St Peter's church
Elworth shown within Cheshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||158 miles (254 km) SE|
|Unitary authority||Cheshire East|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
Elworth is a village and a suburb of Sandbach, Cheshire, England approximately one mile to the east. Elworth has a church, several pubs and a few shops. It also has the railway station serving Sandbach and is on the railway line between Crewe and Manchester. There is a canal running to the southwest 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 was designed by George Gilbert Scott, who also designed St Pancras railway station in London.
In Feb 2010, the church hall (formerly the village school) adjacent to St Peters church was significantly damaged by fire, the cause of which has not been determined but is thought to have been electrical. The church hall was a centre for many local events as well as home to a pre-school nursery and after school club as well as Guides, Brownies and many community groups. After much consultation, it was decided to demolish the original building as it had been too badly damaged and to rebuild with a modern purpose built community centre. The project to clear the site got underway in early 2011 and building work started in May 2011 for a projected completion date of early 2012.
The Methodist Church continues to host the Boys' Brigade, 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 Division One of 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. The current Elworth professional is Yasir Ali from Pakistan. The club sees a new 1st XI captain take to the helm in 2014. Christopher Winter (captain) will be supported by new Vice Captain and 2013 player of the year Christopher Regan. Scott Elliot continues as 2nd XI captain.
Also Elworth has a Sunday league football team based at the fox pub, they now play in the Crewe regional premier league,having gained promotion by winning the league last season 2007-2008.
In Elworth there are two Primary schools, Elworth CE and Elworth Hall Primary School. At Secondary level the Village is served by the schools of Sandbach, Sandbach School and Sandbach High School & Sixth Form College.
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