♦ The Revd Anne Gilbert
Vicarage: 01706 346774
Mobile: 0786 529 3827
♦ Churchwardens at St Chad's:
A Wild 0790 583 7847
P Goddard 0756 463 5900
♦ Churchwarden at St Mary in the Baum:
A Pollock 0797 419 1246
♦ BY POST
There are NO postboxes at the churches.
Please address correspondence to:
The Vicarage, 89 Clement Royds Street, Rochdale OL12 6PL.
♦ St Chad's - Directions
By Car: St Chad’s is situated at the junction of Sparrow Hill and Church Stile.
The Sat Nav address for Sparrow Hill is OL16 1QT and for Church Stile is OL16 1FF.
From the M62 ... exit at Junction 20 and follow the A627M to Rochdale
Keep in the left lane, follow road (Edinburgh Way) round to left
Move into right hand lane and then turn right at traffic lights onto A58 Manchester Road
Continue for about half a mile and, soon after you pass Beech House School on your left, turn right onto Drake Street
Take 4th on the left, Church Stile, just after the semi-obscured cemetery on your left
The church is in front of you at the end of this road.
# There is 3 hours free parking outside the Church - always obtain a ticket from the machine and display this in your vehicle. There is other parking nearby - please take care not to park in a residents only parking bay or other restricted areas.
On Foot: from the Town Centre, walk up the Church Steps at the back of the Town Hall car park to St Chad's.
By Bus: the number 17 passes along Drake Street, and there is a bus stop at Church Stile.
By Train or Tram: There are trains to Rochdale from Leeds and Manchester every 20 minutes or so, and there is also a frequent tram service to Rochdale Railway Station. Ask for directions from here to the Town Hall and you will find the Church en route. NB Trams are slower than trains journey time 40 mins from Manchester.
♦ St Mary in the Baum - Directions
Whilst you can see the church from Hunters Lane, you are best approaching it from the main Halifax-Manchester Road, the dual carriageway, A58, St Mary’s Gate.
Coming from the motorways along Manchester Road, pass the colleges on your left, note tower blocks on your left, shopping centre on your right, and as you climb the hill on main road move into right lane. You will see the church set back from road. Turn right at gap in carriageway to do a U-turn and park outside or into the car park
Car Parking: there are 3 options - Park outside (3 hours free parking, but don't forget to obtain ticket from machine, and unlimited on Sundays) - Park in the nearby public Car Park - Park on High Street, but you will have to cross the dual carriageway.