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…]

200 Club March Winners

Congratulations to the below who were drawn, your cheques are on their way to you! 1st prize Mrs J Maynard 2nd prize Mrs L Snape 3rd prize Mrs S Wilkinson

Oasis Centre Update

The Oasis Centre is well on the way to raising £1 million needed to build their purpose built state-of-the-art day centre.  The new centre will provide the well needed ‘holistic’ support that the project already provides for well over 100 vulnerable and disadvantaged adults living and sleeping rough in East Manchester. With just over £800,000 raised … [Read more…]

Social Committee Update

We held a Bridge Drive on Monday February 13th as planned, We had a lovely  sunny February day. Everybody had a successful afternoon. 10 out of 10 awarded for the tea. We made a profit after expenses of £245.40p. This money is in hand at the moment.Big thank you to everybody who helped in whatever capacity. … [Read more…]

Nether Alderley Parish Hall Restoration Committee

Do you have skills to offer to Nether Alderley Parish Hall Restoration Committee? Eleven people are working in this committee to achieve a real improvement in the Parish Hall through building and repair works.  We aim to make the Hall an up to date and attractive venue whilst maintaining its unique place in the heritage … [Read more…]

Thank You From Oasis

With the continued and generous support of St Mary’s Church we had a fantastic year at The Oasis Centre with record breaking numbers of people being helped out of crisis and into a place of purpose and stability! During this financial year: we had a footfall of 6,099 client attendance at The Oasis Centre on our Monday, Tuesday … [Read more…]

Bridge Drive

Our annual Bridge Drive is scheduled to take place on 13th February 2017 – if you would like a table, please email Janet Adamson ( for more details.

Oulton Park ‘Open Day’

The Reverend Jon Hale (Vicar) writes: I’m new to Nether Alderley – and I am also responsible for St. Catherine’s Birtles, but I know East Cheshire because my daughter has lived here for a while and I’ve cycled the lanes. And I’ve been to the racing at Oulton Park with one of the local motor … [Read more…]

Rector Writes – December 2016

Thank you for your welcome to Nether Alderley and Birtles. Kerry and I moved into the Rectory at Nether Alderley in mid October. After four weeks, family and close friends of ours gathered at the Rectory and nearby, so when I was presented by Bishop Peter as your new Rector I was also surrounded by people who had known … [Read more…]

Rector Writes – Rev’d Jon Hale

It is great privilege to be entrusted with responsibility for the churches and parishes of St.Mary, Alderley and St.Catherine, Birtles. I will tell you a bit about myself. I grew up in Surrey and there met my future wife Kerry when we were both in the sixth form. We both attended university at Newcastle upon Tyne and married in … [Read more…]