The current church at St. Peter’s was built in 1849. The church is on Windmill Street, named after a Windmill close by. Round the corner is Copper street named after the Copper works that once stood close by. You can find information about the St. Peter’s building on the web site ‘Explore Churches’ (click on the link). You can find more information about the church and people of the area in the 19th century here. It was established to serve the needs of people living in an area of the town known as ‘The Common’. But there was a church community here even before then, serving a place that looked quite different from how it appears today. You can find out more on this page:
In 2009 we ran an exhibition ‘The Word on the Street’ which focused on the history of our local area.
In 2013 we explored the origins of St Peter’s through a production titled ‘A Macclesfield Mystery’. The whole church got involved in putting on this event which dramatized those events.
You can watch 2 videos on YouTube that show the entire performance. Enjoy
You can view the programme for the ‘Macclesfield Mystery’ event below:
St Peter’s has always belonged to its local community and it is here to serve it. In recent years we have explored some of the history of the area and been reminded of ways in which God has prompted people to act.