• Services

    16th December 2018 - Third Sunday of Advent

    9.30am  Sung Eucharist CW
    Celebrant & Preacher: Revd Rick Gates
    Readings: Philippians 4: 4-7
      Matthew 11: 28-30
    Organ: Toccata in D minor (Dorian) – J S Bach


    6.30pm  Nine Lessons & Carols
    Officiant & Preacher: The Curate
    Readings: As set


    23rd December 2018 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

    9.30am All Age Worship CW
    6.30pm Healing Communion BCP

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  • Notices

    Ladies’ Brunch at The Badger

    The ever popular
    Ladies Brunch is making a return
    Tuesday 29th January 2019
    At the Badger, Church Minshull
    £12 per person Money required by 20th January
    Sign the list at the back of church to reserve your place.
    For more information speak to
    Linda Dutton, Pam Davies or Chris Newton or see the website

    Christmas Cards

    The Christmas card boxes are at the back of church. Could you please remember to check the
    boxes weekly so that we are not left with cards at the end of the
    season. Thank you.

    Christmas Hamper Raffle

    Tickets for our Christmas Hamper raffle are now on sale from Carole £1 each. The draw will take place on the 19th December at the carol singing.

    Advent Lunch

    Linda & Chris would like to thank everyone who supported the 
    Advent Lunch on Tuesday. Special thanks to Alan & Colin Newton for their invaluable help.
    Also thanks to
    Andrew Millinchip for coming to play the keyboard and leading the carol singing. A super day was had by all and in the process
    £173.84 was made for church funds.



    Monday 14th January 2019
    At The Plough
    Come and listen to
    The Revd Antony Dutton
    Vicar of St John the Evangelist, Great Sutton
    talk about his journey to ministry.
    This is a ticket only event, sign the list at the back of the churches and tickets will be allocated.

    Carol Singing

    This year we will be singing round the village on 19th
    December meeting outside The Mews at 6.45pm.
    We will also be singing at The Plough on 21st December at 7.30pm. Contact Carole Sweet for further details.

    Crib & Toy Service

    This years Crib & Toy service
    follows the story of ‘The Mystery of the New Noisy Neighbour’
    4.00pm 24th December
    Please bring a new toy wrapped with girl/boy and age indicated on the outside. These will be donated to the Salvation Army for families in need.
    Children are also invited to dress up as characters from the Nativity

    Men’s Breakfast

    The next men’s Breakfast will be on Wednesday
    9th January 2019 8.30am at
    The Red Lion, Little Budworth.
    Please sign the list at the back of church


    Help Wanted

    The Mews Management
    Committee are looking for a
    team of two who will be willing to join a rota to clean the outside
    windows of the Mews. There are currently two teams of two who clean them every two months so if you could join the rota it would only be a couple of times a year. Please speak to Chris Newton

    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.