Directions to the National Conference 2018 venue

The venue address is

Danesford Community Centre
West Road
Congleton
Cheshire
CW12 4EY
 

By Car

M6 (from the south) – Take junction 17, A534 towards Sandbach and Congleton. Take the 3rd exit at the roundabout (A534 to Congleton). Follow the A534 for about 5 miles. At the roundabout (the first one you come to), take the second exit to Holmes Chapel Road becoming West Road (A34). After a few hundred metres, New Life Church will be on your left.

M6 (from the north) – Take junction 17, A534 towards Sandbach and Congleton. At the junction, turn left onto A534. Follow A534 for about 5 miles. At the roundabout (the first one you come to), take the second exit to Holmes Chapel Road becoming West Road (A34). After a few hundred metres, New Life Church will be on your left.

By Air

To Manchester International (MAN) – Manchester International Airport is about 20 miles from Congleton. There is a train every hour to Holmes Chapel (6 miles away), from which there is a bus every hour to New Life Church. Perhaps a taxi or hired car from Manchester Airport may be the best option. Another option is to catch a train to Manchester Piccadilly and follow the directions below from Manchester Piccadilly.

To Liverpool (LPL) – Liverpool John Lennon Airport is about 40 miles away from Congleton. To do the trip by public transport would involve several changes and take at least 2 hours. A taxi or hired car to make the hour drive is recommended.

By Train

The nearest train station is Congleton, which is about 2 miles from New Life Church. If you do not want to walk the two miles, the best way to the church is probably to get a taxi. Buses from Congleton Station to the centre of Congleton are once an hour and another bus would need to be caught to take you the remaining mile to the church.

The main hub station in the area is Manchester Piccadilly because there are direct train services from many parts of the UK.

From the North East, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire: Transpennine Express (www.tpexpress.co.uk) has direct services from Newcastle, York, Leeds, Huddersfield, Grimsby, Hull, Doncaster, Sheffield and many other places. Services along the Calder Valley operated by Northern Rail (www.northernrail.org) arrive at Manchester Victoria. A tram service operates between Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly. Alternatively from Bradford Interchange or Halifax use the hourly service to Huddersfield and change to the Transpennine service.

From the North West: Transpennine Express (www.tpexpress.co.uk) has direct services from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Carlisle, Preston, Liverpool and many other places.

From the Midlands and the South: Cross Country trains (www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk) has direct services from Bournemouth, Southampton, Oxford, Banbury, Leamington Spa, Birmingham and other places. Alight at Stoke-on-Trent and catch the hourly local stopping train run by Northern Rail (www.northernrail.org) to Manchester Piccadilly. Congleton is the second stop along the line.

From London: Virgin Trains (www.virgintrains.co.uk) has direct services from London Euston. Please make of using the service that stops at Stoke-on-Trent. Do not use the service that travels via Crewe. Alight at Stoke-on-Trent and catch the hourly local stopping train run by Northern Rail (www.northernrail.org) to Manchester Piccadilly. Congleton is the second stop along the line.

From Manchester Piccadilly: After arriving at Manchester Piccadilly catch the local stopping service to Stoke-on-Trent via Macclesfield run by Northern Rail (www.northernrail.org). Departures are once an hour. Congleton is the 8th station along the line immediately after Macclesfield.