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Sep 2018 Newsletter

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Shotwick Poppies

Read the article in the Chester Chronicle about our display of knitted poppies for Remembrance. Click on the poppy to read it.


Churchyard Memorials

The memorials in the Churchyard have been digitised and made available on this website. The project is ongoing, but there are details of over 800 persons buried in the graveyard, with photographs and locations of the memorials currently being added. You can find the index from the history tab in the menu or directly by clicking here.



The "Pirates Grave" can be found by clicking here


Read our Archived News

Read about our stolen bell, a speech by Lord David Alton, filming at Shotwick and the conservation of the commandment boards. A report of the 2012 Prayer book society can also be found in the archive


Click here to go to the archive



What's On


Saturday 13th October 10am

Decorating the Church for Harvest


Sunday 14th October 3pm

Harvest Festival followed by harvest supper in Church. Tickets for the supper are £8


Saturday 10th November

WW1 Armistice Commemoration Dinner in Church


Sunday 11th November

Remembrance Sunday. Service commences at 10:50 am. Church bells will be rung both before and after the service in memory of the bellringers who were killed in the First World War.


Saturday 24th November

Craft afternoon at June's house 2pm. Call 0151 339 8163 for more details.


Sunday 16th December

Service of nine lessons and carols. Servive starts at 4pm. Please note there will be no 11:30 am service.


Thursday 20th December

Christmas bedtime story. Time to be confirmed


Sunday 6th January 2019

Plough Sunday with bring and share lunch after the 11:00 am serice.


Chester Cathedral Tower Tour

In September 2014 a group from the Church visited Chester Cathedral and went on a tour of the Tower and Bell Tower.


A set of photographs of the views can be seen by clicking here

Rear Vestry



Mystery Worshipper

The Mystery Worshipper has visited the Church. Read what they had to say about St. Michael's by clicking here




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Bible Verse Of The Day

We use the traditional 1662 Prayer Book for most of our services!


Shotwick (pronounced Shottick) is a tiny agricultural village of only fifteen houses and a small seventeenth century manor house situated on the Wirral peninsula, some eight miles from the Roman city of Chester in the North West of England.


St. Michael’s is a medieval double aisled church with largely eighteenth century furniture including box pews and a three decker pulpit. It stands on the site of a former ford across the River Dee which forms the border with Wales.


The parish has a strong sense of community, however with only one hundred and twenty residents, a large part of the welcoming congregation come from further afield, drawn by the traditional services and the sense of being part of continuing worship which has taken place here for a thousand years.

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May May 2018 Contents
Hilbre Island
Timkat at the Cathedral
Musical Evening
Walk of Witness
Diocesan Synod

Feb Feb 2018 Contents
Medieval Banquet
Plough Sunday
Beside the Seaside
Safety Checks


Nov Nov 2017 Contents
Lichfield Trip
Children's Story & Craft Afternoon
Prayer Book Society
Church Gates Repaired
Mersey Ferry Trip
Burton Point
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Beside The Seaside
Images Of Harvest


Aug Aug 2017 Contents
Pet Service
Deanery Synod report
Burton Mere Wetlands
Gisslie and Thumper
Prayer Book Society
Burton Festival
Bible Book Club



Feb Feb 2017 Contents
Lent Course
Luther's Theses
Quiz Night
Great Halls of Wirral
Greyhound Inn
Thomas Merton Prayer
RSPB on the Dee
Poppy Picttures
Ruth becomes a Reader


Nov Nov 2016 Contents
PBS Annual Meeting
Priest Holes
John Crane
Kitchen Appeal
Harvest Festival
Message From Mark
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Bell Ringing

St. Michael's has a fine set of bells including the oldest bell in Wirral. You can read a history of the bells (and listen to them!) by clicking here. We have an enthusiastic group of ringers who practice every Friday and look after the maintenance of the bells. They ring every Sunday for Parish Worship and for all other church services (except Good Friday).

Contact Frank Parry if you are keen to join in and learn.


Friends of Shotwick

Friends are kept in contact with regular newsletters and support the church financially. Minimum subscription £5 per annum. For information, contact the secretary to the Friends, Mrs Joan Norman

Visiting The Church

The Church is kept open during the day courtesy of the parishioners.


Due to the age and nature of the Church and village, disabled access is limited.


There is a small area of cobbles to be crossed before entering the Church gates, followed by a smooth paved area leading to the main door. There are three large, uneven steps to the entrance of the building. A ramp is available on service days.


An alternative entrance which can also accomodate a ramp leads to the chancel area of ther church.


There are steps and uneven floors within the Church.


We have welcomers to greet and assist you during services, along with a hearing loop and large print books. We serve refreshments at the all age service on the first Sunday of each month.


Church tours are available by special arrangement with the Wardens.


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