Sunday, 2nd October 2022 - Harvest Festival
9.30am Family service
Sunday, 9th October 2022 - Trinity 17
9.30am Holy Communion
We meet for Sunday worship at St Mary's at 09.30 using Common Worship orders of service.
The first Sunday in the month is usually a Family Service (Morning Prayer in school holidays).
A choral service of Holy Communion is held on the second and fourth Sundays.
Morning Prayer is our service on third Sundays.
When there is a 5th Sunday in the month when we have a joint Benefice Communion with St Peter's, Little Budworth at 10.30. (venue alternates).
Music plays an important part in our worship, with a choir which gives a strong lead in our services
Further service updates are available on our FACEBOOK page and on
A CHURCH NEAR YOU
St Mary's, Whitegate
Whitegate is a small village in Cheshire located between the towns of Northwich and Winsford, with easy links to motorways and mainline railways
Whilst St Mary’s seeks to welcome people of all traditions, we follow what is essentially a Liberal Catholic tradition in our worship. We recognise that it must remain accessible to a mixed rural/village/suburban population.
The parish shares its clergy with the neighbouring parish of St Peter's, Little Budworth thus forming a joint benefice, but the two parishes each have their own Church Wardens and PCC.
Both parishes are in Middlewich Deanery, and part of the Diocese of Chester.
Our Vision is
To draw people to Jesus Christ by nurture, prayer and care
Our Mission is
To nurture growth using the gifts God has given us and through Jesus Christ to draw others into faith by prayer, education and commitment to a caring way of life.
We have active groups for most ages – which usually meet in the Mews (our small but well equipped hall adjacent to the Church)
Sunday School during the 9.30am church service and Toddlers (Minnows) on Thursdays
Mothers Union- meet monthly on Tuesdays
Men's Wednesday breakfasts – monthly at Tarporley Garden Centre
Crafty Coffee on Wednesday mornings
First Thursday Cafe – coffee, cake and chat on the first Thursday of the month.
Bible Studies (as arranged)
Movies in the Mews – Wednesday evenings as arranged.
For more up to date information about these activities see:
Monthly NEWS (downloadable from this website) or pick up a copy from the Church Porch.
The monthly programme is also on our Facebook page
The Mews is available for hire for meetings, exercise groups and parties.
For further information and availability , please contact :-
Pauline & Peter Hayward
Mid Cheshire Foodbank
To see what items the Foodbank are short of please visit their page:
Please leave your gifts in the box at the back of church.
Please help Mid Cheshire Foodbank. They need our support now more than ever.
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 Vicar's 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 know
St Mary's church takes its duty and obligation to protect all, extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.
"If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at www.chester.anglican.org/social-responsibility/safeguarding"
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.