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.

Regular Activities

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

Guides 7:00 pm at St. Paul's.
Pop In 2:00 pm at St. Paul's.
Xanadu Dance Troupe 6:30 pm at St. Thomas'.
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'.
English Classes 1:00 pm at St. Thomas'.
Farsi / Dari Discussion Group 3:00 pm at St. Thomas'.
Violin Classes 3:00 pm at St. Thomas'.

The Notices

  • Coffee Morning in the Community Room, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, on Saturday 11th December. Admission £1.00 for adults, children free, which includes tea or coffee and a mince pie. Raffle tickets, Christmas food and a selection of hand crafted Christmas decorations will be available to buy.
  • Authorised Lay Ministry Are you interested in serving as an Authorised Lay Minister? Please see Nick or Cath.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Kershaw's Calendars Eileen has calendars from for sale!

Charities we support:


Sunday 5 December 2021

10:00 am

2nd Sunday in Advent

Holy Communion

St. Paul's Church

Wednesday 8 December 2021

10:30 am

Holy Commmunion

(Book of Common Prayer)

St. Thomas' Church

Saturday 11 December 2021

10:00 am

Coffee Morning

(admission £1.00 for adults)

St. Paul's Church

Sunday 12 December 2021

10:00 am

3rd Sunday in Advent

Morning Prayer

St. Paul's Church