Oldham and Saddleworth
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
Church of England /Methodist Foundation Primary School, Hey with Zion in Lees.
The Rev Dr
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
Reopening of Church Buildings for worship in the Oldham and Saddleworth
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
To read the
full letter click here
Plan for September - October 2020 is available here
NB: the Plan
open to constant modification so please check latest version
dated 24 09 20
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
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.
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.
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
the Job Centre or Citizens Advice for help
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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