Jean Jones organised a lovely activity for children and their parents today, with Easter very much in mind.
Flowers, twigs, decorations and pots were all provided and the results, for everyone to take home with them, were fantastic.
Refreshments were provided throughout and next Wednesday (20/4/22) it is a repeat event for adults.
To round off the weekly ‘Prayers for the Ukraine’ meetings in St Bart’s, there is a Churches Together in Nantwich prayer meeting for the people of Ukraine on Nantwich Town Square at 7.00 pm on Sunday 3 April near the War Memorial. Candles will be lit and prayers will conclude after around 15 minutes with the Lord’s Prayer and the blessing. ALL WELCOME
Public Meeting on helping the Ukraine as a village community.
11am, Saturday 23rd April in the village hall.
Report on progress.
Signed: Parish Council & St. Bart’s Church
The Annual Giant Plant Sale & Art Exhibition.
FOR FOUR FABULOUS DAYS !!!!
29th + 30th April, 1st + 2nd May, 2022. 10am-5pm
We will be selling all our usual: Plants, Trees, Bushes, and Bedding Plants…
ALSO Bulbs and Potted Outdoor Plants etc at LOW LOW prices. (Cards accepted)
Refreshments will be available with a selection of Cakes & Biscuits.
We will also be putting on our Annual Art Sale where you can view and buy from
a great selection of Local Artwork from New Artists.
Calling young people!
Come along and have fun with flowers, learn a new skill and take home an Easter arrangement for yourself or as a gift for someone special.
(Yes of course you can decorate your pot and add chocolate eggs!)
Children, must bring an adult with them.
Adults can join in the fun or sit back with a cuppa and watch!
Another date for your diary: —
Adult’s spring floral event — Wednesday 20th April 10-12.30.
To reserve a place for either event contact Jean Jones (Contact details below)
|Event||Children’s Easter Workshop|
|Ages||Ideal for Children 4 to 11. (Older children welcome)|
|Date||Wednesday 13th April 2022|
|Time||10am until 12:30pm|
|Location||St. Bart’s Church, Church Minshull. CW5 6EA|
|w3w Map||Click for what3words map location|
|Cost||£6 (Light refreshments included)|
It was good to see lots of children again at the ‘Pizza and Play’ that became ‘Hot Dogs and Play’ this month.
A new addition to the games was a football table and it proved to be a great success in constant use from the word go to packing up.
We had some new people join us which was great, so watch this space as the day may become every month instead of bi-monthly.
From: St Oswald’s Primary School, Worleston.
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Subject: Donations for Ukranian Refugees fleeing the Crisis
To help support the thousands of Ukrainian Refugees fleeing the crisis, St. Oswald’s School, Worleston are sending donations to Poland via a local Polish charity.
Please can you drop off any donations of the following items to school anytime between now and home time on Friday (the transport with donations is leaving on Saturday morning):
- Bedding, blankets and sleeping bags
- Canned food (with long “use by” date)
- Pasta & Rice etc
- Smaller toys
- Sanitary products
- Packs of nappies
- Sweets for kids
- Pet food
They have asked for no donations of clothing as they have enough already.
Please leave any donations on the benches outside the main entrance to school.
Thank you very much.
Readings and Carols with Sound and Light – Christmas Eve, 2021.
The traditional service of Bible readings of Christ’s birth, punctuated with carols, was well attended. Sue and Richard Ellison sang during the service, accompanied by Joy Naylor on keyboard and Ruth Edge played the organ for the carols sung by the congregation. Brian Charlesworth, Andrew Guy, SImon and Celia Reynolds, Marion Allen, Kerry Bannon, David Barrett and the Rev. Lesley Bentley read the lessons and the Rev Anne gave the bidding prayer, Lord’s Prayer and Blessing. Coloured lighting effects illuminated the church throughout, thanks to John Headon, PJ Jones and Bob Schiller. Two videos were also shown on the big screen, of the angel appearing to the shepherds and at the finale, when a version of ‘Mary Did You Know?’ was shown. We thank all those who participated for their contributions and all who attended on the night to celebrate the birth of Christ.
Over heard in St Bart’s on 15th December 2021…..
“This is keeping me sane today”
“This is my Christmas present to me”
“Flowers are good for the soul”
Giggling, laughter and oohs and ahs!
What was going on you may well ask! It was a day festive flower arranging, wreaths, table designs, mantelpiece arrangements and much more. Complete beginners learnt how to moss wreaths. More experienced ladies shared their knowledge and skills and we all learnt from each other.
Delicious soup, rolls and cake provided sustenance at lunch time and many ladies carried on creating well into the afternoon. Festive refreshments flowed all day keeping us all “merry and bright.”
Thanks to everyone who made the day such a pleasurable experience, from the soup makers to those who swept up all the pine needles. Thanks to the ladies from Wistaston Flower Club who came along to offer help and joined in the fun. All the proceeds went to St Bart’s
We have been asked to do another session so watch this space for details of a spring event.
The event raised £338.50 for St.Bart’s Church.
Thanks to all,
Carols Round the Tree – 9th Dec. 2021.
It was a joy to welcome so many people to our annual event with the Acceler8 Brass Band. Some had made their yearly pilgrimage from Warrington, determined not to miss the fun. The weather could not make its’ mind up to rain or not so the whole ‘singathon’ was inside church, but the 15 carols were sung with gusto, throats liberally lubricated with mulled wine, wine and fruit juice, accompanied by copies amounts of mince pies. The band enjoyed themselves so much, they even played during the 2 intervals. John told his usual humorous school nativity story and the Rev. Anne thanked the band for playing and everyone for coming. Merry Christmas everyone!