Wine and Nibbles for our 110th Anniversary

We were treated to a selection of wines from around Europe and learnt something about the saints associated with them. In this Tour we encountered St Martin (of Tours, naturally), Ste Geneviève and St Tryphon the pruner, among others.

Canapés were served and we sang verses of “For all the Saints…”

A most enjoyable evening!

Wines selected by Heather Kirk

 

St Oswald’s 110th Anniversary

St Oswald’s church was dedicated on 22 October 1908 by the then Bishop of Chester (Rt Revd Francis John Jayne). 

On Sunday 21 October 2018 Bishop Libby came to preside at our 10.30 Family Communion Service at which three of our congregation were confirmed.

More celebrations will take place on Monday 22 October 2018.

A copy of the icon created by Romanian iconographer, Angela Ludosanu, using the traditional materials, methods and rules of Eastern Christian iconography which go back to the 3rd century and earlier.

Matthew and Isabella – Wedding Blessing 1 September 2018

The Blessing Ceremony was performed by Veronica and was held at St Cross Church, Knutsford by kind permission of the Vicar and PCC. The church has some stained glass windows designed by Burne-Jones and made by Morris & Co – the Arts and Crafts company founded by William Morris. The West window is particularly fine.

The reception afterwards was at the Belle Epoque in Knutsford.

Matthew and Isabella married!

Matt and Issy had their civil (legal) wedding in Issy’s home town of Koessen in the Austrian Tirol. Their marriage will be blessed in the UK later this year. We haven’t seen the “official” photos yet, but here is a selection of snaps

Epiphany party 2018

Each year we hold a party in church for Praise & Play Children and all our younger church members including the families of children recently baptised.

There was food and drink, various games, and a surprise visit from Three Wise Men who came bearing gifts for the children.

A good time was had by all!

 

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All Creatures Great and Small – 9 July 2017

great and small – although there were some smaller

St Oswald’s held its first Pet Service today. A varied selection of God’s creatures attended, including a number of pets. There were representatives of Mammals and Reptiles as well as some more symbolic creatures. Such as rocking horses for example.

There were a large number of dogs in the congregation, who vigorously joined in the applause at the speeches during the service. There were no cats. Perhaps this was just as well. A llama and a miniature horse made guest appearances.

Some of the humans explained their roles in looking after some of the other animals who share this planet.

Canon Veronica blessed all the creatures who had attended the service. Then there was coffee and cake. And dog biscuits.

Pet Service – 9 July 2017

YOU and YOUR PET are warmly welcome to join us for…

All Creatures Great & Small

– a special service at St Oswald’s to celebrate & bless our local working animals & family pets on Sunday 9th July at 3.00pm

No matter what sort of pet you have, bring it along!*
We hope you and your pet will enjoy our short service of songs and readings, and a chance to connect with other animal lovers of Bollington & Kerridge.

* (All we ask is that cats & other small animals are brought in
safe containers so that they can’t risk being lost – or eaten!)

Download a poster here