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Februray 2018 Newsletter

The latest newsletter is now available by clicking on the image on this page or by clicking here



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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


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What's On


Thursday 22nd February 7:30pm

"Hilbre: Inspiration Island " A talk by Matt Thomas


Sunday 18th March 4pm

Storytelling Service


Friday 30th March

Walk of Witness from Shotwick to Burton


Sunday 22nd April

Annual Church Meeting


Friday 4th - Suinday 7th April

Art Weekend


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


Re-ordering of the Church Pews

We are pleased to announce that the re-ordering of the pews at the rear of Church is now complete.


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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Run your mouse over the archive newletter month field and a dropdown box will appear showing the newsletter contents.


Click on any highlighted date on the above calendar and read what events or services are planned for that day. The bible readings for the Sunday services are also shown for the next few months.


A slideshow of photographs reflecting the Church and its life can be seen by clicking on "Slideshow" from the "History" menu tab



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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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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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