By Bosley Village, Mar 6 2018 07:59PM
Winter seems to be dragging on with grey, wet and cold days, but we know it won’t last for ever and the occasional sunny day lifts our spirits and reminds us Spring is on its way with new life and growth.
At last we have some progress on making our church also a centre for the community. A notice will be pinned on the notice board for four weeks, and progress is being made in preparing appeals for grants for our community project, and we hope for lots of support for various fund raising activities will be taking place during the year. The first one is a concert from the Macclesfield Male Voice Choir on the 12th May tickets will soon be available and then there will be a Safari Supper on 30th June with each course held at a different venue and all ending up together. Watch out for other events.
We have learnt that the church has a war grave from WWl for Private William Barnes of the 51st Battalion of the Canadian Infantry who died on 14th May 1916 whose parents lived in Bosley. The War Graves Commission is anxious that with the centenary of the end of the war all graves should be identified. To this end there will be a sign by the front gate and details of the grave’s position in the church. We are hoping to find a little more about him and his family. His parents are also buried in the same grave and both died in 1948 so it would be good if anyone remembers where they lived or knew of any siblings who may still be around as we are planning to have more of the history of Bosley and the people who have lived and worked here available.
Lent started on Ash Wednesday 14th February. Lent lunches are being held each Wednesday and in March the first one is on the 7th at Thrumble Rock in Bosley, then on the 14th it will be at the Methodist Chapel and the 21st at Whitelee Farm, Wincle. Mothering Sunday is on 11h March when mums and grans receive posies at the church service, 9.30am. On Palm Sunday, 25th March, we will be processing at 9.30 from The Green to the church with the donkeys who will arrive about 9.0 am to give time for everyone to enjoy them. The Good Friday service will be a Chapel at 7.30 as usual with the traditional hot cross buns and cups of tea to follow. Revd. Tony Tagg will lead the service and the St. Mary’s Choir will be singing. Everyone is welcome. The Easter Day Communion service in church is at 9.30.
A few of us from Bosley joined a few from Wincle and Wildboarclough for the Plough Service. Rather more snow than we bargained for but we got there and back safely due to our brilliant driver!
The Youth Club has a Welsh night on 5th March with jousting and making fudge. The 12th is the club’s birthday, so partying for all. Irish night for St. Patrick on the 19th, with Irish jigs and jokes and prizes; wear something green. Egg hunt and chocolate fountain on the 26th and then the Easter holidays so back on April 16th for more fun.