In February 2011 the Church of St. Mary-in-the-Baum, Rochdale, celebrated its centenary.
Baum (Rochdale dialet for 'balm') refers to the wild flowers which grew in the meadows where the church was built, various thought to be Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) or White Mint.
The church has sometimes (wrongly) been called "St Mary, the Baum" as if some attribute of Our Lady, such as in "St. Mary, the Blessed Virgin." Strangely, it was also been wrongly referred to as 'St. Mary le Baum.' a rare instance of Franglais from the Lancashire mill town.