Rochdale Parish Church of St Chad
and St Mary in the Baum

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We are always looking for volunteers to help in a number of ways.

Working with us, partner organisations or sister churches you could help by:

  • Promoting concerts and events

  • Welcoming people to our heritage buildings

  • Supporting the homeless

  • Countering isolation and loneliness

  • Supporting refugees

Please contact us to find out more.


The churches of St Chad’s and St Mary in the Baum are located in the midst of many faiths, most notably Muslim people.

We really value our neighbours and believe that God has commanded us to love our neighbour as we love ourselves (Matthew 22:39). 

We do not think it matters which faith our neighbour has.

We also believe that many of the activities we do can be better done together.

Supporting newly arrived Asylum Seekers and Refugees


We are the two Church of England Churches in Rochdale Town Centre and are here to help you.
St Chad's and St Mary in the Baum welcome Farsi (Persian) speaking Christians, and also those from a growing number of other countries.
If you are Christian, we hope you will come along to our churches and worship with us.
If you are not then please do get involved in other ways.
Please see the information below.

► An English-Farsi Liturgy translation and also a Farsi language Gospel may be available, please ask.


St Mary in the Baum at 9.15 am
St Chad’s, Rochdale Parish Church, at 11.15 am.

The Red Cross Refugee Hub

Meets at St Mary in the Baum on Mondays 10 am to 3pm.
Offer a variety of services, including English for Speakers of other Languages.
Contact number: 0161 888 8932


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