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

Greatly illustrated stained glass East Window

Church Services

On July 19th St Marys will be open for services.  Until then the church is open for private prayer at the following times.

  • Wednesdays: 1pm - 4pm
  • Sundays: 10am - 12 noon and 2pm - 4pm.
  • Zoom service on Wednesday at 11am

The church will be supervised during these times and social distancing measures are in place.

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. 

Supporting Church Funds

There is a new page to help make giving donations to St Mary Church Sandbach easier, for those on-line and/or with a telephone. Please take a look: and share with your friends


You can take part in this quiz for a bit of fun, and to raise some funds. Visit the Quiz page


Fifth Sunday after Trinity

12th July 2020


Isaiah 55.10-13
Psalm 65.[1-7]8-13*
Romans 8.1-11
Matthew 13.1-9,18-23

Prayers are asked for especially NHS, key workers and all those entrusted with our care.

Prayers fo those who have recently died.


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

Rise and Hear, music

Rise and Hear, words

Heather and John ( representing the Church Music Group)

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds, music

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds, words

Pew Sheet

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

Prayer for today

Church of England, prayer for today

For prayers and advice while there are no church services:


Regular Morning Prayer by Zoom

Morning prayer by Zoom has been greeted with enthusiasm, and as such Joan will carry on with this as a regular item for the time being. 

If you would like to join us on a Wednesday morning at 11am, please contact the church warden for the Zoom meeting details. We are looking for volunteers to read so If you would like to help please contact Joan.

If you need any help downloading Zoom contact Heather


We have a new vicar

We are delighted to announce the appointment of the Reverend Briony (Bee) Boyde as the next vicar of St Mary’s Sandbach.  We look forward to Bee joining us in the very near future. message from Bee

Many thanks go to the Diocese, Anne, John and the PCC for all the work involved in this process.

Coping with Isolation

You will find lots of information on the Church of England website for advice and prayers at coping with isolation. Please look at the suggestions on this download: Five top tips for dealing with loneliness.

There is also more information on managing good mental health


Looking for something to do with the children? Would anyone like to provide some pictures for our youngsters to colour in. Have you any pictures we can display on this site? Please send them to me electronically and I'll put them in a gallery. Please send them to me at:musicgroup [at] sandbachchurch [dot] co [dot] uk (subject: colouring)

Coronavirus Update

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


St Mary Sandbach is in a period of interregnum until the new Vicar arrives in Sandbach.


Flying kite colouring sheet
PDF Documents: 
Fifth Sunday of Trinity - 12th July
Fourth Sunday after Trinity
A message from Bee, the new vicar
Prayers for use during the Corona Pandemic
Psalm 121
Dealing With Loneliness - five top tips
New Every Mornig is the Love
Rise and Hear
New Every Morning
Rise and Hear

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

  • 19 Jul

    Services will resume with some restrictions to enable social distancing. There will be an 8am communion (limited numbers), and Sunday Worship at 10am.  For more details: Church Service Guidance

  • 11 Jul

    Plans are under way for a Cream Tea in the garden. The social Committee are planning in July to have a number of cream teas in the garden of up to 6 people (visiting) to raise money for church funds. If you would like to take part, or have a garden to offer please contact: Sylvia hall [at] sandbachchurch [dot] co [dot] uk (subject: Cream%20Tea) or Heather

  • 7 Jul

    Here is a Quiz to keep your mind amused. Towns in England. Entry £2, closing date 21st July 2020

  • 6 Jul

    Here is a picture for Children to colour in.

    Your Artwork

    If anyone has any coloured artwork to display, please send a copy to the website via musicgroup [at] sandbachchurch [dot] co [dot] uk (subject: Art%20work)

  • 1 Jul

    The July edition of the Challenge magazine is now ready to read electronically.


Limited services from Sunday 19th July
Details here

Wed 15 July

Sun 19 July

Wed 22 July

Wed 29 July

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