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Hello from David I’m delighted to be able to make my first contribution to HotPott – although I’m writing this in the wake of our move into the vicarage with my laptop perched on my knee and surrounded by boxes.

friends in Suffolk, where we have spent the past eight years; now we have the pleasure of making new friends here in Cheshire. We are not entirely new to this part of Britain as we spent four years on the Wirral when I was a curate in Birkenhead; Of course, you may th in fact our sons, Joe and Eddie well be reading this after the 30 (now 27 and 28, and remaining of May, by which time I will be down in Suffolk) were born there. your priest in charge (and But much of our married life has hopefully nearer to being been in the Bradford area: our unpacked!) but only a few days daughter Hannah (31 this month, ago, Kim and I were still in the process of bidding farewell to dear and settled in Leeds) was born

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Hello from David


Manchester Bombing


Pott’s England Rugby International


Bollington Well Dressing


Guild Goings On


PCC Ponderings

10 Missionary Matters 11 Corking Cover 13 Beauty and the Beast 14 Pott Shrigley Church School 15 Kinesiology 15 Beth Chasty 16 Your Vote Your Council 17 Cricket Sixes 18 Mouse Makes 19 Coffee Break 24 Suffering Church 29 Flix in the Stix 30 Chores and Chains 31 Recipe: Tabouleh 32 Services / Registers 33 Sidespeople 34 Regular Church Activities

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there during my first curacy, and I subsequently served two eight-year stints as a vicar in that part of the world. So, you can see that we have had this experience of moving on and settling in more than once. It is always a challenge: roots have to be pulled up and put down in a new place; the familiar and the ‘safe’ have to be let go of; the unknown has to be embraced. And we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t find that difficult and, to some degree, painful. But the welcome we have received (including the help given to prepare the vicarage for our arrival), the warmth of the community, the beauty of the area which we can now call home and

the exciting life of the church which we are now joining, all unite to make us feel incredibly positive about this change in our life and our circumstances. More transformative still, though, is the knowledge that it is God’s call for us to join you here. There are many unknowns – for all of you as much as for Kim and me – as we contemplate what this new chapter in our lives will have in store for us. But what we can know is that ‘He who calls us is faithful’. Kim and I look forward not only to getting to know you all, but to serving alongside you the One who calls us all and who leads us into His future.

Manchester Bombing The terrible news of the Manchester atrocity came through just as we were going to print Ho†Pott; words cannot express the dismay, shock and horror we all feel about such an attack on children, young people and their families. It is difficult to accept that such bad things happen; difficult sometimes to pray in such circumstances but I am reminded in Romans 8: 26-28 ‘If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He (the Spirit) does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, … and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.’

‘… with God all things are possible.’ (Matthew 19:26) and we can never be separated from the love of Christ. Again, Romans 8:35-39 ‘Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.’

It is really hard to see what good can be fashioned out of such a brutal event; unfortunately there is evil in our fallen world but we must try to remember that

Our prayers and our deepest sympathy are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.

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Pott’s England Rugby International Some of you who visit the churchyard to tend graves or to help with maintenance work may have noticed a Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) headstone with two names on it on the wall adjacent to the village green (new part; grave 99). I have always wondered about this, as although I have visited CWGC sites in Asia, the South Pacific and Africa, as well as in the UK and Europe, I have never noticed a stone with two names on it except at Pott Shrigley.

Kath Matheson The two are father and son; LEONARD HAIGH was born on 19 October 1880 in Prestwich, Manchester, one of two sons of Charles Henry Haigh, a yarn merchant, and his wife Alice Clara. His only known education was at Sandringham House School in Southport; little is known of the school, which closed in the mid-1930s when it became a hotel. However, Leonard played as a prop for their rugby team and he went on to play for Manchester RFC (for whom he was captain in 1910), Lancashire (18 caps), Barbarians and the North of England. Leonard came late to international rugby, aged 30 years, but played for England on seven occasions in 1910 and 1911, his first cap being in the first international ever played at Twickenham on January 15th 1910 when the home side beat Wales 11 – 6; the England side remained unbeaten at Twickenham for another 18 years! They also won the inaugural Five Nations Championship in 1910 and retained the Calcutta Cup in the two years Leonard played for the national side. Leonard worked in and around Manchester during the early 1900s in the cotton spinning

trade, but was also a keen motorist with a strong interest in how these rapidly developing vehicles worked. Thus, when he enlisted to serve in the First World War he was assigned to the Army Service Corps as an officer cadet. The Army Service Corps was huge, with some ten thousand officers and three hundred thousand men at its peak; its remit was to supply the army with all its consumable needs except ammunition which fell under the Army Ordnance Corps. The static nature of trench warfare allowed huge, yet efficient supply lines to be established. The Army Service Corps was organized into companies that tended to specialise in either horse or motor transport; although the day of the massed cavalry charge was largely over, horses initially provided the backbone of the supply chain. The motorized transport of supplies grew exponentially but was a new and largely untried art so men such as Leonard Haigh with good mechanical knowledge were kept away from front line duties, being too valuable to consign to an

