St Mary the Virgin, Eccleston

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St Mary the Virgin is the Parish Church of the village of Eccleston, which is situated on the outskirts of Chester. The village is part of the Duke of Westminster’s Eaton Estate, and the Duke is the Patron of the Living. St Mary’s Church was built by the 1st Duke, being consecrated in 1900. The architect was the famous Victorian church architect, G.F. Bodley.

A ruined wall of the former church stands in the old churchyard, to the right of the present building. The churchyard contains the memorials to many of the members of the Grosvenor family.

This church building serves the village of Eccleston, which has a population of around 220. About half the regular Sunday congregation come from the village - and the other half from all over the Chester area. We enjoy the mix! We try to be an open community, aware of the big city nearby, and extending a warm village welcome to everyone.

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John G Richards, Churchwarden
2 Church View
Church Road
(01244) 679145
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Holy Communion (BCP)
Every first Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Family Eucharist
Every first Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour
Parish Eucharist
Every second third and fourth Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour
Choral Mattins
Every fourth Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour
Choral Evensong
Every fifth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour



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(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12583
Built: 1899
Architect: G F Bodley
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Duke of Westminster
Archdeaconry: CHESTER (591)
Deanery: CHESTER (59102)
Benefice: Eccleston and Pulford (09/106CR)
Parish Legal Name: Eccleston and Pulford (590030 9/30)
CofE Church Info: (609030 9/30)
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The current editor is: Ian Thomas

This page was last updated on Tuesday 20th January 2015
St Mary the Virgin : Church Road, Eccleston, Cheshire, CH4 9HT

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