At St Thomas’s we are a warm and welcoming faith community. St Thomas’s has a long standing and friendly congregation who enjoy traditional services and Christian fellowship.  We have the privilege of worshipping in the picturesque setting of the semirural Henbury village close to Broken Cross on the outskirts of Macclesfield.  As well as meeting up with old and treasured friends we enjoy welcoming new members on Sunday morning for our regular service followed by tea and biscuits and a chat.  The young families in the local community appreciate our historic and intimate setting to celebrate weddings and baptisms.

The very exciting news is that St Thomas’s has a new vicar, Rev. Canon Simon Bessant.
Simon will be with us for the next 2 years and will be also Vicar for the sister church of St John the Evangelist. The vicar page

Our Mission Statement

To provide a focal point within Henbury and Broken Cross for the community to engage in and develop Christian worship and fellowship.

Life Events

Baptism – a special welcome into God’s family
Wedding – planning your big day starts here
Funeral – we are here to support you in your loss and grief

Our church hall is well utilised by social activities for all age ranges, from Rainbows, Brownies and Guides for the young people to the Mothers’ Union, Probus and the WI (The Women’s Institute) for the more mature.  The male members of the congregation enjoy the fellowship of regular meetings at the Bull’s Head in Broken Cross.  There is weekly Air (activity in retirement) Table Tennis and Country Dancing for those (young and not so young) who crave something a bit more active. There are many other social events held at the church hall.

The C.A.M.E.O. (Come and meet each other) group meets twice monthly alternating between St Thomas Henbury and St John the Evangelist Macclesfield West with the opportunity to share Christian faith, fellowship and experiences across the two congregations.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

The renovation work of the church yard Lychgates is finally finished.
After 5 months of manufacturing issues and getting the right materials, brakets, paint finish and junction pipe fittings.
The story so far from the Lychgate page.


We take our duty and obligation to safeguard and protect all people extremely seriously, and we have adopted the national Church of England’s robust safeguarding procedures and guidelines. If you wish to speak to someone about a safeguarding issue, please contact our safeguarding officer,
Linda Craig on 01625 424505
E-mail The church safeguarding officer

If Linda is unavailable, please contact the Chester Diocese safeguarding team Pauline Butterfield E-mail:  pauline.butterfield@chester.anglican.org
T: 01928 718834 x 221 or 07703 800031 or Stephen Ellis E-mail: stephen.ellis@chester.anglican.org
T: 01928 718834 x 261

You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding. If you or anyone you are in contact with would like to talk with someone independently, please call the Safe Spaces helpline on 0300 303 1056 or email safespaces@victimsupport.org.uk. 

To see The Parish of St Thomas’ Henbury and Broken Cross full policy document click here.