About Us

We are now part of the Rossendale Team of nine parishes forming a Mission Community within the Bury and Rossendale Deanery
Rossendale Team Ministry

St Mary's remains Biblically orthodox in its Christian faith (as defined in the '39 Articles of Faith and the historic formularies of the Church of England).  Jesus is Lord of every area of our shared and private lives.

We're all on a journey of repentance and transformation, it would be great to share with you on the same journey

Our Vision

Our vision is:
"To reveal Jesus as we love God and serve others in the power of His Spirit."

Our Purpose

To enjoy fellowship as we worship in Spirit and Truth, grow in discipleship, develop in ministry and deploy in mission

Our Values

Faithful to the Message - Focussed on Ministry - Flourishing in Mission

Prayer Request Form

Please submit your prayer requests by completing the box below and clicking Send Prayer Request



Monday 11th March 2024


Morning Services

Sunday 11:00AM

Sunday school for children during part of the service

Family Service

1st Sunday of month

Suitable for the whole family to join in or with Sunday school for children

Holy Communion

2nd and 4th Sunday of month

Sunday school for children during part of the service

Morning Prayer

3rd Sunday of month


Mondays 1pm to 2:30pm

For babies and pre-school-age children (during term-time). 

Restarts Monday January 22nd 2024, then every Monday

Mothers' Union

3rd Monday of month 7:30pm

Group for anyone, ladies or men who are interested in the cultivation of family life

Mothers Union


Soup and a Sandwich

2nd Wednesday of month 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Free soup and a sandwich lunch, open to everyone

Drop-In with Soup and a Sandwich 2nd Wednesday Monthly

House Groups/Bible Study

We currently have two groups, please contact church for more details


On-line Service

Church Services

All service Readings and Prayers will be posted here and on our Facebook page. We are keeping this under regular review. Please take care and stay safe.

This weeks prayers will be available from 11:00am

Worship Songs/Service

This weeks song/music will be available from 11:00am

This weeks talk will be available from 11:00am (ref: 0 03)

Communion Reflection

This is a short Communion Reflection that you can join at any time. There is a quiet period within it that you can pause if you want a longer period of reflection

Safe Guarding Policy

At St Mary’s, Rawtenstall we work hard to maintain a safe environment for all. We are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance.

If you have any concerns or enquiries regarding safeguarding, please contact our safeguarding officer.

  • Parish Safeguarding Officer: Vicky Rhodes
  • Phone: 01254 389589

A hard copy of the ‘Manchester Diocese Safeguarding Handbook’ and the ‘Church of England – Parish Safeguarding Handbook’ are available for inspection in the vestry at St Mary’s.

View Policy Church of England Handbook

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Abbey Clephane-Wilson, she can be contacted at

Out of Hours Support

The Diocese of Manchester partners with thirtyone:eight and you can access their Safeguarding Helpline if the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is unavailable. Thirtyone:eight can be contacted on 0303 003 1111.

This also includes any safeguarding queries outside of office hours on weekdays and weekends. An Information Sharing Agreement between the two organisations will allow the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser to receive a copy of the advice thirtyone:eight may offer the caller.

In the case of an emergency

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Service. Lancashire County Council on 0300 123 6720 or outside of working hours 0300 123 6722


NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours).

  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours).
  • Parent Line: 0808 800 2222
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours).
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours).
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (freephone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)


Some interesting facts about St Mary's Rawtenstall


Year Opened


Average Congregation


Downstairs Capacity


Electoral Roll (2020)


  • All
  • Adults
  • Scouts
  • Guides

Mothers Union

3rd Monday, 7:30pm


Monday, 5:30pm

Ladies Fellowship

Alt. Wednesday, 2:00pm


Wednesday, 6:15pm


Monday, 6:30pm

Mens Breakfast

1st Saturday, 8:15am


Tuesday, 7:00pm


Thursday, 7:30pm


Monday, 7:30pm

Our Churches/Friends


Meet the team of people at St Mary's who keep the building functioning, but the real church is not the building but the people who use the building.

Revd Samuel Hameem

Revd Samuel Hameem

Team Vicar in the Rossendale Team

Revd Samuel Hameem

Julie Barratt

Julie Barratt

Associate Minister

Julie Barratt

Pete Terry

Pete Terry

Church Warden

Pete Terry

Jean Lang

Jean Lang

Church Warden

Jean Lang

Nick and Suzanne

Nick and Suzanne

Childrens Work

Suzanne & Nick

Contact Us

Please contact us if you need any further information, or clarification of services/times. We will try and get back to you as soon as possible.


St Mary's Terrace, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 8SQ, United Kingdom

Phone Number

07514 773070