Timperley lies 7 miles SW of Manchester. Until only the early 1800’s it was the centre of a farming community but gradually became a residential area for the merchants and industrialists of Manchester. In the early 1930’s there was a general increase in house building which has completed the urbanisation of the area. Despite this Timperley still retains a village atmosphere and the thriving area of small shops at its centre remains ‘the village’.
There are a few small businesses in Timperley but most people travel to work. Access to the city of Manchester is quick and convenient using the Metrolink light railway and access to M56, M6, M60 and M62 Motorways is just ten minutes drive away. Manchester Airport being only 5 miles from Timperley means that convenient international travel is virtually on the doorstep.
To the south and west of Timperley the open countryside of Cheshire is within easy reach and slightly further afield, an hours drive, are the hills of the Derbyshire Peak District and the Welsh hills.
The Parish of Timperley
The Parish of Christ Church Timperley is in the Deanery of Bowdon which is part of the Diocese of Chester. It was created in 1852 largely from Bowdon Parish but also partly from Hale and Baguley.There is a daughter church named Holy Cross. Although only covering just under 3 square miles the population of the parish is close to 22,000. See the outline map which shows the location of our churches in the parish.
The Parish is part of the ecumenical organisation "Churches Together in Timperley" through Christ Church and Holy Cross along with the Congregational Church, the Methodist Church, the Roman Catholic Church and the United Reformed Church. Shared faith and fellowship is central to the activities of Churches Together in Timperley throughout the year.Annually, there is an exchange of pulpits where there is an opportunity for the clergy to preach in a different church to their own. There are house meetings and special services at Lent. At Easter there is a walk of witness where members of all the churches walk together stopping briefly at different churches on the way for a short act of worship. Taize services have also been arranged. Social events are well supported - 'Sing for Your Supper' is one example where money is raised for Christian Aid.