Roe-naissance News

The Christ Church Roe-naissance project team consists of nine volunteers working with The Churches Conservation Trust to define a new purpose for Christ Church – a grade II* listed engineering marvel built by Charles Roe in 1775 in the heart of Macclesfield.

The church is open to visitors on the last Sunday of each month – from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. Musicians will often be present.

Creative art sessions are also being held on the last Saturday before the last Sunday of the month – from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm – for anyone to have a go at making and performing. These occasions are free – donations are welcome to support the team’s work.

The project team are seeking more volunteers to assist with all aspects of reviving the church – including a treasurer, someone with graphic skills to work on publicity, stewards, researchers, gardeners, archivists, organists –and anyone with a talent for display would be more than welcome. 

Fashion Event
As part of The Garden Festival Weekend there’ll be a Fashion Event at Christ Church on Saturday  22nd June at 6.30 pm. The theme being ‘Geography, Travel and The Natural World – A view of sustainable fashion from across the globe’. Students and designers from Macclesfield will be modelling their own creations. This will be a colourful and quirky occasion for all. Entry is free, do come along. If you can assist with stewarding, please get in touch.

Cadenza at Christ Church
On Saturday, 10th August at 7.30pm, Cadenza will be performing ahead of their trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Cadenza is a 13-piece a cappella group made up of students studying in Cambridge. Founded in 1997, the group has become known for their stunning arrangements spanning a range of genres, performing in both Cambridge and further afield to critical acclaim. Tickets £7.50 ( £5.00 concessions) will be available online soon. 

For a taste of the group in action check out:

Roe’s Garden
The team are developing a Physic Garden (a garden historically for medicinal plants) within the existing raised bed to the east side of the church and are hoping to create an interactive community outdoor space.  If you would like to help out the team would be glad of your support. 

The Roe-naissance Project
Imagine a new life for Christ Church . . .
A Grade II* listed ‘engineering marvel’ built by Charles Roe in 1775 in the heart of Macclesfield.

facebook: @theroenaissanceproject
twitter: @ChristChurchMac

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