Coronavirus Covid-19 Update

 At a meeting of the Parochial Church Council on Tuesday 12 January 2021 it was decided unanimously, in view of the current pandemic situation, to suspend worship services and private prayer in the Churches (St Mary Rostherne and Holy Trinity Little Bollington) for the next two months.  Funerals in Church will go ahead as normal within the current regulations.  The next meeting of the PCC will on 16th March when the matter will be reviewed.  If there are any particular changes before then an Extraordinary Meeting of the PCC will be called to make any decisions that may be necessary.

In the meantime we will continue to send out the News and Prayer Update each week and this will include the link for a pre-recorded online service as has been the case throughout the pandemic.
We also plan to hold lives Zoom services each Sunday and during the week so that people can meet up with others virtually.

We will continue to record and stream services.   All these on streamed on The link for them is sent out by email on the weekly News and Prayer Update each Saturday and the services go live from 06.00 each Sunday morning.

To sign up for the News and Prayer Update please let Revd Patricia have your details:-

It you, or anyone you know, do not have email but would still like to receive the Update please contact Revd Patricia on 01565 830 595 and we can deliver or post one out to you.

Please remember that if you are finding life difficult and would like to talk to someone we are here and have a group of trained listeners who are able to offer support.  If you feel lonely and would just like a regular chat with another person we are able to offer help for you.  All conversations are in strict confidence.

Our Reader, Chris Stanisstreet has organised a Prayer Chain which operates by email 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


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: 




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