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Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival will be held this year on the 12th October at 3pm. There will be no 11:30 service that day. Vice Dean Revd. Canon Peter Howell-Jones will be preaching.

 

Harvest Lunch will follow at Shotwick Hall for those who wish. There will be a charge of £8 for this and tickets will be available nearer the day.

 

 

 

Chester Cathedral Tower Tour

In September 2014 a group from the Church visited Chester Cathedral and went on a tour of the Tower and Bell Tower.

 

A set of photographs of the views can be seen by clicking here

         

 

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Aug 2014 Newsletter

The latest newsletter is now available by clicking the image on this page.

 

     

Re-ordering of Church Pews

We are pleased to announce that the Diocesan Chancellor has now approved our proposals to re-order the pews at the rear of the Church. Work will commence in October.

 

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Click on any highlighted date on the above calendar and read what events or services are planned for that day. The bible readings for the Sunday services are also shown for the next few months.

 

A slideshow of photographs reflecting the Church and its life can be seen by clicking on "Slideshow" from the "History" menu tab

         

Read our Archived News

Read about our stolen bell, a speech by Lord David Alton, filming at Shotwick and the conservation of the commandment boards. A report of the 2012 Prayer book society can also be found in the archive

 

Click here to go to the archive .

 

Mystery Worshipper

The Mystery Worshipper has visited the Church. Read what they had to say about St. Michael's by clicking here

 

Churchyard Memorials

The memorials in the Churchyard have been digitised and made available on this website. The project is ongoing, but there are details of over 800 persons buried in the graveyard, with photographs and locations of the memorials currently being added. You can find the index from the history tab in the menu or directly by clicking here.

 

 

The "Pirates Grave" can be found by clicking here

         

 

 

         

Shotwick (pronounced Shottick) is a tiny agricultural village of only fifteen houses and a small seventeenth century manor house situated on the Wirral peninsula, some eight miles from the Roman city of Chester in the North West of England.

 

St. Michael’s is a medieval double aisled church with largely eighteenth century furniture including box pews and a three decker pulpit. It stands on the site of a former ford across the River Dee which forms the border with Wales.

 

The parish has a strong sense of community, however with only one hundred and twenty residents, a large part of the welcoming congregation come from further afield, drawn by the traditional services and the sense of being part of continuing worship which has taken place here for a thousand years.

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Bell Ringing

St. Michael's has a fine set of bells including the oldest bell in Wirral. You can read a history of the bells (and listen to them!) by clicking here. We have an enthusiastic group of ringers who practice every Friday and look after the maintenance of the bells. They ring every Sunday for Parish Worship and for all other church services (except Good Friday).


Contact Frank Parry if you are keen to join in and learn.

 

Friends of Shotwick

Friends are kept in contact with regular newsletters and support the church financially. Minimum subscription £5 per annum. For information, contact the secretary to the Friends, Mrs Joan Norman

 
 
Visiting The Church

The Church is kept open during the day courtesy of the parishioners.

 

Due to the age and nature of the Church and village, disabled access is limited.

 

There is a small area of cobbles to be crossed before entering the Church gates, followed by a smooth paved area leading to the main door. There are three large, uneven steps to the entrance of the building.

 

An alternative entrance which can accomodate a ramp is available on a Sunday. There are steps and uneven floors within the Church.

 

We have welcomers to greet and assist you during services, along with a hearing loop and large print books. We serve refreshments at the all age service on the first Sunday of each month.

 

Church tours are available by special arrangement with the Wardens.

 

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