Caring for the Carers Service at St.Mary’s Church on Sunday 21st October at 3pm

The Rector writes A syndrome that I have seen many times in thirty years in parish ministry is the situation of an elderly couple, one of whom has a seriously restricting condition, with the other being their main carer. Although the carer is relatively healthy, the carer’s self-esteem and self-care is neglected because all caring is directed at the … [Read more…]

Walking Group

A group of friends from St Mary’s are going for a walk on the 3rd November 2018. The details are given below and anyone interested is welcome to join the group. If you do come along, you do so at your own risk as walking can be a hazardous activity. Children and/or dogs are also welcome but you … [Read more…]

Rector Writes

The sermon by the Rector that he preached on Sunday 26th August at both churches in the benefice A book was published in 2012 to good reviews, so I bought a copy. The book is: ‘Unapologetic: Why, despite everything, Christianity can still make surprising emotional sense’. The author is Francis Spufford. When I left my previous parish, … [Read more…]

Open Weekend

ST.MARY’S CHURCHPARISH OF NETHER ALDERLEY & GREAT WARFORD SK10 4TWwww.stmarysalderley.comwww.alderleychurch.co.uk OPEN WEEKENDWITHHARVEST FLOWER DISPLAYALSOLOCAL WORLD WAR 1 DISPLAY Saturday 29th September 11.00am – 4.30pmSunday 30th September 2.00pm – 4.30pm St. Mary’s 14th C church has a wealth of history!Guided tours availableStanley Mausoleum open. Free entry.(light refreshments will be available throughout the weekend) ‘4 HANDS ON … [Read more…]

Mothers Union News

In July, 4 members from St. Mary’s went to St. John’s High Legh where wecelebrated Holy Communion for our Knutsford Deanery Festival. The themefor the sermon was “Following in the footsteps of Mary Sumner”and St.Thomas the Apostle A very pleasant afternoon and good to feel part of ourlarger organisation.Our new programme of meetings begin with … [Read more…]

Sunday Services

Change to worship at 9.45am on Sundays to make it more welcoming of younger familiesWhen the Parochial Church Council met on 22nd March, it agreed that from 1st August this will be the Sunday service pattern at 9.45am: 1st Sunday: Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) – as now2nd Sunday: Family Service (Common Worship) – as now3rd … [Read more…]

200 Club

The June 2018 winners have been added to the page at 200 Club. A total of £6000 has now been passed to St Mary’s by the 200 Club – fantastic. If you would like to join, please complete the form at: 200 Club

Manchester 10K Run…………….Peter Reynolds

On Sunday 20th May Peter Reynolds ran the Manchester 10 kilometres run to raise funds for Oasis – the charity in Gorton that St.Mary’s Church has been supporting for many years. Peter writes: “With a major building project pending to provide some long overdue permanent facilities, Oasis continues to need our great support to continue … [Read more…]