Church of England Diocese of Chester Wincle St. Michael

About Us

Peak Parishes is the name we have given our Benefice* which is a group of Christian churches. 

We were created on 1st October 2014 and the formal description of our Benefice is "St James, Sutton, St Michael, Wincle, St Saviour, Wildboarclough and St Mary the Virgin, Bosley in the Deanery of Macclesfield". We are part of the Chester Diocese within the Church of England.  <span style="font-size: 1rem;">Our vicar is Revd John Harries.</span>

We were not sure what to call ourselves and have based our name on some common geographical aspects. We are situated at the south-west border of the Peak District National Park. Two of our parishes, Wildboarclough and Wincle, are inside the Peak District, the other two, Bosley and Sutton, are just outside, all on the Peak District border. We also have a number of peaks such as Bosley Cloud, Shutlingsloe and Teggs Nose within our parishes.