Wardle Village Church



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Following a meeting of the Joint Council we have decided to reopen Wardle Village Church for public worship. Our first service will be on Easter Sunday at 11.30am. 

Due to Covid restrictions there are limited spaces and the Service will last about 30-40 minutes.

Booking is essential.

Contact Dena on 07736 645 202 or via email denaemm62@gmail.com before 5pm on the Saturday before you wish to join us.

Sunday                Preacher                                 

3rd October                           Rev Ruth Jackson                          

                                                   Harvest Service                                      

10th October                          Rev Rachel Battershell


17th October                          Church Led Service

                                                    Morning Service

24th October                          Rev Rachel Battershell


31st October                            Circuit Service Thrum Hall


Prayer group

Over the past few months, a group of us have been meeting as a prayer group on the second Tuesday of each month. As this will not be happening, perhaps at 10.00am on the second Tuesday of each month as many of us as can, pray for each other and the challenges that are now before us.

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. 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


Safeguarding coordinator

Mrs Ruth Tunnicliffe 376914


Wardle Village Church Services 

Sunday Morning at 11.30am

Sunday Club

Closed at the moment



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

Closed at the moment


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. 



Now open outside on a Monday Evening


Slimming World

Meet upstairs every  Saturday at  8.30 am

St James Primary School Wardle

Where we are

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