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.
The Anglican Church in Bollington is very much alive, writes Canon 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 a short said service of Holy Communion on those first Sundays at 9am.
We also 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!
On Wednesdays throughout the year, St Oswald’s is normally open between 8.30am and 4.30pm for people to call in for quiet reflection. For further news of services and events, please see our website.
The web site includes a Family Research section, with many of our baptism, marriage and burial registers as well as memorial inscriptions – all searchable by name. This is also the home of the Bollington Online War Memorial, which includes potted histories and many photographs of local men who served in WW1 and casualties of both World Wars (this has recently been extensively updated and more features will be added over the coming months).
Although some of these records can be found on other websites, nowhere else is such extensive coverage available for Bollington! And it’s free to use, although we would be grateful for donations from those who find the search facilities useful.
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 .
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.
Wellington Road, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5JR
The history of the Catholic church in Bollington is provided on another 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, Hawthorn Road, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5JN
Services are held each Sunday at 11.00am.
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