Green Close Methodist Church

After over 160 years of worship Green Close Chapel ‘s final Sunday service was held on 31st July 2022.

The Methodist Church and Day Retreat Centre located between the villages of Pott Shrigley and Poynton, in the beautiful East Cheshire countryside.

As well as being home to the family of faith that meets regularly to worship here at 2.30pm each Sunday, Green Close Methodist Chapel is used as Day Retreat Centre. It offers a warm, attractive and flexible venue with kitchen facilities and two meeting rooms of different sizes.

There is on site parking for 12 cars with additional parking available 100 yards from the church.

Over the past 12 months we have hosted a variety of groups including visits from:

  • Sanctus 1
  • Romiley, Bramhall & Wythenshaw, Hyde & Denton Methodist Circuits
  • Edgely Community Church
  • St Michael’s Church, Bramhall
  • St George’s Church, Poynton
  • Age UK Walkers
  • Poynton U3A Walkers
  • Stockport Christian counselling
  • Chorlton Methodist Church
  • Christ Church, West Disbury
  • Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church
  • Hazel Grove Young Church
  • Maccelsfield URC

Location, Location, Location

Lyme Park, House and Estate

Green Close Chapel makes an ideal base for exploring the surrounding countryside, being literally less than 5 mins walk from the entrance to Lyme Park. Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, this 1,300 acre estate and current National Trust property was once home to the Legh family and is probably more well known to day as the location of Pemberley, featured in the BBC 1 serial Pride and Prejudice where a certain Mr Darcy (Colin Firth) emerged dripping out of the lake to meet Miss Bennett (Jennifer Ehle)

As well as being able to tour Lyme Park House itself, the park offers fantastic walks and stunning views of the surrounding landscape with herds of red and fallow deer a common site.

Children can let off steam in Crow Wood Playscape with its giant slide, badger den and rope walks, whilst the nearby Timber Yard Coffee Shop offers a wonderful spot to take a well earned rest with delicious hot and cold snacks, soups and range of cakes available.

Middlewood Way

Situated 600 yards away and reclaimed from the former Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple Railway lines, the Middlewood Way provides a natural attraction for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and nature lovers. This 11 mile (16km), traffic-free greenway runs from Macclesfield to Marple through picturesque Cheshire countryside and between historic mill towns.
There are many options for easy circular walks whilst for the more adventurous, the extensive public footpath network reaches into the Peak District Foothills to the east and the Cheshire Plain to the west.

Macclesfield Canal

Only 400 yards away and running south from Marple Junction where it branches off from the Peak Forest Canal, the Macclesfield canal runs for 26¼ miles to the stop lock at Hall Green near Kidsgrove passing along the side of the most westerly Pennine hills through High Lane, Higher Poynton, Bollington, Macclesfield and Congleton, all in Cheshire, and Kidsgrove in Staffordshire. Boats are available for hire for day trips on the canal.

Situated approximatly 4.5 miles from Green Close Chapel, at the northern end of the Macclesfield canal is the Marple Lock Flight, a flight of sixteen canal locks which raise the canal by 209 feet (64 m) over the course of about a mile (1.6 km).

Coffee Tavern

Perfect location for escaping the hustle and bustle. It does meals and snacks in front of a wood burning stove.  A nice relaxing place to stop and have a lunch or afternoon tea with friends, then browse in the craft shop.


To make a booking at Green Close Methodist Chapel and Day Retreat Center contact Brenda Wainwright 01625  874135 or email

The cost of hiring the premises are as follows:

  • per hour £13
  • per day £65

Post code for Sat Navs is SK10 5SG.