We extend a warm welcome to all, whether you live in Macclesfield or Bollington or are a visitor to the area. Worship at Park Green is in our Grade II Listed building, mainly traditional in format, with choir and organ music. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month. At Bollington we meet in the comfortable surroundings of Shrigley Court. Communion is celebrated on the third Sunday of the month.
Dear Friends, Due to the current situation with Covid-19, Government advice and URC national advice the Elders have taken the difficult decision to close the Church. This means that there will be no Sunday Services until further notice. The Elders will constantly monitor the evolving situation, and we will re-open when it is safe to do so. In these difficult times we would encourage our friends and members to use the phone to keep in contact with each other, and their pastoral group leaders. We would also recommend the URC daily devotions, which from Sunday 22nd March will also include a podcast of a full Sunday Service. We hope that you will understand this extraordinary action given the circumstances. We pray that we will soon be able to meet together to Worship God, and to share in fellowship. Your friend, elder and webmaster, Chris
United Reformed Church - Macclesfield...
The URC Church in Macclesfield, was first opened in 1877. From the image to the right you can see how the URC Church Macclesfield, looked before the first stage of the refurbishments in 2010... Now it is fitted out with modern, comfortable seating. Phase ll of the refurbishments is now underway in 2014, linking the main church to the buildings at the rear of the church.
The church was originally founded in 1788, when it began in the building which is now the church hall. The present church built in 1877 was a development from that.
This Grade ll listed building was a Congregational Church, until 1972 when union with the Presbyterian Church in England and Wales, brought about the creation of the United Reformed Church. There were subsequent unions with Churches of Christ (1981) - and Congregational Union of Scotland (2000).
When it was built in 1877, Park Green was a very fine example of a Victorian Congregational Church, but it has been much more than a building - it is a living breathing fellowship, whose members are proud of their spiritual and structural heritage. When our forefathers took the decision to build a new church, they did so in 'faith in the future'.
We believe we have done likewise, in adapting our building to meet the demands of the twenty first century. We acknowledge our debt to those who have gone before us - and as they did, in faith look forward...
Church Transported Back to 1876 ...
A forgotten time-capsule dating back to 1876, has been discovered by builders, beneath a memorial stone during our redevelopment programme. The stone jar containing newspapers and photos, was left there over one hundred years ago for people in the future to discover. The capsule was opened by Margaret Southern.
The time capsule was discovered underneath an enormous granite slab, during renovation work. The discovery of the capsule was so exciting, said Minister Marion Tugwood - as there was no record whatsoever of it being hidden away.
In summer 2014 the Time Capsule was replaced under the Memorial Stone, in a new location at the back of the Church - as part of redevelopments to the site to make the buildings more accessible. A new time capsule will also be built into the renovated halls, on Townley Street for future congregations to discover.
Our modern church has recently been given a child friendly award • Any enquires please contact on ~ Tel: 01625 616138
The church community regularly supports many local charities, Christian Aid and Breadline, Moldova
Our church is 'family friendly' with a créche for babies, and activities & christian teaching for children
aged 4-10, and young people aged 11-16 - all fully supervised.
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.. Macclesfield & Bollington United Reformed Church ..
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We extend a warm welcome to all residents and visitors to the area to join us at our services / registered charity - 1134087
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Reaching out to areas such as Bollington / Leek / Gawsworth / Congleton / Tytherington / Rainow / Prestbury / Biddulph / Hurdsfield / Marton