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Church of England

Parish of Macclesfield

The Church of England parish network covers every home in the country and we take seriously the responsibility to care for all, from cradle to grave regardless of whether you actually come to Church or not.

Parish Churches have earned the trust of bereaved families for over 400 years and you can be sure, not only of a service that is respectful, fitting and thoughtful, but also continued prayer and care – should you need it, from people who live in your neighbourhood.

As Archdeacon of Macclesfield, if you don’t know your parish, I am happy to help you find the right Church for your service and can assure you that our team of
experienced priests and lay ministers will bring hope, consolation and support to you and your family through your sadness and loss.

Ven Ian Bishop
Archdeacon of Macclesfield
Diocese of Chester

01928 718834 ext 234
07715 102519

St Michael and All Angels, Macclesfield
St Barnabas, Macclesfield
All Saints, Macclesfield
St Peter, Macclesfield

01625 421984

St James, Sutton
St Michael, Wincle
St Saviour, Wildboarclough
St Mary the Virgin, Bosley

01260 253945

St James the Great, Gawsworth

01260 223201

St Paul, Macclesfield

01625 501773

Holy Trinity, Hurdsfield

01625 424587

St John the Evangelist, Macclesfield

01625 612511

St Peter, Prestbury
Church of the Resurrection, Upton Priory
St John Mission Church, Adlington

01625 827625

Holy Trinity, Rainow
Jenkin Chapel, Saltersford
St Stephen (Forest Chapel)

01625 572013

St Christopher, Pott Shrigley

01625 5746606

St Mary, Nether Alderley

01625 921702

St Philip and St James, Alderley Edge

01625 581477

Macclesfield Methodist Circuit

As Methodists, we believe in caring for our local community, especially in times of need. It is part of our heritage to care for our neighbours. We offer those who are bereaved the opportunity to remember their loved one’s life and offer them into God’s care. As Christians, we believe that God revealed His unending love for us through Jesus Christ – a love that goes on beyond death. If you choose to have a Methodist Service of Thanksgiving for your loved one, we will ensure the service is tailored to meet the needs of those who are bereaved, based on this belief that God gives us hope of Love being forever. We lead services for anyone who would like us to. Our community services are ‘light touch Christian’ as we recognise many families today are not all linked to church, with varied beliefs. We take all of this into account when preparing the service with you, aiming to respect the various beliefs of those attending. We offer Services of Thanksgiving (funerals) led by a Methodist Minister at a Methodist Church in Macclesfield, Broken Cross, Gawsworth, Prestbury, Poynton, or Langley, we are equally happy to lead services at the crematorium or by a graveside.

Support after the Service

We provide ongoing pastoral support through our local churches here in and around the Macclesfield area (or if you live further away we can put you in touch with local Methodist support in your area). We hold special services for those dealing with loss, such as ‘Blue Christmas’, ‘Time to Remember’ and ‘Service of Light’ which may be a help to you a few months after the funeral service. We will hold you and your family in prayer through this difficult time.

The Churches in our Circuit include:

Broken Cross Methodist Church
Gawsworth Methodist Church
Langley Methodist Church
Prestbury Methodist Church
Macclesfield Methodist Church
Poynton Methodist Church

The Rev’d Dr Graham Edwards
Superintendent of Macclesfield Methodist Circuit
01625 426051

St Alban’s Catholic Church


We have a team of people who are available to help at times of serious illness and the death of a loved one. This is accessed most easily by telephoning or emailing the parish office who will then connect you.

The Clergy, Father Peter, Father Paschal and Deacon Gyorgy are always ready to help at a time of bereavement. Please feel free to contact us, even just to talk.

Our Church Services, whether a Funeral Mass or a more simple Funeral Service, are available for everyone and are offered as a tribute and memorial of the deceased, and to help us look beyond the pain and desolation of death to the promise of Resurrection where in the fulness of time we will be reunited with our loved ones.

We have various resources at our disposal – a choice of alternative Readings from the Bible and a number of Prayers – to help you plan a Funeral Service which will be most fitting for your loved one and helpful to you and all the mourners.

Fr. Peter Burke
01625 423446

St Edward the Confessor Catholic Church


Fr. Peter Cryan, with over a dozen years at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church on London Rd. in Macclesfield, warmly offers you a pastorally Catholic approach with both the sensitivity and the solemnity needed to face the pain and mystery of loss and bereavement.

Fr. Peter Cryan
01625 423576

Calvary Church


Hi, my name is Gary Holdcroft and I’m the Pastor of Calvary church. I am married to a wonderful lady called Jenny and together we lead Calvary Church on the Weston Estate. Calvary Church is a Pentecostal church associated with the Assemblies of God UK. Calvary Church is a multicultural church with many different nationalities attending. Our church is very much a family church welcoming people of all ages and all backgrounds, our worship is modern and uplifting and we would love to see you.

I believe that funerals, even though they are often a sad occasion, should celebrate the person’s life, and that we can rejoice even more knowing that those who believed in Jesus will receive everlasting life. I take it as a great honour to lead a funeral and always try to reflect the character of the person who has died through humour and love.

Pastor Gary Holdcroft
01625 615115

Good News Community Church


We are welcoming church which has a great sense of family reaching out others in the community of Macclesfield. As a gospel church who shares the love of Jesus with others, we have a foundation of pastoral care and support which we believe is as valuable now in the community as it ever has been.

The Church was founded in 1982 by Anglican minister Chris Clay who for many years supported our Church in Macclesfield and many others by visits overseas.

We are part of a national friendship grouping of churches called Harvest Alliance UK. Our current Pastor is Paul Entwistle who with his wife Rowena care for our Church community.

Paul enjoys guitar music and is also able to convey God’s heart of love through our ‘contemporary style’ music ministry.

Pastor Paul Entwistle
07811 117696

Life Church


As a church we recognise the seasons and challenges of life. We are here to support people in every aspect of life including times of loss and bereavement.

Life Church is a community of believers passionate about helping people from many varied starting points in their spiritual journey. Whether you are unsure about God at all, new to the reality of God or already further down the line of following Jesus, our aim is to help you in your steps towards personally living a life of peace, joy, hope and purpose made possible through Jesus.

Don’t feel you have to be good enough or religious to connect with us. We have a saying “no perfect people allowed” so please feel welcome to connect with us at any time.

Pastor Steve Thomas
01625 578100

East Cheshire Hospice


The Revd Dr Marion Tugwood was ordained as a Minister of the United Reformed Church and served the church and community of Macclesfield for ten years before moving to her current role. She has compassion for and empathy with the relatives of the deceased person and listens to their stories so that the life of a loved one is reflected throughout the funeral service, helping to choose hymns and readings appropriate to them and their family.

Marion is now Chaplain at the East Cheshire Hospice. She brings over twenty years of experience in crafting funerals that both honour the life of the person being remembered and celebrated, whilst still reflecting the traditions of the Christian Faith. As well as supporting the families of Hospice patients, Marion is keen to serve the wider community in Macclesfield and the surrounding area offering bespoke funerals which remain true to the Christian faith but also have the flexibility to include all the elements that a family wishes to see within the funeral service. She is happy to lead a service at either a church building or the crematorium. Prayers at the graveside, interment of cremated remains or scattering are included in what Marion offers.

Marion believes that the love of God and the love of people for one another are at the heart of a good funeral and she will work with you to ensure that alongside the sorrow of loss there is the laughter of love.

The Rev’d Dr Marion Tugwood
Chaplain at the East Cheshire Hospice
01625 610364