Quiet Day at Foxhill

“Be reconciled…”
A Friends of Foxhill Quiet Day
Led by the Revd Jenny Bridgman

Thursday 17th October 2019: 9.30am – 4.00pm 

£10pp for Friends of Foxhill – Includes lunch and refreshments. Note: Whilst this is advertised as a Friends event, it is open to all and people are welcome to join the friends when they book.

In the following three short sessions we will explore the vocation of the People of God to be reconcilers and peacemakers in the communities in which we are placed:

  • As society around us becomes increasingly entrenched, what of our scriptures, tradition and experience might help to bring healing and restoration to communities torn apart in recent years?
  • What role is the Church being called to play in holding together increasingly diverse groups of people, and what greater hope might provide a focus for the restoration of these relationships?
  • How might reconciliation work for each of us on the smallest of scales, as we each seek to be “reconciled to God” and to one another?

Each session will be followed by a longer period of silence for prayer and reflection.

Jenny is the Associate Vicar of Timperley, Assistant DDO in the Diocese of Chester, and a Spiritual Accompanier.

For bookings and further details please contact Foxhill: foxhill@chester.anglican.org or 01928 733777.

Bollington Festival 2019

Come and celebrate Bollington Festival with us here at St Oswald’s!
We are hosting a whole variety of events and services here during the Railway/Journeying themed Festival Fortnight – do come along and take part in what’s going on! Refreshments provided during exhibitions and after concerts!

Saturday 11 May: Festival Parade through Bollington
starting at 11am at the Poachers Inn:

Be wise and join in our Camel Train (costumes optional!)

Saturday 11 May: 12noon till 5.00pm and Sunday 12 May: 11.00am till 4.00pm: Model Railway Enthusiasts Exhibition in St Oswald’s ChurchSuggested donation: Adults £3.00  – but free entry for children!

Sunday 12 May: 11.00am Worship Service in Festival Marquee on the Rec

Guest Speaker: David Maidment, founder of the Railway Children charity

Plus Puppet Show (& the chance to try out these puppets after the service)

Please note: No 10.30am service at St Oswald’s this Sunday!

Saturday 11 May till Monday 27 May: St Oswald’s Arts & Crafts Group Exhibits on show –

some items to be sold at Grand Auction on Sunday 2 June during our next Afternoon Tea & Cake event 3.00pm till 5.00pm

Monday 13 May: 5.00pm till 7.00pm Launch Event in St Oswald’s for Bollington Embroiderers Group exhibition (thereafter this will be open to view between 4.00pm and 7.00pm Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15, Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May)

Wednesday 15 May: 10.00am till 8.00pm: Make Your Mark: Printmaking Techniques for the reluctant artist! Come along and be led by Debbie Tracey – our special guest artist now based in the Isle of Man – no prior skills needed! Stay for as long as you like – contributions towards cost of materials welcome!

Friday 17 May: 8.00am till 11.00am: Big Brekkie fundraiser for Christian Aid:

Come and share breakfast in St Oswald’s and raise money for those who are hungry across the world

Saturday 18 May: 10.00am till 12noon: Donald Judge presents a Music Workshop for all ages, tracing the history of the railway coming and going in Bollington! All welcome: Tickets £5.00 from Festival Box Office or on the door


Sunday 19 May:
10.30am at St Oswald’s
Family Communion Service

All Welcome to our mid-monthly family-friendly service of Holy Communion

Sunday 19 May: 7.30pm: William Byrd Choir Concert: “The Singing Will Never Be Done” A varied programme of delightful music: Tickets £12.50 from Festival Box Office or on the door

Tuesday 21 May: 7.00pm till 8.00pm Launch Event of Travelling Exhibition “Journey into Light”: Art created by prisoners from HMP Styall and HMP Thorn expressing their experiences and background stories: Open for viewing thereafter at the following times:
Wed 22 May: 10am till 12noon, 4pm till 7pm; Fri 24 May: 10am till 12noon, 2pm till 5pm; Sat 25 May: 10am till 12noon, 4pm till 7pm; Sun 26 May: 1pm till 3pm; Mon 27 May: 10am till 12noon, 2pm till 5pm.

