Oldham and Saddleworth Circuit  has 10 churches, 
To go to each church's page please click on its name in the left hand menu. 
The Salt Cellar is also part of the work of the Circuit as is
a joint 
Church of England /Methodist Foundation Primary School, Hey with Zion in Lees

The Rev Dr Adrian Burdon 
Superintendent Minister, Oldham and Saddleworth Circuit
also the Superintendent Minister of the Shaw and Royton Circuit.

Letter from Rev Dr Adrian Burdon, 
regarding the Reopening of Church Buildings for Worship 
in the Oldham and Saddleworth Circuit

September 2020

The Reopening of Church Buildings for worship in the Oldham and Saddleworth Circuit

I am the recipient of a lot of comment, some criticism and a few complaints concerning the reopening of churches for worship in the Oldham and Saddleworth Circuit. It is clear from these communications that there is a great capacity for division being generated by the decisions being made by the churches across the Circuit concerning the reopening of buildings for worship. Some people are frustrated that the church that they would usually attend remains closed whilst others are frustrated that, in the face of continued local issues with Covid-19, their church building is opening for worship. Some people are frustrated that, whilst their church building remains closed, other Methodist Churches in the Circuit are open. Some people are frustrated that, whilst their Methodist Church remains closed, ecumenical neighbours have been open for worship for some time.

To read the full letter click here


The Preaching Plan for September - October 2020 is available here

NB: the Plan open to constant modification so please check latest version
dated 24 09 20

The Oldham and Saddleworth Circuit is now in partnership with the 
Shaw and Royton Circuit

Help with Food and Welfare Advice in Oldham during the Covid10 Crisis

Because the period of self isolation is continuing the central 
Oldham Foodbank has informed us that from now on food will only be delivered to clients rather than collected from the local hubs.

All other food banks are therefore closed and will not be open to either distribute or take in food donations until the self isolation period has ended.

The main hub now operates out of Oldham Sports Centre 
at the top of Manchester Road. 
Clients requiring food now need to contact the main hub number 

0161 770 7007   

or the Job Centre or Citizens Advice for help


New Coronavirus Assessment Hub

The Integrated Care Centre, on New Radcliffe Street, will now care 24/7 for patients with potential Coronavirus symptoms (it is now closed as a walk-in centre). 
The centre will provide advice over the phone, video calls
 and face-to-face consultations or GP home visits when appropriate.

The service is only for people who have Coronavirus symptoms and are unwell, 
but do not need emergency
Access to the service is via your GP or after contacting NHS 111. 
When contacting 111 go online first to
GP practices are open and can be contacted over the phone or online.

A new digital Mental Health service and support has been launched across Greater Manchester which includes SHOUT a confidential 24/7 text service that offers advice on a range of issues. Text GMOldham to 85258

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Revised: September 28, 2020