Bollington Church News September 2020

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Action on Plastics and Waste in Bollington

Are you interested in how we can reduce single-use plastic in Bollington? How we can also reduce other waste streams?

Transition Bollington have a Plastics and Waste steering group and would love for you to join us.

We have already had a bunch of previous projects and have more planned for the future, including:

  • Bollington Mug Library
  • Terracycle Collection Points
  • Repair Cafe
  • Reusable bag point
  • Becoming a Surfers Against Sewage plastic-free town
  • Litter Picks
  • Business Survey

With more and more ideas come more projects. With more cool projects we need more people involved. We would love for you to come along to see how you can help. Any new ideas about how to combat plastics and waste in Bolly are also very welcome.

Dates for your diary

7pm Monday 9 March at The Dog and Partridge
AGM – Transition Bollington

March 10am-12noon Saturday 28 March – meet at the Town Hall
Bollington Community Plastic Spring Clean
organised by Transition Bollington, Bollington Civic Society and Walkers are Welcome, with the support of the Town Council
POSTPONED UNTIL AUTUMN on account of the Coronavirus

Website: Transition Bollington ~ grassroots sustainability

Launch of the Bollington Dementia Action Alliance

Wednesday 13 November at St Oswald’s 6.00pm – 7.30 pm

YOU are invited to attend!

Open Invitation to the official launch. The launch will allow the Alliance to brief on our work to date and plans for the future. Your views and observations will help us shape our forward plans. Teas and coffees, light refreshments and sparkling wine will be available during the event.

Gill Lancaster and Roland Edwards

Please contact either Gill or Roland to confirm your attendance (click on one or other of the names to send an e-mail). This will allow us to make the necessary catering arrangements. Please reply by 10 November.

Closure of Bollington Mothers’ Union Branch

As reported in our Annual report “it is with regret that we announce that this Branch has now discontinued our monthly meetings. The sad decision was taken due to a significant fall in membership (including the deaths of two faithful members from our congregation) and the difficulty of maintaining a regular programme of meetings alongside our other commitments.”

A closing service was held at St Oswald’s on Tuesday 28 May 2019 while celebrating our local Deanery MU Festival that evening.

Ever-loving Father,
we thank you for the work and witness of the Bollington branch of the Mothers’ Union:
for all by which it is remembered,
for all that it meant to those who belonged to it,
and those who were in any way helped by its members,
and for everything in its life which reflected your mercy and love.
We pray for the members who have departed this life,
and for those who have moved away.
We recall the happy times in the past.

St John’s Church Choir – 1965(ish)

The picture includes the curate Revd John Richard Haynes, who was at St John’s from 1963 to 1967, so the picture must be from that period.

Back Row from left: Christopher Patrick, Guy Gorham, ?, Frank Pegg, Fred Hutchinson, Frank Green, ? , John Brogden, Gwilym Humphreys, ?

Middle row from left: Pat Kershaw, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Harry Holland, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Jaqueline Clayton (Pengelly)

Front row from left: ?, ?, Edward Heaps?, ?, ?, Geoff Newcombe, Revd J St H Mullett, Albert Clayton, Revd J R Haynes, Barry Patrick?, Hedley Patrick.

More detail: Guy Gorham was the great-grandson of Revd George Cornelius Gorham, who caused a great controversy in the Church of England in 1847 when he was accused of holding Calvanistic views on Baptism (“The Gorham Case“). Fred Hutchinson was a Police Constable. Gwilym Humphreys was headmaster of St John’s School. Harry Holland was the verger. Edward Heaps was the organist (and is presumably third from left in the front row, wearing an organist’s sleeveless surplice). Geoff Newcombe and Albert Clayton were the wardens. Revd John Haynes went to Rhodesia/Zimbabwe for 20 years from 1970 before returning to the UK as vicar of Bishop’s Stortford. He retired to Scarborough where he died in 2016. You can read more about Revd John St Hilary MULLETT and other former vicars here.

If YOU can supply any more details about the photo, please let us know.