Aerial view of St. Michael's by Matt Sheldon

The Friends

If aught thou hast to give or lend
This ancient Parish Church befriend;
If poor but still in spirit willing
Out with thy purse and give a shilling.
But if its depths should be profound
Thank thy God and give a pound.
Look not for record to be given
But trust for thy receipt in heaven.

The Friends of Mottram Church was formed as a means for all people who have affection for our beautiful mediaval building, to support and contribute towards its upkeep.

The Church building is available for all and used in many ways by members of the local community, for worship, baptisms, weddings, funerals and other community events. It is a Grade II* listed building, and is part of our historical heritage here in Mottram having stood on the hill in some form for over 500 years.

The Friends also organise a number of events through the year; for example, an annual concert and garden party and Heritage Open Days weekend. All events are open to the public - if you would like to join our mailing list, click here. If you'd like to read our latest Newsletter, click here.

Subscription to the Friends is just £10 per year or £100 for Life Membership.  Members will receive a badge and inscribed pen on joining. To join The Friends please click here to download a form or pick up a copy in church.


Friends events:

We welcome back the Laurence Singers, who gave us such a lovely evening in church a few years ago.
Saturday 20th May at 7:30pm

The Laurence Singer are a friendly, mixed choir of around thirty singers, based in South Manchester. They sing a broad repertoire of music, ranging from sacred choral pieces and opera classics, right through to folk songs, spirituals and songs from the shows.

"Our conductor, Cliff Crewe, is passionate about singing and, under his excellent direction, we work hard to achieve high musical standards. We also succeed in having a lot of fun!"

Find out more about them by visiting

Tickets from church, phone Chris Kershaw on 01457 765350, or pay on the night

Quiz night
Saturday 14th October at Mottram Cricket Club

More details, including ticket sales as soon as they are available.


Other events will depend on the timing and progress of the various works in church, including the bellframe renovation and new heating system; please keep an eye on the website and look out for posters and press releases.

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