Welcome to St Mary's. People join us at St Mary's for all kinds of different reasons and we are delighted to welcome anyone and 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, John Hulse, 01260 289084, firstname.lastname@example.org or Brenda Cook, 01260 … [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...]
The Church is Open
We are open on Sundays (except the 5th Sunday in a month) for Worship as detailed under 'Services'. We are also open on Bank Holiday Sundays and Mondays during 2017 as follows:- 16th and 17th of April. 30th of April and 1st of May. 28th and 29th of May. 27th and 28th of August. The Church will be open on the above days from 12.00 noon until … [Read More...]
Parents and Toddlers
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...]
8.00 am Holy Communion. BCP.
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.
5th Sundays. Joint Parishes Service.
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)
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...]
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...]
We are now able to record the Rector’s latest sermon and place it on the website, so if you were perhaps unable to attend the 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.