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June Benefice News

This Months News

News from Bosley Village.

Our last service with Ivan was on the 22nd May and he was guest of honour accompanied by his wife, Hazel, and his daughter, Gaynor, for our lunch at Pye Ash Farm to raise funds for the church. A lovely setting in the barn, packed with over 80 people enjoying the meal and the delicious sweets made by church members.  A bottle of whisky was presented to Ivan and flowers for his wife.

On May 29th a Confirmation service was held at Sutton St James church which included two candidates from St. Mary’s Bosley church. Bishop Julie took the service followed by refreshments in the church hall.

The Platinum Jubilee community lunch took place on 5th June after a special service at the Methodist Chapel based on the Queen’s coronation prayers. On arrival at church everyone was crying out for a cup of tea so we were busy in the kitchen! It was great to see so many packed in for the ‘bring your own’ spread, and there was a real variety on offer of finger food, followed by plates and spoons provided for the sweets, once again Bosley cooking skills did us proud.  At the end, in the pouring rain we went out with our umbrellas to witness the unveiling of our Platinum Jubilee Grieve apple tree with Julian Ruddock from the DVCAG, David and Carolyn Brain and Sam Alston to witness the unveiling which Grace Carter was invited to do. Julian spoke at great length on the DVCAG, the importance of Climate Change and the need to plant more trees which he is organising in the district. 



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Wincle Village celebrate the Jubilee.

We were blessed with good weather when on Saturday, 4th June around 150 residents of Wincle, Danebridge and Swythamley came together to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The event opened with the unveiling of a commemorative tree and plaque by Councillor Andrew Gregory in the Wincle Brewery beer garden. 

Brian Lightowler (accordion) and Mike Dale (saxophone/flute) provided lovely background music and tried to keep us all in tune while we sang patriotic songs. A Royal themed Treasure Hunt was organised by Paula Prince for the children.  

Nic Sharp organised a Cheshire vs Staffordshire rounders match the result of which was 30-24 to Staffordshire.  However, it was decided to call it a draw …. the real winner was the game itself; enjoyed by everyone who took part or spectated. There was some excellent fielding from Cheshire but in the end, this wasn’t quite enough to prevent Staffordshire from winning as they grabbed the extra rounders in the closing minutes. It was marvellous to see how many youngsters got involved.

To complete the day a beautiful, tiered Jubilee cake was created by Alison Coombes. 

Thanks to Andrew Gregory for his support, Ian Burns for lending us the field, the Jubilee organising committee, DVCAG and everyone who supported the event. It was a fantastic afternoon and a wonderful opportunity for the community to get together to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.


For more pictures from the events please click here: Full Report

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Wincle School celebrate the Jubilee

Wincle School celebrated the Platinum Jubilee in style.
On Wednesday 8th June, parents and friends were invited to join the pupils on the school playground as the school celebrated the Platinum Jubilee.

The children dressed in their finest Fete outfits sang the song called ‘Sing’ written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow.  They then danced a traditional barber’s pole on the Maypole.  They also did traditional country dancing and even the parents got involved.  

After all that exertion everyone was welcomed into school to share in afternoon tea.  


You can see more picture from the afternoon by clicking here: More Pictures.

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Wincle WI at the Fete

Fete Day!
Wincle WI ladies were once again busy setting up the tea tent on the Friday evening, after a break of 2 years. All of the area was beautifully decked out in bunting with fresh flowers on all the tables.  Saturday midday and the serving tables are filled with delicious cakes, scones, fruit loaves and sandwiches etc – all generously donated by local ladies as well as the WI.   The refreshments were a great success if you count the sheer number of people getting served all afternoon and the lovely compliments received from the public.  The team of ladies serving did a magnificent job and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved.


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Wincle and District WI Report 

Wincle WI had a different style of meeting this month, one that we always enjoy - a craft evening. It gives us plenty of opportunity to chat whilst we are busy! As usual our good friend Christine Heath had devised something fitting for the occasion, and as we had been celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee over the weekend, this time we all made a red, white and blue flower to wear.

For full report please click here: full WI report.


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