Landmark’s special day
ONE of the town’s favourite landmarks is celebrating its 170th birthday.
St Paul’s Church on Glegg Street is famed for its 141-foot tower and spire.
It’s congregation celebrated the birthday with a special Harvest Festival service led by Bishop William and a special presentation by the Brownies.
The event marked 170 years to the day since the consecration of St Paul’s by the Bishop of Chester.
The service follows a year of celebrations with concerts by The Mydel Ladies’ Choir and Puss Bank School, Macclesfield Male Voice Choir, a summer fair and parade.
The celebrations continue this Saturday with a family disco at the parish centre on Saturday, October 18, at 6.30pm and a Christmas Spectacular on Friday, December 12, featuring the Lions Youth Brass Band and The King’s School Junior Choir.
The Rev Kathy Kirby, vicar of St Paul’s, said: “We at St Paul’s are thrilled to be celebrating the 170th anniversary of our beautiful church. I know that St Paul’s is held in great affection by many people in the town.”