Welcome To Our Parish Website

Our Parish Church is St Mary's, Middlewich.
The Mass centre of St Margaret Ward in Holmes Chapel is also part of our Parish. 
Our Parish Priest is Fr Peter Dutton and our Deacons are Rev Tony Ford & Rev Chris Wells. 
The Parish covers Middlewich, Holmes Chapel, Goostrey, Byley and Cranage, and lies on both sides of Junction 18 of the M6.  


1 Prayer Ministry and Lent resource - see Faith Resources.
2 CAFOD campaign 2021 - see CAFOD pages.
3 Parish Donations - For more details click here to go to Parish Donations page, or contact presbytery by email at stmarysrcmiddlewich@gmail.com.
4 Foodbank News - see Foodbank page.  See this page for news of a paid job available at Foodbank, 20 hours per week.
5 Covid-19 Update - see Covid page for Special Notice.


Second Sunday of Lent.

A brilliant explosion of light must surely have taken place when Creation happened:
‘In the beginning God said “let there be light” and there was light. God saw that the light was good and He separated the light from the darkness’
This same light manifested itself in Jesus at his Transfiguration on Tabor and the glory of God’s Kingdom was revealed to three human witnesses, Peter, James and John.
Jewish tradition required the testimonies of three witnesses before any claim could be considered as truth. The witness of the three disciples would later help the early Church community shape their belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
During this time of Lent let us ask ourselves: ”Do we know Jesus well enough to be true witnesses to the Light?”