Services During October

Please note: The wearing of a face covering is mandatory.  All services are subject to current Covid-19 rules.

Some services from St Mary Rostherne will be live streamed.


Sunday 4th October:

10.00 Harvest Holy Communion at St John High Legh 

10.30 Harvest Thanksgiving with Holy Communion at St Mary Rostherne 

18.30 Harvest Thanksgiving at Holy Trinity Little Bollington

Sunday 11th October:

10.00 Holy Communion at St John High Legh

11.00 Holy Communion Holy Trinity

Sunday 18th October:

10.00 Holy Communion at St John High Legh

10.30 Holy Communion at St Mary Rostherne

Sunday 25th October:

10.00 Holy Communion St John High Legh

11.00 Holy Communion Holy Trinity Little Bollington

Wednesday Mornings

09.00 Celtic Morning Prayer at St John High Legh

We stream a service each Sunday which is often recorded at St Paul’s.

It is important that no one feels they must come to services if they are reluctant, for whatever reason, to mix with a group of people.

Remembering Services

 We will be holding two Remembering Services on Sunday 1st November

16.00 at Holy Trinity Little Bollington

16.00 at St John High Legh

People who have been bereaved over the past year will be invited to come to these Services. We may be able to accommodate other people as well,

so please get in touch if you would like to attend.

 We are also providing an online Remembering Service details of which will be on the websites and weekly News & Prayer Updates nearer the time. Among other things we will be offering candles and prayer cards for those who attend in person and for those who access the online service.

 If you would like more details, please contact:

Rev’d Trish Cope 01925 754787 or Rev’d Patricia Robinson 01565 830595

You can access the services on the link below:

or go to Youtube and search for Revd Philip Robinson and you will find all the services and Storytelling Services there.

You can also access them through the links on the St John's High Legh website:
 or sign up for our weekly News and Prayer Update.


In the next couple of weeks we will be contacting the families who  regularly come to Storytelling Services to discuss when these may begin again.

We are live streaming services from St Mary Rostherne on some occasions.


You may have noticed that the internet connection in Rostherne is not quite up to scratch for streaming services, but we are hugely grateful to local resident, Jonathan Farber for helping us out. It has certainly been a steep learning curve for us all. If you go to Reverend Philip Robinson’s YouTube account, you will find 

our first-ever live-streamed service from 19th July (  

Although typically the internet connection failed after 35 minutes,  Jonathan was recording the service and was able to upload it later that day so please have a look.

We do hope that you will join us for more of these services and would like to encourage you to take a closer look at the scope of 

Jonathan’s work.

A professional photographer and videographer with a keen interest in PR, Jonathan’s photos regularly grace the front page of local publication, the Knutsford Guardian. He specialises in creative direction and visual storytelling and loves a challenge - hence his involvement with St Mary’s. He works with a large portfolio of clients, both locally and nationally, including Tatton MP, Esther McVey. A champion of the collective economic power of small businesses, which is so important in this current climate, Jonathan also works closely with the Forum of Private Business.  


The Weekly News and Prayer Update will Continue
  Patricia ( have your email address and it will be sent to you each week. It includes the link for the Service, a copy of the hymn, the reflection and readings, prayer ideas, notices with links to online meetings, and the link for the Storytelling Services, material for teenagers and the monthly Family Service.


We send out a weekly News and Prayer Update by email and are putting the information on the websites in the United Benefice . If you would like to receive these updates please let Revd Patricia know by emailing her: If you do not have email but would still like to receive the update we can deliver or post it to you. Please call 

Revd Patricia on 01565 830595 to arrange this. 

St Mary’s Church Rostherne

Storytelling Service for Families

These Services are now being streamed each fortnight. The links are in the News and Prayer Update and emailed out as a separate document to if you wish.  

Please telephone or email Patricia Robinson so we can send the order of service with the words for the songs and craft ideas  to you.

Our Reader, Chris Stanisstreet has organised a Prayer Chain which will be done by email mainly but also and telephone. The idea behind this is that when a prayer request is made it is passed on by telephone by the people on the list who then pray for the particular

situation. If you would like to be involved in the loop or would like to make a prayer request, please let them know. 

Chris Stanisstreet Tel: 01925 755559; Mobile 07918 981 723;                



A lot of contact can take place by telephone. This is a good way to help people especially those who live alone. It is also something that those over 70 or at risk can help with. Please let us know if you would like to help in this way or if you would like to receive help.


Please contact Philip and Patricia at the Vicarage about any of the above:

                          Tel: 01565 830 595; Mobile: 07854 418488 or



It is possible to access services using the radio or internet, eg: Daily Service on Radio 4 long wave at 9.45am Monday to Friday ·           Sunday Worship on Radio 4 at 8.10am on Sunday morning.  Church of England website click on “Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for Churches” and scroll to the bottom where there is a list of Churches that livestream on YouTube.   


Premier Christian Radio (on-line station), website link:  

There are services on BBC 1 television each Sunday morning but the time may vary even from that given in the Radio Times so please check 

your on-screen TV guide.

Keeping in Touch

If you would like to talk to someone or request prayer for yourself or someone you know please contact the Vicarage by

Telephone: 01565 830 595; text: 07854 418 488  or email: