The Church of England in Saddleworth

The Church of England in Saddleworth worships God revealed to us in Jesus Christ. We welcome all who seek God, regardless of race, age, gender, or sexual orientation. We affirm that the Church's mission, in obedience with Holy Scripture is to proclaim the unfailing love of God in every generation. We are a team of nine churches serving our community through prayer and friendship.

Christ Church Friezland

A beautiful, sacred space with a real sense of welcome, we aim to be liberal, open, welcoming and inclusive of all people of any faith and none.

All are welcome to express their yearning for God’s love and blessing.

About us

Our 1850 church provides a beautiful setting for important landmarks in life such as marriages and baptisms, as well as services for All Souls, Harvest, Christmas (e.g. Midnight Mass, Carol Service, Christingle) and Holy Week / Easter. At the end of life, it offers a dignified and peaceful atmosphere in which to say farewell to loved ones.

We try to be thought provoking, seeking and celebrating God’s Love in everyone, wherever they are in their belief. Our pastoral team offers spiritual and practical support to those in need, including home visits.

The church is signed up to ‘Inclusive Church’, "which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality…”

Recent Google Review! “A welcoming inclusive church, particularly friendly to young families, host to the cultural musical life of the town, of high historic status, beautifully embellished with stunning needlework, a beacon of spirituality and Christian outreach.”

Regular professional and semi-professional concerts - Pennine Singers, Saddleworth Music Festival and other classical concerts. The church has a toilet, and a kitchen area where tea, fresh ground coffee and "other refreshments" are often served!

Our charitable support includes regular contributions to Oldham Food Bank, Women’s Refuge and Booth Centre (homelessness) and other causes.

We have a superb Church Hall with licensed Bar and kitchen, which is the ideal venue to celebrate weddings and other family events.

Friezland Little Lights (Babies/ Toddlers) in church every Thursday 9:30am to 11:30am (term time)

Friezland Coffee Shop is open in church every Thursday 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Everyone Welcome.

How to find us

Christ Church Friezland, Church Road, Friezland, Oldham OL3 7LQ


Regular Services

  • 1st Sunday
    • 09:30am Sung Eucharist - Common Worship
  • 2nd Sunday
    • 09:30am Sung Eucharist - Common Worship
  • 3rd Sunday
    • 09:30am Morning Prayer
  • 4th Sunday
    • 09:30am Sung Eucharist - Common Worship
  • 5th Sunday
    • 09:30am Sung Eucharist - Common Worship
  • Tuesdays
    • 09:30am Eucharist; short said service
  • Thursdays
    • 07:00pm Eucharist; short said service;
      non-alcoholic wine

Sunday services include organist & choir, after which fresh Fairtrade coffee is served, usually with cake!  All services are family friendly. We have a Junior Church, which meets each Sunday in Term time. The 2nd Sunday service is geared to the young at heart!

© 2018 The Benefice of Saddleworth in the Diocese of Manchester in the Province of York