Churches & Religious

Religious events taking place in and around Macclesfield.

If you have an event you want publicised here then please email us via the contact form


  • Wed
    Unitarian Chapel, King Edward Street, Macclesfield


    Macclesfield Quakers hold meetings twice a month.

    You're invited to join us for Meeting for Worship at the beautiful King Edward Street Unitarian Chapel.

    The Quaker Way is firmly based in the belief that everyone has equal access to the Divine.

    Simple, silent group communion with the Divine - however it is thought of - is at the core of the British Quaker Way.

    There is no service and no priest, just the willingness to directly experience the Sacred as a group, rather than through a mediated service or personal meditation.

    During this simple yet rich worship, anyone may be deeply moved by the Spirit to speak, enriching the silence rather than interrupting it.

    Meeting for Worship begins at 2.30pm for one hour, followed by refreshments and informal discussion.

    The chapel provides a wheelchair ramp for access from the street, a loop system for the hearing impaired, and accessible toilet facilities. There is ample car parking across the road."

    Quaker Meeting for worship is held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at the Unitarian Chapel on King Edward Street from 2.30-3.30pm.

    Contact Jill Maguire on 01625 432437 or email

  • Sat
    12 noonMarket Place, Macclesfield

    Macclesfield’s countdown to Christmas will begin with the big switch on event held on Saturday 1st December from 12pm.

    Local bands will be providing stage entertainment and there will also be Christmas market stalls, a craft fair, a chance to visit Father Christmas in his Town Hall grotto until 3:30pm, face painting, carol singers, children’s entertainment, a Father Christmas parade and a fantastic firework display following the switch on at 5pm.

  • Thu
    5:30 pmMarket Place, Macclesfield

    It may a be a few months away, but time seems to travel so much faster at this time of year – and Macclesfield Town Council are already making plans for Christmas 2018.

    As part of the celebrations, everyone is invited to gather together on Thursday 6th December at 5:30pm, to remember loved ones, around the Market Place Christmas Tree – and to sing carols and reflect on their memories – at what can be a challenging time of year for many.

    Helena Gowler, Community Engagement Officer for Macclesfield Town Council said ‘Last year we moved the event from the Crematorium to the Town Centre. We had all the bad weather on one day; snow, sleet, high winds and driving rain. Despite that, St Michael’s Church opened up to offer a warm welcome and over 600 people braved the weather to come together and remember their loved ones, demonstrating that there is a real need for this type of event in the Town.

    On the lead up to the event, people are invited to write a message on a star which will be hung on the tree before the get together. Stars can be collected from the Visitor Information Centre, the United Reformed Church, Park Green, St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield Cemetery Office and Santander on Mill St. They must be returned to one of these hubs by Friday 9th November so that they can be prepared and hung on the tree.

    People are encouraged to come along to the event on the 6th December to see all of the memory stars on the tree, to join in with the carols led by All Hallows Catholic College, and reflect in memory of someone special.

    Mayor of Macclesfield, Cllr Adam Schofield


Macclesfield United Reformed Church


St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield


St Edward the Confessor Catholic Church



St Alban’s Catholic Church


Silklife Church


Elim Christian Life Centre


Bethel Baptist Church


St Paul’s Church

St Paul’s


Macclesfield Unitarians


Calvary Church