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infantry battalion. Tragically, whilst still in officer training at Woolwich Leonard developed a serious chest infection during a training exercise, and in the absence of effective treatment such as antibiotics, which were not developed until 30 years later, he succumbed to the illness on August 6th 1916 aged 35 years. Leonard Haigh was thus never commissioned and never able to use his mechanical knowledge to the benefit of his country. In 1912, at the age of 31, Leonard had married Eudora Mason in Timperley, Cheshire, and they had one son, JOHN GUY LEONARD HAIGH, who was born in Dec 1913, and he is the other serviceman buried in Grave 99 at St Christopher’s. John was a pilot officer in the 613 (City of Manchester) Squadron, Royal Air Force, in World War Two and died on 20 October 1939. He possibly died on a training

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exercise or of illness otherwise, to put it bluntly, there would have been no body to bury. Leonard Haigh is remembered on Bollington War Memorial and in St Oswald’s Church, Bollington. Every season Manchester RFC awards the Haigh Cup to the player making most First XV appearances. The cup itself was won by Haigh at his other main sport – golf – though he also played association football and cricket, was an adept fisherman and a good shot. Leonard’s wife Eudora did not re-marry, dying in 1981 aged 95. John is unlikely to have remembered much of his father but at least they share a grave. Apparently, it's unusual but not unique for two servicemen to share the same CWGC headstone.

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Guild Goings On The Mary Sunley is a well-appointed canal barge seating 12 people. She has a small galley with a microwave and facilities for heating water to make hot drinks. The crew are charming and very helpful. Our first contingent sailed off from Higher Poynton Wharf on May 5th, waved off by Georgina who had come specially to see us safely aboard. We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day as we sailed along to Marple, past lots of baby ducklings and their mums, through some lovely countryside and eventually past the Goyt Mill, once a hive of industry for the cotton trade. Now it is split up into small units. On the fifth floor there is a huge Scalextric layout and great birthday parties are held there for youngsters.

up the buffet, to all our waitresses and to everyone else who helped on the day. It was a truly enjoyable four-hour sail and we are sure the second contingent will enjoy the day as much as we did. Also a big thank you to Georgina for arranging both trips.

On the return journey we feasted on will be in church on sandwiches, sausage rolls, small pork pies and The next guild meeting th Wednesday 13 June at 2:30pm when Keith salad, followed by trifle and cake, tea or Yearsley will come along to entertain us. coffee. Many thanks to Mary Currell for setting ***

Three boys in the schoolyard were bragging about their fathers. The first boy said, "My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem, they give him £50." The second boy said, "That's nothing. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a song, they give him £100." The third boy said, "I got you both beat. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a sermon. And it takes eight people to collect all the money!" *** The new vicar was taking his first service, and determined to make a good impression. The congregation sat spellbound throughout the eloquent sermon and the extended intercessions, which seemed to cover the whole category of human wants. After the service one church member asked another in awe: “Don’t you think our new vicar prays well?” “I most certainly do,” was the answer. “Why that man asked the good Lord for things that our old vicar didn’t even know He had!” HotPott - June 2017


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PCC Ponderings There were 15 members of the PCC present when we met on 9th May, and as it was the first meeting after the annual church meeting, it was time to vote for PCC officers for the current year. Duncan (chairman), Peter (treasurer) and myself (secretary) were duly re-elected.

One of these was a refund of £3110 from the gift aid scheme, which allows us to reclaim income tax paid on donations received. These sums really add up over the year and prove it is well worth taking the extra moment to tick the ‘Gift Aid’ box on the envelope when putting our collection in. We also received £422.50 from the quiz night, which is a marvellous sum, as well as the event being great fun. In another bit of good news, Peter noted that the Bell Fund Account contains £5411. This money is used for belfry maintenance and new bell Secretary to the PCC ropes will be required soon.

It is an exciting time as we look forward to the licensing service for David Swales, who will be installed as priest in charge on Tuesday, 30th May. Duncan has been in contact with the Rural Dean, Veronica Hydon, and he took us through the arrangements: Bishop Peter will take the service, the Archdeacon will preach and the Rural Dean will also have an active part. It seems that the diocese specifies the content of the service. As well as the formal elements, representatives from the life of the church will welcome David personally. We are hoping for the occasional light-hearted touch in the usual Pott Shrigley style!

