin) [Univ of Mcr]  Beethoven Violin Sonata No.3 (iii & iv) and Dvorak 4 Romantic Pieces.


With regard to the Celebrity Evening Concert by Tom Hicks  Northwestern University Illinois USA (Pianoforte) on Friday June 29th 2018..

This will be a 7.30pm start - admission is £5.50 (pay on the door)

Admission £5.50 on door *- Refreshments available from 11.20am  (*ROCHDALE PARISH CHURCH - (St Chad’s) Church Stile/Sparrow Hill Rochdale  OL16 1QT.  For further information: please contact


MUSIC at St Mary’s in the Baum. Wednesdays at 12.30pm.


May 30 Telemann Baroque Ensemble: Alistair Roberts flute, Elaine Turnock violin, John Goodstadt viola, Roger Bisby cello & Peter Collier harpsichord 


Details to remember and please pass on: St Mary in the Baum, St Mary’s Gate/Toad Lane, Rochdale OL16 1DZ. 12:30 to 1:30 pm every Wednesday, refreshments available from 11:30 am, admission £4.


Services of Worship

St Chad’s:

930 am Easy Church

11am Sung Eucharist Common Worship (1st 3rd and 4th) Sundays, Matins (2nd Sunday except March when Matins will be on 18 March).

3pm Asian Fellowship


St Mary’s in the Baum:

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

Wednesdays each week: 10 am Holy Communion (BCP) at St Mary’s


Get in touch !

The Rev’d Mark Coleman, St Edmund's Vicarge,

89 Clement Royds Street, Rochdale OL12 6PL.

Phone:  01706  632809  Mobile 07795 202955 



Licensed Ministers

Wendy Cocks 07747 724804 and Jane Hyde 0773 488 6893

Ordinand: Amy Sheridan



St Chad’s:   Paul Bollington 07566983798  Alan Wild  07905 837847

St Mary’s:   Vacant


To arrange Christenings, Banns, Marriage, Services after civil marriage and Funerals please contact the Vicar.