Preacher: Rev Ian Coverdale

Readings: Genesis 1:26-31 and Mark 10:13-16

The service will also include Freya's Baptism 

Please wear your mask for church worship. 

All worship is live streamed at 10.45am on S Chad channel and previous services can be viewed on the channel or via the Worship page of the website 

The Methodist Church - Our Calling video

The Methodist Church has produced a new video to illustrate Our Calling
you can watch it by clicking the image above

To mark Black History Month, the Methodist Youth President, Daud Irfan discusses black leadership in Church and society with Lord Boateng, the UK's first black Cabinet Minister and a Methodist local preacher. 

Watch or listen

Woodlands Church is Methodist COP26 hub in Glasgow

Join Methodist friends in Glasgow during the COP26 conference next month where Woodlands Methodist Church will be offering a warm welcome to visitors and hosting a number of events that will be live-streamed. The CJ4A team have organised an exciting programme - take a look and make a note in your diary to join them! More details here.

‘God’s Table: An Invitation to All’

‘God’s Table: An Invitation for All’ is the theme adopted by the Methodist Conference President, Sonia Hicks and Vice President, Barbara Easton, for their year of office 2021-22.
The Manchester and Stockport District
is  hosting a Zoom gathering to ask the question – 
Is the table open to all?  Monday 18th October  7:30-9pm

What are the barriers that prevent people from accessing it – structural, cultural or attitudinal – are they preventing everyone from fully participating and flourishing within our churches?

What is your experience within society at large and the Methodist Church in particular? Have you been able to share your stories? Are there things that have helped you to understand the issues better – books, films you could recommend for example?

To get the Zoom  meeting link and more information please email:

 We'd love to hear from you - our new contact email for comments  

Check out the daily Bible verse on our social media pages


Preaching Plan for South Chadderton

October - November 2021

CS - Covenant Service          HS - Holy Communion  

The full Oldham Circuit Plan is available to download here

Help needed with Live Streaming the Sunday Service

All our Sunday Services are now live-streamed and we need a rota of volunteers to work the live-stream and laptop. No special technical skills are needed and full training will be given. If you feel this is something you could help with please speak to John Wilkinson. Thank you.

Help needed with Tea and Coffee after the Sunday Service

As we are now serving tea and coffee after the service again, we need
folk to serve and clear up. This was previously done by fellowship
groups but as some are not meeting or are depleted at the moment it
may be easier to have a rota of individuals to do this. It would probably
only mean once every few weeks if enough people volunteer. It may be
a couple of people would like to offer for a particular date, but
otherwise we will create a rota! 
If you would like to help please speak to Sybil or Pauline.
Thank you. 

Leadership Team Report

When the Leadership Team met last Monday they agreed that in future they will prepare a summary of what they have discussed to share with church in the notices. The first of these is below.

1.    With regard to Stationing for a new minister for next year, it was confirmed that an application has been made for an overseas minister to come to serve the church. The result will not be known until February 2022.

2.    Following the suggestion by Adrian Burdon at the Covenant Service regarding a season of prayer focussing on looking to God and seeking His will for us as a church, it was decided to hold gatherings each Tuesday through the autumn starting 19th October.

3.    The treasurer reported a significant decrease in giving over recent months due to a number of factors, but we want to encourage folk to prayerfully consider their giving.

4.    We talked briefly about the on-going or restarting activities in the church, children’s work, pastoral care towards Christmas and property issues, (particularly the kitchen and possible development).

5.    The Church Council meets 5th Oct and will look at some of the above items, and a General Church Meeting will take place as part of the morning service on 10th October when further information and discussion on all these things will be possible.

If you have any immediate queries, please speak to a member of the Leadership Team:

Rev Adrian Burdon, Geoff Lamb, Sybil Lamb, Sue Willcocks,
Ruth Radcliffe, John Wilkinson and Rev Ian Coverdale


Standing alongside communities is where change starts. Taking the next steps with them transform lives.

For communities grappling with the devastating impact of Covid-19 and climate
change, the next steps are possible – but not always easy.

click the image above to find out more  

Statement and Prayer from The Methodist Church

The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference have offered
a statement and prayer for the crisis in Afghanistan. Read here.


