Rector Writes

This will be my last contribution to the parish magazine as I leave you all this month to take up my new position as Chaplain to the David Young Community Academy in Leeds. It has certainly been a formative seven years as your parish priest and has afforded me with many privileged experiences. I have thoroughly enjoyed my involvement … [Read more…]

Harvest Brunch & Organist Entertains Events

The Jubilee Committee are once again holding their enjoyable Harvest Brunch after the Harvest Service on 4th October 2015.  Tickets are £6.00 Adult and £4.00 Children. And, in association with Friends of St Mary’s, are running the ever popular Nigel Ogden – Organist Entertains on Friday 9th October. Tickets are £8.00 Adult. To order tickets … [Read more…]

Congleton Road Closed – 3 days in August Congleton Road is to be closed for surface dressing during three days in August. Resurfacing will take place on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th August between 8am and 6pm. There will then be a further closure on Sunday 23rd August to allow lining works to take place. On these dates, traffic will be diverted … [Read more…]

Cancer Research UK

On the 19th July, Sarah and I are competing in a Race for Life around Hyde Park in central London to raise money for Cancer Research UK. As you all know, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when I was only 21 years old and underwent several treatments over the following 2 years as I relapsed twice. I have … [Read more…]

Successful Christian Aid Week

St. Mary’s team raised £1193 of which £854 was from house to house collections and £339 was from the sale of plants. Well done to Lynn and her team and many thanks to everyone concerned. Alderley Churches together including St. Mary raised £4215. Fiona Ablett

Morrisons Manchester 10K in aid of Oasis

Sunday 10th May dawned bright if a little breezy and the realisation slowly dawned that weeks of training were now just hours away from reaching their purpose of pitting myself against 40,000 other runners to complete the Manchester 10k run. Despite some wind, the forecast was dry and warm(ish) so choosing the right clothing to … [Read more…]

6 – Bell Striking Competition

The East Cheshire Branch of the Chester Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers held their annual 6 – Bell Striking Competition here at St Mary yesterday. A team of ringers, entered this year for the first time, led by our Tower Captain Peter Robinson and with Melanie Cataquet, Robert Gorton, Mary Harwood, Lynn Smith and … [Read more…]

Social Committee Update

This time of the year is on the whole quieter, we had a committee meeting April 13th. We are planning a Tea Party June 3rd 3.00pm at Alderley Cottage. Everybody who would like to join in please let me know, don’t wait to be asked. We are planning a Lunch outing on August.5th, suggested venue being checked. … [Read more…]