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Points of Contact

For parish matters, such as contacting Fr Michael Johonnett, parish priest, you should contact the parish office: Telephone 01706 631973 or email

The parish administrator is available by email:

Please send mail to:
St Gabriel’s presbytery,
Smalley Street, Castleton, Rochdale OL11 3EB

Church Address

Saint John The Baptist RC Church
Dowling Street
OL11 1EX

For heritage matters, please contact Gemma Bailey:

    Visiting our church

    Visitors to St John’s are welcome at many points throughout the week. St John’s is very easy to find however you travel. Please take a look below for details on your preferred mode of transport.

    Various buses to the railway station stop directly opposite the church.

    Bikes should be left in the church car park. They may not be taken into the church.

    If you travel by tram, the tram stops outside St John’s.

    If you travel by train to Rochdale Station, St John’s is directly in front of the station.

    If you are travelling by car, be careful not to miss the narrow, one way turn from close to the entrance to the railway station that takes you to St John’s.

    The free church car park is on the right immediately after the church.

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