We are unable to do our usual Christingle making workshop and Christingle Service in St Oswald’s this year due to Covid 19. But where there is a will there is a way!!
You are invited to join us for our online Christingle Service via zoom at 3pm on Sunday 29th November.
The service will follow a similar format to the normal one and will last about half an hour. To take part you will need to register your interest with me so that I can send you the zoom link.
You will need to make your own Christingle at home this year but fear not, for I (with the help of Sue Berry!) have put together a DIY Christingle Kit, which I can deliver free, to your home. Please note that the orange will not be provided so you will need to acquire one medium sized orange for each Christingle you wish to make. If you would like a kit, please email me stating how many Christingles you are wishing to make.
In case you are unsure how to put together a Christingle, I will be posting a short instruction video on our church FB page and on the church website.
I do hope that you will be able to join us for this traditional way to start advent in the Parish of Bollington.
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!
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.
Come aboard the Ark!
a teacher at the porthole
Thanks to Bollington Balloons!
two by two
two by two
Is everything ready?
In previous years we have held Schools’ Experience Weeks about All Saints, Easter, Epiphany, God’s Creation, Jesus’ Parables and Moses.
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.