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…]

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…]

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…]

The Rector writes ……

On Bank Holiday Monday (7th May) the Bishop of Stockport (Bishop Libby) and the Archdeacon of Macclesfield (the Venerable Ian Bishop) will be making a Prayer Walk through Knutsford Deanery, getting to St.Mary’s Church at 11.45am. It had been planned that Bishop Libby and Archdeacon Ian would then walk to Chelford, but this plan has … [Read more…]

Godparents Service – 6th May

Godparents’ Sunday is 6th May. Come to a special family-friendly service for Godparents at St.Mary’s Church, Alderley at 3pm followed by tea. It will be a time to come together in St.Mary’s Church to remember the Baptism of people whom we love – and to remember our own Baptism. We will pray for family and … [Read more…]

The Rector Writes … Fiona Robinson

Last Summer, Fiona Robinson – who is known to may of us at St.Mary’s Church and St.Catherine’s Church – was ordained as Deacon after many years of training. Since then, Fiona has served as Curate of St.John’s Church, Chelford & St.Peter’s Church, Lower Withington & All Saints’ Church, Marthall. As is customary for most Deacons, … [Read more…]

The Rector Writes…

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ in Knutsford Deanery Thy Kingdom Come is the annual wave of prayer at the time of Pentecost / Whit Sunday: On Monday 7th May the Bishop of Stockport (The Right Reverend Libby Lane) and the Archdeacon of Macclesfield (The Venerable Ian Bishop) will make a Prayer Walk through as many parishes … [Read more…]

Rector Writes

From the sermon preached by the Rector at St.Catherine’s Church, Birtles on the Sunday before Lent In Lent (this year 14th February to 1st April) we mark both Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness, when – through temptation – he learned the limits of mortal existence, and our Lord’s journey to Jerusalem for the last time. Suffering … [Read more…]

Parish Hall Restoration Project

An update by the Rector in collaboration with Mrs Jenny Shufflebottom – Chair of Nether Alderley Parish Council and Mr Martyn Bale – Chair of the Parish Hall Restoration Committee The aim of the Parish Hall Restoration project is to repair, refurbish and improve the Parish Hall.  Key to achieving this is the £145,000 that … [Read more…]