The Parish of St. Paul, Oldham


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.

Church Services

The church building is open for Sunday Services.

Current Arrangements

We want to keep our Sunday morning arrangements as safe as possible, given local Covid-19 rates, by keeping our existing procedures in place.

Please note:

  • Sunday School will start on 12 September.
  • You are now welcome to join in singing 2-4 hymns each Sunday, plus the sung liturgy at Holy Communion. It will take time to set this up.
  • Feel free to sit with others, where you have arranged this before the service.
  • Refreshments are available after the service. Please wear a mask while walking around. Please sit to be served.
  • We will continue to offer the bread, only, at Holy Communion.
  • Signing in is NOT compulsory.
  • Full details can be found in our revised Risk Assessment

The Notices

  • English Classes will restart at 1:00 pm on 23 September.
  • Safeguarding Officer Many thanks to Carol who has served for many, many years, and is now stepping down - and also to Andrea who has volunteered to be our new Safeguarding Officer.
  • Would you like to serve on one of our PCC Working Groups: Social Activities, Church Fabric, Youth, or Finance. Please see Lynne!
  • Mission Communities There is a meeting for all who are interested in finding out more about the plans for Mission Communities , and how they will affect us, at Christchurch Chadderton, at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 20 October. Refreshments from 7:00 pm.
  • Puppet-makers Do you want to make and learn how to use puppets? All welcome. Please see Gina.
  • Church Collection As usual we cannot have a collection in church. Church funds continue to be low! Please feel free to leave a collection on the plate as you leave church. Thank you for your generosity.
  • Hannah Lane Many of you will remember Hannah who came to the parishes on placement a number of years ago. She was recently Ordained as Deacon. More details

Charities we support:

Children's Society:


Christian Aid:

Jar of Grace:


Life Online

We continue to offer online services, the ability to give online, and the opportunity to raise money for church when you shop online.


Sunday 19 September 2021

10:00 am

16th Sunday after Trinity

Confirmation with Holy Communion

St. Paul's Church

Tuesday 21 September 2021

10:30 am

Women's Group

until 12:00 noon

St. Paul's Church

Tuesday 21 September 2021

2:00 pm

Pop In restarts

St. Paul's Church

Wednesday 22 September 2021

10:30 am

Holy Commmunion

(Book of Common Prayer)

St. Thomas' Church

More details