All Saints’ Parish Church

Maintained by Stephen Clifford

Vicar: The Reverend Peter Chantry, The Vicarage, Vicarage Lane, Madeley, Crewe, CW3 9PQ

Associate Minister: The Reverend Margaret Gell, 19 Pear Tree Drive, Madeley, Crewe, CW3 9EN

Ordained Local Minister: The Reverend Alan Bailey

Reader: Professor John Lloyd, Whitebeam, College Close, Madeley, Crewe, CW3 9HQ

Sundays 8.30 am Holy Communion
11.00 am Parish Eucharist – with ‘Stepping Stones’ and ‘The Towers’
(fourth Sunday of each month non-Eucharistic Family Service) - new start time for experimental period till June 2014.
Mondays 9.30 am (in termtime) Tots’ Church Praise and Play (new day and time)
Wednesdays 9.15 am Parish Prayers – open to all
Thursdays 9.15 am Holy Communion
Fridays (1st & 3rd of each month) 2-30 pm Madeley Christian Fellowship (at Methodist Chapel, Poolside)

See also our service details on the A Church Near You web site, and our Church web site

For Monthly Vicar’s Letter, see below

The united parishes of All Saints’, Madeley and St. Margaret’s, Betley work together with a single Vicar. Joint services and other initiatives, rather than naming both churches and both villages, are identified by the use of the name LIVING STREAMS. For more information on services under this heading see below.

All Saints’ Church and the Old School House Viewed from Moss Lane. The clock in the tower strikes 7 on the evening of July 26th 2000, disturbing a crow from its lofty roost.
(Photo. © Andrew T. Finney)

Enquiries about Weddings, Christenings/Baptisms and Funerals

Baptism/Christening - Congratulations on your new arrival – we hope all is going well for you as a family. We would be delighted to welcome you and your family for a service of baptism. If All Saints is your parish church, then please get in touch on +44 (0)1782 750205. If you are “out of parish” then you are still very welcome but you do need first to approach your parish church. Which ever way, our very best wishes to you and your family

Weddings – congratulations to you and your fiancé(e) and very best wishes to you both. If you live in Madeley parish and want a church wedding, we would love to meet you. If you are outside the parish but have an existing link or an historical connection to Madeley, again please be in touch. If you don’t yet have a connection but are still interested in getting married at All Saints, it may still be possible – we’ll explain when you ring. Please phone +44(0)1782 750205.  With all best wishes for your future life together.
Funerals at All Saints - We would be honoured to serve your family at this sad time but please could you first contact a local Funeral Director and they will guide you through all the necessary organisation – our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

All Saints’ Parish Church from the North East – North Transept and Tower (Photo. © Andrew T. Finney)  allsts01

Who’s Who at All Saints’


The Rev. Peter Chantry The Vicarage, Vicarage Lane, Madeley, Crewe, CW3 9PQ Tel: +44 (0)1782 750205
The Rev. Margaret Gell 19 Pear Tree Drive, Madeley Tel: +44 (0)1782 750669
The Rev. Alan Bailey Tel: +44 (0)1270 820043
Professor John Lloyd Whitebeam, College Close, Madeley Tel: +44 (0)1782 750506
Judith Bailey Tel: +44 (0)1270 820043
Bernard Finnemore Willow Tree Cottage, Station Road, Onneley Tel: +44 (0)1782 751505
Rosemary Lobban 3 The Bridle Path, Madeley  Tel: +44 (0)1782 750547
Liz Walklett 8 Arbour Close, Madeley Tel: +44 (0)1782 750145
Stephen Clifford Two Robins, Cherry Tree Lane, Woore Tel: +44 (0)1630 647765
Imogen Taylor
Margaret Ellis 50 The Bridle Path, Madeley Tel: +44 (0)1782 750664
Doreen Dracup Tel: +44 (0)1782 680713
Lucy Stowe 15 Birches Farm Mews, Madeley Tel: +44 (0)7771 681681
BELLRINGERS (Practice every Friday 7.30pm)
Sue Twigg Ponderosa, Leycett Lane, Newcastle, ST5 6AD Tel: +44 (0)1782 750213
PARISH NEWS (Copy by 12th of the month please)
Liz Walklett (0)1782 750145

Vicar’s Letter:October Parish Magazine                           

What a beautiful summer we’ve had: sunshine, flowers in full bloom, crops growing tall – even my little apple tree at the vicarage has produced a bountiful crop.

Day by day we are surrounded by so many blessings. We are the beneficiaries of the skills and hard work of others. We live in relative peace and security – things do go wrong, but most of us have safety nets to catch us when we fall on hard times.

