Newbold Baptist Church

Located in Rochdale about 15 miles north East of Manchester, Newbold is a lively charismatic Baptist Church. With an 80 strong congregation, our church has a membership of people of all ages, from tiny babies to ‘Great’ Grandparents in their 80s. Creche, Explorers, Discovery and Young People’s Fellowship cram 20 – 30 kids in each week who are very much encouraged to be part of the church today. We enjoy a family atmosphere with people from many different backgrounds and walks of life including travellers, those from Asian, African and European countries and those who travel from neighbouring Oldham! We all have Jesus in common.

Our church is on the edge of the Newbold estate, which is in the top 10% of most deprived areas in the UK, so we have a number of social outreach activities to interact with the local community including a long running playgroup, a 1.30 Club for the Over 60’s and a Kidz Klub for those with bundles of Saturday morning energy. Litter picking, town centre evangelism and connections with the local businesses gives us chance to chat to people about what goes on in the building with the funny shaped roof!

Our mission field doesn’t stop on our doorstep, with missionaries in Romania and China and many other connections all over the world.

welcome to newbold

Welcome to Newbold

We'd like to take the opportunity to introduce ourselves here at Newbold Baptist Church. We welcome you to our church either as a first-time visitor or as part of our local community. We'd love you to come to know us a little better too. ... more >>

sunday school at newbold baptist church

Sunday School

On Sunday mornings there are lots of activities for children from 0 to 16 years in our lively, action packed crèche, Sunday School and Young People’s group... more >>



Newbold have long standing links with Christian charitable works in Romania. Networks works on the West side of Romania to try to alleviate poverty, and enable transformation in individuals and communities by meeting physical, emotional and spiritual needs. more >>



Sunday mornings have a real family feel with children and adults of all ages taking part in the worship, singing, prayer and Bible readings. There are lots of activities for children from 0 to 16 years in our lively, action packed crèche, Sunday School... more >>



Rochdale has its very own PAIS Team, four dedicated youth workers, who go into schools to mentor children, lead assemblies and talk about Jesus. One of the team, Thamiris Batista is based at Newbold and works with the teenagers in the church.. more >>


Play Group

Newbold Community Playgroup has been established for over 15 years. It offers a fun and friendly environment for children aged 2 to 4 years old to learn and play. The staff team are well qualified and experienced in working with pre-school children... more >>


Kids Klub

Aged 7 to 11 years old and looking for something fun to do? Come and join us each Wednesday during term time between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. With lots of games, craft activities, fun, safe space more >>



A group of ladies gets together every Monday to knit or crochet items for the premature baby unit, cancer patients and less fortunate children in Romania. Our aim is to serve the Church and the local community by making items that will bless others. ... more >>


Forthcoming Events

Date Event Time Place
Sat 21st Nov Just Worship NOWGEN 7:00pm Champness Hall
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Mon 23rd Nov Dorcas Fellowship 1:30pm Newbold
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Weds 25th Nov Play and Praise 1:30 - 3:30pm Newbold
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Weds 25th Nov Discipleship Explored 7:15pm for Tea Newbold
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Sun 29th Nov Philippa Hanna - Live in Concert. (ticket only) 6:30pm Newbold
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play and praise group every wednesday


Verse of the Day


Newbold Christian Video Production

What Love is NOT - This is how I know what love is

Michelle dreads her husband coming home at night. Will he be in a good mood or will he hit her again? She is ready to leave her violent husband but what will become of her? Then she meets the lady at the bus stop and her life changes in a way she could never imagine. A Christian music video telling of God's love through Jesus Christ.


Memory verses — Psalm 100

1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2   Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
    His faithfulness continues through all generations. (NIV)



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