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 both the Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship 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.
Service times are as follows:
S U N D A Y S
► St Mary in the Baum - 9.15 am
Week 1 - BCP Communion
Week 2 - Eucharist
Weeks 3, 4 and 5* - Common Worship Communion
* where there is a 5th Sunday in a month
► St Chad's - 11.15 am
Week 1 - Choral Communion
Week 2 - Matins
Week 3 - Choral Communion
Week 4 - Choral Communion
Week 5* - Choral Communion
* where there is a 5th Sunday in a month
► St Chad's - 2.00 pm
T H U R S D A Y S
► St Chad's - 10.00 am
Week 1 - Morning Prayer
Week 2 - Holy Communion*
Week 3 - Holy Communion*
Week 4 - Morning Prayer
Week 5 - Morning Prayer**
* for those who wish to receive the sacrament in the week
** months with a 5th Thursday
► If you wish to be baptised or confirmed please have a word with the Vicar.
► An English-Farsi Liturgy translation and also a Farsi language Gospel may be available, please ask.
The Church of England's website offers you:
9.15 am - Eucharist at St Mary in the Baum
If you come to St Mary's in the Baum for the 9.15 am service you will be assured of a good welcome.
The service is from The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) or Common Worship, depending on where we are in the month.
We sing some hymns, listen to Bible readings and a sermon is preached.
Afterwards, the congregation usually stay for a cup of tea and perhaps some toast.
11.15 am - Choral Eucharist at St Chad's (Matins on 2nd Sunday in the month)
The choir sings an anthem or a Psalm and the congregation sing a selection of hymns, both traditional and modern.
We are keen to provide a good experience for younger people, and provide a children's area for families to sit together during the service.
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.
2.00 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 and we start our service around 2.00 pm.
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: Virgin Money - 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.
10.00 am - ST CHAD'S
We have a weekly service on Thursdays, with the option to stay afterwards for our Place of Welcome where you can enjoy a hot drink with biscuits/cake and be part of whatever else may be going on that week, or just sit quietly in the church if you prefer.
Everyone is welcome to join us on Thursday mornings, either for the Service or the Place of Welcome, or for both!
♦ EASY CHURCH
Awaiting restart date.
♦ 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.