The United Benefice of Atherton and Hindsford with Howe Bridge is a Team Ministry with four centres of worship:
St John's (Atherton Parish Church)
St George's (Atherton)
St Philip's (Atherton)
St Michael and All Angels (Howe Bridge)
The Ministry Team comprises of a Team Rector, a Team Vicar, and a Lay Reader.
Our Benefice Vision:A welcoming, worshipping, relevant Church reflecting God's love, reaching out to the community to make new friends for Jesus and equipping all for life
Our Church Community reflects the residential nature of the area with a lively and growing participation by people of all ages. Indeed we have developed the sense of a caring Christian Community which reflects the church as a family fellowship group.
If you are looking for a Church that is community based, lively and modern yet with respect for traditional worship, our Benefice Churches can help you. We have a real commitment to proclaiming the Christian Gospel in the community and we welcome your help.
"There are no strangers here, just friends you have yet to meet"
IMPORTANT NOTICE - LAST UPDATED: FRI 4 SEPTEMBER 2020
Please Note: Currently Atherton Parish Church is the only church open for worship on Sunday mornings at 11am, and everyone is welcome. A booking system is in place - for everyone's saftety we must keep to the guidance provided by the govenment and the diocese, please read the information provided by clicking on the picture above or the link here. Our other churches will open up aligned with the schedule you will find by clicking on the picture above.
Online Services: Through this website and on social media we will be continuing to providing regular worship and prayers online so that our community can access:
- Sunday Worship: Streamed live from St John's on Facebook at 11am and available a little later on YouTube
- Thought for the Day: Will return on Facebook w/c 14 September
- Compline (NIght Prayer): Monday + Wednesday @ 9pm on Facebook
Please keep logging in to find out what's happening.
One of the most important activities of Christians and the church is prayer. We will continue to pray for people and for the situation in which we find ourselves, and we ask each person to do the same. It is through the love of Jesus Christ we have hope, the hope of freedom from fear and isolation, in our lives and in our world.
May God bless you, protect you and give you strength at this time.
The Food Bank which works out of St Anne's Hall at Atherton Parish Church on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm to 3pm is still operating during this time.