DAWN CHORUS at 8am

Every First, Second, Third, Fourth Sunday at 8 a.m. for 45m
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Please note that this event will not be taking place between 30 May 2022 - 6 Jun 2022

Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

1st and 3rd Sundays of the month are Morning Prayer.
2nd and 4th Sundays of the month are Holy Communion.
If there is a 5th Sunday of the month, it can be either or neither.

Book of Common Prayer

Family Service

Every Second, Fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. for 45m
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Please note that this event will not be taking place between 20 Jun 2022 - 27 Jun 2022

Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

A more informal family orientated service
Join us socially-distanced in church or watch at home, live-streamed on Facebook or catch up later on You Tube
Details of how to find us online are in the 'Find our Online Services' page to your left or if you are catching up, you will find the latest service by clicking the 'More About This Event' below.

A service sheet can be found by clicking the attachment link below.

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Live streamed service Recorded service Morning Worship/Prayer All age/Family Common Worship Family Friendly

Evening Prayer

Every First, Second, Third, Fourth Sunday at 6:30 p.m. for 45m
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Please note that this event will not be taking place between 23 May 2022 - 6 Jun 2022

Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

St Mary's celebrates the return of singing in church with a new pattern for 6.30pm Evening Services.
1st Sunday of the month is a service of Compline.
2nd Sunday of the month is a Sung Eucharist (Choral Holy Communion)
3rd Sunday of the month is a service of Compline.
4th Sunday of the month is Sung Evensong.

Organ Hymns Prayers Night Prayer Choir Evening Worship/Prayer Event held in a Church

Morning Prayer for Summer

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 8:30 a.m. for 30m
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Please note that this event will not be taking place between 14 May 2022 - 20 May 2022

Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

Join Revd. Anne-Marie in the Lady Chapel at 8.30am for a gentle start to the day.

Excludes weekends and bank holidays. Check Facebook for occasional unforeseen absences.

Morning Worship/Prayer Prayers Event held in a Church

Astbury Toddler Group

Every Wednesday at 9 a.m. for 2hr
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Please note that this event will not be taking place between 26 May 2022 - 2 Jun 2022

Astbury Village Hall
Peel Lane, opposite the church
Astbury Village
CW12 4RQ
United Kingdom

CALLING ALL LITTLE PEOPLE ........bring your carers for some Wednesday fun!
If you have moved to Congleton while we have been COVID-closed, you will be especially welcome. Come and find out what goes on and find new friends.

Family Friendly Parents and toddlers Event held in a Hired Venue

Holy Communion

Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. for 45m
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Please note that this event will not be taking place between 24 Feb 2022 - 3 Mar 2022

Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

A quiet, reflective break in a busy week, gathering informally in the chancel. You can be sure of a friendly welcome if you care to join us.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship

Ascension Day May 26th

26 May 2022, 8:30 a.m. for 30m
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Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

Holy Communion to celebrate the Ascension

Eucharist/Holy Communion Ascension Day Event held in a Church

Biddulph Old Hall House and Gardens

27 May 2022, 7 p.m. for 15m
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Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

Little Moreton Singers sing at Biddulph Old Hall, kindly hosted by Brian Vowles. Fundraising for St Mary's.
All tickets have been sold, we are sorry but it is impossible to admit any further people to this event.
Watch out for another chance later in the year!

Holy Communion

29 May 2022, 8 a.m. for 45m
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Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

29th May is a 5th Sunday when the normal pattern of services may alter. This Sunday will be Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Book of Common Prayer

Astbury and Smallwood together for 5th Sunday Worship

29 May 2022, 11 a.m. for 1hr
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Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

A benefice service with a traditional Rogation theme and thinking about our environment. Since mediaeval times there has been a tradition of “beating the bounds” of a parish, praying for God‘s blessing upon the crops, the land and its residents. Expect prayer walking or maybe driving as we observe the season of Rogation 2022 style.

Rogation Day Event held in a Church Event held in a Green Space

Confirmation at Pentecost

5 Jun 2022, 11 a.m. for 1hr
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Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

For Jubilee Sunday we welcome Bishop Sam for a service baptism and confirmation where we can take the next step in our lifetime journey of faith.
NB this is the only service for both churches today - do come and celebrate Bishop Sam's first visit to the Benefice.

The Queen Baptism/Christening Confirmation Service Pentecost

Holy Communion

Every First, Third Sunday at 11 a.m. for 45m
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Please note that this event will not be taking place between 30 May 2022 - 6 Jun 2022

Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

Common Worship Service
Join us socially-distanced in church or watch at home, live-streamed on Facebook or catch up later on You Tube
Details of how to find us online are in the 'Find our Online Services' page to your left or if you are catching up, you will find the latest service by clicking the 'More About This Event' below.

