• Services

    2nd November 2014 - Fourth Sunday before Advent

    9.30am  Sung Eucharist CW
    Celebrant and Preacher: The Vicar
    Readings: 1 John 3: 1-3
      Matthew 5: 1-12
    Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee in the Mews following the service.

    6.30pm  Evensong BCP
    Officiant and Preacher: Dr John Stopford
    Readings: Isaiah 65: 17-end
      Hebrews 11: 32-12: 2

    9th November - Remembrance Sunday

    8.00am Holy Communion BCP
    9.30am Morning Prayer CW
    6.30pm Choral Evensong for All Souls

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  • Notices

    Sunday Lunch

    16th November 1.00pm
    In The Mews.
    The Social Committee are organising a lunch of
    Roast Beef or Roast Turkey with peas, carrots and roast potatoes
    followed by fruit crumble with custard or cream. A glass of wine or fruit juice is included in the
    ticket price of £12 per adult and £6 per child under 16.
    This is the day after Teresa is commissioned as Children’s
    Worker so we will all be able to celebrate together.
    There will be a prize for the lucky ticket number. Please sign the list at the back of church or speak to Carole Sweet or any member of the Social Committee.

    Mid-Cheshire Foodbank

    Goods for the Foodbank can be left in the basket at the back of church each week.

    Gentlemen’s Breakfast

    The next Gentlemen’s Breakfast will be on Wednesday 19th November 8.30am at The Red Lion, Little Budworth.
    To help with catering please sign the list at the back of the churches or speak to Alan Newton or John Stopford


    All Souls Service
    6.30pm Sunday 9th November - an opportunity
    to remember before God our loved ones who have died: to
    thank God for all that they meant - and still mean - to us - to
    commend them to God’s sustaining love, and to affirm our
    faith in God who supports us and gives us courage and strength
    throughout our lives.
    During the service, the names of the departed will be read out – those who have died during this last year, as well as those who you would like remembered from years gone by. Please sign the list at the back of church with names of those you wish to be included.
    You will be invited to light candles in their memory.


    This year as well as our usual
    Remembrance Sunday worship on the 9th November we will be
    holding a short  act of remembrance on
    Tuesday 11th November at the War Memorials.
    St Peter’s 10.15am
    Winsford Salt Mine 11am
    St Mary’s 11.45am
    Do join us to remember on this special  anniversary.

    War Time Memorabilia

    The Church Flower Group also invite you to display any items of memorabilia relating to the war in some of the window sills. These can be brought and placed in the windows  on Friday 7th November between 10am and 12 noon when they will be decorating church.
    For further information please speak to Pam Davies or Martin Allen.





    St Mary’s Floodlighting

    During the months of October to April the church is floodlit from dusk to 10:30pm.
    If you would like to sponsor a week during this time for a special event please contact one of the wardens or sign the list at the back of church
    Guide amount is £25 per week.

    Deanery Day at Chester Cathedral

    Saturday 8th November 2014
    The day starts at 10am and finishes with Evensong, at 4.15pm.
    Cost £15 per person to include lunch, afternoon tea and a cathedral tour (which will include the roof top viewing decks!!)
    For more details of the programme and the seminars available please see the poster in church, the Mews or St Mary’s website.
    Please sign the list at the back of church to book your place.

    Prayer List

    We welcome new names of those who are ill to be added to our weekly list for prayer. This is intended for a short to medium term prayer list.
    After two months names will be
    transferred to the vicars long term
    prayer list. You can of course request that the name goes back on the list for a further period.
    Regular updates would be appreciated about the condition of those who are sick.
    Please let the vicar or Linda Dutton know.

Join the Choir or St Mary's Singers

St Mary's Singers meets three times each year to perform special concerts and services. The nucleus of the group is the church choir, to which are added singers from around the area who are keen to take part but cannot make a regular, weekly commitment. All are welcome to participate. Please contact our Organist & Choirmaster Andrew Millinchip music@stmaryswhitegate.org

Whitegate School

Our involvement with Whitegate Primary School has enabled us to build relationships with the young people and provide a safe environment within which they can meet and continue the friendships forged at Primary School when they move onto High School.