Church of England Diocese of Chester Alvanley

About Us

Welcome to St John’s church, Alvanley and St John’s church, Manley. We hope you will enjoy finding out about us, and are able to find the information you are looking for.

Our two churches are within a single parish in the Frodsham Deanery of Chester Diocese. The church in Alvanley dates from 1859 and there has been a church in Manley since 1906. We aim to be relaxed and friendly whilst taking worship seriously, always giving some quiet moments in a service for personal prayer. There is a hearing loop at Alvanley. Coffee follows each morning service for those who can stay.

We have found that a belief in Christ can make a huge difference to life and so we are keen that people of all ages should come to a living faith.

Baptisms (christenings) and funerals can take place at both churches, but only Alvanley church is licensed for weddings. The 2 churches take it in turns to have a 10 o’clock Sunday morning service and Alvanley always has a 6.30 evening service.

Following the retirement of Canon Rev Ray Samuels on 28 February 2018, the parish is in a vacancy but services continue as normal, our contacts during the vacancy are the Churchwardens; Mrs Barbara Penketh 01928 722160 and Mrs Shirley McCue 01928 724488.