St Thomas Church Bowlee, Middleton

Who we are

St Thomas, Bowlee belongs to the Church of England and is one of three churches within the Parish of Langley. The parish church is All Saints & Martyrs, Langley, the other church is St Mary, Birch in Hopwood. We are a part of the Rochdale Deanery in the Diocese of Manchester.

Where we are Post Code M24 4GR (MAP)

St Thomas’s, Bowlee is situated on Heywood Old Road at the junction with Ellis lane (If we had a number it would be 210). It is on the brow of the hill.

Welcome to our Worship

We are a small, but welcoming congregation, worshipping in a mix of formal and informal styles. We use the most up-to-date forms of worship now prescribed by the Church of England.

What we believe

that God loves each and every one of us.

that God has made it possible for us to know him.

that Jesus is the Son of God and a gift of love to us.

that accepting Jesus as Lord of our life brings us into a relationship with God.

Our Music

Music is provided by a live music group, using modern songs and hymns, without losing touch with the ever-popular ‘traditional’ hymns. We try to bring fresh insights into praise, worship and a new meaning into people’s lives that new words and music often inspire.

Children and Young People

We always encourage children of every age to join in and every week we have a DVD, displayed on an overhead, to play one of the more modern children’s songs, in which they lead the grown-ups with actions and song.

We have a Sunday School most every week, but not in school holidays and not if it’s a Family Service. Children retire to the vestry whilst the sermon is preached

Safeguarding Information INFO


Karen Tyner

c/o Fr Philip Miller

0161 643 5013


Abbey Clephane-Wilson

0161 828 1451

Diocese of Manchester


If you have a concern and need to make contact about a safeguarding issue, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer or the Parish Safeguarding Officer. If you need to make urgent contact outside normal office hours please contact Thirtyone:eight (formerly CCPAS) on 0303 003 1111

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