Live streamed service Eucharist/Holy Communion Recorded service Common Worship

Launch of the Summer Concert Season

19 Jun 2022, 2 p.m. for 1hr
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St Mary
Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton
CW12 4RQ
United Kingdom

The first in a series of fabulous musical events.
Katherine, John and Mark are three very experienced amateur performers, united in their choice of hobby by the love of singing an immensely varied range of material! The programme will range from comic opera to Flanders and Swann, with a visit to Mozart and most points in between. We are lucky to have, Andrew Burr, a professional accompanist, with us too.

Concert Community event Event held in a Church

COR BACH Concert

25 Jun 2022, 7:30 p.m. for 1hr
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Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

ENJOY CHORAL CLASSICS ? ENJOY ROCK MUSIC ?
You can enjoy both AND raise funds for St Mary’s Church Astbury

Choral singers, COR BACH took the internet by storm and scored nearly five million hits on Social Media. You can get a preview of them here on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW0RJ0Ix5Vk

COR BACH (it means Little Choir) is a spin-off group of nine members from the acclaimed Staffordshire-based DALEIAN SINGERS. They have been Internet superstars since an impromptu video of them singing acapella in a pub after their choir practice went viral on social media and attracted ‘Likes’ from fans including Piers Morgan and Boris Johnson. Since then they have posted a series of videos on YouTube featuring choral arrangements as varied as Mary’s Boy Child and What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor.

Cathedral concerts and local BBC performances have added to their fanbase. Their catalogue of music includes traditional classics as well as Electric Light Orchestra, Queen and Billy Joel pieces.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE !
They will perform a special programme in St Mary's Church, Astbury on Saturday 25th June at 7.30 pm.
Tickets are £10 each.
More information from Dorothy Barnett, Telephone 01260 274089 or 07896 132000. Email: [email protected]

Music Ticketed Event Concert Event held in a Church

PET SERVICE AT ASTBURY

26 Jun 2022, 11 a.m. for 1hr
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Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

Thanksgiving and blessing for our animal companions
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER DETAILS NEARER THE TIME

All age/Family Pet service Event held in a Church

Sunday Saunter along the Priesty Trail

3 Jul 2022, 1 p.m. for 4hr
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Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

Walk with us along the ancient walkway from St Peter's to St Mary's. Follow the steps of the medieval priests at St Mary's as they trekked home after ministering to the townspeople of the growing town of Congleton.
Enjoy refreshments and activities at Astbury after your walk and then take a guided history tour of St Mary's Church to see it through the eyes of the olden day priests.
Tickets from Congleton Information Centre £7.50 adult or £2.50 children. Proceeds to St Marys and the Town Mayor's Charities.

Baptism/Christening Community event Event held in a Green Space

Summer Concert Season

9 Jul 2022, 7 p.m. for 1hr 30m
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Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

We welcome Biddulph Male Voice Choir to St Mary's singing to raise funds in aid of Biddulph Old Hall.
The concert is followed by a Pie and Pea Supper in the Village Hall.
Tickets are £12 for the concert only or £25 for concert and supper. Available from Biddulph Old Hall or Biddulph MVC or from Dorothy Barnet (07896 132000)

Concert Community event Event held in a Church

Garden Party

16 Jul 2022, 2 p.m. for 2hr 30m
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Astbury House
65 Moss Road, Congleton
CW12 3BN

Dorothy and the alpacas invite you to her garden on 16th July at 2pm ... not to be missed! Save the date.

Fundraising Event held outside Event held in a Green Space Event held in a Private Home

Summer Concert Season

17 Jul 2022, 3 p.m. for 1hr
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St Mary
Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton
CW12 4RQ
United Kingdom

Nantwich Singers will be back again at St Mary's with glorious choral music for a summer afternoon.
Check back here for more details nearer the time.

Concert Community event Event held in a Church

Fly Me to the Moon

24 Jul 2022, 3 p.m. for 1hr
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Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

Songs for a summer afternoon with the talented Izzy Naylor

Concert Community event Event held in a Church

CHURCH PICNIC

31 Jul 2022, 11 a.m. for 2hr 30m
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Somerford Chapel
All Saints Chapel of Ease, Somerford
Hawthorn Lane
Somerford
Congleton
CW12 4SL

Astbury, Smallwood and Somerford gather in the beautiful grounds of Somerford Chapel to share worship and a picnic at the height of summer. Bring your picnic hamper full of goodies and something to sit on!
And .... please Mr Weather-forecast-man ..... arrange for picnic weather!

All age/Family Event held outside

Summer Concert Season

7 Aug 2022, 3 p.m. for 1hr
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St Mary
Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton
CW12 4RQ
United Kingdom

We welcome back Tonic - a small group who always surprise us.
Check back here for more details nearer the time.

Concert Community event Event held in a Church

Return visit of Archie Halward

14 Aug 2022, 3 p.m. for 1hr
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Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

A welcome back to young bass-baritone Archie Halward who wowed his audience last summer with his gifted mature voice.

Concert Community event Event held in a Church

5th Sunday Benefice service

30 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. for 1hr
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Peel Lane, Astbury Village
Astbury
Congleton

30th October - Please check back for more details nearer the date