A Safer Church

safeBoth Churches take the safeguarding of children,
young people and vulnerable adults very seriously.

Please contact the Diocese of Manchester Safeguarding Officer Abbey Clephane-Wilson on 0161 828 1451 or our
Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator Jacqui Adams on 07708 928271 (email: jacquiadams19@icloud.com)

or our Ordinand in Training
Kirsten Stott (email: kirstenmum@icloud.com) if you have any Safeguarding concerns about the Parish.

Read The Parish Safeguarding Handbook ....

WELCOME to EAST CROMPTON St JAMES with St Saviour's

We aim to have Jesus at the heart of everything we do, not only in church when we worship, but in our daily lives, work places, schools and homes.

We believe that our church, working alongside other Christians in our community, is called to be a doorway to new life in Jesus Christ.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN THAT CALLING:

2 Corinthians chapter 5 verse 17:
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
the old has gone, the new has come!"

We have 2 worship centres:

The Parish Church, St James Street, Shaw, OLDHAM OL2 7TD (est. 1847)

St Saviours, Crompton Fold, Buckstones Road, Shaw, OLDHAM (est. 1908.

Join us for Sunday Worship
9:30am - Eucharist at St. Saviour's

10:30am - Eucharist at St. James
Get in Touch
If you would like to know more about us or to enquire about our other services and facilities, please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.

Safeguarding

We aim to have Jesus at the heart of everything we do, not only in church as we worship, but in our daily lives, work places, schools and homes.


Corinthians chapter 5 verse 17:
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"

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FOUNDATIONS FOR MINISTRY COURSE

Foundations for Ministry is a stimulating course open to anyone active in church life who feels some sense of vocation or calling to Christian ministry, and needs some time and space to unpack what this might mean and look like. 

WHAT IS THE COURSE AIM?

The courses aim is to provide you with a solid foundation so that you can continue to develop and explore your calling both to Christian ministry and to the life-long adventure of being a disciple of Jesus.

What does the course offer?

The course runs over three terms and includes 23 evening sessions and four Saturday course days. Sessions will include a mixture of inspirational talks, group work and personal reflection all designed to help you:

  • Make connections between who you are, what you believe and how you can apply your faith to the everyday stuff of life.
  • Understand more about Christian ministry, your spiritual gifts and how you can identify your ministry SHAPE. 
  • Discover your call to mission, where God wants to use you and how you can remain fruitful in your ministry. 

HOW TO APPLY

  • The next set of courses are due to begin again this September 2021. For more information on dates, venues and how to apply please see the information in the leaflet below.
  • In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like to register your interest please email Jamie Mackenzie (Local Ministry Officer).
  • Please note that the closing date for applications is Sunday 12 September 2021.

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Book of remembrance

 Would you like to include a loved one in
Our Book of Remembrance?

Please download the form from the link below,
then complete and return the form as instructed.

Thank you.

 



Meet the Team

Revd David Woodall

Revd David Woodall
Our Vicar

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Revd David Woodall - Vicar

I became a Christian in the early 1980’s and started off in full-time Ministry as a Church Army Evangelist in 1990. I was ordained in 2003.

Originally from the West Midlands, I am a lifelong West Brom supporter.

I am married to Lyn who is also a Priest and have children who now have families of their own.

My interests include Boot Camps, poetry, mental health issues, sitting on the beach and watching sunsets, and the excitement and wonder of playing games with my grandchildren.

Revd Howard Moston

Revd Howard Moston
Assistant Curate

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Revd Howard Moston - Assistant Curate

My name is Howard Moston and I am licensed by the Diocese of Manchester as an Ordained Local Minister.

I began my training in 2007 after I retired from teaching and was ordained in 2010.

I share leadership of Sunday Worship with our Vicar David, at both St James and St Saviours. I take baptisms, funerals and weddings in the parish. I am involved in preparing candidates for Confirmation, preparing young children to receive Communion. I support our Junior Churches in the preparation of All-Age Worship. I lead worship and support RE lessons in both our St Georges and our St James School.

I train our choir at St James and have responsibility for music at both St James and St Saviours. The choir is very competent and sing challenging music. We sing at all the major festivals of the year and also on special occasions. We are currently preparing to sing “The Armed Man” by Karl Jenkins on Remembrance Sunday evening as part of the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI.

We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm until 8.00pm and we are always ready to welcome new members.

David Marsland

David Marsland
Churchwarden

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David Marsland - Churchwarden

THE ROLE OF THE CHURCHWARDEN.

My name is David Marsland and I am one of the wardens along with Kath Moss and our Deputy Warden Rachel Holt. I have been elected on two occasions, the latter being in 2006.

The roles and responsibilities of a churchwarden are wide and varied, as befitting an office that dates back to the 13th century. Churchwardens are officers of the bishop and their loyalty is to him, whilst at the same time remembering that they are chosen by the people of the parish, so their responsibility is to the parish as a whole, not just to the church congregation. Some of these responsibilities are summarised here.

  • A churchwarden offers lay leadership in the parish
  • As Bishop’s Officer, by keeping the Bishop and Archdeacon informed about the life of the parish.
  • By welcoming visiting clergy.
  • Working collaboratively with clergy and laity.
  • Exercising pastoral care of the clergy, especially the incumbent.
  • Leading and enabling others and helping others develop their gifts and offer their ministries.
  • Churchwardens are automatically members of the PCC and serve on the Standing Committee.
  • As Bishop’s Officer, by keeping the Bishop and Archdeacon informed about the life of the parish.
  • By welcoming visiting clergy. ( especially during Interregnums and illnesses ).
  • Working collaboratively with clergy and laity.
  • Exercising pastoral care of the clergy, especially the incumbent.
  • Leading and enabling others and helping others develop their gifts and offer their ministries.
  • Churchwardens are automatically members of the PCC and serve on the Standing Committee. Legal responsibilities:
  • To maintain the fabric and content of the church.
  • To keep the inventory and terrier up to date and in a safe place.
  • To attend visitations.
  • To keep up to date with relevant legislation and inform others as appropriate.
  • To ensure the smooth running of services.
  • To ensure that the PCC meets its financial obligations. Legal responsibilities with the PCC:
  • To exercise leadership in relation to the mission of the church.
  • To work together with all other members in leading the church forward in prayer, worship and pastoral care.
  • To ensure buildings are taken care of and legalities are met (faculties, etc).
  • To support the incumbent in the administration of the parish.
  • To ensure expenses of ministry are adequately met.

I am also the Parish Rooms Manager responsible for taking bookings for the hiring the building.

I am also a licensed LEM. I organise the rotas for the Sides people, the Acolytes, and the Coffee team.

Kath Moss

Kath Moss
Churchwarden

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Kath Moss - Churchwarden

I have been Churchwarden (People's) for the last 10 years, before this I was a Welcomer in the Church, which I have attended over 25 years.

Together with the Vicar's Warden, we look after the fabric of the Church and day-to-day running. We hold the keys to the Church and have access at any time.

Other responsibilities are our connection with Sunday services – keeping details records for reports and inspections.

I am a trustee of the Child Care Village which is based in our Parish Rooms during the week. This is an interesting voluntary position working closely with the Manager and other Trustees.

My other voluntary work is as a receptionist at our local hospice, which I find interesting and challenging.

Baptism Co-ordinator

Audrey Walker
Baptism Co-ordinator

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