St John the Baptist, Atherton

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Our Church Community reflects the residential nature of the area with a lively and growing participation by people of all ages. Indeed we have developed the sense of a caring Christian Community which reflects the church as a family fellowship group.

If you are looking for a Church that is community based, lively and modern yet with respect for traditional worship, our Benefice Churches can help you. We have a real commitment to proclaiming the Christian Gospel in the community and we welcome your help.




Atherton Parish Church (St John the Baptist) does not insist that you are a churchgoer in order to have your child baptised, although such a commitment would make sense within our church family. Please do not hesitate to come forward and discuss this with the Clergy.

Atherton Parish Church provides a good setting for a wedding. We will be happy to assist with your arrangements, choice of music etc. If you are getting married elsewhere, do not forget that you may need to have your Banns (notice of intent to marry) read in Atherton Parish Church.

Atherton Parish Church is part of the part of the Team Ministry of Atherton and Hindsford with Howe Bridge and Weddings & Baptisms can be arranged by visiting the 'surgery' at Atherton Parish Church Vestry which is held every Tuesday from 7 to 8pm

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Rev Reg Sinclair
Market Street
M46 0DD

(01942) 888940 (Church)

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Carol Service
Candles will be lit in memory of loved ones at this service.
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Christmas Eve Eucharist
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Christmas Day Eucharist
The music for this service will be provided by a brass ensemble.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship Christmas Carols



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass

Church Open Friday morning 9am - 1pm and Sunday morning 10.30am - 1pm.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point Hall for Hire St Annes Hall - for details contact Mrs Dorothy Eglington on 01942 874822
Other information
Team Vicar: The Revd Reginald William SINCLAIR
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 16075
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Archdeaconry: SALFORD (244)
Deanery: Leigh (24401)
Parish Legal Name: Atherton And Hindsford (240097 )
CofE Church Info: (624097 24/97)
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The current editor is: Helen Buckley

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This page was last updated on Tuesday 18th July 2017
St John the Baptist : Market Street, Atherton, Greater Manchester, M46 0DD - town centre

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