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 joint 
Church of England /Methodist Foundation Primary School, Hey with Zion in Lees

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

January Pastoral letter from Circuit Superintendent, 
Rev Dr Adrian Burdon


It is my sincere hope that you are in good health and in good spirits. I do not underestimate the challenges that present themselves to us on a daily basis during these difficult days. So much of what we would like to do is restricted. I am very conscious that so many of us are struggling with loneliness and isolation, finding it hard to see the good in anything and not even able to attend church for worship. It is at times like this that we realise the importance of supporting one another in as many ways as is possible, reaching out and reminding one another of the love of God that is shown to us in Christ. It is for this reason that I am so grateful for those who are facilitating this means of contact and I so am pleased to be able to be in touch with you today...........

click here to read the full letter

The Preaching Plan 

The Plan for January - March 2021 (modified 07 01 21) is available here

Please 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.

Hollins/Zion here

Delph/Uppermill/Greenfield here

South Chadderton/East Oldham/Limeside here

the Shaw and Royton Circuit also offers weekly online worship here

An 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:
01706 580206
 free to most calling on a landline, but mobiles may incur a charge

Spiritual sustenance when in isolation

During this time of 'lockdown' the page link below signposts you to resources provided centrally by The Methodist Church to help nourish your spiritual life. 


Help with Food and Welfare Advice in Oldham

Because 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.

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

Oldham Foodbank now operates from:
Unit B
Prince of Wales Industrial Units
Vulcan Street

Clients requiring food now need to contact the main hub number

0161 622 1061  




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

for general Circuit enquiries please call: 07483100847 
or e-mail:

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Revised: January 18, 2021