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Bosley Church and Community News- September 2018

By Bosley Village, Sep 24 2018 07:34PM

We have some amazing summer weather but think we are all glad to have some rain on our gardens and in the fields for the farmers. How fortunate we are in this country with our climate when we read of the fires, earthquakes, droughts and volcanic eruptions. Good luck to all who are starting new enterprises this month.

The Gilman family have been hitting the headlines with Martha graduating with a 2.1 in Biomedical Sciences from Sheffield University, George has graduated also with a 2.1 in Policing and Criminal Investigation from Stafford. He hopes to join the Royal Marines and goes on a tough week’s course in Devon as a potential Royal Marine. James and his dogs participated again in the Hebredian Circuit where seventy dogs took part and he came away winning as Laird of the Isles with Bonny who had a first and two seconds, while Bob had a second, fourth and fifth. So Jane is now Queen of the Isles! At the 70th Anniversary of the Macclesfield and District Sheep Dog Trials James won the local Open with Bob and had numerous other prizes as a breeder and trainer, and Jane won the Beginners with Izzy.

Nicola Ratcliffe has passed her Coastal Yachtmaster exam, both theory and practical. She has sailed over four thousand miles and is once again taking youngsters out on the training yacht for three weeks of sailing.

The Harvest Supper will be held at Gawsworth Scout Hut as usual on Friday 28th September. Tickets will shortly be available. This is always a very happy event and there will be music too.

Funds are slowly coming in for the alterations to the church. Those who attended the Safari Supper were able to appreciate what a good venue this will become when the changes are made. On 22nd September 2-5 pm there will be tea and cakes and music for our Gift Day when there is an opportunity for those who have intended donating but have not yet done so can come and bring their donations, and it is a thank you to everyone for supporting the church over the years.

Youth Club

In spite of the fact that the weekly meeting of the youth club does not happen during the holidays, Sylvia has been putting on activities from 8.30 – 4.30 each week on the Green which are proving very popular. Activities include rock painting, decorating cakes, limbo, races, making fruit kebabs, cooking sausages for hotdogs, toasted mallows, volley ball, beat the goalie, scooter/bike fun plus lots competitions and challenges including a treasure hunt. Many thanks to Sylvia and her helpers in keeping the youngsters happily employed during the holidays. How lucky they all are.

Open Gardens 2019. It is planned to have an Open Gardens weekend next June 29/30th. We already have some people who are prepared to show their garden so let’s hope the weather will be kind and however large or small your garden do volunteer so we will have a wide variety, or if you would like to help in any way, please get in touch with Jane Nixon 226542 or Dorothy Gilman 223293.

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of two of our Christian friends, loyal members of Bosley Chapel, Stephen Sebire died on 4th August and Margaret Needham died on 11th August. Stephen was a stalwart of Bosley chapel for many years. He was always upbeat, never down, and enjoyed a laugh with friends. Underlying all he did was his deep Christian faith. He loved to worship in chapel and sing his favourite hymns with gusto. He was a colourful character that we will all miss. His funeral service will be held at 1.30 in Bosley chapel on Monday 3rd September, after which he will be cremated at Macclesfield crematorium. There will be a Memorial Service for him the next day, Tuesday, 4th September at Astbury Church.

Margaret was a member of Bosley chapel for all of her married life. She was married to the late local preacher, Peter. She had served Christ in many ways throughout, in many capacities of church life. She was always kind, willing and supportive, and we loved her. Our condolences to the families of both Stephen and Margaret.

The next meeting of the WAY group will be led by Revd. Kim Quak-Winslow on Tuesday, 11th September in chapel at 7.30pm. These meetings are open to all who like to meet for frank discussion on all sorts of religious topics.

The Chapel Anniversary Service is on Sunday 9th September at 11.00am this is a United Service with St. Mary’s church. Revd. Tony Windsor will be leading the service. Everyone is welcome afterwards to join for a buffet lunch.

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