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).
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.
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 .
Bollington Parish Archives – https://www.bollingtonparisharchives.co.uk/ 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!
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.
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.