• Services

    14th September 2014 - Holy Cross Day

    8.00am  Holy Communion BCP
    Celebrant and Preacher: The Vicar
    Reading: Philippians 2: 6-11
      John 3: 13-17

    9.30am  Morning Prayer CW
    Officiant and Preacher: Dr John Stopford
    Readings: Genesis 3: 1-15
      John 12: 27-36a
    Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee in the Mews following the service.

    1.00pm Holy Baptism
    To be baptized: Megan Lily Lawrenson,
    Jack Holland

    6.30pm  Choral Evensong BCP
    Officiant and Preacher: The Vicar
    Readings: Isaiah 63: 1-16
      1 Corinthians 1: 18-25

    21st September 2014 - St Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist

    9.30am Sung Eucharist CW
    6.30pm Evensong BCP

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  • Notices

    Autumn Lunch

    The next Pastoral Lunch will be held on Tuesday 23rd September at 12.30pm in the Mews.
    Cost £6 per person
    Please sign the list at the back of church if you would like to attend or speak to Linda Dutton or
    Chris Newton
    Please note booking is essential for catering purposes.

    Apple Pressing

    On the 11th October whilst the church is being decorated for Harvest, Clive Richardson will be bringing an Apple Press to the green outside the Mews, between 10am and 4pm when we will be making apple juice. Bring along a bucket of apples & clean, clear screw top wine bottles. The cost of £2 per bucket of apples will be charged.
    Refreshments will be available throughout the day.
    Please sign the list at the back of church if you would like to take part.

    ‘Bring & Share’ Lunch

    There is to be a ‘Bring & Share’ lunch at 1pm on Sunday 28th September in the Mews. This celebration is for Pauline Hayward who will have been licensed as a Pastoral Worker for both parishes on the 27th September in Chester Cathedral.
    Everyone is welcome.


    Mothers’ Union

    On Sunday 14th September at the 9.30am service two new members will be admitted. The September meeting is Tuesday 16th at 7.30pm in the Mews to plan the 2015 programme


    We are having our annual Harvest ‘Spring’ Clean on Saturday
    4th October at 10am.
    Lunch will be provided for all helpers. Please sign the list at the back of church if you are able to help.

    Harvest Gifts

    Please bring your gifts of fresh fruit and vegetables to church on Saturday 11th October at 10am for decorating the church. These will be distributed locally as soup boxes.
    Your gifts of non-perishable goods can be brought to the 9.30am Harvest Festival Service on the Sunday when they will be received during the service. These goods will then be taken to the Foodbank.

    Mid Cheshire Foodbank

    Please put your donations of non-perishable food in the basket at the back of church.


    Cyber Safety Talk for Adults

    Wednesday 24th September 6pm
    in school. Protect your children and grandchildren from the threats of cyber bullying & grooming etc.
    This is FREE to attend and all are welcome.

    Chester Cathedral Organ Marathon.

    Andrew Millinchip & Hannah Bloor are taking part in the above on October 4th  to raise  funds for work on the Cathedral organ. Please speak to Andrew or Hannah and sign their  sponsorship form at the back of church.

    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.