St Mary's Rostherne and Holy Trinity Little Bollington

The Parish of Rostherne with Bollington contains two churches.

St. Mary’s is a large Grade I listed church situated on rising ground on the edge of the village of Rostherne and overlooking the bird sanctuary of Rostherne Mere. It was founded over 800 years ago and demonstrates various phases of construction.

The smaller church of Holy Trinity was built in the mid 19th century to the design of Anthony Salvin. It too is set in a lovely rural setting.

Both churches have in recent years acquired toilet and kitchenette facilities and social space. The congregation of the two churches happily coexist and visitors to any of the regular services at either are made very welcome .”

St Mary's Church and Holy Trinity, 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:

Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Susie Wareing 01565 641079

If you or anyone you are in contact with would like to talk with someone independently, please call the Safe Spaces helpline on 0300 303 1056 or [email protected] The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser in the Diocese of Chester, via email or phone: 07704 338885 and also [email protected]

Get in touch

Christopher Tetlow

10 Ollerbarrow Road

WA15 9PW
Christopher Tetlow. Treasurer
0161 928 2137
What's on

Storytelling Service

Every Second, Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
St Mary's Rostherne and Holy Trinity Little Bollington
Rostherne Lane Rostherne Knutsford, WA16 6RT, United Kingdom

A relaxed and family friendly service for parents with young children. Based on Godly Play, the service begins with a song in the chancel before one of the children leads us through to our 'special place' for a story (told using wooden figures and simple scenery). The story is followed by a short time for prayer and then 'the feast' which comprises a biscuit and drink for the children. We then go back to the chancel for two more songs (usually noisy with instruments), after which the children have themed craft in our newly restored meeting area. This will shortly have a chair lift; a portable ramp is also available for wheelchair users. Adults have tea, coffee and biscuits while their children engage in craft activities craft, although we encourage them to get stuck in as well.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic we had to suspend this service. However, every two weeks we record a service and upload it onto YouTube under the heading 'United benefice Storytelling Service'. Details can be found on our parish website

There may be minor changes to timings when there are festivals such as Remembrance Sunday.

Draft Pastoral scheme for Dunham Massey, Rostherne with Little Bollington and Over Tabley