Welcome to St. Mary's Church
Welcome to our parish church website.
We hope that you will join with us both in worship and in the many activities that are organised within the church family.
This website aims to give you details of who we are, what we do and how you can join us.
'Living to Worship and Glorify God,
to Encourage and Support His Church,
and to Reach Out to His World'
Views from the Vicarage - May 2018
May begins with the Feast of S. Philip (my namesake) & S. James 1st May. Philip was an apostle with common sense. Is there someone in church whom you respect for their spirituality and common sense combined - someone you feel easy about approaching to ask questions?
Mothers' Union Coffee Morning
The Mothers' Union Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday 5th May, 2018 at the Town Hall from 10am - 12.00pm.
There will be a Cake Stall, Card Stall, Plant Stall & Raffle.
Coffee & Biscuits £1.
Please do come along and support us and bring your friends.
S. Mary's Church News May 2018
Mothers' Union Coffee Morning
Saturday May 5th is our Annual Coffee Morning with cakes, cards, plants, gifts, tombola and a raffle, please do your best to come along and bring a friend, 10am-12 at the Town Hall.
Ascension Day comes forty days after Easter (10th May) We climb the Tower and sing at 7.30am followed by breakfast and in the evening we have a Sung Eucharist. Please join us!
Mothers' Union Deanery Festival
Tuesday, May 15th is the Mothers' Union Deanery Festival with Welsh Frankton and Welshampton. This will be held at St. Marys' Church, Ellesmere at 2.30pm. The theme for 2018 is "In Mary Summer's Footsteps". The Speaker will be Helen Palfrey, Salop Archdeaconry Leader, followed by refreshments, everyone very welcome.
Cherish your Churchyard
Cherish you Churchyard week takes place from the 10th - 16th June, 2018. A series of events have been planned in and around the church. Tea and cakes will be served in Church each day.
The Mothers' Union Summer Outing
The Mothers' Union Summer Outing to Erbistock Church, Boat Inn and Gardens will take place on Monday 18th June. We will be leaving Cross Street at 11am, and returning back by 4pm. Contact Mrs Ann Harris for tickets, which cost £13.
The Annual Parish Lunch will be held on Saturday 24th June, 12.30pm for 1pm. This poular event will be held at Birch Hall, Ellesmere, courtesy of Mr & Mrs Andrew Gilman. Tickets priced at £12 are available from Ann Harris (Tel 622123).
Cherish your Churchyard Week
Cherish your Churchyard week takes place from the 10th - 16th June, 2018.
Churchyards are special places with many treasures from magnificent trees and tiny lichens to old headstones and ancient stonework
Join us for a special week to celebrate churchyards and burial grounds and to raise awareness of the treasures they contain.
Sunday 10th June - The Historic Clocks and Sundial of Ellesmere Church - Talk by Christopher Jobson, 3pm
Wednesday 13th June - The Beautiful Burial Ground - Illustrated talk by Sue Cooper 2.30pm
Friday 15th June - a Brief Talk and Tour on the History of the Church - by Estelle Parker
Saturday 16th June - Churchyard Painting & Poetry Competition Ages to 11 & 11-16 & Adults.
Paintings and Poems in by 10th June 2pm.
Saturday Tower open 2pm
Tea & Cakes Served in Church each day