Rob’s Distant Church – Anna’s version

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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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Midweek Communion

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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 one of our churchwardens: Brenda Cook, 01260 290194, brendacarolcook@gmail.com or John Hulse, 01260 289084, … [Read More...]

The Church is Open

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We are currently open on Sundays for private prayer from 12.00 noon until 4.00 pm. We are also open on Bank Holiday Sundays and Mondays as follows: Easter Sunday and Monday, the early and late May Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday and the August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday between 1.00 pm and 6.00 pm (Sunday) and 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm (Monday), with … [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, 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 to the … [Read More...]

Parents and Toddlers

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Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions the Astbury Toddler Group is not meeting at present. Normally, it runs every Wednesday in the Village Hall during school terms from 9.30 to 11.30 am. It’s a great place for toddlers to play and for parents to meet, helped along by copious supplies of tea and … [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 for 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

Astbury St Mary’s has been a place of Christian worship for over 1000 years. We hope that you will feel welcome and that you are able to meet God through our services.
Now that the Covid regulations have been relaxed a little we are able to offer the following services:-
1st and 3rd Sundays
8.00 am: Morning Prayer – Traditional
11.00 am: Holy Communion – Contemporary
2nd and 4th Sundays
8.00 am: Holy Communion – Traditional
11.00 am; Worship for families of all ages
Wednesdays
12.15pm: Holy Communion – Common Worship

We would ask everyone to please remember that social distancing and face coverings are now required at all services.

The services for the 5th Sundays will be announced as they occur but there will be the normal service of Holy Communion (BCP) at 8.00 am on those Sundays.

The church will continue to remain open from 12.00 noon until 4.00 pm on Sundays for private prayer.

Junior Church

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Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions Junior Church is not meeting at present. However, the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11.00 am are all-age family worship. Our Junior Church normally meets in the vestry during the 11.00 am service in term time. There would also be a Tiddler Church every week for the 'under twos' in the Lady Chapel, where their … [Read More...]

Prayer Group

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Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions the Prayer Group is not meeting at present. Normally, 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 … [Read More...]

Latest Sermon.

At present there are no Sunday evening services due to Covid-19 restrictions. Normally, we would be able to record the sermon and place it on the website.