The Parish has recently been joined with St. John’s, Macclesfield in a new Benefice.
Our Belief and Vision for the future.
To provide a focal point within Henbury and Broken Cross for the community to engage
in and develop Christian Worship and Fellowship.
The Church, a Grade 2 listed building,
was consecrated in 1845, in what was essentially a farming community, but now Henbury
is a part rural, part suburban parish on the outskirts of Macclesfield, serving a
population of around 3,500. We are an active Anglican community with a middle-of-the-road,
liberal churchmanship. We make all newcomers feel welcome, have an open policy to
those looking for baptisms and are as flexible as church law allows to those looking
to be married here.
Electoral Roll: 81 (following creation of a new roll in 2019)
Pastoral care is organised by a dedicated team of people working under a Pastoral
Care Team Leader. They regularly visit parishioners who are sick or who live alone,
at home and in hospital and distribute gifts to them after the Harvest Festival,
the Flower Service and at Christmas. They are also involved in the running of CAMEO.
We have a Lay Reader who completes her training in April. Members of the PCC are being
trained in the Safeguarding Policy. Communications
A monthly magazine is produced, with nearly 200 copies distributed widely in the
Parish. As well as the obvious Church activities, it includes a children’s section,
humour, Christian articles and advertisements for local businesses. A weekly Pew Leaflet
is also printed.
St. Thomas’ and St. John’s have had a joint FaceBook page since late 2018. We post
details of upcoming services and social events regularly. Information about St Thomas’
and joint events is updated at least once a week.