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This page contains details of all Churches and church related organisations that we know of in Bollington and Pott Shrigley. If yours is not listed please send details to the webmaster.

Combined Anglican (CofE) Churches

Since Michaelmas 2009 what was three Anglican congregations have been merged into one, based at the Parish Church of St Oswald (below). The Vicar is the Revd. Nancy Goodrich (since August 2021).

Parish Church of St. Oswald

Bollington Road, Bollington Cross, Macclesfield SK10 5EG

Vicar: Revd. Nancy Goodrich
Tel: 07895 363038 (administrative number – not the Vicar!)
Web site

The Revd Nancy Goodrich is the Vicar of the Parish of Bollington (since 08/2021). We very much welcome the Revd Nancy and her family to St Oswald’s and pray that she will have a fulfilling ministry here with us.

The church is open for services on Sundays. Please check on the website for the most recent details.

The history of the Anglican Church in Bollington is covered in the book by the Revd. R Norton Betts, Bollington Through the Centuries, available from the  Discovery Centre .

A modern history of St Oswald’s Church, St Oswald’s Church, Bollington – the First 100 Years, has been written by Chris Ward and is available from the church and the  Discovery Centre .

Please note – there is no graveyard at St Oswald’s. The Anglican graveyard remains at the now disused St John’s church in Church Street, where there is also a Columbarium.

Bollington Parish Archives – is the new home of the historical records of the Church of England Parish of Bollington and the Bollington Online War Memorial.

Family historians may be interested to note that it provides a free search facility of the burial registers and memorial inscriptions for St John’s churchyard and columbarium, correct up to 2020. It is also possible to search earlier volumes of baptism and marriage registers for St John’s and St Oswald’s churches, including baptisms at the former C of E chapel at Kerridge.

The Online War Memorial includes details of casualties from the Bollington area in both world wars, as well as brief histories of most of the local men who served in WW1.

The site also includes a personal selection of hymns complete with soundtracks so that you can sing-along. There are some old favourites as well as others you have almost certainly never come across before. I suspect some are not even in the Cyber Hymnal!

St. Christopher’s Anglican church

Pott Shrigley, Macclesfield
Vicar: Revd. David Swales
Web site

This delightful church is located in the centre of Pott Shrigley, and has 13th century origins. Many Bollington families worship here and many more are buried in the churchyard.

St. Gregory’s Roman Catholic Church

st gregorysWellington Road, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5JR

Father Tony Fernandes
Tel (parish office): 01625 572108
Web page

The history of the Catholic church in Bollington is provided on another page.

Savio House Retreat Centre

Ingersley Hall, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5RW
Tel: 01625 573256
Visitors tel: 01625 573816
Web page

Macclesfield & Bollington United Reformed Church

Minister: Rev. Dr Marion Tugwood
Tel: 01625 616138
Web page

Services at Shrigley Court, Sunday Evenings 6.00 pm – please phone for details. Holy Communion, third Sunday in the month.

The Methodist church in Bollington has closed but before doing so it celebrated its 200 year anniversary in May 2008. Details are available on the Methodist history page.

Life Church Bollington

Life Church Bollington, Hawthorn Road, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5JN

Senior Pastor: Revd. Steve Thomas
Tel: 01625 575296
Office: 01625 578100
Web page

Services are held each Sunday at 11.00am.

Christian hymns & Gospel songs

The Cyber Hymnal. Thousands of Christian hymns and Gospel songs from many denominations — lyrics, MIDI files, scores, pictures, history and more. Searchable, advanced Autoplay feature, free downloads. New entries every week. User friendly. Claims to be the biggest site of its kind on the internet.