The Good Shepherd Church

The Good Shepherd Church 


The Church of the Good Shepherd is a small, single storey building, serving the village community of Rode Heath, just outside Sandbach, on the A533, Sandbach Road. The church was built in1906 as a “Chapel of Ease” to serve the two farming communities of Rode Heath and Thurlwood. During the second half of the 20th century the two communities grew and merged to form Rode Heath.



The Good Shepherd has a small Sunday school room attached, which is used as much as possible to provide a facility for the community. It is used for meetings of Rainbows, Brownies and until recently by a small Pilates group. It is also used for meetings of the “S” Club (a Sunday school group which meets on a Monday night!),


A Wednesday Charity Lunch Club meets in the Sunday School room after the Wednesday church service, and serves soup or ploughman’s lunches depending on the season. This helps to maintain community links and raise money for local and national charities and causes.


Regular social events such as pie and pea suppers, Summer and Autumn fairs and other evening events are held in order to raise money to enable the church to meet its share of the Parish precept and running costs. 10% of all monies raised at theses fund raising events are donated to a national charity and an international charity annually.


All services held at the Good Shepherd are relaxed and informal and all are welcome.