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Bosley Church and Community News- July 2018

By Bosley Village, Jul 5 2018 09:28PM

Exams are now over and the summer days stretch ahead and we have been enjoying several weeks of sunshine, though some gardens could do with rain. I’m sure we will soon have plenty, hopefully not during our Rose Queen Fete and Fell Run which will be reported next month.

Open Gardens 2019. It is planned to have an Open Gardens weekend next June/July so get planning ahead and if you are able to open your garden, however large or small, or if you would like to help in any way, please get in touch with Jane Nixon 226542 or Dorothy Gilman 223293.

The third anniversary of the Mill Disaster is on 17th July and the Methodist Chapel will be open from 9-12 for quiet reflection. The names of those who lost their lives will be engraved on the memorial bench in the chapel graveyard. Cups of tea will be available. On Sunday, 15th the service at St. Mary’s at 9.30 will be on the theme of ‘Supporting One Another’. There will be refreshment afterwards and time to talk. (see flyer)

Congratulations to our curate, Kim Quak-Winslow, who was priested at Chester Cathedral on 2nd June with sixteen other curates from around the diocese. The cathedral was packed with supporters from all the various parishes and the service was taken by the Bishop of Chester with our Bishop of Stockport and the Bishop of Birkenhead. The Archdeacon, Ian Bishop and all the vicars of the ordinands were there, an impressive array and a wonderful service. On Sunday 3rd June Kim took the service at Sutton St. James for all four parishes of the benefice.

Martha Gilman has completed her degree in Biomedical Science at Sheffield University and has been made the Lady Chairman of Congleton Young Farmers and also she is one of the Cheshire Young Farmers Dairy Maids for the Queen. She will have a busy year ahead.

Congratulations to Jessica Wain and Cristopher le Quesne Mourant who were married at St. Mary’s Church on 19th May. The church was beautifully decorated in green and white foliage and flowers. Jessica is the daughter of Neil one of the churchwardens. (see photo)

The next meeting of the WAY group is on ‘Superstition or Faith?’ and is led by Revd. Tony Tagg at 7.30 on the 17th July in the Methodist Chapel. All welcome.

Broads Adventure

Nicola, Jenny Ratcliffe’s daughter, was one of the skippers over the Easter break with the West Runton Holiday Organisation which take youngsters on a Broads Adventure. Nicola looked after four boys between the ages of 11-14 on her boat.

Our week on the Broads was spent mostly in the mist, but with great winds, learning together about sailing but also life skills, communication skills and God. We had six Broads cruisers and a Half decker with 34 kids and 11 Skippers. The cold and mist did not put us off, we started the week with a miracle of fitting the Martham boats under Potter bridge with only 5’5foot of air space. The sailing all week was great thanks to good winds not too strong but enough to get the boats moving, we had good sails on Barton, Horsey, Malthouse and fun in the dinghies on Womack. We managed some fancy in line sailing, as well as fun tacking up rivers and mooring sf in the reeds. A walk to the beach on the Friday where we saw the length of the beach covered in seals basking in the sun. At the beach we had quiet time and prayer and thanks for the week, as well as making some excellent sand castles. Chores as always had to be done, making dinner and cleaning the boats the inspection was a close-run thing with High Seas just taking the prize. The testimonies that we received on the final squash together of how the week has brought them closer to God and stays with them for the next year, ‘a real spiritual highlight’ in their year. The good winds had meant the days were spent sailing and enjoying he beauty of the Norfolk Broads. We also had a Half decker dinghy that we all took turns sailing over the course of the week, the fun we had zipping around the broads and the opportunity for teaching sailing was great for the crew. The week spent sailing and living together brought a brilliant sense of fellowship between all the people on the cruise, skippers and crew alike.

Youth Club Programme

Monday, July 2nd Bosley’s Got Talent – Talent Show

Monday, July 9th Treasure Hunt and Picnic - Lakeside

Monday, July 16th Meerbrook Trip with BBQ

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