Oldham and Saddleworth Circuit
has 9 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
Church of England /Methodist Foundation Primary School, Hey with Zion in Lees.
Oldham and Saddleworth Circuit is also now in partnership with the
Shaw and Royton Circuit
Easter Pastoral letter from
Rev Dr Adrian Burdon
So, here we are at
Palm Sunday and Holy Week. The culmination of the journey that we have made
these past weeks. How have been you getting on with Lent? Have you kept that
promise to give something up? Did you decide on the chocolate or the coffee? How
hard have you found it? And how about that promise to take something extra on?
The random act of kindness or the Lent study group? Filled with the freshness of
the moment, with the eagerness of the new start, it is easy to make the
decision. When we are into it, after a while we lose the energy. That coffee
smells good, just one piece of chocolate won’t hurt, I really am too tired to
go to the Lent Group tonight. I will start again tomorrow.
to read the full letter
The Circuit Meeting of the Oldham & Saddleworth Circuit met in
parallel with the Circuit Meeting of the Shaw & Royton Circuit on
Monday 8 February 2021 in order to discuss and decide upon the
possibility of creating a new Methodist Circuit for the whole of Oldham
from September 2021.
The meeting was productive and good natured, although as challenging as
ever of course. The outcome was that, by overwhelming majorities, both
Circuit Meetings voted to come together into a new Oldham Circuit on 1
The voting was as follows:
& Saddleworth - Voting Members Present: 35
Votes for: 32 - Votes Against: 2
& Royton - Voting Members Present: 19
Votes for: 18 - Votes Against: 1
What will happen next is that the Circuit Leadership Teams shall be
working closely together in order to develop the process which brings
about the new Circuit. Now that the decision has been made to come
together, the fine details will be worked out and presented to the
Circuit Meetings for decision. We shall keep members of the churches in
both Circuits abreast of developments as they fall into place over
coming weeks and months.
Please continue to pray for the members of the Leadership Teams as they
engage in this process on your behalf. Please pray for the churches of
our two Circuits as we move towards the creation of the new Circuit.
Pray for God's Spirit to be upon us as we do a new thing in God's name.
Rev Dr Adrian Burdon
Plan for April - June is available here
note that churches will not be offering live worship
whilst in lockdown through the remainder of January and February.
The situation will be closely monitored in response to Government updates.
Online worship can be found via the links below.
the Shaw and
Royton Circuit also offers weekly online worship here
audio version of the weekly Shaw and Royton Circuit worship,
including hymns, prayers, scripture and sermon, approx 45 minutes,
is available by phone at any time on:
free to most calling on a landline, but mobiles may incur a charge
sustenance when in isolation
this time of 'lockdown' the page link below signposts you to resources provided
centrally by The Methodist
Church to help nourish your
Help with Food and Welfare
Advice in Oldham
of the continuing Covid-19 restrictions
Oldham Foodbank has informed us that food will only be
delivered to clients rather than collected from the local hubs.
other food banks are closed and will not be open to either distribute or take in
food donations until the pandemic has ended.
now operates from:
of Wales Industrial Units
Clients requiring food now need to contact the main hub number
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 care.
Access to the service is via your GP or after contacting NHS 111.
When contacting 111 go online first to https://111.nhs.uk/
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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