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Bosley Church and Community News- October 2018

By Bosley Village, Oct 21 2018 05:00PM

All are back to school, university, apprentiships and college after one of the best summers most of us can remember. I hope those taking exams got the results they had hoped for and needed. Sarah Nixon has passed some of her accountancy exams and her brother, John, has completed a year with JCB and goes back to uni for his final year. John Ratcliffe has excellent A level results and goes to Sheffield to read electrical engineering and his sister, Nicky goes to Bangor to read environmental science.

By the time the magazine comes out a busy week will be over, the Harvest Festival, both for the school and church, the harvest auction and the Harvest Supper; a week of celebrations for the school’s 160th anniversary culminating in a Gift Day at church with a bouncy castle, games, bunting and not forgetting the cakes and teas. A report on all these events will appear next month.

Youth Club

The youth club is back in action and October will bring the first talent show on the 1st, the Big Bake Off on the 8th, the 22nd ‘Making the Best Guy Fawkes’ and the 29th Pumpkin Party fund raiser. There is no youth club on the 15th.

Bobkins and school are having a coffee afternoon for Macmillan on Monday 1st October 2pm-2.30. Come and have an informal chat and get to know each other better in the community.

St. Mary’s Church Services at 9.30am; - unless stated otherwise

Preacher Sidesman Reading Flowers

Oct. 3rd 10.00 Praise and Play for youngsters with Kim Q-W

Oct. 7th John Harries Neil Wain Jane/Samuel Mrs. Done

Oct. 14th 11.00 Julia Tomes Chapel Harvest

Oct. 21st Own Arrange Dorothy Gilman Jane Gilman Mrs. L.Whittaker

Oct. 28th Ivan Whinton Tom Collis Joy Collis

Nov. 4th John Harries James Massey Rosemary Massey Mrs. M. Billing

Chapel Services at 11.00


Oct. 7th Revd. Tony Tagg – Holy Communion

Oct. 14th Julia Tomes – Harvest Festival with St. Mary’s Church

6.30 Brian Donlon - Harvest Festival

Oct. 21st Own Arrange

Oct. 28th Revd. Keith Jarvis

Chapel Notices

It is with sadness that we must report the passing of Evelyn Twigg, wife of Harrry. Evelyn was a regular worshipper at the chapel for most of her life. She was a much loved lady, with a keen interest in, and knowledge of, all things local. She will be missed. Our condolences to her family.

Chapel Harvest Festival celebrations are on 14th October. 1.00 am Julia Tomes will lead a H.F. United Service. Special guests Trinity Choir, will be singing for us at the 6.30 evening service, Brian Donlon will be our preacher. After the service there will be a Ploughman’s supper to which everyone is welcome. Monday 15th at 7.30pm there will be a sale of harvest produce in the chapel schoolroom. Proceeds to Famine Relief.

The WAY group where all manner of religious topics are discussed will be held on 23rd October at 7.30pm in the chapel schoolroom with Kim leading it. She was suffering from a bad cold so was unable to lead the last meeting.

W.I. Report

The August meeting was well attended with much to plan for the coming months. Invitations have been received for Bosley members to attend Adlington, Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough, and Mow Cop W.I.’s in September and Timbersbrook in October.

The beginning of September is the Cloud Group meeting at New Life Church, Congleton when the speaker will be Lesley Smith of Tutbury Castle, plus the raffle, a bring and buy stall and the competition which this time is for “A home-made garter”. Liz Tomlinson’s garter was chosen by our members to represent Bosley in the competition.

Our speakers for the evening were Sylvia Boden and Jill Bent their subject being “I won a competition”. Sylvia recalled how her, and Jill’s, regular visits to France gave her an interest in French cookery. She entered a competition organised by French chef, Raymond Blanc and won the first prize of a cookery course worth several hundred pounds and supervised by the chef himself! Plus a “Maille” apron which she proudly wore for her talk. Sylvia had brought along lots of recipes and the ingredients to make them which they generously raffled and were won by our lucky members. Jill had written an hilarious poem entitled “Learning French” which she read in her immaculate Pam Ayres style, Relating from when she started to learn the language from books, she found that on arrival in France and trying out her new skill, she could hardly understand a word due to the fast speaking, conversational French spoken by the people there. Jill has entertained us at a previous meeting by reading Pam Ayres poems and writing her own.

The vote of thanks was given by Bar Harrison and our monthly competition won by Shirley Moss with Dorothy Gilman second.

Thanks, also, to Kath Bullock and Moreen Whittaker for providing and serving their lovely cakes and tea.

The subject of our September meeting will be “Women’s fashion during WW2” when we look forward to welcoming our guests from North Rode and Wincle WI’s.

For further information about Bosley WI please telephone 01260-222933.

School Report

We held our breath over the summer to see if the building work at school would be finished in time for our return at the start of September and … by the end of final Saturday of the holiday, it was!

Everyone is admiring the wonderfully rebuilt gable wall, which just awaits its custom-made window to be complete. It’s easy to imagine what the school building might have looked like when it was new 160 years ago!

The children are also enjoying a hugely bigger playground area now that the drive tarmac has been relaid and extended. In the next few weeks there will be markings for playground games and P.E. sports, and a whole new assault-course and den-building remodelling of another part of the grounds.

Our Christian value for this half term is generosity, our September Prayer Space is called Jenga Prayers (praying together, we are stronger as a community…) and we are enjoying visits from the Open the Book team to tell some Old Testament stories through drama – never short of volunteers from the audience!

This being our 160th year, the theme of Victorian School will continue throughout the term as we dig into the archives – log books, photos, registers, etc – and learn and re-enact as much as we can about how Victorian school life must have been at the Bosley National School.

Meanwhile, we began our term with a super Welcome Service on the first day of term, when many parents and friends joined us as the six new Reception children were given Bible story books by Vicar John and we celebrated being back together again at the start of a new school year with many exciting things planned for our school community!

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