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Duncan has sent 76 invitations to a varied list of local people including the clergy of Macclesfield Deanery and the Lay Chair, all those who have taken services during the interregnum, the former local MP and representatives of the school, parish council, cricket club and the village hall committee. With so many dignitaries and clergy it should be an impressive and colourful occasion but above all, we hope that David will feel the friendly welcome of our church family. Peter gave an update on the accounts including some recent payments received. Page 8

Since the last meeting the planning application for the church room has been refused and Ian Malyan brought us up to date with the next steps. It is proposed to submit a slightly revised scheme that seeks to address some of the concerns expressed by the conservation bodies; this is already being worked on and will be ready shortly. In addition, the statement of need – the document that sets out the case for the new room being required – will be updated; this will also now include a list of local churches which have benefited from having new accommodation similar to that proposed for St Christopher’s. It is important that the strongest possible case is made to support the need for the new room and for us to make clear the extra activities which the new accommodation will allow. Sally reported on the work that has started at the school on the changes required to meet current standards for Early Years provision. This entails the purchase of land adjoining the school, legal and planning fees as well as HotPott - June 2017

providing the additional facilities required. The total estimated cost is £30,000 to £40,000. The PCC have agreed to contribute to the cost and decided that this donation will be £1000. The village hall committee has already contributed by buying the land and paying some associated legal costs. It is also hoped that grants will also help to fund the work, but it has been necessary to press ahead because of the need to get improvements in place by the start of the term in September.

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Missionary Matters Africa is a troubled continent; there never seems to be a time when drought and famine don’t seem to strike somewhere or floods cause massive destruction. Our friends the Wheatleys who work in Blantyre, Malawi, with St Christopher’s missionary partners the Fazakerleys, report that the harvests around Blantyre have been very good this year and consequently the price of maize has gone down.

for 15 years; the latest launch date is September 2018. The database programme Megumi developed has been installed in the Academic Dean’s office and seems to be working well apart from a few bugs Megumi is able to fix. Helen Fazackerly has been at the Malawi Field Council meetings and is busy with helping new missionary recruits to become orientated and with looking after them in general. This week she is going with a companion to Salima in the north of the country to visit and encourage the SIM team there; pray for safety on the roads - which is not a foregone conclusion! We hope to have the Fazakerleys with us at St. Christopher’s on September 17th.

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Johnny McClean, our United for Mission (UFM) missionary partner in Bangkok, Thailand, visited the UK in March for two weeks and spoke at several preaching groups and Bible colleges, as a result of which a However the south of Malawi had poor summer team will visit Thailand from the UK harvests and external aid will be necessary to between July 31 and August 15 2017. A support life. Pastor Wadi is taking over Steven number of other people are also planning to Wheatley’s role as treasurer for the Serving in join the Christian work in Thailand, some for a Mission (SIM) team in Malawi, who the few weeks, others up to a year. Pray for the Fazakerleys work for; remembering the UFM staff as they process enquiries and problem with the treasurer at Evangelical Bible organize practical details of flights, insurance College Malawi not all that long ago, pray that and medical checks for the volunteers. Johnny he may be honest and accurate in all his is trying to raise funds to get the Pakistan doings. Megumi Fazakerley is finding he needs refugee family, the Zafars, to Canada where much longer to teach his ‘New Testament they are promised support from a church Survey’ course than has been allocated - but there; things are becoming increasingly he cannot change the curriculum to suit his difficult for the family in Thailand. Besides her needs. In fact the college has decided to teaching responsibilities at school, Johnny’s shorten the Chichewa/English Certificate wife Ann has to deal with various pastoral course from three years to two. Pray for issues. In one case a single Thai mum has been Megumi - and for his students! The college has struggling with poor health and her only son talked about introducing a degree programme (aged 13) has been her primary caregiver over Page 10

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several months. When the mother had urgent surgery, the boy came to live with the McCleans. Pray for this family situation in a country without any state medical or social care, and for wisdom for Ann and other school leaders as they work with this student and his mum in the coming weeks. Pray that what this student and his mum have seen of the Gospel in action, especially in recent days will be in some small way, part of the process of them coming to know Jesus. The Christian community the McClean family worship with (and help to lead) decided to celebrate Easter a week early this year as it clashed with the Thai New Year celebrations! Give thanks for the warm love and fellowship evident in their

church; this has been a real encouragement to many. Pray too that everyone returned from the New Year break refreshed and ready to serve again.

Corking Cover It was very exciting for the editor to receive a phone call inviting her to attend the annual awards ceremony of the Association of Church Editors (ACE) because Ho†Pott had won an award; no further details were available.

room guarded by a statue of John Wesley. When the Queen unveiled the statue she apparently remarked how nice it was to unveil a life-size statue of someone smaller than her! At the back of the hall there were copies of Mike North, Ho†Pott’s previous editor, advised many other church magazines we could take home (and steal ideas from!). Kath to join ACE as an excellent source of advice and information about all aspects of Helen Frewin, a Christian business church magazine production, including psychologist, started the meeting with a communicating the Christian message thought-provoking talk entitled ‘What is the effectively. Somehow she didn’t notice falling Editor’s Gift?’. Members were reminded of the off their mailing list until she received a potential for church magazines to reach out to request to pay the annual subscription. Having congregations and non-churchgoers alike. She climbed onto the email list again, it was suggested that the entire magazine should evident that the closing date for the annual ‘leak’ the Christian message – for example a competition, which this year was for report on a village event should not only be magazines of A5 size in colour, was two days descriptive, but also indicate the impact it had hence! Hastily she raided the church cupboard on those who attended, and how everything for a couple of examples of last year’s editions can be made to communicate something of of Ho†Pott, submitted them and waited. God’s love and promises. The editor can help in praising God for the opportunity He provides The ceremony and AGM of ACE took place in for magazines to remain resourced and the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster in a refreshed in spreading encouraging and continued → HotPott - June 2017