Wednesday 22 May: 2.00pm: Gospel Train! An interactive Praise Event, with local amateur singers and musicians, including children from Bollington St John’s School. Come along and join in!

Friday 24 May: 7.30pm: “Stations of the Cross” led by Revd Canon Veronica Hydon: offering a simple meditation on our own journeys through life, reflected in the Christian story of Holy Week and Easter. All welcome. Refreshments afterwards.

Saturday 25 May: 2.00pm: Joe Riley and Friends: a musical event showcasing the talent of Joe Riley, a Year 7 composer, songwriter and performer. Come along and support this emerging young Bollington musician!

Sunday 26 May: 4.00pm: Taize Worship Service: prayer, song, readings, silence, thanksgiving. Followed by simple refreshments

Every blessing as we celebrate so many different facets of our life together within this community!

Veronica

Friends of Foxhill

FRIENDS OF FOXHILL EVENTS 2019.

Thank you for supporting the work of Foxhill House in so many different ways. There is a sense of gathering excitement as the work flourishes, but all the more need for a circle of people who are praying in an informed and regular way. Thank you all for doing this.

As we look into 2019 we would like to invite you to the following specific Friends’ events:

Fellowship on Mondays

We meet each Monday at 11.30am for Coffee followed at 12noon for a service of Holy Communion. On the third Monday of each Month we enjoy a light lunch following the service (Soup, bread and Fruit with Coffee/Tea) £6.00 per person.

Prayer on Saturdays

A vital part of the Friends is to pray for the ministry of Foxhill and we will be gathering on the following Saturdays to pray between 9.30am to 11.00am finishing with Coffee.

16th March, 18th May, 4th June, 20th July, 17th August, 21st September, 19th October, 16th November and 7th  December.

Daffodil Time

As we enjoy Foxhill as Friends we will be celebrating our Daffodils on Sunday 10th March 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm, with an opportunity to enjoy the grounds and the Daffodils with refreshments we will conclude with Evening prayer at 4.00 pm.

Fifty Years of Ministry

As Foxhill celebrates 50 years of ministry we will gather on the Saturday 20th July between 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm for a time of celebration and thanksgiving for the ministry of Foxhill and the Friends.

Quiet Day for Friends

Once again, we are offering a Quiet Day for the Friends and the 2019 quiet day will be on Thursday 17th October – the person leading this day will be announced in due course.

Friends’ Christmas

On Sunday 15th December – Friends’ Christmas lunch and Carol service. Lunch at 1.00 pm followed by Carol service at 2.30 pm

Whilst these events are designed to support the work of Friends of Foxhill, those who would like to be Friends are very welcome. Please let other people know about these events and encourage them to be part of the Friends of Foxhill.

We have several events both residential and non- residential please visit our website  www.foxhillchester.org

Annual Garden Party – 22 September 2018

The party was held inside the church as the weather was threatening (and the school field was still rather wet from the previous day’s rain. But a good time was had by all.

Thanks to all who helped and supported us. By Sunday morning the total raised was £835, with (hopefully) a little more to come.

Foxhill- Weekend led by Veronica

7th-9th September 2018
The Harvest of our Lives Led by Canon Veronica Hydon

A creative weekend using a variety of art and craft materials to explore and celebrate different skills each of us have discovered, practised and developed during our lifetimes in a range of work and leisure contexts, and sharing how God has blessed and encouraged us along the way.

This weekend will be contemplative as well as companionable. A time for greater appreciation of our own achievements as labourers in God’s Harvest.

£165pp including all meals & en-suite accommodation

Foxhill House and Woodlands, Tarvin Road, Frodsham WA6 6XB
The Diocese of Chester centre for prayer, study & mission

Bollington Open Gardens

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June 2018

Enjoy a walk through Bollington and visit 16 gardens from 10am to 4pm on both days.

Tickets and maps available from Bollington Leisure Centre, Town Hall and local businesses and participating gardens on the day. £5 per person (children free).

Tea and cakes available at the market place on High Street. Bouncy castle and refreshments also available at Water Street Pre-School.

All proceeds to Bollington Festival 2019.