Welcome to the website for the Benefice. We hope that you find it helpful and that you are encouraged to visit our churches either for worship or one of the events that are held in our churches from time to time. We have two very lovely and distinctive village churches and one fabulous civic standard church in a rapidly growing village. With the help of the wonderful retired clergy in the area, our team of supportive church members have maintained the effective running of the churches through the interregnum.
Please download a copy our Parish News from this website to get a feel for the warmth of village life in this beautiful area of Cheshire.
Our churches are here for you in the good times but also the tough times and so many come to us at the milestone events of life as well as week by week in the ordinary and everyday events of life. You will be made most welcome.
With all good wishes,
The Church Wardens
All parishes are required to participate in a Past Cases Review, commissioned by the Church of England. PCR2, as it is known nationally, is part of the Church’s ongoing scrutiny of its handling of past and current safeguarding cases. An Independent Reviewer will be looking at files relating to church officers in this parish, both lay and ordained, past and present.
“Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process, or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures, are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the Church, a dedicated telephone helpline – 0800 80 20 20 – operated independently from the Church, by the NSPCC, has been set up.”
The United Benefice of St Oswalds, Malpas , Holy Trinity, Bickerton and St John’s , Threapwood take their duties and obligations to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at www.chester.anglican.org/social-responsibility/safeguarding
Get in Touch
All of the churches warmly welcome any inquiries concerning our services.
Please contact the Church Wardens for more information about occasional offices at our churches.