St Mary & St Helen Parish Church, Neston
The latest rebuild of Neston Parish Church St Mary and St Helen, was completed in 1875 and it stands on the site of a place of worship that goes back to at least time of the Domesday Book. Situated in the centre of the town, it boasts many items of interest for tourist, visitors and researchers, and is the first faith site in the country to receive the North West Multi Faith Tourism Award, The Marque of Excellence.
Among the treasures on view is one of the finest collection of stained glass windows in the region including those of Burne-Jones, Harding and Kempe. Also on view is a collection of Viking Stones found in the foundations, that link Neston with the Viking presence in Wirral. The church is open every day. On some days coffee is served, and guides can arrange conducted tours. A small shop sells cards and keepsakes, and all are welcome to attend any of the daily services or to browse and take in the atmosphere.
Telephone: 0151 353 1000
High Street, Neston CH64 9TZ
Vicar: Rev. Kevin Crinks
Worship: Sun. 8am, 10.45am and Wed 1.30 pm
The Parish Church seats 500 people and is available for Music Concerts and other suitable productions.
Christ Church, Willaston
Christ Church Willaston is a Church of England church at the heart of the Willaston Community, listening to God as he speaks through his word and empowers us to share the love and joy of knowing Christ.
Neston Methodist Church
Park Street, Neston, CH64 3RB
Sunday Morning Worship, 10.45am – all welcome
Holy Communion once a month, 10.45am. – all welcome
Ecumenical Shopper Service – every Friday, 10.30a.m. – all welcome
A number of rooms are available for community use.
A Brief history of the Church
1874 – A Non-Denominational Mission Hall was built on the present site by Captain Ward, a tug boat owner. it was known as “The Old Tin Chapel”.
1899 – The Old Tin Chapel was bought by the Rock Ferry Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Church.
1909 – On 3rd February a Dedicatory Service of the new building was held.
1932 – In September the three main branches of British Methodism (Wesleyan, Primitive and United) joined to form The Methodist Church of Great Britain.
1998 – A partnership formed between Neston Methodist Church, Age Concern EP&N and Cheshire County Council Social Services, to improve the existing premises, to provide new and extended facilities. This became known as Project 99.
1999 – In May, the premises re-opened as Neston Methodist Church and Community Centre.
Deacon John Clarke, who had pastoral charge of the church, said “We go forward with the hope that what will emerge from people who gather to work and worship here, will ensure a greater evidence of the love of Christ for all”.
2012 – Committed to become a Fairtrade Church.
2013 – In April, opened a Foodbank Collection point.
Parkgate & Neston United Reformed Church
Junction of Parkgate Road and Moorside Lane, Parkgate, Neston CH64 6UZ
Telehone: 0151 336 3336
Weekly Church Services: Sunday 11am and 6.30pm (Morning Communion 1st Sunday in the month and Evening Communion 3rd Sunday in the month)
The Church Hall can be booked by contacting Alan Meehan on 07908 769 612 or via email on: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Winefride’s RC Church
Address: 5, Burton Road, Little Neston, Neston, CH64 9RF.
St Winefride’s Primary School is in Mellock Lane about quarter of a mile from the church.
Parish Priest Father Francis George (Kochupaliath)
Telephone: 0151 364 3191
Deacon Mike Topping (Clergy Representative)
Telephone: 0151 353 0253
Little Neston Methodist Church
Worship: Sunday Morning Worship 10.30am, Holy Communion once a month.
Tuesdays 12 noon, Age Concern Luncheon Club.
Tuesdays 1st and 3rd of the month, 1.45 – 4pm Knit and Natter. For full details please contact Margaret on 0151 336 2851.
Rooms are available for booking for enquiries please contact on 0151 336 4510.
St Thomas’ Church, Parkgate
St Thomas’ Church Mostyn Square, Parkgate, Neston CH64 6SL.
The sandstone church of St Thomas, known as the Fisherman’s Church, was built in 1843 as a Congregational chapel. In 1858 it became a Presbyterian church until the Church of England took it over in 1910 and named it after St. Thomas. The church was closed in 1994, having been declared structurally unsafe.
Parkgate has a population of some 4,000 people but it has no Community Hall or Heritage Centre. A survey showed the need for St Thomas’ to be preserved as a focal centre of the village for churchgoers and non-churchgoers alike.
In 2001 the Bishop’s Trust was formed under the patronage of the Bishop of Chester and, with the support of the Family and Friends of St Thomas, the Parkgate Society and the Parkgate Preservation Trust, works in partnership with the community and with the Vicar of the Parish of Neston, of which St Thomas’s is a part.
The objectives of the Trust were to repair and make the building safe, then to renovate and equip the interior for use, not only as a place of worship but also as a much needed community centre for people of all faiths and denominations, who live and work in Parkgate.
A combination of cultural and leisure activities and the very special opportunity of returning Christian worship to the community, will provide a unique source of support and enrichment for families, people living alone, visitors and for local societies and special interest groups.
“St Thomas’ Church, Parkgate – A Short History” – Researched and written by Betty Jones. The third edition commemorates the official re-opening of the Church. (Available from the Church, The Parkgate Stores and Nichols Ice Cream Shop).
The church was rededicated and reopened on Sunday 4 July 2010, by Right Reverend Dr Peter Forster, Bishop of Chester.
Sundays 9.30 a.m. either Eucharist or Sunday Praise, except for the 5th Sunday in the month a United Service in the Parish Church, Neston at 10.45 a.m., or St Michaels, Little Neston, or St Thomas’.
Sunday Praise services (informal worship for people of all ages) once a month
For more information please visit the website: stthomasparkgate.co.uk
Since its restoration, St Thomas’ is a very versatile building which can be hired out by community groups. Please contact Emma Dennett on 353 1096 for further details or via email on: email@example.com.
St Nicholas’ Church, Burton
St Nicholas’ Church is the parish church of Burton and Puddington in Wirral in Cheshire. We are an Anglican Church with close connections to our village communities and Church-aided Primary School.
Address: St. Nicholas’ Church, The Village, Burton Neston, CH64 5SH.
Reverend John Coyne
Telephone: 07471 890827
Willaston Methodist Church
Address: Neston Road, Willaston, Neston, CH64 2TL.
Lay Pastor Mr Jim Shaw
Telephone: 0151 327 7183
St Michael’s Church
Daughter church of St Mary & St Helen’s Parish Church, Neston. The Church Hall is available for hire, please contact the Church for full details.
Address: Marshlands Road, Little Neston NESTON CH64 4AD
Telephone: 0151 353 1000