Peter Powell Daffodils

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Church interior.

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South Side

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St George painting

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St George painting St George painting

Midweek Communion

  Join us on Wednesdays for midweek Communion in the Village Hall at 11.45 am, followed by a… [more]

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Astbury Choir photo 2017

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Welcome

Welcome to St Mary's, Astbury. People join us for many different reasons and we are delighted to welcome everyone, wherever they find themselves on their spiritual journey. For any information or queries about St Mary's please do not hesitate to contact our Churchwarden Brenda Cook, 01260 290194, brendacarolcook@gmail.com St Mary's Church, Astbury operates as a … [Read More...]

The Church is Open

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We are open on Sundays (except the 5th Sunday in a month) for Worship as detailed under 'Services'. We are also open from on Bank Holiday Sundays from 1.00 pm until 6.00 pm and Bank Holiday Mondays from 1.00 pm until 5.00 pm during 2018 as follows:- Sunday the 1st of April. 1.00 pm until 6.00 pm. Monday the 2nd of April. 1.00 pm until 5.00 … [Read More...]

Friends of Astbury Church

In 2011 an organisation called ‘The Friends of Astbury Church’ was formed with the intention of asking for regular donations towards the cost of the repair, maintenance and the upkeep of our beautiful Church, a Church sometimes known as the ‘Cathedral of Congleton’. The fund now has a number of regular supporters, but more money is always needed for urgent repairs … [Read More...]

Parents and Toddlers

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Astbury Toddler Group runs every Wednesday in the Village Hall during school terms from 9.30 to 1130 a.m. It’s a great place for toddlers to play and for parents to meet, helped along by copious supplies of tea and toast.                 … [Read More...]

Our Legacy Policy

Here at St Mary’s Church we welcome all gifts in wills, however large or small, and we promise to use your gift to make a difference in our parish.
Our PCC Legacy Policy is to use gifts to help fund significant projects, whether buildings, equipment or mission.
Since needs change over the years, we encourage you to leave a gift in your will for the general purposes of the parish rather than a
restricted purpose.
We will discuss possible uses of your gift with your executors,
when the time comes, bearing in mind your known areas of interest in the church (e.g., music, buildings, children and young people, overseas mission or aid) and the church’s priorities at the time.
You can be confident that your gift will be used to make a real contribution to our future mission and ministry.
We will acknowledge gifts in whatever way the donor and/or his/her executors feel most appropriate. Equally, we can ensure that the gift remains anonymous if the donor prefers.
If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about the types of project your gift might fund, and how/if you would like your gift to be acknowledged, please contact Mrs Dorothy Barnett, our Hon. Treasurer, on 01260 274089 or email Astburyhouse@yahoo.com.
If you would like to make a gift to our church in memory of a loved one, please do come and discuss this with us too.

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Services

Sunday Services.

8.00 am Holy Communion. BCP. 1st to 4th Sundays.

9.00 am Morning Prayer. 1st Sunday only.

11.00 am 1st Sunday. Holy Communion. CW.
2nd Sunday. Family Service. CW.
3rd Sunday. Morning Prayer and Communion. CW
4th Sunday. Morning Prayer. CW.
1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays. Junior Church.

6.00 pm. 1st Sunday of each month (except January). Story-time service followed by Compline at 7.00 pm.

6.30 pm. 2nd Sunday Sung Eucharist.
3rd Sunday. Choral Evensong.
4th Sunday. Choral Evensong.

Whenever there is a 5th Sunday in any month all the above services will be suspended at both Astbury and Smallwood Churches and a joint service will be held on that Sunday – please check the website for further information.
On the first Sunday of each month (except for January) there will be a Storytime Service which will start at 6.00 pm. This is designed for young children, will last for about half an hour and will be followed by hot chocolate and other drinks. There will then be a Compline Service at 7.00 pm in place of the normal Evensong.

 

Wednesday – midweek communion or a short service in the Village Hall at 11.45, followed by a light lunch (school term time only)

 

Junior Church

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We have a thriving Junior Church which meets in the vestry during the 11.00 am service in term time, except on the 2nd Sunday which is the Family Service. There is also Tiddler Church every week for the 'under two's' in the Lady Chapel, where their carers can still hear and feel part of the service. … [Read More...]

Prayer Group

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We have an active Prayer Group. It started in 2010 when our rector was unwell and the church seemed beset by problems, and ever since we’ve met fortnightly at 8 o’clock on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, praying for the local and global communities. We begin by talking generally about what or who we want to pray for - just … [Read More...]

Latest Sermon.

We are now able to record the Rector’s sermons and place them on the website, so if you were perhaps unable to attend a service, or you know of someone who would like to take advantage of and listen to the recording then you will find it under ‘Latest Sermon’ on the top line.