We are delighted to be celebrating Advent and Christmas in Chelford, Lower Withington and Marthall; please join us as we come together with friends old and new – a warm invitation and welcome extended to everyone.


Sunday 3rd December 2017

 11.00am - Advent Sunday Worship for All at Chelford CE Primary School with refreshments

 2.00pm - Cyclists’ Carol Service at St John’s, Chelford with refreshments

 6.30pm – Carol Service at Lower Withington Village Hall with Band


 Tuesday 5th December 2017

 5.00pm – Christingle Service for all the family at St John’s, Chelford


Sunday 17th December 2017

 11.30am – Carol Service at St Peter’s, Lower Withington

 6.30pm – Carols by Candlelight at St John’s, Chelford – with seasonal refreshments

 6.30pm – Carols by Candlelight at All Saints, Marthall


Sunday 24th December 2017, Christmas Eve

 4.00pm – Crib Service – especially for the young and young at heart

 11.30pm – Midnight Communion at St John’s, Chelford

 11.30pm – Midnight Communion at All Saints, Marthall


Monday 25th December 2017, Christmas Day

 9.30am – Christmas Communion at St Peter’s, Lower Withington

 10.30am – Christmas Communion at St John’s, Chelford

 10.30am – Christmas Communion at All Saints, Marthall


 Kind regards




Revd Gerri Tetzlaff

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The scouts, guides, and members of the community gathered to remember those who have been affected by the bomb attack in Manchester and to say prayers for them ....


   * * *  Note: Monthly Prayer meeting at the Vicarage:  Dates for 2018 to be confirmed.

Please see our Christmas services   * * *

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The benefice of Chelford with Lower Withington and Marthall (CLM Rural Churches) is made up of two parishes and three churches in the Diocese of Chester –

  • St John the Evangelist, Chelford
  • St Peter, Lower Withington
  • All Saints, Marthall 

Our benefice is situated between the towns of Macclesfield to the east and Knutsford to the west; with Holmes Chapel and Congleton to the south. 

Each of our churches has its own character, reflecting the local population.  In all we endeavour to work within our local communities bring church and community together.  Events through the year are celebrated well and draw in folk from various organisations and parts of the villages.  Farming and rural events are highlighted and well attended with social gatherings being very popular.  In turn we like to support other local community events and projects too. 

We worship God each Sunday around the benefice.  On around 4 occasions a year we celebrate together in a joint benefice service.  These occasions help us to get to know one another better and unite us in purpose - to proclaim the love of God through Jesus Christ our Lord - not only in word but in action too.

We love to see visitors, newcomers and old comers to our churches and services.  A warm welcome is extended to all. 


For more information on local events and news please go to the village websites. 



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Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die"


If you wish the Vicar to conduct a funeral service for your loved one at St John the Evangelist, Chelford; All Saints, Marthall or at the Crematorium; please contact your funeral director in the first instance.  The funeral director will book the service and you will then be contacted by the Vicar to offer you support and to make arrangements for the funeral service.