CLOSED FOR SERVICES
Location: Marshlands Road, Little Neston, Cheshire. CH64 4AD
St. Michael’s Church was rebuilt in 1991, the new style building replacing a wooden structure originally licensed in 1913, which became too small for the purpose. This modern style building is ideally suited to modern worship and especially family style worship. Its spacious and individual rooms and well fitted kitchen provide a most desirable venue for many community groups in the area who rent the facility on a regular basis.
These include Women’s Institute; Neston and District Art Society; Mothers Union; Bereavement Support Group. It also provides a meeting place for the youth of the parish and the church bereavement group. The building is also well suited to, and used for, weekend group activities and courses and has adequate car parking facilities.
Traditionally the site was an ideal training facility for the parish curate. At present the emphasis is a centre for predominantly ‘lay led’ services with the aim of encouraging Family Worship.
Previous History - In 1910 Sunday services were held at Ness Holt School but new regulations would soon make the school unsuitable. The Vicar at the time, Rev Charles Brooke Gwynne considered various sites in Little Neston for a proposed new church before a price of £50 was agreed for the piece of land where St Michael’s now stands. In March 1913 a tender was submitted for the building of a Mission Church and the work commenced forthwith. On Tuesday 23rd September 1913 the opening service took place in the wooden Gothic style St Michael’s Mission Church. The Dean of Chester preached at the opening service to a full seated capacity of 150 souls. It is recorded that many ” were compelled to turn away because of the lack of room”. That building which had cost £516 13s 7d (in old money!) to build was demolished in 1989 to make way for the present St Michael’s Church which was dedicated by the Bishop of Chester The Rt Revd Michael Baughan on Tuesday 11th June 1991.
Lettings for Functions, Classes, Meetings etc Contact: Peter Rossiter 0151 336 5503