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challenging news into the community. Ideas were shared for connecting evangelistic opportunities, for dealing with the challenging realities of editing a magazine, and remembering the value of the written and printed word in a world of online communication. After the AGM and lunch Helen presented the awards. Because of the quality of entries this year they made a dozen additional ‘Awards of Merit’ for magazines that had not won any of the major awards. As they went down the list with no mention of Ho†Pott we became more excited about the possibility of a major award. There were six of these, and then a Gold and Silver for the best overall. The editorial team of

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Ho†Pott won the ‘Best Cover Design Award for Church Magazines’. The judges felt that the covers (back, front and insides!) of our Rose Queen and Christmas editions would make people pick up and look at the magazine in the first place, and draw them in to actually read it! The judges commented later that Ho†Pott came very close to winning the silver award. The whole magazine team (and especially our talented photographers Steve Murphy, Rick Gem, Graham Hackney, Duncan Matheson and many others) deserves enormous credit for this prestigious national award, but special credit is owed to Mike North who was responsible for the original design.

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Pott Shrigley Church School We have enjoyed some excellent recent events Shrigley Church School for over 500 years. How at school. For example, we were very pleased many times will the children in the school have to be able to use St Christopher's looked out over the sheep and lambs Church for our Easter assembly in the surrounding fields; how many recently. As always, the parents and times have the house martins governors were very supportive of returned to their nesting places in this event. The children acted out a the village hall; how many times will performance of the Easter story and the children have walked across to St it was great to see them enjoying Christopher's for their Easter being in church. During Easter week, service? It serves to remind me that we celebrated the different in spite of the constant change and elements of Easter upheaval on the and new beginnings national and and many children international front, Headteacher made lovely Easter and indeed in our Pott Shrigley Church School gardens which they changing brought into school. technological lifestyle and all the benefits and challenges During the lambing season the younger that this brings, there are some things that children enjoyed visiting Pott Mill Farm. Many remain constant in our lives. thanks to Mr Wainwright for allowing us to

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look around his farm and teaching us all about his lambs and sheep.

Over the next few weeks the children will be taking part in Forest School events, enjoying The arrival of the house martins nesting on the the Rose Queen festival weekend and rehearsing for the end of year drama school eaves shows that the spring is moving production. We are also looking forward to towards summer. As a newcomer to the meeting and getting to know Reverend Swales community (and I was still referred to as 'the over the next few months and welcoming him new headmaster' after ten years as head to our school . teacher at Rainow School!), I still find it amazing that there has been education in Pott *** The Rev Dr Billy Graham told of a time early in his ministry when he arrived in a small town to preach a sermon. Wanting to post a letter before the service, he asked a young boy where the post office was. When the boy had told him, Billy Graham thanked him and said, "If you'll come to the Baptist Church this evening, you can hear me telling everyone how to get to heaven." The boy replied, "I don't think I'll be there... You don't even know your way to the post office."

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Kinesiology – what it is and how it can help There are lots of different kinds of kinesiology, and one type is ‘Professional Kinesiology Practice’ (PKP). For 25 years this intriguing practice has helped people to reconnect to their compassionate self and nature. PKP was developed by New Zealand medical doctor Bruce Dewe and his wife Joan, a teacher, both of whom are lay preachers, and between them

Denise Gurney they have created an amazing training programme – ‘learning, growing and embracing life’. They have visited Pott Shrigley several times over recent years and have spoken at international conferences organized at Hollin Hall. Manually pushing on arms and leg muscles forms part of kinesiology testing, but not looking for muscle strength like sports

practitioners might do, but for muscle function. For example, can your arm or leg muscle hold up when you think of a stressful situation, or when you are exposed to a certain food? The resulting response in the muscle gives the practitioner some information and together with the person being tested, they can figure out what to do. It’s a participatory process with constant input from the client, not a therapist/patient process, and while it may seem an odd way to go about things, the client is the one with the body that holds the answers for them. A PhD study from Southampton University shows that PKP is the best thing for backache since sliced bread (or something like that!), and can work wonders with some of the problems that doctors struggle to solve. If you would like a demonstration or to ask more questions, please see Denise’s advertisement on page 22.

Beth Chasty Many congratulations to Beth Chasty on passing her medical finals and qualifying to be a doctor! As many will know, Beth has been studying at Leeds University for nearly six years; she now moves to London to complete the two foundation training years required for full registration with the General Medical Council – the first year will be at Whittington Hospital and the second at the North Middlesex Hospital. We hope she has a good break before embarking on what we pray will be an enjoyable and fulfilling career.

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recreational route.’

Last month the parish clerk sent her log of accidents on this bend dating back to 2009 to the Cheshire East Council Road Safety Team. The highways safety officer met with the police and an analysis of the most recent five-year injury collision data available (1st January 2012 to 31st December 2016) was carried out.

