Sunday Worship: 10.30am

at Oldham Bethel Church, Waterloo Street, OL4 1EQ




Stephen Kneale


After a short-lived career as a secondary school teacher, Steve became a self-employed researcher serving the recruitment sector. He now works as full-time minister for Oldham Bethel Church.

Steve is husband to Rachel and father to Clement and Aurélie. Outside of church, he enjoys discussing philosophy, politics and current affairs over “proper” freshly ground coffee. Steve and Rachel also head up our Royton community group.

Steve regularly blogs on issues related to church, theology, politics and society at The Arbour.

Ian Avison

Ian avison

Ian started his working life in the chemical industry. After just under five years, he embarked on a 30 year teaching career in further education until he retired in 1997.

Ian began preaching on the Methodist circuit in 1963, helping many local churches, before joining Oldham Bethel Church in 2000. Having served faithfully as treasurer and a church officer, Ian was appointed to the eldership in 2014.

Ian met his wife, Joan, whilst volunteering at the Salt Cellar christian restaurant in Oldham. They now live in Grotton and enjoy taking regular walks with their dog.



Steve Wade (Treasurer)
Emmanuel Oyowe (Buildings)
Jan Wade (Children’s Work)
Karen Monks (Safeguarding)

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