Welcome

Welcome to the home page of St. Paul's Church, Hathershaw, Oldham.

St. Paul's is one of many parish churches in the Church of England. It is part of the Diocese of Manchester.

We work closely with the parish of St. Thomas, Werneth.

The Notices

Young People Year 5-11, and those who came to the consultation events. The first meeting of the proposed new group will be on Thursday 18th July 4:30-6pm. Further details will be circulated.

Contactless Donations The contactless card reader should now be functioning! Feel free to test it out!

Ordinations Please pray for Revd. Zahra, and Revd. Richard, ordained as Priest and Deacon on 29 and 30 June respectively. Revd. Zahra will preside at St. Paul's for the first time as Priest, and Revd. Richard preach for the first time as Deacon at on Sunday 14 July at 10:00 am.

Coffee Morning The next Coffee Morning is at St. Paul's at 10:00 am on Saturday 3rd August. All welcome.

Finance, Giving & Generosity

At a recent PCC meeting, we considered issues around Finance, Giving and Generosity.

Parish Share We have accepted the generous offer from the Diocese of a £9,000 discount on our Parish Share for each of the next three years: a lower target which is challenging, but achievable.

Collection Plate We suspended the Collection during our Offertory Hymns during the Covid-19 lockdowns. Starting from Sunday 7 July, this will be reintroduced, putting giving back at the heart of our Sunday Worship.

Contactless Donations We have purchased a contactless payment processor, so people can donate to church with a mobile phone or credit/debit card. We will of course still be delighted to accept donations with cash or by cheque, and direct debits!

We thank all of you for your donations to St. Paul's Church, which range from £1 to £150 a month. These donations are greatly appreciated. Your support is absolutely vital to our continued ministry here at St Paul’s church, vital to our presence in the community.

Our vision is to balance the books, move forward as a parish, and to improve what we offer. We can only do so with your help. If you are able, we invite you prayerfully to consider your giving to the church. We understand that we are all in different situations. We don't want anyone to give more than they can afford or to feel guilty. But if you are able to help in this (or any other) way, please do!

Regular Activities

The are the usual times of activities at St. Paul's Church
SUNDAY
10:00 amSunday Worship
10:00 am
(except school holidays)
St. Paul's Sunday School
1:00 pmBethel Roma Church
MONDAY
7:00 pmGuides
TUESDAY
2:00 pmPop In
WEDNESDAY
10:00 am
(except school holidays)
Stitch & Share
THURSDAY
6:00 pmBethel Roma Church
SATURDAY
10:00 am
(1st Saturday of Month)
Coffee Morning
10:00 am
(3rd Saturday of Month)
Bereavement Cafe

Diary

Sunday 7 July 2024

10:00 am

6TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

Holy Communion

St. Paul's Church

(Parade Service)

Sunday 7 July 2024

11:30 am

BRING & SHARE MEAL

All welcome!

St. Thomas' Church

Sunday 14 July 2024

10:00 am

7TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

Holy Communion

St. Paul's Church

(plus Sunday School)

Sunday 21 July 2024

10:00 am

8TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

Holy Communion

St. Paul's Church

(All Age Service)