The parish council has requested a physical barrier. Highways have replied and said that barriers, rumble strips and warning signs would have to go through the Area Highways Group. Highways would need to carry out a speed assessment in accordance with the Speed Management Strategy as they would need speed survey data. There are issues with gaining any speed data due to restrictions in the suitable allowable positions of the speedindicating device.

Alison Greenwood During this period there were three slight injury collisions reported. All occurred in 2013 and were the result of loss of control on an oily road surface, slippery road surface due to weather conditions and involving an inexperienced driver, and failing to comply with a red traffic light resulting in a head-on collision. There are many damage-only incidents but the police do not record these; the road safety team target locations where fatal and serious injury collisions are taking place. The matter has therefore been passed on for investigation to assess if any measures, such as improved signs, road markings etc., may prevent further damage to the wall. This has to be progressed through the usual Area Highway Group process. The clerk has informed Cheshire East Highways Department of the relevant parts of the Speed Management Strategy document of September 2016 which states: ‘A speed limit of 40 mph may be considered: where the function is predominantly local access or recreational for example in national parks where there is a high volume of vulnerable road users for example on a recognised Page 16

POTT SHRIGLEY CHURCH SCHOOL The chair of governors will be invited to attend the parish council meeting in July to provide an update on the school’s progress at the end of the education year and to inform council members what to expect at the start of the new term in September 2017, particularly with regard to reception class numbers. PEAK BOUNDARY WALK Saturday 17th June will be the launch day for the Peak District Boundary Walk, a new long distance (190 mile) walk devised by the charity Friends of the Peak District. The organisers are looking for walkers to open the route (which will be divided into twenty 10-mile stages) on launch day; groups will set off simultaneously (at 10am) using provided maps and directions. The organisers hope that parish councils along the route will participate in this fantastic day by giving the walkers a cheery send-off and welcoming them when they finish their walk. If you would also like to support this ambitious boundary walk to help raise awareness of the size and beauty of the Peak District and the work of the Friends of the Peak and to help protect the landscapes we all love, or just want to know more about how to walk the route at HotPott - June 2017

your leisure, further information is available from Friends of the Peak via the following link where all the details of the boundary walk can be found:

Reference: 16/3721M Proposal: Proposed new dwelling at Eastwood End Farm Location: EASTWOOD END FARM, SCHOOLFOLD LANE, ADLINGTON, SK10 4PL. It is unclear why notification of this application, -walk/ which has gone to appeal, has been sent to the We hope any walkers in Pott Shrigley will come Pott Shrigley Parish Council. to Rose Queen too! Editor NEXT MEETINGS PLANNING APPLICATIONS The next parish council meeting will Reference: 17/2021M commence at 8pm on Monday 5th June 2017 in Proposal: Demolition of existing house and the village hall. All are welcome to attend. outbuildings and proposed replacement dwelling (with associated landscaping) Location: CONISTON, SHRIGLEY ROAD SOUTH, POYNTON, SK12 1TF

Cricket Sixes’ 21st Anniversary After 90 minutes of dull and drizzly weather the elements relented to give us sunny spells for the rest of an exciting day’s play. Both sections were hotly contested with plenty of attacking stroke-play on view. It was also good to see that two teams had girls playing, both showing that they easily warranted a place in their teams. The under 11’s was eventually won by an enthusiastic Poynton side, whilst an experienced Heaton Mersey were victorious in the under 13’s age group. This was the 21st time this popular event has been held and again it was well attended. Thanks go to the juniors’ coaches and parents who all

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contributed to the enjoyment, and of course to all those club members who worked hard to prepare the pitches, provide refreshments, umpire and all those myriad other jobs necessary to make the day successful, both socially and financially (profit a magnificent £750!). Photos: Graham Hackney

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Coffee Break Across 8 Laban complained he had not been allowed to kiss them when Jacob fled with his family (Genesis 31:28) (13) 9 In favour of (3) 10 ‘The child’s father and mother — at what was said about him’ (Luke 2:33) (9) 11 Swagger (Psalm 12:8) (5) 13 ‘Terrors — him on every side and dog his every step’ (Job 18:11) (7) 16 Bay bits (anag.) (7) 19 Preach, address an audience, speak in public (5) 22 Holy Communion (9) 24 ‘On their way to — out the land, Joshua instructed them, “Go and make a survey of the land”’ (Joshua 18:8) (3) 25 Joseph advised Pharaoh to appoint these to administer his grain storage plan (Genesis 41:34) (13)

