Tytherington Family Worship is a church seeking to love God, each other, and our community. We are made up of people from all backgrounds, and age groups, who unite together around the good news of Jesus. We’d love to welcome you in person sometime soon.
Tytherington Family Worship Church was established on the north side of Macclesfield in 1979. Since it’s early days it has grown into a vibrant congregation, reaching out to the people of Tytherington, Macclesfield, and further afield in mission work around the world.
We are a church made up of lots of ordinary people, of all age groups. We love God, love life, and love each other (or at least we are learning how to). Our aim is to be a church family where everyone is welcome, everyone is valued, and everyone can belong.
What kind of church are we? Well, we are independent (also known as non-denominational), which means we are not part of a denomination. Our people come from a variety of church backgrounds, and many from no church background at all. We are also an evangelical church, which means we believe the good news of Jesus (the gospel) is the most important news that anyone could hear.
The church is a member of the Evangelical Alliance – a body which represents over 2 million evangelical Christians in the UK, and also a member of The Willow Creek Association in the UK.
Steve serves as the Pastor of TFW Church.
He has been involved in full time church leadership and ministry since 1993, becoming the Pastor of TFW Church in September 2016. Steve is married to Danae, and they have 2 children, Chloe and Benjamin.
Steve is also a singer/songwriter and speaker. He has toured internationally for over 20 years, releasing 9 albums, as well as speaking at churches and events around the world. For more information visit http://steveparsons.net
Our Leadership consists of the Pastor, Elders, and Trustees.
Their role is to set the spiritual direction of the church, to provide care and nurture for people, to empower the members to fulfil the vision, and to provide appropriate legal and financial control and accountability.
A number of deacons and group leaders help to ensure that the daily and weekly tasks of the church are taken care of.
Sundays at 10:30am
Our main family service.
Typically, we worship through a mixture of modern songs, hymns, prayers, and scripture readings. Each week we seek to provide a life-giving, thought-provoking, gospel-centred message.
Children and teenagers worship with us for the first part of the service, and then go to their own groups half-way through the service. We have a great team of volunteers who work with the children and teenagers, providing fun, games, and Christ-centered teaching.
If you would like to listen to our past sermons please visit our sermons page
Sundays at 6:30pm
Our evening service is a smaller gathering, with worship and bible teaching. Communion is held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
What to expect
We want our church to be accessible to everyone, whether you’re a committed follower of Christ, a curious visitor, or a skeptical friend. Whoever you are, you are very welcome.
We are a growing congregation, made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and ages. Our weekly gatherings are joyful and hope-filled, with a focus on keeping Jesus at the centre of everything.
The message of Jesus is a big enough idea to try to get your mind around without additional obstacles, and so we try not to create barriers by using insider language or rituals that people don’t understand. We draw on a variety of worship styles, from traditional to contemporary, and always try to explain what we are doing in each part of the service. We receive an offering, which is an opportunity for our members and regular attenders to support the vision and ministry of the church; no one is under any obligation to give – especially visitors and guests.
Come as you are to TFW. Whether you feel most comfortable in a pair of jeans, or in a shirt and tie, you will find people friendly and welcoming. We serve tea and coffee after our morning service which is a good chance to mingle and strike up a conversation with someone.
Our belief is that church is not just a place to come and ‘consume’ but a place to give yourself to be in community with others. In that sense, the church really is a family that belongs to one another – an expression of a new way of living.