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St Peter's church
Grid reference: SJ745615
Location: 53°8’46"N, 2°22’1"W
Population: 4,412  (2011)
Post town: Sandbach
Postcode: CW11
Dialling code: 01270
Local Government
Council: Cheshire East

Elworth is a village that forms a suburb of Sandbach, Cheshire, approximately one mile to the east. Elworth has a church, several pubs and a few shops. It also has the railway station serving Sandbach on the line between Crewe and Manchester. The Trent and Mersey Canal runs to the south-west of the village. It has an industrial past and was the home of Foden's the lorry makers. There are two churches in Elworth: Mount Pleasant Methodist Church and St Peter's Church of England, the latter designed by George Gilbert Scott, who also designed St Pancras railway station in London.

The Methodist Church continues to host the Boys' Brigade,[1] Brownies, Under 4s, a painting group, badminton, pilates, Zumba, Tuesday coffee and light lunches, Thursday evening all-sorts and line dancing. By September 2012 the main worship area should have been re-modelled and that opens up greater possibilities for service within the community.


Sports and recreation

The main sport in Elworth is cricket. Elworth Cricket Club play in the North Staffs & South Cheshire Cricket league and is based on London Road Elworth. In 2013 the club purchased its ground from its owners. The thriving junior section is recognised locally as one of the best in Cheshire. In 2013 the club fielded teams at 1st, 2nd and 3rd XI level for its senior players. For the juniors it has teams at U9,11,13,15 and 18 levels. The club has achieved Clubmark and Focus Club status and has strong links with all the local schools. The club celebrated its 100th year in 2013.

Elworth also has a Sunday league football team.


In Elworth there are two Primary schools, Elworth CE[2] and Elworth Hall Primary School.[3][4] At Secondary level the Village is served by the schools of Sandbach, Sandbach School and Sandbach High School & Sixth Form College.


Outside links

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about Elworth)