St Peter's, Leighton-cum-Minshull Vernon, Crewe

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From September 2011, we are a United Benefice with St Leonard's Church, Warmingham.

We are a very friendly church, in a semi-rural community on the outskirts of Crewe.

The present church, which can seat about 150 people, was consecrated on 12 December 1849, replacing an earlier building which stood near to what is now Leighton Hospital. The church and churchyard are very pleasing to the eye. The style is Anglo-Gothic, based on a design by the esteemed architect, Sir Gilbert Scott, who was closely associated with the Gothic revival. In short, the church is a Victorian gem set in the glorious Cheshire countryside.

This church continues as a place of peace, fellowship and worship. We reach out in mission to the 8,000 people who live in the parish. Numerous couples choose to marry here. There are two or three Baptisms each month. We maintain a full programme of social and fundraising activities supported by people of all ages across the parish. Many families come regularly to the churchyard to tend graves of loved ones. Some simply stroll in the beauty and tranquillity of the gardens.

If you can support us by prayer or donation, please do so. Better still, join us for a service. You will be made most welcome.

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Holy Communion
Every Sunday at 9:00 AM
Sunday School
Become familiar with Jesus and the Bible through stories, prayers, music, drama, games and crafts. Sometimes we go into church to take part, to show some of our work, or to see a service that is special. Children 4-11 years. Pre-school children may attend with a parent/guardian.
Term time, 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. No Sunday school on special occasions. Please check the dates on the St Peter's website. Finish to coincide with the church service; approx 11.45 am.
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM
The first Sunday in the month is a Family Eucharist, but children are welcome at all our other services too.
Every Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School
Family Eucharist
First Sunday in the month No Sunday school during this service
Every Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Every Sunday at 7:00 PM for 1 hour


Parent and Tots
FREE! Friendly sessions for Parents/Carers & Tots. WEDNESDAYS 9.30 - 11.30am in St Peter's Community Hall. Have fun with your tots - make new friends along the way! Free refreshments. For more information call the Wishing Well office on 01270 256919 or at Eagle Bridge on 01270 376584
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for 2 hours



Wheelchair accessible toilets

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

Church Open September Ride and Stride Day. Bank Holiday Monday Car Boots.
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Incumbent: The Revd Philip Frederick de Jean GOGGIN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 8035
Built: 1849
Architect: Sir Gilbert Scott
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: MACCLESFIELD (592)
Deanery: NANTWICH (59206)
Parish Legal Name: Leighton-cum-Minshull Vernon (590341 )
CofE Church Info: (609341 9/341)
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The current editor is: Kerris Fairclough

This page was last updated on Monday 21st November 2011
St Peter's, Leighton-cum-Minshull Vernon : Middlewich Road, Minshull Vernon, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 4RD

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