7 ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set — — ’ (Jeremiah 31:29) (2,4) Down 12 Ate (anag.) (3) 1 ‘Assyria’s pride will be brought down and — 14 ‘We ourselves... groan inwardly as we wait sceptre will pass away’ (Zechariah 10:11) (6) eagerly for our — as sons’ (Romans 8:23) (8) 2 ‘And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and 15 Abram’s nephew (Genesis 14:12) (3) in — with God and men’ (Luke 2:52) (6) 16 Rupture (Job 30:14) (6) 3 The descendants of Esau (Genesis 36:9) (8) 17 ‘Yet to all who received him... he gave the 4 The components of the crown that Jesus was right to — children of God’ (John 1:12) (6) made to wear before his crucifixion (John 19:2) 18 ‘I... asked him the true meaning of all — . — (6) he told me and gave me the interpretation of 5 Colour of cloth which was to cover holy these things’ (Daniel 7:16) (4,2) objects in the tabernacle when moving camp 20 Military units (Exodus 14:20) (6) (Numbers 4:6–12) (4) 21 ‘Joseph her husband was a righteous man 6 One of the gold articles plundered from the and did not want to — her to public Midianites offered to the Lord by the Israelite disgrace’ (Matthew 1:19) (6) army ‘to make atonement’ (Numbers 31:50) 23 Diva (anag.) (4) (6) HotPott - June 2017


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The Persecuted Church The New Testament likens the church to a body of which Christ is the head and we are all members in particular. You will be well aware that when some part of your body hurts, your whole body shares in that pain. We in the UK live peaceful lives, but so many parts of the church worldwide are suffering terribly at this time. I wonder to what extent we are concerned or share in the pain being suffered by our brothers and sisters in Christ - members of the same body as ourselves - in countries of the Middle East, Africa, India and the Far East? Are we prepared to acknowledge their plight, to pray for them, and to help them in whatever ways are possible? Do you remember Martin and Elizabeth Goldsmith who spoke at our church weekend many years ago? They were missionaries in Indonesia just after the war, and told us about the vast number of people who became Christians at that time, a real revival ‘with signs and wonders following’! There are now claims that a real revival is being experienced in Pentecostal churches today, and that 30% of the Indonesian population is now Christian, in spite of the persecution they experience in this largest Muslim country in the world. The Christian former governor of Jakarta, “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, has been found guilty of blasphemy and sentenced to two years in prison. When handing down the sentence, the lead judge told the court that Ahok had ‘convincingly conducted a criminal act of blasphemy’, even though prosecutors had dropped their case due to lack of evidence that Ahok had insulted Islam, and were no longer pursuing his conviction. Ahok is understood to be planning an appeal. The judges’ decision to sentence Ahok, despite the absence of evidence, marks a troubling shift of policy in Page 24

Indonesia. Little more than six months ago, Ahok – Jakarta’s first non-Muslim governor in 50 years – was widely expected to secure a second term. Now, having spoken up for Indonesia’s historic philosophy of tolerance in defiance of Islamists, he faces two years in jail.

Are we prepared to acknowledge their plight, to pray for them, and to help them in whatever ways are possible? In Nigeria, Boko Haram has released a further 82 schoolgirls, who were among the 276 mainly Christian female students who were infamously kidnapped from Chibok in April 2014. The released girls, 75 of whom are Christians, were exchanged for Boko Haram terrorists. The Chibok local chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria told reporters: ‘God is answering the prayers of His people … we are praying for the rest of the girls to be released’. 113 Chibok schoolgirls are still held; one girl said she did not want to return home as she was happily married to a Muslim fighter! Last week an Iraqi Christian MP reported that around 1.5 million Iraqi Christians have fled the country since 2003, representing more than 75% of Iraq’s Christian population. There are probably fewer than 250,000 believers still in the country, many of whom are struggling to survive in Christian refugee camps around Erbil, where aid for displaced families will soon run out. Unable to return home because of the threat of anti-Christian violence from their HotPott - June 2017

Muslim former neighbours, the future for what believers were not forced from their homes, is left of Iraq’s Christian community is bleak but are excluded from village life. A local church leader told Global Christian News: and uncertain. ‘Thankfully these Christians have their own In central and southern Kazakhstan, police well for water, otherwise they would get into raided two churches on Easter Day and fined the congregations, without a court hearing, for great trouble as the villagers will not allow meeting without prior registration. Authorities them to fetch water … at least the Christians are not expelled from the village … they get to have imposed more than 20 fines on Baptist churches alone since the beginning of 2017. In live in their own homes. We are used to the social boycotts, and can deal with it.’ 2011 the government introduced a new Religion Law; since then religious groups, including Christians, have faced heightened restrictions on meetings and ‘missionary activity’. In order to register, churches have to provide the names and addresses of at least 50 members, an impossibility for smaller congregations. Kazakhstan is officially a secular state, although around 70% of the population is Muslim, with Christians comprising about 26%.

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent government body created in 1998 to monitor freedom of religion worldwide, has released its report on 2016. This highlights 16 countries of particular concern, including, for the first time, Russia, where amendments to anti-terror laws are used to prohibit evangelism and prosecute and deport church leaders. The commission also found that the Iranian government initiated a crackdown on believers in 2016. Religious freedom in India ‘continued to deteriorate’ in a ‘pervasive climate of impunity in which religious minorities feel increasingly insecure’, with attacks on ‘Christian communities across many denominations’.

In the eastern state of Jharkhand, India, four families who converted from Hinduism to Christianity in 2010 were threatened by their Hindu neighbours with expulsion from their village unless they recanted their faith. When the families appealed to law enforcement, police initially offered to lead ‘peace talks’, but Please pray for our fellow Christians who live later agreed to speak with the villagers. The under such difficult circumstances.

