Our principles 

o   We run the largest community project in east Oldham, which falls into three broad categories: The Wellbeing Project, The Food Project and The Youth Project.

o   We own one of the largest community centres in east Oldham.

o   We run the largest foodbank in east Oldham.

o   We will shortly open the only food co-operative in this half of Greater Manchester (using the model known as a ‘food pantry’)

o   We operate a free clothes bank.

o   We sponsor involvement from all the ethnic groups living here: white British, Asian, African, and European.

o   We refuse to discriminate in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, creed, sexuality, etc.

 

 

Our schedule

Monday

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St Barnabas Church

We assemble for Christian worship at 9:30 am for services of spiritual, intelligent and meaningful worship.

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People of Faith Ministries

We are a Pentecostal group assembling for Christian worship at 12:00 noon.

Reflections
Troupe dancing in the Church Hall at 12:00 noon.
A small weekly subscription covers rent, costumes, and transport during the competition season.
More details are available from Michelle on (07932) 992 223.

 

Booking our Halls

St Barnabas' Church Hall

We rent the Main Church Hall (above) and our smaller Side Hall to anyone seeking to make east Oldham a better place in which to live or work. For example:

Local council ward surgeries, as announced.
Voting in local and national elections.
PACT meetings, as announced.
Police surgeries, as announced.
Parties and catering events (such as birthdays).
Asian betrothals and weddings, etc.

To book our Hall, or phone the Vicar, Revd Dr Paul Monk on (0161) 624 7708.

Please note that our schedule is currently so full that (until further notice) we are not taking bookings for personal parties.

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Mondays

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Community Café and Job Club
We meet 10:00 am—2:00 pm, in the Main Hall. We supply a wide range of affordable, healthy food, all of it to a superb quality.
For more details, please contact our Community Worker, Duane Kenneally on (07950) 446 942.
 

Prayer group
We meet at 2:30 pm, in the vestry for 30 minutes of quiet and meditation. All are welcome.
For more details, please contact our Community Worker, Duane Kenneally on (07950) 446 942.
 

Chadderton Brass Band
We meet in the Small Hall at 8:00 pm.
For more information, please contact Mr Carol Farnsworth on (0161) 339 4694.

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Tuesdays

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Easy English

Classes in English in the Small Hall, 9:00–11:00 am. For more details, please contact our Community Worker, Duane Kenneally on (07950) 446 942.  

St Barnabas Church

We assemble for a simple, said Communion service at 10:00 am.

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Textile Design

A self-help group for all women, run by CDM (UK), in the Parish Room (in the Church). 11:00 am — 1:00 pm.
For more details, please contact our Community Worker, Duane Kenneally on (07950) 446 942.  

Holiday play and craft club
11:00 am—1:00 pm each Tuesday of the school holidays (except Christmas), we have a free family fun-day, run with staff from the Oldham Play Action Group (OPAG).
For further details, please contact Revd Dr Paul Monk on (0161) 624 7708.

Weight Watchers
We meet in the Main Hall, 6:00–7:30 pm.
For more information, please contact Karen Thompson, on (07970) 370 336.

 

 

 

Wednesdays

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Bible study and breakfast  
We meet at 9:00 am in the Main Church Hall for a short Bible study, followed by a time of prayer and a good cooked breakfast ... all of which is of course free. All are welcome.

For more details, please contact our Community Worker, Duane Kenneally on (07950) 446 942.  

Community Café and Job Club
We meet 10:00 am—2:00 pm, in the Main Hall. We supply a wide range of affordable, healthy food, all of it to a superb quality.
For more details, please contact our Community Worker, Duane Kenneally on (07950) 446 942.

Reflections
Troupe dancing in the Church Hall. Sessions start at 6:00 pm for younger children. A session for teenagers then follows, and the adults group meets between 8:30–10:00 pm.
A small weekly subscription covers rent, costumes, and transport during the competition season.
For more information, please contact Michelle on (07932) 992 223.

 

Thursdays

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Stay and Play
Stay and play sessions are run by Action for Children. We convene in the Main Hall between 1:30–3:00 pm.
For more information, please contact Spring Meadows Children’s Centre on (0161) 770 8800.

Oldham Aces
Troupe dancing in the Church Hall. Sessions convene between 6:00–9:00 pm.
A small weekly subscription covers rent, costumes, and transport during the competition season.
For more information, please contact Ann Hart on (07747) 123 046.

Tame Valley Brass
We meet in the Small Hall at 8:00 pm.
More details are available from Ms Nicky Unsworth on (0161) 626 9536.

 

 

 

 

Fridays

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Junior Youth Club
We meet at 6:00–7:30 pm, in the Hall, run with staff from the Oldham Play Action Group (OPAG).
For further details, please contact Rachel Graham on (07775) 444 291.

 

Saturdays

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Act One
We are an amateur dramatics group that meets each Saturday morning between 9:00 am—1:00 pm.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Wood on (01457) 870300.

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Various
Occasional concerts and social events. Please check here for an up-to-date list.

Page posted 16 March 2018