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About Us

Alderley Edge and Knutsford was formed as a new Circuit in 1864 growing out of the Macclesfield
Circuit and has been enabling the mission of the Methodist Church in the local towns and villages
ever since. Situated in a rural area of North East Cheshire, the Circuit comprises churches in Alderley Edge, Knutsford and in the villages of Mottram St Andrew, Mobberley, Plumley and Snelson.

Our Purpose:

The Alderley Edge and Knutsford Circuit exists to nurture and grow healthy Churches* which are
rooted in Christ, to reflect the love of God to all people so that we may all be transformed by
knowing and following Jesus.

Our Vision:

We believe the Christian faith is fostered in communities of love where Christ is at the centre. We
have a desire to work with God’s Spirit to see our Churches grow, to foster new communities of faith, to enable passionate worship, intentional faith development, loving service, and caring mission.

* Healthy churches are rooted in Christ, grow and show the fruit of the Spirit that is ‘love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.’ Galatians 5.22