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Welcome to the home page of St. Paul's Church, Oldham. St Paul's is one of many parish churches in the Church of England. It is part of the Diocese of Manchester.

St. Paul's church building stands on the corner of Ashton Road and Broadway Street Oldham.

Please note that this is the website for St. Paul's, Oldham - not St. Paul's, Royton.

We aim to live out the Christian Gospel faithfully, as individuals and as a community; welcoming everyone. We offer a range of activities for children and adults.

For any information regarding times of church services, uniformed organisations, church activities or parish personnel etc. please select the appropiate button on the left-hand side navigation list.

For information about booking a Baptism (Christening), Marriage or Renewal of Marriage Vows, please look under "Special Services" in the navigation menu on the left. Or you can contact Nick, the Vicar, by or by phone on 0161 624 1068. Details on how to organise a Funeral will appear soon.

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Christmas Services 2017

You are warmly invited to any or all of the Christmas Services at St. Paul's. As usual, we celebrate Christmas in various ways through different services at both churches over the whole season.

Carols & Christingles
11:30 am
17 December
St. Thomas' Church

Carols & Christingles
6:00 pm
17 December
St. Paul's Church

Midnight Communion
11:30 pm
Christmas Eve
24 December
St. Paul's Church

Holy Communion
10:30 am
Christmas Day
25 December
St. Thomas' Church

Holy Communion
10:00 am
First Sunday of Christmas
31 December
St. Paul's Church

Holy Communion
10:00 am
7 January
St. Paul's Church

Do pick up a Candle from church, and start collecting money for the Church of England Children's Society.

School Admissions

We are approaching the time of year when parents are thinking about school admissions for their children.

I hope the following information is helpful for anyone considering an application to a church school on behalf of their child, so that their child can have an education with a Christian ethos:

  1. School admissions policies are set by school governors. Church of England schools in the Oldham area offer some of their places to church members - as objectively measured by regular church attendance over a period of time, and / or baptism.
  2. School admissions policies are publicly available. To avoid last minute upset and confusion, parents / guardians should ensure that they are familiar with them well in advance.
  3. Follow these links to find the relevant Admissions Policies:
    Admissions Policies for Oldham Primary Schools
    Admissions Policies for Oldham Secondary Schools
    (These pages also have useful data about previous years' admissions; links to school websites; and downloadable Supplementary Forms.)
  4. There are very many excellent schools in the Oldham area - church schools or not. Congregation members of St. Paul's are happy to have children at both church and non-church schools. Some serve as governors at both church and non-church schools.
  5. At St. Paul's, we will ask parents who wish to submit an application form for admission to a church school
    1. to submit their Supplementary Form to the Vicar well in advance of the closing date
    2. to indicate the level of attendance that they think they satisfy
    3. the parish will then either (a) endorse the level of attendance you have indicated or (b) discuss the matter further with you. However please be aware that we are not prepared to sign forms containing incorrect information.

Regular activities in the Church and Community Room

10:00 am St. Paul's Sunday Service
10:00 am St. Paul's Sunday School (term time)
1:30 pm Romanian Church
3:30 pm Drop In (Advice, Forms, Job opportunities, Training etc)
4:00 pm English Class (term time)
7:00 pm Guides (term time)
2:00 pm Pop In
10:00 am Textiles Group (term time)
1:00 pm Sewing Group (term time)
1:00 pm English Class (term time)
3:00 pm Christian Discussion Group with interpretation into Farsi / Dari
7:00 pm Scouts (term time)

Other activities also take place from time to time.

Click this link to find out what facilities we offer and how you can hire the space.

Young Adults

Rochdale Archdeaconry, within which the Parish falls, has a worker with young adults: Revd. Jo Farnworth.

She hopes to communicate via social media, so feel free to access the Rochdale Archdeaconry Facebook Page. She hopes this will become a place where young adults (18-40ish) can find information, news, share thoughts and be part of an on-line community that is seeking to explore/grow in faith.

We are also looking for a "Young Adults Rep" for the Parish. Are you interested?

Special Events and Services

Please click . Please be aware that we would send you about ten emails a year with details of Christmas and Easter Services, Carol Service, Christmas Fair, and Special Services: Mothering Sunday, Harvest, etc.

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