Welcome to St Anne's Church Edgeside


St Anne's Church is made up of an active group of people who love God and want to serve our Community. Our services are modern and informal and we love to get everyone involved.
All ages have a part to play at St Anne's Church and there are groups and activities for everyone, and because Church is not just about Sunday, there are lots of activities going on throughout the week. Why not join us and get involved?




St Anne's Church Edgeside takes the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously.
Please contact the Diocese of Manchester Safeguarding Officer Abbey Clephane-Wilson on 0161 828 1451
or Patricia Bernard on 01706 218707 if you have any Safeguarding concerns about the parish.

Read The Parish Safeguarding Handbook ....

Summer Programme 2019

We take a break from our regular weekly activities and groups during the summer holidays, but there will be a series of informal
Discussion Groups and Cafe Revival will continue as normal during this period until the end of August.

Everyone is welcome, so please come and join in!


6.00pm Tuesday 20th August - Cafe Revival - with Tom Pilling

7.30pm Wednesday 28th August - Discussion on the topic of "Doubt and Growing as a Christian" with Linsey Hernon

Latest Sermon Videos

"Healing Relationships"

21st July 2019
Revd Rod Bevan

"Healing, Body, Mind, Spirit"

30th June 2019
Revd Peter Heywood

"Healing misunderstandings"

30th June 2019
Linsey Hernon

What's on at St Anne's Church

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith.
Messy Church is a regular monthly fun activitity for all the family with breakfast, fun ....
For pre-School Children and Carers. Come along and join us in lots of fun activities ...
Bible Study Groups meet mid-week afternoons and evenings during school terms
Edgeside and District Community Partnership exists to enable the community ....
The vision of The White Horse Project is ‘to work with the young people of Rossendale..'

Church Diary

10.00am All Day Farm
St Anne's Church - £2
10.00am Messy Church
Come and join the fun!
6.30pm Evening Worship
with Revd Rod Bevan
9.30am Prayer Time
Everyone is Welcome
7.00pm Community Choir
Everyone is Welcome
7.30pm Discussion Group
"Doubt and Growing as a Christian"
10.00am Scavenger Hunt
Whittaker Park
10.00am Messy Church
Come and join the fun!
6.30pm Holy Communion
Revd Rod Bevan
9.30am Prayer Time
Everyone is Welcome

Regular Activities - please see the diary for more details

  • Kids Rock

    Kids Rock

    Our regular activities take a break during half-term and will return when the children return to school.
  • Adult Exercise

    Adult Exercise

    Our regular activities take a break during half-term and will return when the children return to school.
  • MiniMe Time

    MiniMe Time

    Our regular activities take a break during half-term and will return when the children return to school.
  • Healing and Wholeness

    Healing and Wholeness

    The local Valley Churches hold quarterly Services of Healing and Wholeness - please see the diary for more information.
  • Cafe Revival

    Cafe Revival

    An informal, half-hour, Cafe-style service with Praise, a Talk & discussion, Tuesdays monthly, 6.00pm for refreshments start at 6.30pm.
  • Bible Study Groups

    Bible Study Groups

    Our regular activities take a break during half-term and will return when the children return to school.

Meet the Team

Revd Rod Bevan

Revd Rod Bevan

Our Vicar
More info ...

Revd Rod Bevan - Our Vicar

Rod Bevan

Our Vicar Rod comes from Macclesfield and was a Teacher
for 16 years before being Ordained. Married to Jill, they have
two grown up children and one grandchild.
Coming to Edgeside in 2003, Rod loves living in the valley.
Believing passionately in the engagement of Christians in the community, he is commited to the work of The White Horse Project, The Magdalene Project and serves as a School Governor.
He has a vision for a relevant and growing church,
inclusive of all ages and wants to see lives transformed
through real encounters with God.

Linsey Hernon

Linsey Hernon

Families Worker
More info ...

Linsey Hernon - Families Worker

Linsey Hernon

Linsey is an active member and leader at St Anne's and has trained as an Authorised Lay Minister in the Church of England.

She has kindly agreed to put her many gifts, talents and skillls into this role and we look forward to working with her.

Amanda Robertson

Amanda Roberston

More info ...

Amanda Robertson - Churchwarden

Amanda Robertson

Amanda has been an active and committed member at St Anne's
for some 17 years and has served the Church as Churchwarden
for 7 of those years and is also actively involved in a Bible Study Group.
A retired Librarian, Amanda serves Rossendale
as a Borough Councillor and supports the work of the
Whitewell Bottom Community Centre and the
First Choice Credit Union in Haslingden.

Kath Talbot

Kath Talbot

More info ...

Kath Talbot - Churchwarden

Kath Talbot

I've known and been associated with St Anne's Church since I was a small child. I went to St Anne's Primary School and attended Sunday School here.
Although I spent quite a few years living in Stacksteads my attachment to this Church remained.
When I moved back to the area I rekindled the link to 'My Church.'
I've had the privilege to be able serve St Anne's
for several years as Churchwarden.

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Summer 2019