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Our Buildings our open:
Wednesday St Michael’s 10:30 Holy Communion
St Michael’s – Frances Brough 01706 659603 Call between 6-8pm Tuesday

Sunday St James/St Paul’s (alternating) 15:00 Holy Communion
St James – Hilary Tyres 01706 356191 Call between 6-8pm Friday
St Paul’s – Jenny Buckley 01706 358686 Call between 6-8pm Friday

Please book by phone to avoid being turned away.

Everyone is welcome.
You can come on your own or with members of your household.
Numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing and necessary hygiene measures.
As a benefice of 3 churches you are invited to book into worship at any of our places of worship.
Please be patient if this means you have to wait.

We confirm we have read and complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 in places of worship.

As an inclusive church everyone is always welcome at the services in any of our churches.

For enquiries please contact the Vicar:

Revd Jason Powell 01706 631050

For the Wardens and Secretaries, details see below:


St Michael’s, Bamford

Regular Service times:

Wednesday 10:30am – Holy Communion
Thursday 7pm – Family Service
Sunday 11am – Holy Communion

  • Wardens
    Frances and Shirley

  • PCC Secretary
    Janet Whittles

    St James, Ashworth

    Our services use the Book of Common Prayer

    Regular Service times:

    First and Second Sunday of the Month – 3pm – Holy Communion
    All other Sundays – 3pm – Evensong

  • Wardens
    Chris and Barbara

  • PCC Secretary
    Hilary Tyres

    St Paul’s, Norden

    Regular Service times:

    Sunday – 9:30am – Holy Communion
    On the first Sunday at 18:30 Evensong

  • Wardens
    Andrew and Clifford

  • PCC Secretary
    Ian Short

  • Parish Hall booking
    Julia Slack on 01706 632828


    What's going on?

    Alongside returning to our buildings we continue to meet online each Sunday morning via Zoom streamed live to St James Ashworth Facebook page from 10:30 am.
    You would be more than welcome to join us.
    If you would like to join the Zoom meeting please email the vicar.

    No upcoming events.

    Benefice Safeguarding coordinators

    St Michaels - Shirely Mitchell (01706 655655) / St Pauls - Jane Clegg (01706 656146) / St James - David Neave - (01706 350605).

    St Michael’s

    St Michael’s
    Bury & Rochdale Old Road
    Bamford, Rochdale
    OL10 4BB

    St James

    St James
    Chapel Lane off Ashworth Road,
    Ashworth, Rochdale
    OL11 5UR


    St Paul’s

    St Paul’s
    Edenfield Road
    Norden, Rochdale
    OL12 7SL


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