St Mary, Sandbach

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St Mary’s is a busy working church, set in the centre of the ancient town of Sandbach close to the Saxon Crosses. People have worshipped on this site for over 1,000 years, and have left evidence of their faith in the architecture and decoration of the building. 


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Revd. Thomas Shepherd
15 Offley Road
CW11 1GY
(01270) 762379

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Holy Communion: Order 2 (BCP)
with brief homily
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Morning Worship
An opportunity for non-Eucharistic worship based upon Sunday Morning Service in Common Worship. Short sermon with participation from children.
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Parish Eucharist: Order 1
with hymns and eucharist setting. Sermon.
Every second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Holy Eucharist: Order 1
said service with prayers for healing and reconciliation. Short homily or meditation.
Please note winter times
Every first Sunday at 3:30 PM for ¾ hour
Evensong (BCP)
with hymns and often sung psalms and canticles. Short sermon or meditation.
Please note winter times
Every second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 3:30 PM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer


Church Fellowship
Meets every month for fellowship. Usually an outside speaker, visit or social.
No meeting during August
Every second Tuesday at 7:30 PM for 2 hours


Holy Communion: Order 2 (BCP)
short homily
Every Wednesday at 11:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer


Thursday Tea
Run by members of St Mary's and once a month by St John, Sandbach Heath. Shoppers and casual visitors most welcome to rest and be refreshed!
Every Thursday at 9:00 AM for 4 hours
Shoppers' Service
usually from Common Worship
Every Thursday at 12:00 PM for 20 minutes
Common Worship



(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

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

Cafe / Restaurant
Church Open Most Thursdays between 8.00am and 12.30pm
Hall for Hire Contact: Sylvia Watkins01270
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Thomas SHEPHERD
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 19761
Built: before 1066, rebuilt 1661, restored and enlarged 1847-1849
Architect: Sir George Gilbert Scott
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Diocesan Board of Patronage
Archdeaconry: MACCLESFIELD (592)
Deanery: CONGLETON (59202)
Benefice: Sandbach (09/223 F)
Parish Legal Name: Sandbach (590242 )
CofE Church Info: (609242 )
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The current editor is: Thomas Shepherd

This page was last updated on Thursday 11th December 2014
St Mary : High Town, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1HD - Crown Bank (CW11 1AA) or High Street (CW11 1AL)You have to decide which side of the church you want to be on about a mile away thanks to the one way system around town - hence the postcodes for sat navs (although we are not entirely convinced these work

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