St John the Baptist RC Church, Rochdale


Welcome to St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Rochdale.

We are part of the Parish of St. Gabriel & All the Angels, Castleton, with St. John the Baptist, Rochdale.

Our Parish Priest is Fr Michael Johonnett.


Where are we?

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.

Please also visit our Parish page: St. Gabriel & All the Angels with St. John the Baptist


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Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey



Contact Information

Saint John The Baptist Catholic Church

Dowling Street
OL11 1EX

Tel: 01706 631973

Meeting times

Masses for the week commencing Sunday 22nd May


Sunday @ 9.15am


Monday @ 10.00am 


Thursday: Mass of the Ascension @ 10.00am


Saturday: Eucharistic Service @ 12noon




Please see the section on 'Guidance Notes" for information regarding attending Masses at St. Johns under Covid-19 restrictions


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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