Arches: Light blue
Arches: Dark blue
St Mary's Watercolour
nave pillars
boss in chancel
Easter Cross
Colours on floor
St Marys Sunshine from the Main Street
Sandbach Cobbles from St Mary Towers
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Welcome to St Mary's Church Sandbach

church full for crib and christingle service

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Check out the virtual tour of St Mary's Church expertly created by Ian Tresman who created this site. Church Building

Happy New Year

Christmas Services well attendend

It was wonderful to see so many people at the Christmas Services. The Crib and Christingle service was full, around 450 celebrating the birth of Christ with children dressed up for a fantastic performance of the nativity, led skillfully by. the Rural Dean, Revd Steve Clapham

The Advent Carol service was new this year. It was put together by Canon David Ashworth, Kevin Birch, and Revd David Otley It was a musical treat.

The Christmas lunch was a huge success as usual with a full church hall enjoying a delicious Christmas meal provided by Davenport Catering. Many thanks to all those who organised the event.


We are now in Epiphany. Definition of Epiphany according to Britannica:

Epiphany, also called Feast of the Epiphany, Theophany, or Three Kings’ Day, (from Greek epiphaneia, “manifestation”), Christian holiday commemorating the first manifestation of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, represented by the Magi, and the manifestation of his divinity, as it occurred at his baptism in the Jordan River and at his first miracle, at Cana in Galilee.


St Mary Sandbach is in a period of interregnum whilst a new vicar is appointed. Normal services are continuing, being led by visiting clergy. We are very grateful to the congregation, musicians, PCC, organist and Church Wardens for ensuring everything continues to run smoothly. Our services are detailed here: Usual weekly Services

Heritage update

Opening of the church. We are pleased to report that more visitors have entered the church since the new opening hours began.

For more details about the gathering of information about heritage of St Mary Sandbach, both social and architecturally: Heritage project



Read about the latest news and events in the parish magazine


Find out about Baptism at St Mary's Church.


Find out about getting married at St Mary's Church


Details of usual weekly Services.

St Mary's News

  • 29 Feb

    Come to the Beetle drive in St Mary's Church Hall 7-10pm. Tea/coffee cake. Bring your own drink if you wish. £6. Tickets available from hall [at] sandbachchurch [dot] co [dot] uk (subject: Beetle%20Drive%20tickets) (Sylvia), Marjorie, Gill or Judith, contactable at Thursday teas. An entertaining night for all ages.

  • 25 Dec

    Christians Together in Sandbach. This is for anyone who would otherwise be spending Christmas Day alone. Also we need helpers from 12 noon onwards to serve the meals. Please contact Katie 01270 760270, or Joan.

  • 8 Dec

    The Christmas Lunch will be held in the Church Hall 12:15pm for 12:30pm. Tickets will be on sale soon from the social committee or church warden, and Thursday Teas.

  • 11 Nov

    If anyone has any memories from the Church School. Please could you let the Heritage Working Group, Sheenagh, Brian, or John have them.

  • 2 Nov

    Come along and bring your friends

    If you would like a stall please call Gill Savage on 265161.

    Cakes, items for the stalls, raffle and tombola will be very welcome.


See also Services this month and for the Year

Wed 29 January

Sun 2 February

Wed 5 February

Sun 9 February

Wed 12 February

Safeguarding: St Mary's Church takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at