• Services

    25th January 2015 - Third Sunday of Epiphany

    9.30am  Lambing Service CW
    Officiant and Preacher:  The Vicar
    Readings: Isaiah 40: 9 & 11
      John 10: 14-16
    Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee in the Mews following the service.


    6.30pm  Healing Communion BCP
    Celebrant and Preacher: The Vicar
    Readings: Acts 9: 1-22
      Matthew 19 : 27-end

    1st February 2015 - Candlemas

    9.30am Sung Eucharist CW
    6.30pm Evensong BCP

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  • Notices


    Sunday 1st February 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.

    Thank You

    A letter of thanks has been received from Pheonix for the gifts they
    received from St Mary’s following the Crib service.
    The letter also gives details of Pheonix and how the gifts will be used.
    A copy of the letter is on the notice board.

    Thank You

    Andrew and the choir at St Mary’s would like to thank the person who donated the filing cabinet and those who transported it. It is now in the
    vestry with all the choir music neatly catalogued.

    Installation of The Rt Revd Libby Lane as Bishop of Stockport

    The Dean & Chapter have invited us to the installation service at Chester Cathedral on Sunday 8th March at 3.30pm. The service will take the form of Choral Evensong with a liturgy of welcome and thanksgiving for Libby’s Episcopal Ministry in the Diocese.
    This service is to be a ticketed only event and tickets have to be ordered in advance. Numbers are required from each parish by the 8th February. A list is available in both churches if you wish to attend.
    Please note there will be no service at St Mary’s or St Peter’s at 6.30pm that evening.


    Lent Lunches

    The Pastoral Committee are once again serving lunches during Lent
    on a Tuesday at 12.30pm
    commencing 24th February 2015
    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
    Linda Dutton on 01606 862733 or Chris Newton on 01829 760239

    Raffle Prizes

    Did you receive any unwanted gifts this Christmas or have any items that could be used in any future raffles?
    If so then Carole Sweet would be pleased to look after them until needed.

    Gardeners Question Time

    Saturday 14th February 2015 at 7pm
    In the Recreation Room
    £10 per person to include a pie and pickle supper and drink.
    We will have four experts on the panel. Simon Tetlow the head gardener from Tatton Park. John Kealey who has the national collection of
    chrysanthemums and is interested in growing all vegetables and fuscias,
    Keith Webb who is interested in introducing British wild flowers in all styles of garden and Albert Bailey who used to run a nursery and has a wide ranging knowledge of trees, shrubs and water features.
    If you have  question that you would like asking on the night please
    submit them to Carole Sweet as soon as possible c.m.sweet@outlook.com  
    There will also be a red themed tombola on the evening and Carole would be pleased to receive donations of suitable red items for this.
    Tickets are available from Carole Sweet and the social committee


    Mid-Cheshire Foodbank

    Please note there is a new list attached to the basket listing the foods/toiletries they require. Cereals are no longer required as they are donated direct from Kellogg's.
    A Thanksgiving Service is being held at St John’s, Over on Sunday 25th January at 4pm. Please speak to
    Pauline if you would like to attend.

    St Mary’s Floodlighting

    During the months of October to April the church is floodlit from dusk to 10:30pm.
    If you would like to sponsor a week during this time for a special event please contact one of the wardens or sign the list at the back of church
    Guide amount is £25 per week.

    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.