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.

We were very sorry to say goodbye recently to our vicar, Revd Ian Arch, who has moved on to a new life in Wales with his family. The Rural Daneside Churches are now in the process of finding and appointing a new vicar and, in the meantime, the work of the church continues.

For any enquiries, please use the "Get in Touch" page.

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".

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Benefice Administrator

Rural Daneside Benefice Office
Colshaw Heath Farm
Colshaw Lane

SK11 9LZ
Office Manager
01260 224447

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What's on

Marton Wakes Service

for 1 hour
St James & St Paul, Marton
Congleton Road Marton Macclesfield, SK11 9HF, United Kingdom

The service where we will give thanks for the Marton Wakes Fete, a traditional fete held on the penultimate Saturday in July every year, and which has been running for at least 125 years.

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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