The Parish of Lostock Gralam lies on the outskirts of the old salt town of Northwich in mid-Cheshire and is in the Anglican Diocese of Chester.
The Parish consists of two large villages, Lostock Gralam and Wincham, and the smaller communities of Lostock Green and Lach Dennis. Lostock Gralam was originally a separate village on the outskirts of Northwich but is now a linked suburb.
The main Parish Church has a regular Sunday congregation of about forty-five people, mainly adults ranging between late-twenties to early nineties. We basically have an older congregation but are seeing some new people and families joining us particularly on the third Sunday of the month when we hold our Café Church which is less formal. On Sundays we have our main service at 10.30 a.m. and this is usually a Eucharistic Service where we share the bread and wine together
A Eucharistic Service also takes place on the third Sunday of the month at 9 a.m. at All Saints’ Church, Lach Dennis.
Once a month a special service is held for people with very young children: ‘Play and Pray’ is an occasion where a Bible story is the focus for craft activities and a short act of worship, followed by refreshments. On the second Sunday of the month, at 2 pm in the afternoon we hold Messy Church and an increasing number of families are engaging with this. Sadly we have no groups for teenagers at present but pray that the young people who come to Café Church and Messy Church will become the foundations for such a group.
We have an excellent church hall, which hosts a monthly Prize Bingo evening for people of the community and this has been very successful with as many as fifty people attending.
We consider ourselves to be a warm and welcoming church, a fellowship eager to welcome new members and a church ready to meet the various needs of the people within our communities.
Give us a try, perhaps pop in for Open Church on a Tuesday morning (9.30 am until 12.30 pm) where you can have a chat with others over a cup of tea or coffee. About thirty people now enjoy coming along and there is always room for more.
Lostock Gralam Parish 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 www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at www.chester.anglican.org/social-responsibility/safeguarding