Saddleworth Churches

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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.  

St Mary's (Greenfield)

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St Mary's Church services in December:

  • Sunday 6th: 9.15am - Early Church, 10.30am - Holy Communion
  • Sunday 13th: 9.15am - Early Church, 10.30am - Morning Prayer
  • Sunday 20th: 10.30am - The Nativity, 6.30pm - Carols by Candlelight
  • Thursday 24th: 6.30pm - Carols around the Tree (by the Conservative Club in Greenfield), 11.30pm - First Communion of Christmas, 
  • Friday 25th: 10.30am - All Age Communion
  • Sunday 27th: 9.45am - Family Worship


St Mary's Church
Park Lane
Oldham, OL3 7DX


St Mary’s Church is situated in the picturesque village of Greenfield in the heart of the Saddleworth Moors. St Mary’s, which dates back to 1875, is one of six churches which together make up the Saddleworth Team.

Nestled next to the beautiful Dovestones Reservoir, we offer spiritual support to our congregation and a warm welcome to all.  We are extremely fortunate to have a thriving congregation, which spans several generations, and a very strong partnership with the local Primary School, also called St Mary’s. 

St Mary’s is at the heart of the community in Greenfield and is proud to have its own voluntarily run charity shop in the village, which supports the church and the local community. 

The church building is used by a variety of local community groups and plans are afoot to carry out further improvements, which are designed to ensure that Greenfield residents and those wider afield can make more use of this beautiful space. Also attached to and supported by our church are the Beavers, Cubs and Scout Groups, who meet weekly at St Mary’s School.

Over recent years the church has undergone substantial refurbishment, made possible by a dedicated fund raising team and grants from English Heritage. The spire and masonry were repaired in 2009, followed by an overhaul of the chancel, nave, vestry roof and certain masonry in 2010. At the same time some of the beautiful stained glass windows were restored to their former glory. 

Three out of four Sundays each month we run two services, a 10.30am worship for all the community and an earlier service (commonly known as “Early Church”) at 9.15am for families with young children.  On the fourth Sunday of the month we all come together for a collective family worship, which is followed by tea and coffee.

Our Early Church service is attended by a congregation of over seventy-five.  It is specifically tailored for young children, so that they can learn all about Christianity in a safe and supportive environment through singing, craft and other interactive activities.  It is very well supported, especially noisy and always lots of fun!