Our Services

Our Sunday 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 with God through our services.

8.00 am

Book of Common Prayer Communion Service. A well loved traditional spoken service {no music} which has remained unchanged for hundreds of years.

9.00 am – first Sunday of each month

BCP Morning Prayer – said.

11.00 am

This service is less formal than the 8.00 Communion and the 6.30 Evensong and we have a Family Service on the second Sunday of each month.

The children stay in church for the first part of the service, before going into the vestry for Junior Church. Tiddler Church for the under-twos is in the Lady Chapel, where their carers can still hear and feel part of the service. The first Sunday of each month is all-age worship when the children stay in for the whole service. There are also ‘Sunday Sacks’ available at the back of church which contain toys, puzzles and games for young children to play with in the pews.

After the service you are warmly invited to stay for refreshments, which normally include home-made cakes and real coffee.

6.30 pm

Evensong, with Sung Eucharist on the second Sunday of each month. This is a traditional sung evening service with our robed choir leading worship.

Whenever we have a 5th Sunday in any month all normal services at both Astbury and Smallwood Churches will be suspended and a joint service with Smallwood Church will be arranged – please check with the website for further details.

One the first Sunday of every month there will be a Storytime Service for young children at 6.00 pm followed by hot chocolate for everyone and there will then be a Compline Service at 7.00 pm.

Toilet facilities may be found outside the main doors of the church, down the steps and round to the left.

Hearing Aids: We have a loop system installed – if you have a hearing aid then please switch to T.

 Wednesday 11.45 am

Holy communion or a short service is held in the Village Hall during term time followed by a light lunch. Everyone is welcome to join us.