Some of the 300 oranges prepared for our Christingle Services this year. As in previous years, we had two separate services on the afternoon of Advent Sunday in order to safely accommodate everyone. The construction teams needed to do some quality testing on the sweets used!
25 November 2018 at St Oswald’s
Be Strong and of Good Courage!
At our Family Service this morning we heard the story of St Oswald (about 604 – 642 AD), King of Northumbria who helped St Aidan to spread Christianity throughout his kingdom. He was generous to the poor. One Easter he was feasting with St Aidan when news came of poor people in the street outside begging for food. Oswald not only shared the food from the feast, but also gave away the silver dishes that the food was on. He had a wooden cross erected before the Battle of Heavenfield and exhorted his troops to be Strong and of Good Courage.
During the service young and older members of the congregation decorated shields with Christian symbols.
The banner in our Children’s Corner was created ten years ago by children from both of our Church Schools
The church was open on Saturday 30 June from 10am to 2pm…
…for people to come in and see what our schoolchildren have been taking part in this week. Some of the school children who had visited the Experience with their class-mates brought their parents or grandparents along.
In previous years we have held Schools’ Experience Weeks about All Saints, Easter, Epiphany, God’s Creation, Jesus’ Parables and Moses.
Starting Wednesday 7 March 2018
For young children of school age, in St Oswald’s Church during term time. Drinks and biscuits will be provided!
Led by one of the mums, the intention is to encourage young children to sing and to make occasional performances at Family Services. To help them grow in confidence, and to draw them closer into the Church family.
This is NOT a talent show, all you require is enthusiasm and a love of singing. If you have children or grandchildren who might like to join in with this new venture, please bring them along.
The season began by preparing the Christingles.
The RiCH* Christmas party involved some dressing up…
*RiCH = Refreshment in Church, where Bollington’s Secondary School pupils (Years Seven to Nine) are able to drop in on their way home from school for a drink and some home made cake…
There were some special visitors at the Praise and Play* Christmas Party
*Praise and Play is for pre-school children and babies & their parents and/or carers
More dressing up for the Crib Service on Christmas Eve…
More information about parish activities for young people and families here
Entry by TICKET ONLY – tickets must be purchased IN ADVANCE
download a poster here
A good time was had by all – despite the good old bad old British Summer weather outside. Face-painting, cake, bouncy castle, cake, hot dogs, cake,
raffle. And did I mention cake?
Our amazing interactive Schools’ Experience continues all this week! Members of our congregation are telling the Story of Moses with the enthusiastic help of children from three of our local primary schools! To give you a flavour of the unfolding drama, here is a selection of photos sent to us by their Head Teacher of some of the delightful children from Bollington St John who’ve clearly enjoyed their class visit today.