The church provides a place where people can draw close to their God through Jesus Christ.
We are a warm, inclusive and friendly church where everyone is welcome.

Service Times are:

Sunday: Sung Eucharist 11.15am

Family Service Sung Eucharist on the 3rd Sunday of each month 11.15am


Said Eucharist Tuesday 7.00pm with the exception of 3rd Tuesday of the month when there will be a prayer service.

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals by arrangement

St. Clement’s sits high on the hill near Spotland Bridge. It is surrounded by beautiful grounds, in which there are seats where you can sit and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the gardens. The church is fully accessible with level access, disabled toilets and a loop and sound system. The car park includes a disabled parking area. The church is easily accessible by bus from Rochdale town centre. As you go through the main entrance you enter our Community Hall, complete with a fully fitted kitchen. The Monday Nighters Group meet on the first Monday of each month – with a variety of different speakers, an after school club for children at 4 pm each Wednesday and a Palaties class is held ever Thursday from 7pm and on every 3rd Thursday a traditional afternoon tea is served between 2 and 4pm at a very reasonable price. The hall is also used for local residents and community group meetings, Coffee Mornings, Concerts etc, and also for Heritage Open Days.

The hall was formed in 2003 with the help of an English Heritage Lottery grant, and can be hired for social events. 


There is evidence of worship taking place in Spotland for over 200 years. The present church, designed by Lewis Vuilliamy, was built in 1835 and is one of the four ‘million grant’ churches built in Rochdale. The land was given by James Royds, ‘an opulent merchant’. The Royds vault is in St. Clement’s graveyard and also the remains of James Mannock, who was one of the Rochdale Pioneers.

The sanctuary contains a fine multicoloured stained glass window depicting scenes from the Old Testament and the Life of Christ from the Nativity to the Ascension. Either side of this window are wall paintings of St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke and St. John, under these are the crests of the four Dioceses with which St. Clement’s has had links: York, Lichfield, Chester and Manchester. 


Contact Information

Saint Clement Church

Willbutts Lane
OL11 5BE

Tel: 01706 347163

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