Our regular services have been temporarily suspended and following government guidelines we have closed access to the church building during the current Corona Virus pandemic.

However this does not mean daily worship from St.Thomas’ has ceased  – by no means – it’s just taking a different form!

As the Vicar of St.Thomas’, I will be leading daily prayers online from the vicarage at 10.00am and 7pm each day.  So you will be able to join me in your own homes – much as the early Christians did before our churches were built.

If you would like to join me, and have a computer or smartphone, you can subscribe to the Worship from St. Thomas’ YouTube channel by clicking on the link below or copying it and pasting it into your browser.


To make it easier, this QR code will take you straight there.

Click “Subscribe” which will be in red – see picture below – (there is no cost involved) and you will enter the site where you will be able to (view my prayers.)

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Once you have clicked “subscribe” it turns to “subscribed” and a notification bell appears to its right – see picture below.

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To join in with my live prayers each day, click on the notification bell symbol. Following its dropdown menu click “All”.  See picture below.

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Then as each broadcast is starting you will get an invitation to click on the notification to join live.

When I light my candle, you might also like to light one as well, so we are all part of a worshipping community.

Good luck and I hope you find this helpful.

With best wishes 

Rev. Tracy Ward

The Rt Revd Mark Tanner has been named by Downing Street as the next Bishop of Chester, succeeding the Rt Revd Dr Peter Forster who retired in September 2019. Bishop Mark is currently the Bishop of Berwick in the Diocese of Newcastle. For more information click here https://www.chester.anglican.org/

Who are we?

St Thomas’ Church is the parish church for Mellor and Marple Bridge. We are part of the wider Diocese of Chester which is part of The Church of England.
There have been settlements on this site since Iron Age times which offers visitors spectacular views across Stockport and Manchester and on a good day views of the Welsh Hills.

What are we about?

At the heart of any church though is the people. We would love to offer you a warm welcome when you visit us at the ‘Church on the Hill’.
We provide a breathing space where all people can come with their questions and doubts. We explore together how to live out the Christian faith in today’s world. Finding ways to see the sacred in the ordinariness of daily life.

Coming together each week to celebrate the Eucharist is an important part of our worship which is supported by our amazing choir.
We are passionate that all are valued and respected for who they are as beloved children of God and are thankful for all the gifts and talents that people offer to the life and well being of our community and the wider world.

An Open Church

St Thomas’ in Mellor and its Parish Centre is usually OPEN everyday – all are welcome to enjoy this beautiful breathing space for private prayer, rest, meditation or just a few quiet moments.

This is the local parish church and it’s for you and yours …