Wednesday, 30 October 2019

90 YEARS YOUNG!

OUR MUCH LOVED HONORARY ASSISTANT PRIEST, JOHN CARHART, CELEBRATED HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY LAST WEEK.



TO MARK THE OCCASION, FOLLOWING THE 10.30 AM SERVICE ON 27TH OCTOBER, AT WHICH JOHN WAS THE CELEBRANT, SOME 80 PEOPLE JOINED JOHN AND HIS FAMILY FOR REFRESHMENTS IN ST MARY'S HANDBRIDGE CENTRE.

MAUREEN PICKERING LED THE TRIBUTES, WHILST BRENDA OLIVER BAKED A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY CAKE.



  
                                       

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

A WARM WELCOME TO OUR RECTOR

ST MARY'S NEW RECTOR, THE REVD DR RICHARD PATRICK (RIC) WHAITE, WAS INSTITUTED AND INDUCTED INTO THE CHURCH ON 30TH SEPTEMBER. 

THE BISHOP OF BIRKENHEAD, THE ARCHDEACON OF CHESTER AND THE RURAL DEAN LED THE SERVICE. 








 WE WERE DELIGHTED THAT OUR PATRON, THE DUKE OF WESTMINSTER, WAS ABLE TO JOIN US AND TO WELCOME RIC AND HIS WIFE, ANNA, TO THE PARISH.



MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION INCLUDING LOCAL CLERGY AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE COMMUNITY ALSO WELCOMED RIC TO THE PARISH.



THE SERVICE WAS FOLLOWED BY REFRESHMENTS IN ST MARY'S HANDBRIDGE CENTRE











Tuesday, 17 September 2019

FAR FROM THE HOME I LOVE

PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT THIS FUND-RAISING CONCERT



OUR NEW RECTOR



The new Rector of St Mary Without-the-Walls will be the Reverend Doctor Richard Patrick Whaite. His Institution and Induction will take place on Monday, 30th September at 7.30pm in the Church. 





Some background information from our new Rector:

"The Revd Dr R. P. Whaite ('Ric') is looking forward to his Institution and Induction as the Rector of St Mary Without-the-Walls in Handbridge. Fr. Ric comes to Chester from serving as Chaplain at University College, Durham. Prior to that he served in parochial ministry in the Kensington Episcopal Area of the Diocese of London. 
Educated in London, Oxford, Manchester and the United States, the role of Rector of St Mary's is a return to the county of his birth for Ric, who was born in Stockport and grew up near Macclesfield. 
As a new arrival to Handbridge with his family, Ric is looking forward to meeting as many different parts of the community as he is able, especially those groups making use of the new St Marys Handbridge Centre, but also representatives of local businesses and those working in education.” 

We offer a very warm welcome to Ric, Anna, and their family. 

Please contact the parish office at the St Marys Handbridge Centre for more details (01244 671202)