Christ Forever Christ yesterday, today, forever; King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He the Alpha and Omega; Source of life and life’s reward.

Christ has Risen, Christ is with us, With us now in time and place: Blessing each and every moment With His peace and plenteous grace

Life He heals and life sustaining He embraces all in love: Lifts the world to highest heaven, Works in death His love to prove.

By Sam Doubtfire

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We are pleased to remind you of our popular

2nd Friday of every month, 6pm ‘til 9.30pm

Serving Locally Brewed Real Ale & Speciality Lagers Easy parking, comfortable surroundings and good company.

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Chores and Chains Cleaning Contact Evette 0161 439 5776 June 2nd June 9th June 16th June 23rd June 30th July 7th

Dr A Davies, Mr R Lofthouse Mrs Harper, Mrs Plant Ms Bunting, Mr & Mrs Stratford Mrs Meecham, Mrs Winstanley Mr & Mrs Akerman (wedding Sat 1st July 3pm) Mr & Mrs Ferguson

Tea & Coffee June 4th June 11th June 18th June 25th July 2nd

Rita Bunting & Carole Malyan family Elizabeth & Yvonne Rita Barrow; Mike & Sue Akerman Doreen & volunteer

Flowers Contact Gill 01625 829819 June 4th June 11th June 18th June 25th July 2nd

Vacant Vacant Rose Queen Liz & John Arrowsmith for their 20th wedding anniversary Vacant

Weddings Contact Pam 01625 575010 or Kath: 01625 574983 July 1st 3pm Tom Ralston & Hannah Kingdom We wish them joy in their preparations

Proof Reading July / August 2017

Audrey Meecham (27th June)

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Recipe Of The Month Tabouleh The Syrian and Lebanese people are known for their hospitality and generosity; serving food is their traditional way of expressing their love for people. Mezza is usually served as the first course, and its function is similar to the hors d'oeuvre, but a Mezza dish may also be served as the main course. Tabouleh is a popular Mezza dish.

Yvonne Foster

with the dried mint, to the parsley. When the wheat is well drained transfer it into a large bowl, and then pour the lemon juice over it. Mix together.

This recipe has been taken (and slightly adapted) from 'Simple Cooking Guide to Just before serving, mix all the ingredients Lebanese and Syrian Cuisine' by Mary Elizabeth together and add the olive oil. Sabieh. Tabouleh is eaten with lettuce, cabbage and Ingredients can be balanced according to taste. grape leaves. 4 large bunches of parsley (8oz/200g) Serves 8 4oz/100g cracked wheat (bulger) 1lb/450g fresh tomatoes 2oz/50g fresh mint 2 tablespoons dried mint Juice from 5 medium sized lemons Olive oil to taste (recipe suggested 1/2 pint!) 2 continental salad onions Salt and pepper (to taste) Lettuce, cabbage and grape leaves Wash the bulger wheat in a sieve, then rinse again with boiling water. Set aside for an hour to drain and cool. Wash the bunched parsley, drain and chop finely. Set aside. Chop the onions finely, season with salt and pepper. Set aside. Chop the tomatoes and fresh mint. Add them, HotPott - June 2017


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Services June 4th. Pentecost. 8.30am Holy Communion 10.45am Holy Communion

Acts 2:1-21; John 7:37-39 Acts 2:1-21; John 7:37-39

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2 Cor. 13:11-14; Matthew 28:16-20 2 Cor. 13:11-14; Matthew 28:16-20

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Romans 5:1-8; Matthew 9:35-10:8 Psalm 100; Romans 5:1-8

David Swales A & S Murphy

Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39 TBC

David Swales John Ryley

Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42 Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42

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11th. Trinity Sunday 8.30am Holy Communion 10.45am Morning Worship

18th. Rose Queen 8.30am Holy Communion 10.45am Family Service

25th 8.30am Holy Communion 10.45am Morning Worship

July 2nd. 8.30am Holy Communion 10.45am Holy Communion

From the Registers Baptisms We welcome into the Lord’s family: April 30th April 30th May 7th May 14th

Flynn Shiel Gabbott Joshua George Hudson Thea Jessica Berryman Sophia Grace Hamnett

Many apologies to our readers - last month some lines ‘fell off’ articles somewhere between the proof reading and printing processes. They were definitely there when Vicki proof read, but the editor didn’t notice their absence before she sanctioned the print run. We’ve tried to make sure it hasn’t happened again this month! Editor “We did keep warning the vicar not to pick a fight with the flower arranging team…!” Page 32

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Sidespeople and Prayers June 4th. Pentecost


