Rochdale Faith News: Saturday September 10, 2022

St. Luke’s Church, Deeplish

St Luke’s Church, Deeplish will hold a Holy Communion service on Sunday 11th September at 10am.

Monday, September 12 – Bible study – 10.30 a.m. in the room next to the church. It is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the Bible in a friendly and informal setting.

Wednesday, September 14 – Morning Worship Service on Zoom at 11 a.m. For more information, please visit our webpage at

Wednesday, September 14 – 2 p.m. Board game club. Several board games will be released as well as Scrabble. If you don’t know how to play Scrabble but want to learn or you’re an experienced player who wants to spend a few hours of friendly social chat and a game of scrabble, come along. No need to book, just show up.

Thursday, September 15 – Ladies only Zumba at 10 a.m. It costs £3 and you need to book, please contact [email protected] or call 07814 712 271

We look forward to welcoming our regular members and all who wish to join our very friendly and caring congregation.

Hebron Pentecostal Church

Sunday: Morning service from 10:30 a.m.; 1 p.m. Nepalese service

Tuesday and Wednesday: Home groups resume the week beginning September 11. Hamer, Hebron, Middleton, Shawclough, Whitworth. Our home groups are held in various homes in Rochdale and provide everyone with an informal setting of great fellowship and inspiring Bible teaching. Please contact us to find one near you.

Sunday, September 18: 10:30 a.m., guest speaker, Alan Hewitt.

Sunday, September 25: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Beginning of the Alpha course. Curious about faith? Alpha is a series that explores the basics of the Christian faith in a welcoming, open and friendly environment. It’s free and there’s no pressure or follow-up.

Each session you will be hosted in a group where you will hear different topics on Christianity and have time to discuss your thoughts. You can say whatever you want or nothing at all.

Everyone is welcome. No matter your background or your beliefs, you are invited. Meals included, please reserve your place with Julie Mellor.

If you would like to register for one of our events or just need a little more information, please contact us at [email protected] or visit our website

Hebron Pentecostal Church, Howard Street, Rochdale

Love and serve God, Love and serve people, Share God with people.

Littleborough’s benefit

The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity. The services are as follows:

Sunday, September 11: 9 a.m., Holy Communion at Saint-Barnabé, Shore; 10:15 a.m. is Holy Communion at the Holy Trinity; 11:30 a.m. is Holy Communion at St. James, Calderbrook.

Midweek Holy Communion is held at St. Barnabas, Shore on Wednesday, September 14 at 12:30 p.m.

Benefice Junior churches will begin tomorrow, Sunday, September 11.

Junior Church is open to all children in Reception class and above. If your child is not yet in school, we have activity bags for use during the service.

Please note that there is a register in the church for us to sign all school admission forms.

Saturday, September 17: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Holy Trinity is open today so you can come and see all of our plans for the Church. We serve homemade soup and a roll.

Next event: The Benefits are hosting a Quiz Night on Saturday September 24th at St. Barnabas Church, Shore. More details will be in next Saturday’s Observer. Please come and join us. You will be very well received.

For more information go to or call 01706 375 322 and leave a message.

St. Andrew’s, Dearnley

Date for your diary please…Sunday September 18th (tomorrow week) when we not only have our harvest festival, but it coincides with Reverend Rachel’s last service before she leaves us for three months on sabbatical.

She’ll be back in time for Christmas, having spent her sabbatical traveling the country to see how others are doing this Church thing and if there’s anything we can emulate for the benefit of God’s work. at Dearnley, Smithy Bridge, Wardle and Smallbridge.

During his absence, the life of the Church will continue as usual. Our family service on Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. (school hours only) resumes this Wednesday (September 14) after the summer holidays.

Parish lunches resume Thursday (September 15) at noon, followed at 1 p.m. by the Friendship Group which has been meeting all summer.

One of the regular and most interesting articles in our monthly magazine, The Fisherman, is Janice Halstead’s ‘Looking back’.

