Wardle Village Church








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Remembrance Day Parade 10th November from Wardle Square to Wardle Cenotaph 2.30 pm for Service on Wardle road at 3.00pm.

Prayer meeting with an emphasis on local businesses, Tuesday 12th November 10.00 am.

Come along to our Christmas Fair on Saturday 23rd November from 11.00 am. Stalls, games of skill, childrens activities upstairs, refreshments. Entry free.



Sunday                         Preacher               

3rd November              Members service                

                                            Morning Service               

10th November              Rev Rachel Battershell       

                                             Remembrance Day Communion                          

17th November               Mr Barry Jackson                  

                                             Morning Service                       

24th November              Rev Rachel Battershell        


A warm welcome awaits everyone who comes to any of the above services.

Baby and Toddler Group meet every Monday and Wednesday from 9.30 am until noon. 

Brownies meet every Monday at 6.30 pm, come along and see what is happening.

Slimming World meet  Wednesdays at 5.30 pm,Thursdays at 6.00 PM and Saturdays at 8.30 am. 

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, 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 Anne Gilbert

Anglican Curate 

Tel: 346774


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 


Methodist Superintendent Minister

Rev Ruth Jackson 551686

Anglican Vicar

Rev. Rachel Battershell 378466

Anglican Curate

Rev. Anne Gilbert  346774

Safeguarding coordinator

Mrs Ruth Tunnicliffe 376914


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.



The Brownies meet every Monday from 6.00pm -8.00pm


Slimming World

Meet upstairs every  Wednesday at 5.30 pm, Thursday  at 6.00pm and Saturday at  8.30 am

St James Primary School Wardle





How to Find us

Set Sat Nav to Rochdale OL12 9PE