St James & St Paul, Marton

Welcome to the parish church of St James and St Paul in Marton, near Macclesfield, in Cheshire.

We are part of the Church of England in the Diocese of Chester, serving the small (but perfectly formed) village of Marton, a few miles north of Congleton. Our church building is (we think) the oldest of its kind still in use in Europe, and we are rather fond of it.

It was founded in 1343, and much of what was built then is still here. We hope that both the building and the worshipping community will be here for another few centuries at least.

For details of our services, see the Services and events page.  

The parish of Marton: St James is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. For information, please click "Safeguarding".

Get in touch

The Revd Ian Arch

The Vicarage,
School Lane,
SK11 9HD

Our website

What's on

Midweek online communion

Every Wednesday at for 30 mins

Your opportunity to join in a Communion service in the week, online on Zoom.
The Zoom meeting ID is the same as we have used before: 829 7421 4861, with the passcode 2021. If you don't have access to Zoom, you can use your phone by dialling 0203 901 7895 or 0131 460 1196.

Holy Eucharist, also called the Holy Communion, or the Lord's Supper is central to worship in our church . In this offering of prayer and praise, the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are remembered and celebrated.

Marton Church was visited by the History Correspondent from Cheshire Life, James Balme. He's produced a short video with some wonderful footage of the building, including from above with his drone.

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