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

Welcome to St Mary's Church Sandbach

East stained glass window

Church Building

..is currently closed BUT St Mary's the people are still here

To encourage social distancing during the current health crisis the building is closed. However, we are a supportive community so please keep in touch with each other in other ways. Don't hesitate to get in contact if you need anything specific, or even just a chat.

Sunday after Ascension Day

Alleluia. Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia.

Readings

Acts 1.6-14
Psalm 68.1-10,32-35*
1 Peter 4.12-14; 5.6-11
John 17.1-11

Additional readings: Genesis 8.20-9.17

Hymns

We have recorded some music for you to listen to while the church is closed. They were recorded before the church building was closed.

If you wish to sing along with a hymn. We are adding more hymns which you can listen to, or sing along with.

If you have FaceBook account Kevin is playing a selection on a Sunday at 10am

Pew Sheet

We are uploading the weekly Pew Sheet onto the website. We are also emailing copies to those of you whom we have email addresses for. If you would like a copy please let the warden [at] sandbachchurch [dot] co [dot] uk (subject: Pew%20Sheet) (church warden) know.

  • Sunday after Ascension Day 24th May 2020
  • Fifth Sunday of Easter 10th May 2020
  • Fourth Sunday of Easter 3rd May 2020
  • Previous Pew sheets

Prayer for today

Church of England, prayer for today

For prayers and advice while there are no church services: https://www.churchofengland.org/

Keeping in touch

To see if we can help to keep in touch still further, we are wondering if you maybe interested in us doing a short Zoom service or prayer together. If you are please can you let the Church Warden know if you are and whether you use this program already.

PCC Meetings Resume

On 28th April PCC meeting was able to be resumed by using Zoom meetings. Thanks to all that is being done by everyone to look after each other. Please also take time to consider your methods of Giving while the church is closed, as a closed church still costs money to run. More about the meeting.

Resources

Looking for something to do with the children?

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Questions - If anyone has any questions about this please contact the Diocese

Interregnum

St Mary Sandbach is in a period of interregnum whilst a new vicar is appointed.

 

PDF Documents: 
Prayers for use during the Corona Pandemic
Psalm 121
The Good Shepherd
Fourth Sunday of Easter - Pewsheet
Fifth Sunday of Easter - Pewsheet
Sixth Sunday 0f Easter- Pewsheet
Sunday after Ascension - Pewsheet
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Read about the latest news and events in the parish magazine

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Find out about Baptism at St Mary's Church.

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Find out about getting married at St Mary's Church

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Details of usual weekly Services.

St Mary's News

  • 17 May

    It was announced on 12th May, by Downing Street, that the new Bishop of Chester has been appointed.

    He is the  Rt Revd Mark Tanner. He is currently the Bishop of Berwick in the Diocese of Newcastle. He will be the 41st Bishop of Chester. We wish him all the best in his new post, and look forward to meeting him.

  • 2 May

    The PCC were able to meet by zoom this week.

    During this difficult time when our church buildings are closed, we are still a church; meeting virtually for prayer services and fellowship, loving our neighbours by offering practical support to the vulnerable, and caring for our communities.

    As a direct result of the church closure, these important activities are being hindered by a significant reduction in our funding. Therefore, we are asking you to help improve the current level of funding by considering the following alternatives:

  • 26 Apr

    Kevin is playing hymns from his home on a Sunday at 10am if you wish to listen to them, or sing along. It is on the Facebook page.Have a hymn book ready for the words. I have uploaded some music here if you don't have FB

  • 20 Apr

    If you wish to take part in church services remotely. There are a number of possibilities:

    BBC Sunday Worship

    Radio 4 service: Sunday 8:10

    Church Lawton have very kindly said we can take part in their on-line service on Facebook: 10:45am and 7pm

  • 13 Apr

    Can you knit?

    We have been asked if people would knit some hearts for patients in hospital. More details: Coronavirus

Services

See also Services this month and for the Year

Wed 27 May

Wed 3 June

Sun 7 June

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 www.churchofengland.org