St James the Great, Gawsworth

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The Parish Church of St. James the Great, Gawsworth.

The walls of the Nave were built of limestone in 1430 and the Chancel and Tower of pink sandstone in 1480. The splendid roofs are five hundred years old - the Nave roof, barrel beam in design and unique in this Diocese, shows considerable traces of its original brilliant colouring and gilt. The Chancel roof, arch camber beam in construction and with rare panelled sections with tie beams, was never painted but both roofs are of exceptional beauty of design and in excellent condition.

Previously a Norman Chapel stood on this site, probably resembling the chapel which now stands in the churchyard at Prestbury.

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Christmas Tree Festival
Christmas Tree Festival at St James the Great, Gawsworth Opening Ceremony - Friday 9th December 2016 at 6pm Christmas Tree Festival - Saturday 10th to Friday 16th - 10.30am to 5.00pm Evening Opening Monday 12th December 6.30pm to 8.30pm Refreshments, Books and Bric-A-Brac available in the St James, Church Hall, Macclesfield, SK11 9RJ
Saturday 10th December 2016 at 10:30 AM
All Day Event
Family Friendly Refreshments Mince Pies
Carol Service
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Book of Common Prayer Christmas Carols
Christmas Eve
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Book of Common Prayer Christmas Carols
Christmas Eve
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:00 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer Christmas Carols
Christmas Day
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer Christmas Carols
Printer friendly list of events
Printer friendly list of events
Christmas Tree Festival
Christmas Tree Festival at St James the Great, Gawsworth Opening Ceremony - Friday 9th December 2016 at 6pm Christmas Tree Festival - Saturday 10th to Friday 16th - 10.30am to 5.00pm Evening Opening Monday 12th December 6.30pm to 8.30pm Refreshments, Books and Bric-A-Brac available in the St James, Church Hall, Macclesfield, SK11 9RJ
Saturday 10th December 2016 at 10:30 AM
All Day Event
Family Friendly Refreshments Mince Pies
Carol Service
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Book of Common Prayer Christmas Carols
Christmas Eve
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Book of Common Prayer Christmas Carols
Christmas Eve
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:00 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer Christmas Carols
Christmas Day
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer Christmas Carols

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome

Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight
Organ

 
     
Guided Tours Guidebooks
Church Open Guided Tours and Cafe open on Bank Holiday weekends.Coffee and tea available every Sunday after 10am service.Family/childrens service first Sunday of the month at 10am
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd The Rt Revd William Alaha PWAISIHO
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12798
Built: 1430
Style of worship: Traditional Catholic
Archdeaconry: MACCLESFIELD (592)
Deanery: MACCLESFIELD (59204)
Benefice: Gawsworth with North Rode (09/116BX)
Parish Legal Name: Gawsworth (590276 )
CofE Church Info: (609276 9/276)
Short URL: acny.uk/12798/
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The current editor is: David Moore

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This page was last updated on Thursday 1st December 2016
 
 
 
St James the Great : Church Lane, Gawsworth, Cheshire, SK11 9RJ - next to Gawsworth Hall

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