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…]

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