Thursday, 17 January 2019


The Bishop of Chester has accepted the nomination of the Delamere Trust, the joint patron, of the Reverend Canon Paul Christopher Owen Dawson, Bachelor of Arts, to be Vicar of the parishes of St Mary, Whitegate and St Peter, Little Budworth in the Deanery of Middlewich.

Paul’s last service at St Mary’s will be on Sunday 17th February, followed by a farewell lunch.

The Bishop of Birkenhead will institute Paul at a service in St Mary, Whitegate on Monday 25th March 2019 at 7.30pm.  The Archdeacon of Chester will induct him during the same service.


Monday, 14 January 2019

Lantern Parade

On 19th December Overleigh St Mary's C of E School held its Lantern Parade, with carol singing, from the school to St Mary's Church.

The Parade was followed by mulled wine and mince pies, soft drinks for the children …...and a visit from Santa.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Christmas Services at St Mary's



Sunday 16th December

6.30pm      Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

Wednesday 19th December

5.00pm      Lantern Procession from Overleigh St Mary’s School. Carol singing procession to finish at St Mary's Church with mulled wine, mince pies and a visit from Father Christmas

Monday 24th December: Christmas Eve

4.00pm      Crib Service
11.30pm    Midnight Eucharist
Monday 25th December: Christmas Day
10.30am    Parish Communion


Tuesday, 27 November 2018

St Mary's Christmas Fair

St Mary's Christmas Fair on Saturday raised over £3300 towards the cost of the new Centre.
A magnificent effort!
Thank you to all who supported the day.