Wardle Village Church



Welcome to our Website  

A very warm welcome awaits you for our Anglican Communion Service this Sunday 26th November. Traditionally "Stir up Sunday", a time when the puddings were made and each had a turn at stirring the mixture. Our service begins at 11.00 am and is led by our vicar Rev Rachel Battershell with Sunday Club at the same time.

Baby and Toddler group continues on a Monday and Wednesday from 9.30 am until Noon. Come along, meet others and join in with the singing, activities and refreshments all for £1 for adults and 50p for children.

Our Bible Book Club this month is looking at the Book of Philemon and discussion  about the book will be on Wednesday 29th November in the evening.

This Saturday is our big weekend with our annual Christmas Fair. Preparations are in hand for stalls galore, Games, Chocolate, Cake and Gift stalls, also charity stalls. Mince pies and tea/coffee available. The proceedings start at 11.00 am and run until 1.00 pm. Come along, all proceeds to Church Funds apart from the charity stalls.

Slimming World meet every Thursday,  contact Rebecca on 07738052984 for more details.

Visit our website for more information.

Do you have a child or grandchild aged 3 years or over? Wardle Village Church now has a Sunday Club  with activities for children (aged 3 years and over) to include stories, singing and craftwork. Younger children will be very welcome in Church and the Service will be each Sunday at 11am. The Sunday Club will be held at the same time upstairs, starting and finishing in Church.



Wardle is a Local Ecumenical Partnership between Wardle Methodist Church and the Parish of Wardle and Smallbridge. Wardle Village Church has been a local Ecumenical Partnership since 1993, and its fully integrated congregation shares both Methodist and Anglican worship. We play a full part in both the Rochdale and Littleborough Methodist Circuit and District and the Rochdale Deanery and Diocese of Manchester.

Our purpose is to offer meaningful worship; (both traditional and modern) to encourage members to grow in the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to be the body of Christ, witnessing to his love and grace in the area we serve.


Rev Rachel Battershell


Tel: 01706 378466



Rev. Mike Howarth 

Anglican Curate

Tel: 07977 164848


Diocese of Manchester Website


Rev. Ruth Jackson  

Superintendent Methodist Minister

01706 551686

Methodist Church Website


Contact Information

Wardle Village Church

Ramsden Road
OL12 9PE

Tel: 01706 551686 / 01706 378466

Meeting times

Further Contact Details 



Rev Ruth Jackson 551686


Rev. Rachel Battershell 378466


Wardle Village Church Services 

Sunday Morning at 11.00am

Sunday Club

Every Sunday upstairs 11.00am



Full access for wheelchair users from the ramp at the car park from Chapel Street.

Loop system for the hard of hearing.

Disabled toilet.


Baby and Toddler Club

 Meet every Monday and Wednesday

9.30am - Noon


Marriage can be arranged by contacting either Rev. Rachel Battershell (Anglican), or Rev. Ruth Jackson (Methodist).


Baptisms can be arranged by contacting either of our ministers. These are usually conducted within our normal Sunday Services.


Slimming World

Meet every Thursday upstairs at 10.00am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Contact Rebecca 07738052984 for further details.


St James Primary School Wardle





How to Find us

Set Sat Nav to Rochdale OL12 9PE