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
July 2021 is available to download here
The August Preaching
Plan is now available here
Pastoral letter from
Rev Dr Adrian Burdon concerning
the Methodist Conference vote on the God in Love Unites Us Report.
The Methodist Conference has been meeting this week in Birmingham. The
Methodist Conference is the place where the business of the Methodist
Church is conducted, it is the place where we confer together, it is
the primary place where governance of the church is exercised and our
way of being expressed. The Methodist Conference gathers up
conversations that have taken place in local churches, Circuits and
Districts and seeks to discern what the Holy Spirit it saying to the
wider church. Many people across the Methodist Church have been
awaiting the Methodist Conference to gather up the conversations about
marriage and relationships, as enabled through the God in Love Unites
Us report, and to discern what the Spirit is saying to the Methodist
Church on these matters.
to read the full letter
Pastoral letter from
Rev Dr Adrian Burdon May
has not been many days since the Church celebrated Easter and announced that
Christ is risen from the dead. It is, though, a message which in worldly terms
is nonsense and challenges the established order of things. It is, however, the
message that we have been proclaiming for the past two thousand years. It is the
message that has caused the world to deride and despise the people of God over
the same period.
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 - July 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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