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, by keeping our existing procedures in place. Please note:

  • Sunday School has returned.
  • 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, 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

Public Notice - Cranmer Education Trust

The Cranmer Education Trust wishes to notify parents/carers and all interested parties that following discussion with the Diocesan Board of Education and Area Dean, we will be resuming the counting of attendance at public worship for children applying for Christian faith places at both The Blue Coat School and The Brian Clarke CE Academy from 31st October 2021.

This will not affect applications for 2022.

Arrangements are being put in place to cover any temporary restrictions on attendance at individual churches in the future.

For further details, please see our websites:

Cranmer Education Trust: News

The Blue Coat School: Year 7 Admissions Entry

The Brian Clarke CE Academy: Admissions Explained

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.

The Notices

  • Guides usually takes place at St. Paul's at 7:00 pm on a Monday.
    Pop In usually takes place at St. Paul's at 2:00 pm on a Tuesday.
    Stitch and Share usually takes place at St. Paul's at 10:00 am on a Wednesday.
    English Classes restart at St. Thomas' at 1:00 pm on Thursday 4 November.
  • Community Day at St. Thomas' church on Thursday 28 October between 12:30 and 2:00 pm. Bulb-planting, bug-hotels, refreshments, children's play activities, taster sessions from Oldham Community Active.
  • Roof The state of the roof is going to be investigated on Thursday 28 October.
  • Workshops All are welcome to workshops at St. Thomas' on Saturday 6 November:
    10:30 am Dancing with flags;
    1:00pm
    Introduction to Performing with Puppets.
    Please see Gina if interested.
  • Experience Christmas Please see our Experience Christmas page for details of our plans for Christmas 2021. At the moment, we would like volunteers to help with the different stations, and offers of props.
  • 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.
  • Income Survey Are you over 16? Is this your regular church? Do you attend more than 12 times a year? If the answer to each question is "yes", please fill out an income survey form and put it in the box at the back of church.

Our Charities

Diary

Sunday 24 October 2021

10:00 am

Bible Sunday

Morning Prayer

St. Paul's Church

Wednesday 27 October 2021

10:30 am

Holy Commmunion

(Book of Common Prayer)

St. Thomas' Church

Thursday 28 October 2021

12:30 pm

Community Event

(bug hotels, bulb-planting, play activities, Oldham Community Active tasters, and much more)

St. Thomas' Church

Sunday 31 October 2021

10:00 am

All Saints Sunday

Morning Prayer

St. Paul's Church