 South Chad Church Covid-19 Vaccination Hub

      S Chad Church is proud to partner with Imaan and Cathedral Pharmacies to deliver
the Covid-19 vaccination programme to our local community.

Volunteers from church to help with such things as:
     meet and greet, showing people to vaccination pods 
and observing them before they leave.

  If you feel you would like to help with this please text or call Taiyab on 07772391921

Further to the approval of the God in Love Unites Us Report 
by The Methodist Conference in Birmingham. 
Please see below links to three response letters from: 

1. Circuit Superintendent, Rev Adrian Burdon
- click here to read 

2. Manchester & Stockport District Chair, Rev Andrew Lunn -click here to read 

3. The newly elected President  of The Methodist Conference, Rev Sonia Hicks, and Vice-President, Barbara Easton - click here to read 


Support S Chad through Stewardship

Many members support S Chad financially through regular giving via our Stewardship Account. Some have also used the site to make single gifts to church. However Stewardship have now retired the site as of the end of April and introduced an updated system via the button above which goes direct to the Stewardship S Chad Account page.

This new button (above and also at the bottom of each page of our website), can also be used to set up regular monthly giving to S Chad as well as for one-off donations.
Thank you for your continued support



The National Estate Churches Network is looking for people who are passionate about working with children, youth and families on estates to join its new work-stream group, which will help to shape the support NECN offers in this vital area. The group will help to:

  • map (or even create) resources that are appropriate for estate settings
  • influence how NECN responds to current issues – including through the creation of social media, blogs and other online content
  • ensure that the NECN exec is kept well informed with regards to good practice and up to date news concerning ministry to children, young people and families on estates.

If you are interested in being part of this exciting new team, please contact the work-stream chair, Lynne Norman to express your interest.

Methodist 'Dial-a-Prayer' phonelines
: 0808 281 2514
Pastoral message from the President and Vice-President: 0808 281 2695
Methodist Podcast: 0808 281 2478

The Methodist Weekly Podcast is also available by clicking the image above

24/7 NHS Mental Health Helpline:  0333 200 4339

BBC Radio 4         Daily Worship 8:10am
BBC 1    Sunday Songs of Praise 1:15pm            

Premier Christian Radio    
United Christian Broadcasters   

Free phoneline
Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514
Listen to news: 0808 281 2478

CofE free phoneline

Are you on some kind of benefits or struggling financially 
and living in the North Chadderton area
Would a food parcel help you out?
If so then why not go along to
Chadderton Community Church 
Garforth Street, Chadderton OL9 6RW

Tuesdays 11am to 1pm

Fare Share is a scheme which offers food parcels 
at a very low cost to those who have some financial need.

The Fare Share Cafe provides free refreshments in a friendly and safe atmosphere, an opportunity to find support and the place to pick up your food parcel. Those wanting to use the scheme must show evidence that they are on some form of Income Support, Allowance or Credit.

For more information: 07842 207 498

Coronavirus Assessment Hub

The Integrated Care Centre, on New Radcliffe Street, will now care 24/7 for patients with potential Coronavirus symptoms (it is now closed as a walk-in centre). The centre will provide advice over the phone, video calls and face-to-face consultations or GP home visits when appropriate.

The service is only for people who have Coronavirus symptoms and are unwell, 
but do not need emergency
Access to the service is via your GP or after contacting NHS 111. 
When contacting 111 go online first to 
GP practices are open and can be contacted over the phone or online.

A new digital Mental Health service and support has been launched across Greater Manchester which includes SHOUT a confidential 24/7 text service that offers advice on a range of issues. Text GMOldham to 85258

Change to deadlines for the Weekly Notices
Please note that notices should now be sent to Pete by Wednesday lunchtime
07951841432 or

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

As with most organisations, South Chadderton Methodist Church handles personal data (personal information). 
We care about your privacy and your trust is important to us. 

 You can find the Privacy Notice online at:
A copy is also displayed on the Notice Board in the entrance corridor to Church from the car park.