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. Our usual service sheet and pew sheet of prayers and readings for the day can be downloaded here

Before you come to a service, please read the COVID-19 information and safety instructions

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

Thursday morning online Holy Communion

Every Thursday at 10 a.m. for 30m
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Please note that this event will not be taking place between 28 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021


A regular Thursday morning service of Holy Communion to be streamed live on Zoom. You can see and/or hear it either using your mobile phone or computer, or by using a land line.
If you would like to join us using a computer, smartphone or tablet,  the Zoom details are:
Meeting ID: 829 7421 4861
Passcode: 2021
For those using telephones: 0203 901 7895 or 0131 460 1196
Meeting ID: 829 7421 4861
Passcode: 2021

The order of service is the Home Services booklet, in the 'news and notices' section.

If you know of someone who doesn't have access to the internet, please let them know about the telephone facility.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Live streamed service

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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