Jim Britcliffe, known to us as the trainee minister attached to the Rev. Anne and a regular member of our congregation, has been appointed curate at St Mary’s, Alsager.
Christened ‘Jim The Grace’, for saying the Grace at Cafe Church services, we wish him well in his new ministry.
After a long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the new chairs that were order earlier this year have finally been delivered. Each one carries a dedication plaque on the back and we again thank all those who sponsored a chair to mark a life event or commemorate the life of a loved one.
The new working group setup by St. Bartholomew’s in conjunction with the Parish Council and advertised in the Insight Supplement sent to every household is already seeing some success. People have received food, medicine and telephone calls of support in the last week alone. Well done all those who are supporting this initiative to fight the Coronavirus Epidemic.
We made a fabulous £9644 over the three days, to help St Bart’s with the forthcoming alterations and which would not be possible without your help, support and muscle power.
Thank you also to all those who have turned up and bought pictures, plants, tombola tickets, teas, crafts and sweets.
“Action not Words” – Litter Pick – 17th March, 2019.
Following on from last Sunday’s Cafe Church when we talked about caring for the environment, today saw the first suggestion put into place. A host of villagers met at 2pm in the Village Hall car park to don High Viz jackets and be issued with litter pickers and large, tough bin sacks. Four teams set out, to be dropped off at various points around the village to collect all the rubbish from the hedges and verges of several of the roads. After two hours in the sunshine and showers, Cross Lane from the border of Worleston to the village centre, Minshull Lane and Cross Lane from the village centre to the United Reformed Church in Minshull Vernon were all litter picked. Twenty two sacks of rubbish were collected and taken to the tip.
Thank you to Tim and Jane Hough who organised the event and for providing welcome refreshments afterwards in their home. Thanks also to all who helped.
The award is given by The Parish Magazine Printers Company and there were over 400 entries in our category.
Insight also came top overall in the Northwest of England, judging was based upon content, design, print quality and editorial input.