• Services

    22nd January 2017 - Third Sunday of Epiphany

    9.30am  Lambing Service CW
    Officiant & Preacher: The Vicar
    Readings: Isaiah 40: 9 & 11
      John 10: 14-16
    Organ: Prelude in A minor – J S Bach   


    6.30pm  Healing Communion BCP
    Celebrant & Preacher: The Vicar
    Readings: 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18
      Matthew 4: 12-23
    Organ: Fugue in A minor – J S Bach

    29th January 2017 - Candlemas

    9.30am Sung Eucharist CW
    6.30pm Evensong BCP

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  • Notices

    Faculty Consultation Period

    The PCC have applied to the
    Diocese for a Faculty to remove two short pews from the nave of the church, the ‘wardens’ pew from the west end and the two book rests/kneelers from the east end of the nave in front of the pulpit and lectern.
    The PCC decided to apply for these changes to enable better access and seating for visitors in wheelchairs and for those with pushchairs.
    The Diocese have agreed to our proposals in principle and we are now to enter a 28 day period of consultation from today, 15th
    January. The documents along with the plans are displayed on the board at the back of church and in the porch. Please look at the plans and if you have any further
    questions please do speak to either of the wardens or the Vicar.


    Sunday 29th January is Candlemas
    at the 9.30am service, church
    candles for use in the coming year will be blessed.
    Please bring your candles from home, have them placed on the
    altar so that they can also be blessed.

    Flower Rota

    Flowers play an important part in the life of our church. If you would like to make a donation towards the  flowers one week in memory of a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion please sign the list at the back of church or speak to Pam Davies. The
    average cost of the weekly flower
    arrangements is £25


    Ladies’ Brunch at The Badger

    It’s not too late to sign up to join for what promises to be a delicious brunch
    Tuesday 7th February 2017
    At the Badger, Church Minshull
    £12 per person
    Join us for fellowship &
    For more information speak to
    Linda Dutton or Pam Davies or see the website
    Could those who have signed up to join us for the brunch please pay Linda or Pam by the 29th January. Thank you.

    ‘Strings at the Abbey’

    ‘English Splendour’ a concert of English music at the Abbey
    Sunday 19th February 7.45pm
    Tickets: £12 (school age children £6) available from Andrew Ball 01606 593260 or on the door.
    For more information see the website.

    Home Group

    Home Group will meet on Monday 23rd January 7.30pm at
    59 Carnoustie Close, Winsford
    We will be looking at ‘Faith Pictures’
    A session inspired by two ladies on a bus.
    All welcome.


    Mews Update

    You may have noticed that work is progressing well on The Mews.
    The Mews Committee are looking ahead at the next phase of the works and that is the purchase of new items.
    A ‘wish list’ of items that we require has been produced and a copy is
    available from the back of church or St Mary’s website.
    Please remember that for Health and Safety reasons the Mews remains a ‘No Go Area’ and  is Out of Bounds to non authorised personnel during the works.


    Recently the giving of foodstuff and toiletries to the foodbank has reduced. 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

    The Mews is currently closed for refurbishment.

    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.