Sunday, 26th March
9.30am Holy Communion at St Mary's
Sunday, 2nd April
9.30am Holy Communion at St Mary's
12.00pm Holy Communion (Prayer Book Service)
Sunday worship at 09.30am uses Common Worship orders of service.
The first Sunday in the month is usually a Family Service (Morning Prayer in school holidays).
The 2nd & 4th Sundays are choral Holy Communion
3rd Sundays. are Morning Prayer
When there is a 5th Sunday 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
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)
There is provision for children and families every week. The first Sunday of the month is either a family Service or a Story Telling service. 3rd Sunday is a Story telling service. There is also our Little Fishes Sunday school on other Sundays.
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 :- NB Our Mews Booking Secretary position is currently vacant. We regret that at the moment we are therefore unable to offer the Mews for one-off events. Anyone wishing to hire the Mews on a regular basis please contact the Vicar.
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"
There is a strong relationship with Whitegate Church of England Primary School which is situated next to the church.
St. Mary's Church, through our Children’s Worker and volunteers, provide an After School club once a week, help run the schools Ethos Group and hold a ‘Here to Listen’ session for pupils as well as being involved with Collective Worship and governance.
School hold a monthly Collective Worship in church together with seasonal services.