In this current September issue, Janice gives us an idea of ​​what church life was like in 1922, reproducing two excerpts from the Rochdale Times from exactly 100 years ago.

The first describes the “very lovely” wedding of ex-Sergeant John Willie Butterworth DCM of Smithy Bridge and Miss Nellie Butterworth of Hurstead. The Times told us: ‘Mr and Mrs Butterworth, who have received many fine gifts, are honeymooning in Colwyn Bay.’

The second cut is for our church repair fund of that time. The committee thanked Mrs Wrigley and Mrs Percival for their contributions of £1 and reported that by renewing and painting gates, doors, windows etc, some gentlemen had saved the Church at least £40 or £50 .

One wonders what our parishioners would have thought of the current situation in terms of gasoline, gas and electricity!

Meet at the church at 9:30 a.m.

St Chad’s and St Mary in the Baum

St Chad’s, on Sparrow Hill, overlooking the town centre, has been Rochdale’s parish church for over 800 years. Together with our sister church, St Mary in the Baum, we provide largely traditional forms of Anglican worship, and you are warmly invited to join us on Sundays.

As part of the Heritage Weekend, St Chad’s, a 2* listed monument, is open to visitors from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September (Sunday from 12:15 p.m., after mass). Donations, although not required, would be welcome.

Today, Saturday 10th September, there is a ‘World Suicide Prevention Day’ march at St Mary’s, with a candlelight vigil and service from 6-8pm. For the Candlelight Walk, which starts at Riverside One at 6:15 p.m., please bring a torch or candle. Photographs of loved ones can be brought and added to the remembrance book at the vigil at St Mary’s, which begins around 7 p.m.

Tomorrow, Sunday September 11, is the 13 after Trinity. The morning service, with hymns, is at St Mary’s at 9.15am. Choral Mattins is at St Chad’s at 11.15am, when the anthem is “The King of Love my Shepherd is” (a traditional Irish tune, arranged by Bairstow). Both services are headed by the Vicar, the Reverend Anne Gilbert.

Every Tuesday, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, St Chad’s hosts “A Place of Welcome” for everyone (not just church members). Admission is free and refreshments are available.

On Wednesday September 14, at St Mary’s at 12.30pm, the Toad Lane Lunchtime Concert features soprano Anne Butterworth, baritone Stephen Taylor and pianist Elaine Marsden. Admission is £6.

Sunday, September 18 is the 14 after Trinity. The Eucharist, with hymns, is at St Mary’s at 9.15am and the choral Eucharist at St Chad’s at 11.15am. At both services, the celebrant and preacher is the vicar, the Reverend Anne Gilbert.

St Mary’s, Balderstone

We love you a latte: Looking for something to do this morning? Our monthly coffee morning returns today from 10 a.m. to noon.

We hope you’ll be able to call in for a cup of tea or coffee, meet other people, and browse the cake or craft stalls. You are all welcome and we look forward to meeting you.

Tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. we will have a Holy Communion service, where we will continue our series of “fix our eyes on Jesus” sermons exploring the book of John. This week we will examine the empty tomb and the appearance of Jesus to Mary Magdalene.

Sunday school will be available. Light refreshments are served in the parish hall after the service.

In the evening we will meet for prayer, with Christ Church and St Savior’s between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. This week it is our turn to host and we would love for you to join us as we pray for each other, Rochdale and the world.

The SMuRFs (St Mary’s Under Fives) restart on Tuesday afternoons from 1.30pm to 3pm in the parish hall. Our team is so looking forward to seeing our returning families again. We hope you are all ready for a new term after a summer of fun!

We look forward to following all your adventures. New members are always welcome – SCHURFS is a stay and play for children aged 0-5 and their carers. A typical session includes crafts, songs, stories and lots of games, as well as healthy snacks for the kids – and tea and coffee for the adults. It costs £1 for an adult with child and an additional 30 pence each for additional children.

For more information or prayer requests, please contact us by email [email protected] or visit our Facebook page:

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