Faith and Worship

     16 JUNE 2020
Rochdale Online's article dated 10 June 2020
regarding Places of Worship opening for private prayer
included a photo of St Chad's.



Sunday 5 July, Fourth Sunday after Trinity
led by Rev Helen Dearnley, the service comes from HMPs Stocken, Low Newton and Pentonville, and will be the first online prison church service broadcast by the Church of England.
Readings*  Zechariah 9.9-12; Psalm 145.8-15; Romans 7.15-25a; Matthew 11.16-19, 25-end

Sunday 28 June, Third Sunday after Trinity 
led by Rev Chris Lee, vicar of St Saviour’s, Wendell Park, London,
with contributions from the Choral Scholars of St Martin in the Fields and Holy Trinity Platt Church in Manchester, along with reflections from Bristol University engineering student Tom, and Fiona, team manager of nine churches in the Stroud area.
Readings*   Jeremiah 28.5-9; Psalm 89.1-4, 15-18; Romans 6.12-end; Matthew 10.40-end

Sunday 21 June, Second Sunday after Trinity
led by Father Andrew Moughtin-Mumby, Rector of St Peter's Church, Walworth
Readings*   Jeremiah 20.7-13; Psalm 69.8-20; Romans 6.1b-11; Matthew 10.24-39

Sunday 14 June, Corpus Christi
with Rev Richard Springer, St George in-the-East, Whitechapel, London
Readings*   Exodus 19.2-8a; Psalm 100 ; Romans 5.1-8; Matthew 9.35-10.8

Sunday 7 June, Trinity Sunday
with The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu
Readings*   Isaiah 40.12-17,27-end; Psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13.11-end; Matthew 28.16-20

Sunday 31 May, Pentecost Sunday service
with the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, UK Church leaders
and a message from His Holiness Pope Francis
Readings*   Acts 2.1-21; Psalm 104.26-end; 1 Corinthians 12.3b-13; John 20.19-23

*Readings as listed in The Lectionary (CW).


The Church of England's website offers you:

Light A Virtual Candle       Today's Prayer        ► Church Online 
Services of Daily Prayer    ►Time to Pray podcasts


St Chad's and St Mary in the Baum are Anglican churches, and so we use the Anglican liturgies of Common Worship at St Chad's, and the Book of Common Prayer on Sundays and Wednesdays at St Mary in the Baum.  

Each of services are easy to follow with a handy booklet - if it's a bit confusing at first please don't give up, we think it is worth the effort. 

Our goal is to help you come closer to God, to be renewed and refreshed, and be inspired to live in the way of Jesus Christ.

Services are as follows:


9.30 am - Eucharist at St Mary in the Baum (BCP) 

If you come to St Mary's in the Baum for the 9.30 am Sunday service you will be assured of a good welcome.  The service is from The Book of Common Prayer (BCP), we sing a number of hymns, listen to Bible readings and a sermon is preached.  Afterwards, the congregation usually stay for a cup of tea and perhaps some toast.  

11 am - Sung Eucharist at St Chad's (Matins on the 2nd Sunday in the month)

The choir sings an anthem or a Psalm and the congregation sing a number of hymns, both traditional and modern.  We are keen to provide a good experience for younger people, providing a children's play area and usually an activity.  Access is good with no step into the church and there is also a disabled toilet with additional fold-down table baby change unit.  Everyone is welcome.

3 pm - Asian Fellowship at St Chad's

St Chad's Asian Fellowship started in July 2017, and this congregation brings together people from around Rochdale for weekly worship in Urdu.  You will be most welcome to join us.

We start around 3 pm, and refreshments are served afterwards.

The congregation has a Facebook page - the link will appear here.

To make donations to the Asian Fellowship please donate to St Chad's, making it clear that your gift is for the Fellowship.  Bank details:  Yorkshire Bank - Sort Code: 050722  Account: 24990011

6.30 pm - Evensong at St Chad's

This is a beautiful service according to the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) with the St Chad’s Choir and friends.


10 am - Holy Communion at St Mary in the Baum

This service is according to the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) and takes place in the delightful small chapel at St Mary in the Baum.  There is a short sermon, really more of a thought for the day.

Many of the congregation stay for tea and biscuits, and conversation, afterwards.  We hope you will join us.


New start date to be announced.


Please look at our Facebook page and also the News section of this website for details about Special Services and Events.

Each year there are many concerts at our churches.  St Chad's has a series of concerts, usually on a Saturday, and St Mary in the Baum host a weekly Wednesday lunchtime concert from the Toad Lane Performing Arts.

There are usually some discussion groups, and some special prayer meetings.


Both and St Chad's and St Mary in the Baum's Parochial Church Councils have adopted the Inclusive Church statement:  "We believe in inclusive Church - church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ."  We seek to fully welcome and involve ALL in our worship and community and worship.


The Vicar is very willing to help those of the same sex who wish to give thanks to God for their Wedding or Civil Partnership to come into Church for prayers and thanksgivings.  If you would like to discuss how we can help then please do get in touch.