The Parish of St. Gabriel & All the Angels with St. John the Baptist


Welcome to the Roman Catholic Parish of St. Gabriel & All the Angels, Castleton, with St. John the Baptist, Rochdale.

We are part of the Deanery of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, in the Diocese of Salford.

Our Parish Priest is Fr. Michael Johonnett.


Where are we?

St. Gabriel's Church

The church is on Smalley Street, in the centre of Castleton, parallel to the main Manchester road. We're about a minute from the nearest bus stop (17 service), and two minutes' walk from Castleton railway station. On-street parking is available.

St. John's Church

The church is on Dowling St., about five minutes walk from the centre of Rochdale. We are opposite the old Fire Station (now the Fire Museum), and across the road from Rochdale railway station and the Metrolink interchange. The church has its own off-street car park.


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Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey


Please also visit the page of St. John the Baptist for information about our National Lottery Heritage Fund project for the church.


Contact Information

Saint Gabriel & the Angels Catholic Church

Smalley Street
OL11 3EB

Tel: 01706 631973

Meeting times

Services for the w/c Monday 8th July:


Monday & Thursday: 10.00am @ St. John's


Saturday: 12noon @ St. John's

Confessions: 11.00 - 11.45am



9.15am @ St. John's 

11.00am @                 St. Gabriel's




Baptisms by appointment: please liaise with Fr. Michael

Weddings by appointment: a minimum of six months notice is required


Parish Office:

40 Smalley Street, Castleton,  OL11 3EB

Tel: 01706 631973 and leave a message

Where we are

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