What do you think of when you hear Church bells ringing? Weddings? Special National Events, such as Remembrance Sunday? Or do you think of the picture of the village green with the sound of leather on willow and the local village church in the background? You may have heard in the media that to remember … [Read more…]

An English Vicar In Ukraine

The Revd Jon Hale recently visited Ukraine – his third visit in the last 7 years.  On Tuesday 21st November at 7.30pm come to St.Philip & St.James Church, Alderley Edge when Jon will speak on: AN ENGLISH VICAR IN UKRAINE The church heating will be on – and you are asked to make a donation … [Read more…]

Organist and Director of Music for the Benefice

We are ‘recruiting’ for a self-employed Organist and Director of Music for the Benefice – the advert is published on the Diocesan website: If you know of anyone that might be interested in this role, please pass on this link or for any questions please email Rev’d Hale on

July 2017 200 Club Winners

The winners for July were drawn yesterday and are now available at here. The 200 club has now raised over £4200 towards St Mary’s – thank you to all the members, there is plenty of space if anyone would like a number.

Peter & Sarah Reynolds complete the Manchester 10K

I received the message of thanks below from Victoria Armstrong at Oasis regarding our fundraising. She will receive significantly more over the coming weeks due to the kindness and generousity of the congregation of St Mary’s, some of our friends and the my company’s matching scheme. In total I am hopeful this will exceed £1000 again this … [Read more…]

Peter Reynolds – Running Manchester 10k

Sarah & I will be running the Manchester 10k again this year (Sun 28th May) in aid of the OASIS Centre; they are a Charity in Gorton East Manchester who help the poorest in our society. The congregation of St Mary’s have been very generous in their support of the OASIS Centre for many years. … [Read more…]