Faith & Worship

The "COVID-19" page has information regarding social distancing and Church of England guidelines at our church services.

The Church of England's website offers you:

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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:

♦  SUNDAYS

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)

Please note: we're currently having a Said Eucharist on each Sunday morning in the month and will resume Matins as and when the Covid-19 restrictions change to allow this.

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.

4 pm - Asian Fellowship at St Chad's  (awaiting restart date)

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 4 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  (awaiting restart date)

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

♦  WEDNESDAYS

10 am - Holy Communion at St Mary in the Baum (awaiting restart date)

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.

♦  EASY CHURCH

New start date to be announced.

♦  SPECIAL SERVICES AND EVENTS

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.

♦  INCLUSIVE CHURCH

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.


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