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Ridge Methodist Church

Contact Person: Deacon Jude Laycock
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'The Friendly Chapel on the Hill'

For more than 180 years the Ridge Methodist Church has stood overlooking Hawk Green- serving as a centre for Christian worship and a place where many find faith, hope, and friendship. In a distinctive way it has always been something of a "people's church", having been built by local people who quarried the stone themselves and did their own carting and labouring. Today, although the church building is old and lovingly maintained, it is neither a museum nor a relic. Instead it is a lively, active and thriving church, dedicated to the service of God and the community of Hawk Green.

The church was extended in 2005 creating a bright and airy concourse, a meeting room and extended kitchen from where we serve our legendary afternoon teas and cater for many other functions. A new vestry was also incorporated along with new toilet facilities and the building is easily accessible to those with mobility problems.

If you would like to find out more about our Church you are always welcome to come and visit us on any Sunday at 10.30am for Morning Service - you will be made very welcome.

Rooms for hire

The new meeting rooms are available for hire by the local community for various activities e.g. Art Classes, Children's Parties, Teacher Training Days, Handicraft classes etc, etc. We really want it to be come a major part of the Hawk Green Community and not just a building that is used on Sundays.

The Ridge Church and surrounding Churches also use the rooms for Quiet Days, Churches together Meetings and functions.


The Ridge, Marple, SK6 7ER


0161 427 2509

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