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.

Arrangements for Sunday Services

The church building is open for Sunday Services.

We want to keep things as safe as possible, given local Covid-19 rates, and the Omicron variant. As Christians, we want to do our best to keep each other safe . . .

  • You are now welcome to join in singing 2-4 hymns each Sunday, plus the sung liturgy at Holy Communion.
  • Feel free to sit with others, where you have arranged this before the service. Otherwise, our services still use social distancing.
  • Please note that wearing a face mask in church services is now compulsory unless you are exempt, under 11, exempt, or while you are speaking in the service.
  • We encourage you to take a lateral flow test before coming to church - but the choice is yours! Please do not come to church if you are ill. Temperatures will be taken on the way into church.
  • Refreshments are available after the service. Please wear a mask while walking around. Please sit to be served, and stay with the people you are sitting with.
  • We will continue to offer the bread, only, at Holy Communion.
  • Signing in is NOT compulsory.
  • Further details can be found in our revised Risk Assessment

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.

Regular Activities

These are the usual times of the regular activities at St. Paul's and St. Thomas':

MONDAY
Guides 7:00 pm at St. Paul's.
TUESDAY
Pop In 2:00 pm at St. Paul's.
Xanadu Dance Troupe 6:30 pm at St. Thomas'.
WEDNESDAY
Stitch & Share 10:00 am at St. Paul's.
Holy Communion 10:30 am at St. Thomas'.
Violin Classes 3:00 pm at St. Thomas'.
THURSDAY
English Classes 1:00 pm at St. Thomas'.
Farsi / Dari Discussion Group 3:00 pm at St. Thomas'.
Oldham Camera Club 7:30 pm at St. Thomas'.
(1st & 2nd Thursdays)
FRIDAY
Violin Classes 3:00 pm at St. Thomas'.

The Notices

  • Sunday Services Please note that hymn books and service books/sheets are offered on your way in. Please pick one up if you prefer to use these during the service, rather than the screen.
  • 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.

Charities we support:

Children's Society
Kimbilio
Christian Aid
Jar of Grace
LifeShare

Diary

Sunday 16 January 2022

10:00 am

2nd Sunday in Epiphany

Holy Communion with Holy Baptism

St. Paul's Church

Tuesday 18 January 2022

10:30 am

Women's Group

until 12:00 noon

St. Paul's Church

Wednesday 19 January 2022

10:30 am

Holy Commmunion

(Book of Common Prayer)

St. Thomas' Church

Sunday 23 January 2022

10:00 am

The Conversion of Paul

Morning Prayer

St. Paul's Church