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…]

Bridge Drive – Thank You

We held our Annual Bridge Drive on Monday February 12th. 36 people took part across 9 tables. This is a happy social afternoon and we made a profit of over £300.00. A big Thank You to the many helpers who baked, made sandwiches washed up and waited on.

Over £5000 now donated to Church by 200 Club

Over £5000 has now been donated to St Mary’s by the 200 Club – if you’d like to be part of this and have the chance of winning a cash prize each month, please complete the entry form and arrange your standing order / cheque payment.

Oasis Update – January 2018

On behalf of the Oasis team and our clients I would like to wish you all a very happy and peaceful New Year! 2017 was a great year We have so much to thank God for!   Despite the growing obstacles our clients face including confusing benefit changes, unfair sanctions, abusive relationships, crippling addiction, gang intimidation … [Read more…]


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…]

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…]