Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.
Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”
They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew.

 

Weddings are wonderful occasions of celebration and the joining together of two people and the creation of a new family.  The vicar is happy to talk to couples who are thinking about getting married and to explain eligibility for each church and also the legal requirements regarding nationality and residency.  

For more information on this, please go to:

https://www.yourchurchwedding.org/article/legal-requirements/

For information on which church you can be married in, please go to: 

https://www.yourchurchwedding.org/article/finding-a-church/

Two of our churches have held many weddings – St John’s at Chelford and All Saints at Marthall. 

St Peter’s in Lower Withington has had one wedding celebrated there under a special licence.

The vicar will meet with you early on in your preparations and will recommend a book that will be helpful in thinking about life after the wedding day and will be available to answer any questions that you have regarding the wedding day itself as well as married life together.  Being prepared for marriage is very important, even if you have been together for some time.  The expectations of others as well as yourselves may change with marriage and being able to talk freely to one another on any issues will help to set you up for a rewarding life together.
Other meetings will be arranged to finalise the wedding day preparations, organise the reading of banns and a rehearsal just prior to the wedding where we can together walk through the service with others who have a particular role on the day.  Each of these meetings will give opportunity for talking and asking questions. 

Please contact the vicar Revd Gerri Tetzlaff to have an initial chat and arrange a first meeting on 01625 861231 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

 

At all three of our churches we welcome parents who want their babies or children to be baptised.  Baptism is often called a Christening.  It is an occasion when the family and church come together to give thanks for the child and to ask for God’s blessing.  The service marks the beginning of the child’s life within the family of the Christian church.

The parents and godparents will make promises before God in committing to bring the child up within the Christian faith.  As churches we would like to help you to do that.

Adults also get baptised, not everyone was christened as a baby or child and each of us has a different journey of faith – coming for baptism as an adult is a little different as you are able to explore faith and make the promises for yourself.

If you are thinking about having your baby or child baptised, or want to enquire on your own behalf, please contact the Vicar, Revd Gerri Tetzlaff in the first instance, either by coming to one of our services or:

Phone: 01625 861231 or
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Sunday Services for CLM Rural Churches - January & February 2017

Date

Marthall

Chelford

Lower

Withington

1 January

Christmas 2

10.30am Joint Benefice Holy Communion at Chelford

8 January

Epiphany 1

9.30am Family Service

8.00am BCP Holy Communion

10.00am Holy Communion

11.30am Holy Communion

15 January

Epiphany 2

9.30am Holy Communion

10.00am Morning Praise

6.30pm Evensong

11.30am Holy Communion

22 January

Epiphany 3

                           

10.45am at Snelson Chapel for Covenant Service

11.00am Holy Communion

 

11.30am Matins

29 January

Epiphany 4

10.30am Joint Benefice Holy Communion

at Lower Withington

 

 

 

 

5 February

4th before Lent

9.30am Holy Communion

11.00am Plough Service in School

6.30pm joint Plough Service at Chapel

12 February

3rd before Lent

10.00am Plough Service

8.00am BCP Holy Communion

10.00am Morning Praise

11.30am Holy Communion

 

19 February

2nd before Lent

9.30am Family Service

 

10.00am Holy Communion

6.30pm Evensong

11.30am Holy Communion

26 February

Sunday

before Lent

9.30am Holy Communion

11.00am Holy Communion

11.30am Matins

 

5 March

Lent 1

9.30am Holy Communion

11.00am Worship for All at Chelford School

6.30pm Joint

service at Chapel

12 March

Lent 2

9.30am Family Service

8.00am BCP Holy Communion

10.00am Holy Communion

11.30am Holy Communion

 

 

19 March

Lent 3

9.30am Holy Communion

10.00am Morning Praise

6.30pm Evensong

11.30am Holy Communion

26 March

Lent 4 /Mothering Sunday

9.30am Mothering Sunday Service

11.00am Holy Communion

11.30am Matins

2 April

Passiontide

                           

9.30am Holy Communion

11.00 Worship for All @ Chelford School

6.30pm Joint

Service at Chapel

9 April

Palm Sunday

9.30am Family Service

 

 

8.00am BCP Holy Communion

10.00am Holy Communion

11.30am Holy Communion

13 April

Maundy Thurs

7.30pm Joint service at Marthall

14 April

Good Friday

10.00am Joint service at Chelford

12.00pm Walk of Witness in Chelford

16 April

Easter Day

9.30am Easter Communion

 

10.00am Easter Communion

6.30pm Evensong

11.30am Easter Communion

23 April

Easter 1

9.30 Morning Prayer

11.00am Holy Communion

APCM + Faith Lunch – Joint Service@ St John’s with LW

30 April

Easter 2

 

9.30am Service followed by APCM

11.30am Joint Morning Praise at St Peter’s

 

 

Our basic pattern of Sunday services across the benefice can be seen below:

 

 

Week

 

All Saints

Marthall

St John’s

Chelford

St Peter’s

Lower W

 

1st Sunday

 

 

9.30am Holy Communion

 

 

11.00am Worship for All in school

 

 

6.30pm joint service

with Chapel alternating venue

 

 

 

2nd Sunday

 

 

9.30am Family Service

 

 

 

8.00am BCP Holy Communion

 

10.00am Holy Communion

 

 

11.30am Holy Communion

 

 

3rd Sunday

 

9.30am Holy Communion

 

 

10.00am Morning Praise

 

6.30pm Evensong

 

 

11.30am Holy Communion

 

 

4th Sunday

 

9.30am Morning Prayer

 

 

11.00am Holy Communion

 

 

 

11.30am BCP Matins

 

5th Sunday

 

10.30am Joint Worship Together Special Service

(3-4 times per year rotate around 3 churches)