8.30am Mr. K. Ardern 10.45am Mrs. E. Harper + Mr. R. Lofthouse + Mrs. E. Buffey 11th. Trinity Sunday 8.30am Miss G. Mosley 10.45am Mr. D. Davie + Mr. I. Malyan 18th. Rose Queen 8.30am Mr. & Mrs. R. Stratford 10.45am Mr. S. Heathcote + Mr. I. Currell + Mr. I. Malyan 25th 8.30am Miss G. Mosley 10.45am Mr. D. Gem + Mr. R. Gem July 2nd. 8.30am Mr. K. Ardern 10.45am Mrs. E. Harper + Mr. I. Malyan+ Mrs. E. Buffey




Sandy Milsom Steve Murphy

Attention all cleaners, painters, decorators, gardeners…. An enormous thank you to all those people who gave so freely of their time and talents to make the church and vicarage clean and welcoming for the arrival and licensing service of David Swales, and of course his wife Kim. It is humbling to witness how many of our church family came forward with enthusiasm, and spared time from their busy lives for the tasks required. Once again, God has blessed us. Special thanks to David Garton who worked tirelessly – not only to organise the volunteers and professionals to make sure the required work was completed, but also did an awful lot of the practical tasks himself. What a good job he retired at Christmas!

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Regular Church Activities Weekly: JUNIOR CHURCH - Children of three years and older - held during the 10:45am service. Meets in church for the first part of the service and then goes over to the Village Hall for bible stories, songs, craft activities, prayers and fun. CRECHE - Held during the 10:45am service in the tower vestry. HOME GROUPS - Four groups offering fellowship, worship and bible study: Rainow - Monday 8:00 - 9:30pm, New Hey Farm, Rainow; Sheila Garton, 573492 Adlington - Monday 8:00 - 10:00pm, 2 Wych Lane, Adlington; John Ryley, 829595 Pott Shrigley (North) - Tuesday 8:00 - 9:30pm, 3 Green Close; Sally Winstanley, 574545 Bollington - Wednesday 8:00 - 9:30pm, 14 Silver St, Bollington; Anne Murphy, 575768 PRAY TOGETHER - Tuesday 7:00 - 7.45pm in the tower vestry; Yvonne Foster, 576419 PRAISE AND PLAY - Children up to school age. Thursday 09:30 - 11:30am in church for stories and activities; Celia Fraser, 665054 BELL RINGING - Thursday 7:30 - 9:00pm, meet in the bell tower; Duncan Matheson, 574983

Monthly: CHURCH GUILD - Fellowship, speakers, outings and tea. Meets the second Wednesday in the month 2:30 - 4:00pm in church; Georgina Wray, 615547 The list above was last revised on 21st February, 2017. All telephone numbers are prefixed with 01625. Please give corrections and additions to

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Directory Priest-in-charge:

Rev. David Swales



Dr John Ryley (Reader Emeritus), 2 Wych Lane, Adlington, SK10 4NB


Parish Assistant:

Gillian Mosley, 129 St Austell Avenue, Macclesfield, SK10 3NY



David Garton, New Hey Farm, Macclesfield Road, Rainow, SK10 5UU

573492 Duncan Matheson, Church View Cottage, Pott Shrigley, SK10 5SA

574983 Verger:

Stan Heathcote, Lilac Cottage, Spuley Lane, Pott Shrigley, SK10 5RR

PCC Secretary:

Ros Johnson, 54 Shrigley Road South, Poynton, SK12 1TF

875902 PCC Treasurer:

Peter Kennedy,

Gift Aid & Planned Giving:

Sally Winstanley, 3 Green Close Cottages, Pott Shrigley, SK10 5SG

07850 740335


Mary Currell, 61 Crossfield Road, Bollington, SK10 5EA

574545 573735 David Garton, as above


Weekly Bulletin:

David Gem, Ridge Hall Farm, Ridge Hill, Sutton, Macclesfield, SK11 0LU

Electoral Roll and Safeguarding officer:

Kath Matheson, Church View Cottage, Pott Shrigley, SK10 5SA

Tower Captain:

Duncan Matheson, as above


Pastoral Care Team:

Jean Bennett, 33 Dyers Court, Bollington, SK10 5GG


Church Guild:

Georgina Wray, 14 Paladin Place, Bank Close, Macclesfield, SK11 7HE

615547 574983 Children’s Ministry:

Anne Murphy, 14 Silver Street, Bollington, SK10 5QL

575768 Praise and Play:

Celia Fraser, Rose Cottage, Bull Hill Lane, Rainow, SK10 5TQ

665054 Parish Council Clerk:

Joyce Burton,

Wedding Coordinator:

Pam Cooke,


Head Teacher:

Mark Bertinshaw, Pott Shrigley Church School SK10 5RT


head@pottshrigley.cheshire Website:

Tess Phillips, 26 Hurst Lane, Bollington, SK10 5LP

PCC Members:


(please prefix numbers with 01625)

Dr John Ryley, Duncan Matheson, Sally Winstanley, Peter Kennedy, Ros Johnson, Andy Phillips, Pam Cooke, Eileen Buffey, Ian Clarke, Mary Currell, Mike Akerman, Sheila Garton, Ian Malyan, David Garton, Vicky Smith, Sandy Milsom, Gill Mosley, Ivy Mosley, Anne Murphy, Kath Matheson.

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