• Services

    24th March 2019 - Third Sunday of Lent

    9.30am All Age Worship CW
    Officiant & Preacher: Teresa Finney
    Readings: Isaiah 55: 1-9
    Luke 13 : 1-9
    Organ: Fugue in B minor BWV544 – J S BACH


    6.30pm Healing Communion BCP
    Celebrant & Preacher: The Curate
    Readings: Genesis 28: 10-19a
    John 1 : 35-51
    Organ: Aus der Tiefe – C P E BACH

    31st March 2019 - Mothering Sunday

    9.30am Sung Eucharist with
    distribution of posies CW
    6.30pm Evensong BCP

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  • Notices

    Pilgrimage to The National Memorial Arboretum

    Saturday 18th May 2019
    The coach has now been booked and we will leave The Loop
    at 8.30am.
    The cost will be around £16 per person. However, we still have places available and if we get more
    Names on the list the cost will be reduced. The list is still on the
    notice board at the back of church

    Service of Institution & Induction

    Tickets are now available for the service.
    If you find that you are no longer able to join us on the evening , please return your ticket as we have a waiting list.
    The service will be followed by a ‘Bring & Share’ supper in The Mews.
    Please bring your food to The Mews before the start of the service.
    Please note that The Mews is not a large building and we will only be able to accept finger food, which should be brought plated and ready to serve. ie please bring cakes already sliced and do not bring such items as bowls of coleslaw.
    Many thanks.

    Gentlemen’s Dinner

    Monday 29th April 7.00pm for 7.30pm
    at The Plough, Whitegate.
    Please sign the list at the back of the church or speak to Alan Newton or John Stopford.

    Easter Lilies

    If you would like to make a
    donation towards the Easter Lilies please give your
    donations to
    Pam Davies


    APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting)

    St Mary’s 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

    The electoral roll is now closed until after the APCM. Please check that your details are correct and let Eileen know if they require changing.

    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


    Palm Sunday 14 April 2019 at 6.30pm
    You are invited to submit a request for your favourite hymn or reading (not necessarily Biblical) together with the reasons for your choice. It would be great, but not essential, if your choice could relate to the themes of Holy Week. Please fill in the form and place it in the box at the back of church or email your choice to Andrew Millinchip at amillinchip@gmail.com by the end of March.


    Men’s Breakfast

    The next men’s Breakfast will be on Wednesday
    10th April 8.30am at
    The Red Lion, Little Budworth.
    Please sign the list at the back of the

    Lent Group Meetings

    Our next Lent meeting will be on Wednesday 27th March at 7:30pm in the Mews, when
    Revd Rick Gates
    will talk to us about ‘What is the meaning of the Resurrection?’.
    Each meeting stands alone you do not have to attend all.


    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.