Wardle Village Church



Welcome to our Website  

A warm welcome to all for our Anglican Communion Service this Sunday led by Rev Rachel Battershell at 11.00 am.

Baby and Toddler Group meet every Monday and Wednesday throughout the summer from 9.30 am until Noon.
Refreshments, activities and songs all for £1 for adults and 50p for children.

Slimming World meet every Thursday  at 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm, contact Rebecca on 07769839762 for more details.

Brownies in Wardle believe that girls matter, and provide a fantastic programme of girl-led activities.  To do this we rely completely on amazing volunteers to lead the groups. As a volunteer you could find yourself helping girls learn about stars, campaign for women’s rights, go camping or even travel abroad. In return, we look after you with dedicated support, training and skills development. We know it can be hard to fit volunteering in a busy life – but our volunteers tell us they wouldn’t miss it for the world. Whether it’s helping out at a local group for a couple of hours per week or lending a hand with fundraising, they tell us they value the fun, the friendship and the chance to learn new skills.
If you could offer some support to our local Brownies please email wardleguides@btinternet.com or visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved


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 upstairs, 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. Mike Howarth 

Anglican Curate

Tel: 07977 164848


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 



Rev Ruth Jackson 551686


Rev. Rachel Battershell 378466


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.


Slimming World

Meet every Thursday upstairs at 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Contact Rebecca 07738052984 for further details.


St James Primary School Wardle





How to Find us

Set Sat Nav to Rochdale OL12 9PE