Welcome to Heywood and Middleton Deanery


The website aims to provide a central resource pool for information about the Deanery, its churches and parishes, to keep everyone in touch with everything that’s happening in the Deanery.


If you wish to publicise an event at your church, then please contact us and we will post the information on the website.


Minutes of all meetings will be published as soon as they are available, so why not beat the postman and download them from the site. They are also there in case you lose your copy!


You can also find details of who the Deanery Synod members are and who is on what committee. We hope eventually to be able to show everyone’s photo so you’ll know what we look like as well.


There is also a very useful BIBLE SEARCH tool for finding that quotation or verse which contains a particular word.


All comments and feedback would be much appreciated, as would any articles for future incorporation.



Pictures above (left to right): (Click each picture to see the bigger picture)

  • Fair Trade Initiative in action
  • Good Friday Service in Middleton Town Centre
  • Walk of Witness on Good Friday
  • Community gathering : quiz night and supper
  • Supporting “Make Poverty History”
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Carol Service and Nativity


Forthcoming Events

Deanery Meetings


Come and join us this Advent and prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord. The Rt Rev David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, will lead us through the day. There will be a morning and an afternoon session and time for quiet reflection. The day will finish with the Eucharist.


To book your place (for photocopying purposes), please contact Revd Marcia Wall: 0161 643 2512

or revdmarciawall@hotmail.co.uk


Deanery Synod


1st Oct Thu

St Thomas, Bowlee

7:00 for 7:30pm


Pastoral Committee


21st Jan Thu

St Luke, Heywood

7:00 for 7:30pm


Standing Committee





Future Deanery events 2015


8th–9th Thu-Fri

Deanery Chapter Residential

Whalley Abbey


28th Sat

Advent Deanery Quiet Day with Bishop David

St John's Thornham.


24th-25th Wed-Thu

Deanery Chapter Residential

Whalley Abbey


Deanery Blog

All Saints & Martyrs’

Golden Jubilee

Flower Festival

If you managed to go and see this wonderful display of flowers then here’s a reminder of your visit, and if you didn’t manage to go then here’s the full photo galley of just what you missed!


Click to photo to view the full gallery


General Synod election results

The Revd Marcia Zelia Wall and Canon Dr Addy Lazz-Onyenobi have been elected to represent the diocese at General Synod in the recent by elections.