St Thomas Church, Bowlee, Middleton M24 4GR 

Services and Time

Services are held on Sundays at 9:30pm

The service alternates between Holy Communion and lay-led Morning Prayer unless we are able to find a retired clergyperson to preside at a communion service for us .

However, on the 5th Sunday of a month, a joint service is held at 11:00 pm at All Saints and Martyrs Church, Wood St, Langley, Middleton, M24 5GL

Coming Events 

Tuesday                   19th March:       10.45 am – Funeral of Christa Lord

Palm Sunday          24th March          9.30 am   Holy Communion

                                                           10.30 am   Bowlee AGM 

Good Friday           29th March.        4:00 pm   Raising of the Cross 

Easter Sunday 31st March 11:00 Joint Service at All Saints & Martyrs

At All Saints & Martyrs

Wednesday 20th March at 11:00 am

Lent discussion group – ‘Gateways to God’:  Revd Scott is leading a 6-week discussion group during Lent. Each week has a different theme, explored through art, literature, poetry, film and scripture.  

Our final session is in the flamingo room, after Mass, followed by …

Lent frugal lunch:  Please join us in the parish hall after ‘Gateways to God’ to enjoy a frugal lunch.  Food will be available from around midday.

Maunday Thursday   28th March   7:00 pm     Holy Communion 

Good Friday               29th March   2:00 pm     Good Friday Vigil 

Easter Sunday 31st March 11:00 am      Holy Communion 

At the Burnside Centre: 

36 Burnside Cres, Middleton, Manchester M24 5NN

Holy Communion

Friday.    22 March:       10.00 am 

Community Choir

Please join us on Tuesdays and join our fantastic community choir with a professional musician and choir leader Nicola, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Please come along and you can register on the day.  If you would like more information please call 0161 623 5775.

Latest Website Updates 

2024 March

             Home Page Coming Events updated

2023 Nov

             Home Page Coming Events updated

2023 Sep

              Home Page    updated with new service arrangements 

            Past Events  26th June 2022 Philip Miller's leaving party photos

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.

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 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 projector, 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 during school holidays and not if it’s a Family Service. Children retire to the vestry whilst the sermon is preached.

Safeguarding InformationO


Karen Tyner

c/o P.C.C.

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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