Harvest is our annual opportunity to praise and thank God for His provision and as a reminder to be generous to others. We believe that God has provided for us and our families so we also recognise that we have a part to play in helping to provide for others. The Bible teaches us to do this not as an after- thought but as an act of faith and trust – that God who has been generous to us calls us to be generous to others in our turn.

We live in a fragile world where people are often In desperate need of help. Even locally there are families going hungry because of crises in their lives.

The Newcastle Food Bank is one example of Christians and others working together to respond to local needs. It is run by volunteers and Is doing a great job in helping families locally. At All Saints’ and St Margaret’s we collect and pass on donations to the food bank – especially at Harvest but also throughout the year to help those whose crises come at any time. Can I invite you to bring donations of non-perishable food any Sunday and we will pass them on.

As we recognise the goodness of God to us and our families, may I encourage you when shopping to add an extra tin or packet or carton and to bring it to church not just at Harvest but all the year round.

Peter Chantry

Leycett Mining Deaths Memorial

In April 2011 we unveiled, near the South Door, a memorial to the 31 Madeley men and boys killed in an explosion on the morning shift at the fair Lady Pit, Leycett, on 21st January 1880 – see elsewhere on this web site – who were buried in the churchyard on the morning of 25th January 1880. (Another 31 were buried in other parishes.) None of those buried at All Saints’ has an individual marked grave; (one was commemorated on his parents’ gravestone, 15 years later.) No doubt temporary wooden crosses, all most could afford then, have long since rotted away. The Church Council felt it wrong that none of these men and boys should be named on their own memorial, and the new stone near the South door lists all, with an engraving of the pit head wheel. The stone also commemorates all the other dead of the mining industry in Madeley. A list of those buried at All Saints’ follows,  with ages and places of residence. The appeal received financial support from the Parish Council and North Staffs Miners Welfare, as well as many individual donations.

Name Age Abode
Henry Darlington 21yrs Leycett.
Thomas Darlington 55yrs Leycett.
John Davies 21yrs. Little Madeley.
John Espley. 20yrs. Leycett.
John Evans 26yrs. Leycett.
Henry Grocott 26yrs. Little Madeley.
John Hall 21yrs. Madeley Heath.
Joseph Haywood 27yrs. Leycett.
Patrick Hutchinson 36yrs. Leycett
William Huxley 21yrs Leycett.
John James 18yrs Madeley Heath
Richard Jenkinson 46yrs. Madeley Heath.
Frederick Jervis 22yrs. Scot Hay.
John Kinastyn 16yrs Leycett.
Samuel Lamsdale 17yrs. Leycett.
John Lawton 21yrs. Leycett.
Richard Lear 23yrs. Middle Madeley.
William Lear 25yrs. Middle Madeley.
George Nixon 58yrs. Little Madeley.
William Pickin 24yrs. Little Madeley.
John Salisbury 24yrs. Leycett.
George Salmon 34yrs. Madeley Heath.
Jesse Salmon 36yrs. Madeley Heath.
James Scott 36yrs. Leycett.
Thomas Turner 17yrs. Little Madeley.
Edwin Viggars 33yrs. Madeley Heath.
Frederic Viggars 31yrs Madeley Heath.
Joseph Viggars 35yrs. Madeley Heath.
Herbert Walker 20yrs. Little Madeley.
James Webb 35yrs. Madeley Heath.
Michael Whalen 23yrs. Leycett.


United Parishes of Betley and Madeley

Living Streams is a new and developing ministry, rooted in the life of the Anglican parishes of All Saints’, Madeley and St Margaret’s, Betley. Its aim is to encourage and nurture Christian Discipleship through a variety of services, workshops and teaching events, and to promote and facilitate Christian healing. Everyone is welcome to attend.  

Living Streams derives its name from Ezekiel 47:1-12, where the prophet describes an ever-widening stream which flows out of the temple, and from John 7:38, where Jesus promises that “out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.”

In alternate months, at Betley or at Madeley, on the first Sunday of the month, there are united Services of Praise, intended to be opportunities to share in informal worship and to grow through focussed teaching, and Services of Healing and Wholeness, which provide an atmosphere of peace, support and encouragement, in a caring and non-threatening environment.

The Healing Services are at St. Margaret’s Church, Betley, and allow prayer and quiet as well as music and singing. The Praise Services are at All Saints’ Church, Madeley.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid and Standing Order forms are available from the back of All Saints’ Church. If you presently use the envelope scheme, or if you have a one-off donation to make and you pay tax (income tax or tax on savings) can we urge you to fill one in. The form allows the church to reclaim the tax on these gifts, so that we receive an extra £2.50 for each £10 donated. This scheme replaced the old covenant system and is much more flexible and easy to use.

If you have any questions about the operation of this scheme, please contact Imogen Taylor.


