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
The Vicar and some parishioners visited Manchester Cathedral on Thursday evening for a truly “spiritual” occasion. It was, in fact, a meeting arranged by the Gin Society. It was well attended.
A good time was had by all.
The Garden Party was a great success and raised nearly £900! Thank you to all who supported the event.
We held a Posh Tea in St Oswald’s on Sunday afternoon to celebrate our 1936 babies. A glass of Prosecco, sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, and (of course) cake!
A good time was had by all.
A big Thank You to the organisers, Jean and Sheila!
…And another wonderful cake shared after the 10.30 service.
Thanks to our ace cake-maker Ann!
It was such an honour to have been nominated to be a recipient of Maundy Money from the Queen, each of us was able to be accompanied by a companion and my daughter was delighted to share the day with me.
The service this year was in St George’s Chapel, Windsor; the first time that it had been held there since 1959. In the intervening years it has been held in different cathedrals throughout the country.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived at 11 o’clock and the procession was magnificent with Yeomen of the Guard carrying golden salvers with the purses on them.
The music was led by the choirs of St George’s and of the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, London. At the end of the first lesson the Queen walked down the aisles and gave two purses to each of the 90 men and 90 ladies, so numbered because of Her Majesty’s age this year.
The red leather purse contained a specially minted £5 coin and a 50 pence coin commemorating the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The white purse contained 90 pence, again a number recognising the age of the Queen.
After the service we were taken up the hill to Windsor Castle where we had a Luncheon Reception in the State Apartments, restored following the fire in 1992.
It was a day like no other, with memories to be cherished.
There was a celebratory cake shared after the 10.30 service this morning! Choir member Jean (seated) celebrated 50 years of living in Bollington. Also in the picture is expert cake-maker Ann.
The cake went down well with our usual post-morning service choice of tea, coffee or sherry!
About 50 people turned up at Bollington Vicarage for the traditional New Year’s Day “Drinks and Nibbles” hosted by Veronica and Dave.
This was to be the last of these occasions, as Veronica and Dave will be moving out of the Vicarage in the next few weeks and moving to their own house. Maybe that’s why there are a few sad faces in the photos?
The children enjoyed themselves on the electronic piano, though!