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

Holy Communion the final session of the course for Children and Young People is at St. Paul's at 4:30 pm on Monday 17 June.

Transition to Secondary School Laura Tebay will be holding a consultation at St. Paul's church at 4:30 pm on Monday 17 June for children and young people in years 5 - 9 (who did not attend the one at Oldham Parish Church). We are hoping to set up a group for children and young people to help them make friends with others and ease the transition to Secondary School. A chance to give your view about what this group might involve. Please pick up a Consent Form today!

Governor at St. Martin's Primary School Would you be interested in being a School Governor? The meetings are generally 6pm to 8pm on a midweek evening. Please speak to Nick if interested.

Coffee Morning The next Coffee Morning is at St. Paul's at 10:00 am on Saturday 6th July. 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 agreed the purchase of a contactless payment processor, so that people can have the opportunity to make donations 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!

General Election: Pray your part!

The General Election will be a moment for the nation to ask important questions about the future. Pray Your Part is an invitation from the bishops of the Church of England to encourage prayer and participation in the life of our nation and communities, both as voters and as citizens.

Pray your part logo

This 21-day journey of prayer and reflection (from Friday, 14 June until Election Day on 4 July) is designed for use in the run-up to the UK General Election. Each day explores a different theme, with a short Bible reading, reflection and prayer for a different aspect of our common life.

Find out more

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
7:00 pmBethel Roma Church
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 16 June 2024

10:00 am

3RD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

Morning Prayer

St. Paul's Church

(plus Sunday School)

Sunday 23 June 2024

10:00 am

4TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

Holy Communion

St. Paul's Church

(plus Sunday School)

Sunday 23 June 2024

11:30 am

BRING & SHARE MEAL

All welcome!

St. Thomas' Church

Monday 24 June 2024

8:45 am

COMMUNITY ROOM BOOKED ALL DAY

St. Paul's Church