This is the archived website for the Crowton 150 anniversary year. Please be aware that the site is not now actively maintained. Some links may expire over time and no longer work.
In November 2021 our church celebrates 150 years in the heart of the village. During the year we are celebrating with everyone in the community. We hope to raise funds too for some modest improvements in the comfort and utility of the building for both congregation and others, like the local school, who use it . As well as contributing to the redecoration of the church, we will improve the seating with pew cushions, upgrade our sound system and commission a collage
Ellen Butterworth's little cocker spaniel became a part of the Crowton story in 1946 when he was placed in the stained glass nativity scene in the Lady Chapel. Now you can too by sending us your stories, photographs and memories of Crowton and its church.
Go to The Crowton Story ->
The COVID-19 pandemic and the changing advice and lockdown rules mean that all our plans are necessarily subject to a great deal of uncertainty. We will try to keep our online information as up-to-date as possible, but we recommend checking back to this website regularly. Any advance payments taken for specific events which are cancelled will be refunded in full
STITCH YOURSELF INTO THE FUTURE STORY OF CROWTON
We have commissioned Cheshire artist, Sandra Christie, to design a new textile collage to hang in our church. It will comprise 150 individual patches brought together to create one amazing, collaborative illustration of a hymn that everyone, young and old, will know: 'All things bright and beautiful'.
We want as many people as possible to be involved in bringing our collage to life! Proficient with needles and fabric or not, you will be able to join in.
The process of creating the collage is being led by local artist, Sandra Christie, who is already getting in touch with groups of keen stitchers and crafters.
Whether you are part of a group or would like to contribute individually, you will be very welcome to play your part in a piece of art which we trust will offer enjoyment to many for decades to come.
The Crowton 150 working party is chaired by lay reader and acting PCC Chairman, Anne Davidson Lund, and included church wardens Beryl Thorne and James Barber and PCC Treasurer, Robert Kinsey. PCC Secretary, Sue Williams joined them for the picture here.
There are more individuals on the working party and behind the scenes who are contributing a huge amount to the event. See if you can spot some of them elsewhere on the website!
Since this picture was taken, our former Treasurer, Robert Kinsey has sadly passed away. His long-standing contribution to the life of the church and his enthusiastic support for Crowton 150 were hugely appreciated and he is greatly missed.
Anne Davidson Lund
Anne Davidson Lund