Methodist Church, Poolside

Minister, The Reverend Alison Brookes, Tel:+44 (0)1782 629804
Sundays 10.30am Morning service and Junior church. Monthly Communion Service
Thursdays 7.30pm Puppet Ministry, adults and teenagers.
Fridays, fortnightly Christian Fellowship (as All Saints’.)

Church Web site:

Roman Catholic

No service in Madeley but Sunday Mass 10.30 a.m. at Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart in Mill Street, Silverdale, served from Holy Trinity, Newcastle.

Deacon-in-Residence: The Rev. Mr. Neil Adlington, Tel:+44 (0)1782 624325



The Reverend Mr. Neil Adlington

Neil was ordained Deacon by the Archbishop of Birmingham in June 1992, to serve in the parish of St John the Baptist, Alton. He later became a full-time parish deacon in the parish team for Cheadle, Alton and Cotton, before moving to the Church of the Sacred Heart in Silverdale late in 2000, where he has responsibility for the Roman Catholic parish of Silverdale and Madeley.

As a parish deacon, Neil can prepare people for the sacraments of the Church, perform baptisms, marriages and funeral services, and minister to the sick and housebound. He and his wife Jackie are based in the Presbytery of the Sacred Heart in Silverdale, where he works alongside the team at Holy Trinity, Newcastle – Mgr Ryall, Fr Jan and Fr Eric, and the Sisters of Mercy.

Apart from his duties as deacon, Neil is an enthusiast for sport, especially football, and lists “listening to music” as a major interest.

Giving Up Preaching for Lent!

I’ve made a conscious decision – I’m going to give up preaching for Lent! 

But Vicar, (I hear you say) it’s your job!

True, it is my privilege to encourage you all in your faith and to help you                                                    to see God in your daily lives which is precisely why I’m giving up

preaching for Lent.

During Lent, all those of us with a Bishop’s licence are going to invest

our preaching time in helping others find their voices and share

something of their Christian lives as lived out Monday to Saturday. 

Clergy and Readers are not the only ones trying to honour God and live out the faith – we all are!

This Time Tomorrow (TTT) is one of our Lent Projects this year.  Each Sunday a different lay person from the congregation will be invited to share something of their experience of God in their work place – whether that’s in school, college, office, community or home – to share some of the joys and the challenges of living out the Christian life beyond the church walls.

We plan to interview younger and older, those in paid employment and those who juggle family responsibilities with working commitments.  We hope to find out how God encourages people like you and me to be bold in our faith and to see God in the ordinary and the everyday.

We hope that TTT will encourage us all that God cares truly, madly, deeply about the whole of his world which includes your backyard and your frontline each and everyday. 

As Christians, we believe that God’s kingdom is near to each one of us – so I pray that this project will help us all make connections and realise that God is alongside us throughout all the things we are involved in.  And more than that, that God wants to help us to be agents of his generosity and grace in how we nurture our families, contribute to our workplaces and influence our community. 

Have an inspiring Lent.       



Madeley Parish Bible Study Group; Sept 1 & 15; Oct 6 & 20; Nov 3 & 17; Dec 1 & 15:

This group meets twice each month, on the first and third Monday evenings, starting at 7.30pm and aiming to finish at 8.45pm with a cup of tea or coffee.
It is an open group, and everyone is warmly invited.
The aim is to study and discuss the message of the Bible and to discover what it has to teach and inspire us in our generation.
Meetings take place at Whitebeam, College Close, Brynwood – Anne and John Lloyd’s home.

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Madeley Christian Fellowship: Sept 5 & 19; Oct 3& 17; Nov 7 & 21; Dec 5:

The Fellowship meets at 2.30pm in the Poolside Methodist Church every 1st and 3rd Friday, for a short worship service followed by refreshment and chat.
You are most welcome to attend.
Please feel free to invite friends to come with you to these meetings.

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All Saints Madeley Website: History & Events On-line:

All Saints’ is a friendly and welcoming church in the village of Madeley, six miles from Newcastle under-Lyme. We are a lively community of all ages and backgrounds, and we are passionate about the message of Jesus.
Whether you are just searching or you have been a Christian for years, we want to help you to grow in your relationship with the Lord. If you are a family with children, we have lots of activities for all ages – and we think the sound of young (and very young) children in our church is a sign of life.

We enjoy our worship, love to hear what God says to us in the Bible, and long to share our faith with anyone who will listen. So after your virtual tour, why not come for a ‘real’ experience. We’d like to meet you.

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Madeley & District Community Association Cafe

Every Wednesday.
10am to 1pm
Methodist Chapel, Poolside
Alan 751164

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Madeley Parish Magazine

Individual copies are 35p – a year’s subscription is £3.50 – copies are always available at the church – if you would like a copy delivered to your home, please phone Liz Walklett on 01782-750145.

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