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.


Tuesday 9:30am

Holy Communion; short, said service

Thursday 7:00pm

Holy Communion; short said service

Sunday 9:30am

1st Sunday Holy Communion
2nd Sunday Holy Communion, children focus
3rd Sunday Morning Prayer
4th Sunday Holy Communion
5th Sunday Holy Communion

Sunday services include professional 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!

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 wine 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 10:00am 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, Shaw Hall Bank Road, Greenfield, Oldham, OL3 7LE


Friezland Community Show

Saturday 23rd September

Friezland Church Hall

We have a huge range of competitions for you to enter and entries are free!

Why not start planning your entry now!

For a list of all the classes and the entry form visit our Facebook page. Alternatively you can download them using the links below.

We also have a blog at:

For more information phone 01457 835764 or email

We have classes for under 12s under 16s and ‘open to all ages’ and……. A Family Fun Run! (about2k).

Entry Guidance Notes

Entry Form


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