Saddleworth Churches

Welcome to the Saddleworth Team Website

Thank you for visiting our website we hope it provides you with the information you need.

We are made up of six very individual parishes, but whichever church you might like to visit you will receive a very warm welcome, uplifting thought provoking worship, and a community that genuinely cares about all people.  

Christ Church (Denshaw)



  • Sunday School on a break on 14th and 21st Feb.  Returns on 28th Feb at 10.15am in the village hall.
  • watch this space for more news on the Black Dyke concert
  • please remember to bring your food donations for the Salvation Army - there is a box at the back of church



Christ Church Denshaw is located in a prominent position in the picturesque village of Denshaw.  It is the heart of the village and makes up one of the 7 worship centres within the Saddleworth Team being located at the most northerly end of Saddleworth.  Denshaw is the smallest of the Saddleworth villages and boasts a village hall which is regularly used by the church for the Sunday School, fundraising events and PCC meetings.

Our service is usually very traditional and we are proud to continue to use the Book of Common Prayer and the King James Bible at the majority of the services.  There are not many churches which continue to use these as their main form of worship, but our services are usually very well attended and people that attend enjoy the welcoming and relaxed environment which is created.  Morning Prayer and Evensong services are usually sung although they are adapted for any special services.  Refreshments are usually served at the end of the morning services.

There is a strong Sunday School which meet in the village hall during term time and join the service from 11am.  We also have strong links with the school who use the church for their weekly assembly on Friday at 9.15am - parents and visitors are always welcome.

Baptisms can be arranged throughout the year and usually take place on a Sunday at midday (excluding Easter, Mothering Sunday and Christmas) - to book a baptism, please contact the Baptism Co-ordinator - Val Smith or one of the wardens.


EASTER Services- 2016

  • Monday of Holy Week - Taize service led by Rev'd Mike Donmall  (This was a first for Denshaw in 2015 and was well supported and enjoyed by all who came) - followed by refreshments
  • Maundy Thursday - 7pm Eucharist and stripping of the altar
  • Good Friday - 11am Eucharist
  • Easter Day - 9am - Said Eucharist
  • Easter Day - 10.30am - Eucharist including lighting of the Paschal candle

REGULAR Services

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Sunday - 10.30am - Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
  • 4th Sunday - 10.30am - Morning Prayer (no Holy Communion)
  • 2nd and 4th Sundays - 6pm - Evensong



For weddings and funerals, please contact the team office in the first instance

For anything else, please contact one of the wardens:

Mrs Rosalyn Martin                                                     Mr Peter Stefek

07884 940608                                                                Details to follow

[email protected]