• Services

    24th February 2019 - Second Sunday before Lent

    9.30am All Age Worship CW
    Officiant & Preacher: Teresa Finney
    Readings: Revelation 4
    Luke 8: 22-25
    Organ: Processional - William MATHIAS


    6.30pm Healing Communion BCP
    Celebrant & Preacher: Revd Vivien Gisby
    Readings: Genesis 1: 1-23
    Matthew 6: 25-34
    Organ: Präludium und Fuge in C minor - Vincent LŰBECK

    3rd March 2019 - Sunday next before Lent

    9.30am Sung Eucharist CW
    6.30pm Evensong BCP

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  • Notices

    Concert in St Mary’s

    7.00pm Wednesday 20th March
    Highfield Male Voice Choir and Vale Royal Recorder Consort
    Tickets £10 each
    including light refreshments
    Served in The Mews during the interval

    2019 Pilgrimage

    The coach for the Pilgrimage to the National Memorial Arboretum has now been booked.
    We do still have spaces so please continue to add your name to the list.

    APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting)

    Our APCM is this year being held on Sunday 7th April following the 9.30am service.
    This year we are looking for 3 new members to the PCC. Please consider if you would be prepared to serve in this important roll.

    Church Electoral Roll

    Every six year’s we are required to complete a new Electoral Roll, this was last done in 2013. Therefore
    Electoral Roll forms must be
    completed by everyone who
    considers St Mary’s to be there church. Forms are available from
    Eileen Lees (Electoral Roll Officer)
    Completed forms MUST be
    returned by 10th March when the roll will be closed until after the APCM
    Please note that you need to be on the Roll to be eligible to vote at the APCM, to act as sidesmen or to be elected to the PCC.


    Service of Institution & Induction

    The Reverend Canon Paul Dawson is to be inducted as our next vicar on
    Monday 25th March at 7.30pm
    At St Mary’s.
    As you will be aware we have a limited number of seats available and each
    parish has been allocated a number of tickets.
    A list is at the back of each church for those who wish to attend.
    Should we have more who wish to attend than seats, then the names will be
    entered into a draw. Tickets will not be transferable and should be returned if you find that you are no longer able to attend, as a reserve list will be kept.
    The service will be followed by a ‘Bring & Share’ supper (Finger food only please and brought ready to serve) in The Mews.

    Lent Lunches

    The Pastoral & Fellowship
    Committee are once again serving soup lunches during Lent on a Tuesday at 12.30pm commencing 12th March in The Mews.
    Donations to church funds with a suggested minimum donation of £5 per person. Please sign the list at the back of church indicating which or all of the Tuesdays you wish to attend or contact
    Linda Dutton 01606 862733
    Chris Newton 01829 760239

    Men’s Breakfast

    The next men’s Breakfast will be on Wednesday
    13th March 8.30am at
    The Red Lion, Little Budworth.
    Please sign the list at the back of the


    Palm Crosses

    Please return last years Palm Crosses to church by Sunday
    24th February so that they can be burnt and made into ash ready for the 7.30pm service on Ash Wednesday 6th March.
    A basket will be at the back of church. 

    We have entered a period of vacancy. Please pray as we seek to appoint a new Vicar.


    When you are doing your weekly shop please give a thought to those less fortunate than
    ourselves and buy an extra tin or packet and bring it to church on the Sunday and place it in the basket at the back of church.

    Mews Bookings

    All enquiries for availability and charges should be made via Margaret Baldini 01606 883279

    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.