• Services

    1st February 2015 - Candlemas

    Todays flowers are donated by Renata Ferenczi in memory of her Mum

    9.30am  Sung Eucharist CW
    Celebrant: The Vicar
    Preacher: Canon Peter Howell-Jones
    Readings: Hebrews 2: 14-end
      Luke 2: 22-40

    Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee in the Mews following the service.

    6.30pm  Evensong BCP
    Officiant and Preacher: Dr John Stopford
    Readings: Haggai 2: 1-9
      John 2: 18-22

    8th February 2015 - Second Sunday before Lent

    8.00am Holy Communion BCP
    9.30am Morning Prayer CW
    6.30pm Choral Evensong BCP

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  • Notices

    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

    Buy a Real Easter Egg

    Out of the 80 million Easter Eggs sold each year, The Real Easter Egg is the only one with the Easter story on the box. The Original Egg is £3.99, ideal for Grandchildren! Order now by adding your name to the list on the notice board. The last day to order is 22nd February. Speak to Teresa Finney for more information.

    Men’s Breakfast

    The next men’s Breakfast will be on Wednesday
    11th February 8.30am at
    The Red Lion, Little Budworth.
    To help with catering please sign the list at the back of the churches


    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.



    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.
    The four panel experts are
    Simon Tetlow, John Kealey, Keith Webb & Albert Bailey.
    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.

    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.


    to St George’s Church, Stockport
    Saturday 7th March 2015.
    Depart Church Green by coach at 9.00am.
    Coffee upon arrival followed by tour of the church ending with  communion. Lunch will follow in a local hostelry. The cost of the coach will be between £11 & £15 dependent on numbers. Please sign the list at the back of church.


    Strings at the Abbey

    Sunday 1st March 2015, 7.30pm
    Tickets are now available from
    Andrew Ball for this ever popular
    annual event with Vale Strings.
    We are lucky to have as soloist once more Sophie Mather to play Schubert Rondo in A. Sophie is a member of the Manchester Camerata and the Berkeley Ensemble.
    Please take some flyers to give to friends and posters to display so that we can fill the Great Hall at the Abbey and raise funds for St Mary’s.
    The service at St Mary’s that evening will start at 6.15pm to give the 
    evensong congregation time to get to the Abbey,

    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.