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


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The Parish of Friezland lies at the southern end of the village of Greenfield, nestling below the Saddleworth Moors. There has been a church here since 1850 when the Whitehead family, who owned the nearby Royal George Mills, decided that their employees and other local people needed somewhere to worship near to their homes.

With a regular congregation of around 50 each week, we offer spiritual support to the residents of the Parish.

Our church provides a beautiful setting for important landmarks in life such as marriages and christenings. At the end of life, it offers a dignified and peaceful atmosphere in which to say farewell to loved ones.

We have a Junior Church, which meets each Sunday in Term time.

Our Choir of 15 adults, which includes classically trained singers, lead our worship each Sunday and they also join with choirs from other churches in the Church of England in Saddleworth for special occasions.

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

The Friezland Coffee Shop is open in church 2:00pm to 4:00pm every Thursday afternoon serving fresh ground coffee. 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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