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. Canon Veronica Hydon.
Did you know that a Waterloo veteran is buried at Bollington?
His name can be found in our website News Archive.
Although some of these records can be found on other websites, nowhere else is such extensive coverage available. And it’s free to use, although we would be grateful for donations from those who find the search facilities useful.
The web site includes searchable burial registers 1835-2004 and memorial inscriptions (gravestones 1835-2012 and columbarium 1953-2012).
The research page describes what is in the database and the search options are found at the bottom of this page. Visitors should read through the introduction the first time they visit to get a clear idea of what is and is not available.
The Anglican Church in Bollington is very much alive, writes Revd. Veronica Hydon, and especially looks forward to welcoming newcomers of all ages at our main Sunday Service at 10.30am at St Oswald’s Church. We have a small play area set aside in church for the use of young children and their parents/carers during all our services. The main Sunday Service remains a Parish Communion at 10.30am, followed by coffee/tea/juice/sherry and occasionally cake! On the first Sunday of the month, there is now a relaxed 10.30am Family Service (which normally doesn’t include Holy Communion) at which children and adults of all ages are welcome! There is also a short said service of Holy Communion on those first Sundays at 9am.
We also now hold a weekday service of Holy Communion on Thursdays at 9.30am, after which the church remains open for refreshments, chat, visiting or private prayer from 10am till 11.30am. Everyone welcome!
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 .
Branch leader: Mrs Joan Kendrick
Meetings 1st Monday each month at 8.00pm at members homes.
Services are no longer held here. The congregation has transferred to Macclesfield. The ground floor is now occupied by Daisybank Day Nursery. The Church Hall remains available for hire on a casual basis. For further details please call 01625−875322.
The Methodist church in Bollington celebrated its 200 year anniversary in May 2008. Details are available on the Methodist history page.
Minister: Rev. A J Wilkinson
Worship at Shrigley Court, Church Street, Bollington, Sundays at 6.00pm
Women’s Guild, 1st Wednesday in the month from Easter to October at 2.00pm
Secretary: Mr. N Lovatt
Treasurer: Mrs. S R Lovatt
Wellington Road, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5JR
Hon. Sec.: Ms. Elizabeth Murphy
Social meetings are held on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays at 8.00pm at St. Gregory’s Church Hall, Wellington Road, Bollington.
Bollington Christian Life Church, Hawthorn Road, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5JN
Services are held each Sunday at 11.00am.
Site manager: Paddy Garrigan
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.
Pott Shrigley, Macclesfield
Vicar: Revd. David Swales
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.