The parish and village of Gee Cross is set on the edge of the Greater Manchester conurbation with quick and easy access to the city centre via road, rail or bus. On the eastern side, Werneth Low Country Park is a popular beauty spot with views across Manchester to the mountains of North Wales. There are two primary schools in the parish – our church school and Dowson primary school – and a modern secondary school – Alder Community High.
Our church has a passion for the local community. We lead the opening of the annual village fete, in conjunction with the local Methodist church and many locals will join us for services at Easter, Harvest, Remembrance Day and Christmas. We have links with our local schools, in particular through “Open the Book” initiative and with the four care homes in the parish. We’ve also developed links with the local food bank.
We have been actively engaged with the Diocese GAP programme and are nearing the completion of our GAP4 goals. We have a small worship team, which we would like to grow further and an embryonic young people’s group which has exciting potential for significant growth.
We hope this information will give you a flavour of the life of our church and our wonderful parish and whet your appetite to learn more.