Welcome To St Alban’s Macclesfield

We are a loving Catholic community in Macclesfield, assisted by prayer and the sacraments, living God’s Word, proclaiming it to others, and serving those in need.

Mass Times

All Masses are in-person and live-streamed.

Relaxation of certain covid restrictions

The right-hand side of the church looking at the altar seating arrangements will be relaxed. Some ropes will be removed allowing people to sit where they wish. Social distancing will still be in place in the rest of the church

Single file please when receiving communion

WEARING OF MASKS ARE STILL MANDATORY this will be reviewed in due course

Christmas Mass times

Christmas Eve – Friday 24 December 2021

12 noon, 4pm, 6:30pm and 9pm

Christmas Day – Saturday 25 December 2021

8am, 9:30am and 11am

Booking your seatBook via the parish website at: Mass booking or Tel: 07783 350 014 between 10:30am -1:00pm Monday to Friday.

Please book a seat for yourself and family by filling in your name + [number in party] eg John Smith +3

Please note, every other pew will be used for booked attendees, to allow for some social distancing.  However, there could be up to 6 people booked into each pew.  If you cannot sit this close to others for health reasons, please choose the less crowded services which are likely to be 12 noon on Christmas Eve or 8am and 11am on Christmas Day. Our stewards will do their utmost to accommodate your needs. 

Booking opens on Monday 29 November and closes at midnight on Tuesday 21 December 2021

Find out more about us


We have a number of roles we need volunteers for:

  • WEBMASTER – Parish Website Volunteer – Our busy parish needs a website that is always up to date. We’re looking for a volunteer to keep the website current with a few regular updates each week and offering support to the contributors. Expertise with WordPress or any web platform would help us to develop this important communication channel for the parish. To help, contact Fr Peter tel: 01625 423 446
  • PARISH COUNCILLORS – There are still seats to be filled on the Parish Council. If you are interested, please contact karynmjohnston@gmail.com. You will be more than welcome to join one of the Parish Council Meetings to see if this is something you would like to be part of.
  • MISSIO AND MILL HILL MISSIONARIES: We still need a dedicated volunteer(s) to take on this important role. If you would like further details regarding this important post, then please contact: Theresa Cod, Regional Community Fundraiser (North)
  • VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL – For some years now the prayers for Sunday Masses and Feast days have been prepared on a rota basis by a team of volunteers. Hopefully the resultant variety of styles adds some interest. A new rota is due to be issued effective from the First Sunday of Advent and we would welcome anyone who would like to contribute. Guidance on the few basics of presentation will be available to anyone who is prepared to join the rota which involves contributing only about five times a year. Please contact Vin Thomas: e.mail: vinthomas@hotmail.co.uk – telephones 01625425775 or 07836214722

For details about the Cheshire East household support fund please see: https://stalbanmacc.org.uk/household-support-fund/

ALPHA – Calling all young people who are thinking about being Confirmed! Beginning in November and continuing into 2022 we will be offering Youth Alpha via Zoom. An opportunity to explore life’s
big questions and the message of Jesus!
Parents, please contact Rosemarie, Tel: 01625 422621 or ramcb33@hotmail.com

Parish Rambles are back for the Autumn, starting in October, with a new initiative of a shorter walk alternative on some Saturday afternoons.


We are delighted to announce that we have found a new Parish Bookings Secretary.  Anna Franks who will be taking on this important role is relatively new to the Parish. To contact Anna in the first instance please contact her on her landline 01625 476477 – her email address is annayarrowfranks@gmail.com and her mobile is 07981826792

Set up Offertory giving: contact 428141 / tph.watterson@ntlworld.com or donate online

Book of the Month


    1st Saturday Devotions

    Sat 4 Dec @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
    St Alban’s Catholic Church

    Join us in Church on the first Saturday of every month to pray the Rosary as part of your own First Five Saturdays Devotion

    Rosary 10:30am, Consecration Prayer and Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

    11.00am - Adoration of the blessed Sacrament and Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

    12noon - Holy Mass

    man in orange jacket and blue denim jeans walking with black short coated dog on forest

    Afternoon walk – for 2030 Group, parishioners and friends

    Sat 11 Dec @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    St Alban’s Catholic Church

    Maybe café meet if weather bad?

    Christmas Carols around the Crib

    Sat 11 Dec @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Market Place, Macclesfield

    All are welcome - come and join us - singing or listening.

    Organised by St Alban's Catholic Church, Chester Road, Macclesfield

    Polish Mass

    Sun 12 Dec @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    St Alban’s Catholic Church

    Polish masses are held every 2nd Sunday of the month.

    Christingle Service

    Sun 12 Dec @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    St Alban’s Catholic Church

    All are very welcome to this lovely service, especially young families. Gather at 3:30pm in the Parish Centre to hear the story of the first Christingle and to make your own. Then join a special candlelit service at 4pm in church, which will involve all the children.

    Please bring an orange! Everything else will be provided.

    Healing Mass

    Sun 26 Dec @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    St Alban’s Catholic Church

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