The Church, too, must be a family, bishops, priests, deacons, religious and laity, supporting each other and sharing with each other the individual gifts given by God.
Pope John Paul II,
Heaton Park, Manchester, 31st May 1982

The Diocese

Closed churches & chapels

Oldham Metropolitan District

Holts, Our Lady of Lourdes
The church was opened in 1964 on Wildmoor Avenue in the Holts Estate as a chapel-of-ease to St Edward’s Church in Lees. It never became independent and closed in 1991.
There are no separate registers. 

Wrens Nest, St Edmund Arrowsmith
The church was opened on Smallbrook Road in 1972 as a chapel-of-ease to St Joseph’s Church in Shaw. It never became independent and closed in 1998.
There are no separate registers.