Welcome to St Michael’s Church Wincle.
We are a small rural church set in the beautiful countryside of the Peak District National Park. Regular Sunday services are held here as well as school services and the building is also a Heritage Centre and can be hired for small gatherings and events. (See the contacts page).
The church is open most days for people who would like to experience the peaceful atmosphere, to look at the history boards showing the history of church, school and village, for the occasional coffee morning and of course for the regular services as well as weddings, baptisms and fortunately less regular funerals. There is a kitchenette for serving coffee or tea and if, you’re lucky, cake. There is also a disabled toilet.
On this website you can find some history, a very interesting background to the men on our First World War memorial and a graveyard trail which shows the position of the graves and the names in two separate batches pre 1991 and post. The inscriptions on the pre 1991 can be accessed by a link. Note we have a War Grave in the original graveyard, that of Joseph Belfield, whose details you will find in the section on our WW1 memorial.
There are links to other websites either connected to our Benefice, we are part of the Peak Parishes Benefice, connected to Wincle, or just of general interest.
The contacts page shows who you can contact regarding use of the church building, church services, church matters or just general information.
We look forward to seeing you in Wincle.
Upcoming special events:
As a small start to a hopeful return to normality after the Covid 19 lockdown, with effect from 8th July, the church will be open on Wednesdays between 10am and 2pm for private prayer. Hand sanitiser will be provided and please keep the 2 metre recommended distance.
For information on weddings, funerals and baptisms please contact our vicar, Rev Dr John Harries, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Socially distanced services have now started in the benefice. Please check on www.peakparishes.org.uk to see details of services and which church is hosting on any particular Sunday
Our usual Sunday services are 11am Morning Worship, the first Sunday of the month, 8am Holy Communion the second Sunday, Evensong at 6.30pm the third (NB Evensong in abeyance January, February and March), 11am Holy Communion the fourth and if there is a fifth a joint service is held at 10.30am in each of the Benefice parishes in turn (Bosley, Sutton, Wildboarclough and Wincle)
Please note that St Michael's takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guideline. You can find out more about national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at www.chester.anglican.org/social-responsibility/safeguarding or our own benefice website www.peakparishes.org.uk
WINCLE ST MICHAEL REFURBISHMENT 2018
Main contractors Chris Candy, Peter Ryder
Our thanks to our grantors, donators and contributors:
Heritage Lottery Fund www.hlf.org.uk
National Churches Trust www.nationalchurchestrust.org
Garfield Weston Foundation www.garfieldweston.org
Cheshire East Community Grants www.cheshireeast.gov.uk
Cheshire Community Foundation www.cheshirecommunityfoundation.org.uk
Allchurches Trust www.allchurches.co.uk
Historic Cheshire Churches Preservation Trust www.hccpt.org
The Sharpe Trust www.sharpetrustees.org.uk
Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme www.lpwscheme.org.uk