St Andrew's is an Anglican church, worshiping God revealed to us in Jesus Christ. St Andrew's is an inclusive Church. We welcome all who seek God, regardless of race, age, gender, Disability 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.

Every week we hold the Sunday Eucharist, which is of the Liberal Catholic tradition. We have a robed choir who wear vestments and incense is used as an aid to worship.


Children are welcome. Sunday school is provided for primary aged children. Older children are encouraged to actively participate as acolytes and servers at the altar. Please visit the contact page to ask how you or your child can become a part of the service.


Dearnley village lies mid­way between Littleborough and Rochdale.

It formed during the industrial revolution as workers migrated to the new mills of rural Lancashire, causing tiny, localised hamlets to amalgamate.



We have a range of weekly and monthly activities that happen at St Andrew's Dearnley.


If you would like to find out the times for these activities, please click below.




Our fantastic Parish room is available to hire for any event that you are looking to host.

The cost to hire the room is:

£20 for the first hour

£10 for each subsequent hour thereafter

Click HERE to get in touch about booking the room.

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    Rev. Rachel Battershell


    Diocesan Synod Representative & Member of Diocesan Board of Education

    Member of Watergrove Trust

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    Rev. Anne Gilbert

    Assistant Curate

    Trustee of Watergrove Trust

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    Wendy Foote

    Lay Reader with PTO

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    Geoff Hurst

    Lay Reader Emeritus & Elected PCC Member

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    Christine Longhurst

    Church Warden

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    Janice Perkins

    Church Warden

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    David Johnson

    Elected PCC Member & Secretary

    Trustee of Watergrove Trust

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    Chris Longhurst

    Elected PCC Member & Treasurer

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    Olga Cliff

    Partime Verger & Elected PCC Member

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    Elected PCC Member & Deanery

    Synod Representative

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    Cynthia Giles

    Elected PCC Member & School Governor

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    Jonathan Coomer

    Elected PCC Member & Deanery Synod Representative

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    Elizabeth White

    Elected PCC Member & Deanery

    Synod Representative

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    Chris Ashton

    Elected PCC Member

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    Emma Turner

    Safeguarding Officer & Part-time Verger

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    Robert Hawkins

    Elected PCC Member

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    Carolyn Phillips

    Electoral Roll Officer

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    Emma-Jayne Richardson

    ALM - Parish Administrator


St Andrew's is an Anglican church which is situated in the heart of Dearnley. Our family meets each week to worship and we welcome all in to our family!

We have a robed choir; Sunday school and many more activities which will allow people of all ages to be included in our family.


St Andrew's Church

Arm Road



OL15 8NJ

Tel: 01706 378466

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