Rob’s Distant Church – Anna’s version


Rob’s Distant Church – Anna’s version Rob's Distant Church - Anna's version

Peter Powell Daffodils


Peter Powell Daffodils Peter Powell Daffodils

Church interior


Church interior Church interior

South Side


South Side South Side

St George painting


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]

Midweek Communion Midweek Communion

Toddler group ad


Toddler group ad Toddler group ad

Astbury Choir photo 2017


Astbury Choir photo 2017 Astbury Choir photo 2017


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, or John Hulse, 01260 289084, … [Read More...]

The Church is Open


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


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:
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.



Astbury St Mary’s has been a place of Christian worship for over 1,000 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
12.15pm: Holy Communion – Common Worship. Unfortunately this service has been cancelled until further notice due to the Corona virus pandemic.
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.

Junior Church


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


Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions the Prayer Group is not meeting at present. However we do have a Wednesday evening discussion group on Zoom. This starts at 7.30 pm and if you wish to join please contact either Anne-Marie or John Hulse for further information. Normally, we have an active Prayer Group. It started in 2010 when our … [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.