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March 2020

Pott Shrigley’s Church & Parish Magazine


Easter Weekend at St Christopher's Good Friday (April 10th) Service at St Christopher's (10am) Service of reflection to remember Jesus' death on the cross. The service starts at 10am with hot cross buns served afterwards

Good Friday Walk (after the service) Join us for a walk and a picnic after the morning service. Bring your own bite to eat and we'll enjoy it together in the beautiful Pott Shrigley countryside.

Curry at The Viceroy (5.30pm meet, 6pm eat) Selection of curries, rice & naan bread at the Viceroy, 22 Ingersley Road, Bollington. Everyone welcome! Booking essential – limited places (first come, first served). Prices: Adults £13, Children £6. Please contact Anne Murphy (07891 953919, email annemurphy1214@gmail. com) by Tuesday, March 31st to reserve a place. Payment on booking please – cash only. Easter Day (April 12th) Come and help us celebrate the wonderful news of Jesus’s resurrection. Holy Communion (8.30am) Family Communion (10.45am)

David’s Deliberations Remember the time before computers, when all our documents were on paper and kept in filing cabinets? I used to arrive in a parish as a new vicar with a relatively empty set of drawers, having had a clear out before I left my last place, either happily disposing of stuff or gratefully passing it on to others. But fast forward some years to my departure and there I was again, with a stuffed, heavy, unwieldy cabinet.



moan as I love being vicar here and, anyway, I suspect the same process happens in most jobs – it’s just the way things work. But it is too easy to get into a position where, as on a treadmill, we are just running to keep still; to be so submerged in daily tasks that we can no longer see the road ahead.


David’s Deliberations


Cover Story


Be Flat


Pew needs a good home…


PCC Ponderings


Peak District Boundary Walk?


PSCC Centenary The last of the (Naughty) 90s…


A Night to Remember…

That is why I try to take time out to reflect, to pray, to listen to God’s voice. I’m not very good at it, but I’m convinced that it is important. I do it in my daily times of prayer and Bible reading: but I also occasionally set aside a longer period for more sustained listening: a quiet day, or a few days on a retreat. I do hope that you too manage to find ways to pause, to raise your head above the clutter, and to catch sight of God’s vision for your life. Indeed, this is one way in which Lent can be a valuable season.


News from Pott Shrigley Church School


Your Vote Your Council


An Alison’s Eye View: Church Guild


Missionary Matters


Electoral Roll Revision…




Coffee Break


Suffering Church


Safeguarding review


Flix in the Stix


Recipe: Danish Apple Cake


Chores & Chains




Looking forward to Easter...


Regular Church Activities

David Swales

That provides a physical picture of a process I also went through personally: I would arrive with a light heart, a clear mind – and, of course, an empty diary! – ready to be filled with all those exciting things God was calling me to do in this new place. But gradually that clarity and space would become cluttered and filled, that early vision harder to maintain. And while by God’s grace I have always been able to keep some sense of vision and purpose throughout, it can become increasingly hard to do so as you go on and accumulate ever more responsibilities, tasks and routines. Substitute a computer hard-drive for the physical cabinet, and the process has been much the same here in Pott. This is not a

But if individuals can get bogged down, so can churches. There is so much involved in just doing the essentials to ensure a church continues: week in, week out; year in, year out. And that is a worthwhile effort. But the trouble is that we can be in danger of never stopping for long enough to get a sight of that vision which continued →

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God has for His church; never being quiet for long enough to hear what He is saying. That’s why any healthy church will find ways to stop, to look, to listen: to hear and to see what God is trying to say and to show. And, as with an individual, this process should be part of our regular church routine, but it also needs times of more sustained and focussed listening. This is what I hope this year’s ‘Upward and Onward’ will offer us. If you haven’t already,

please have a look at the leaflet in church (and on the website) which gives more details – including the dates of some key events. I’ll close here, as I do in that leaflet: God Himself is the Master Builder, and, if we are to build for the future, we need to discern what His plans are for His church. This is why I believe it is right to spend time listening to Him and to one another this year: I trust that by the end of this period we will have a clearer sense of what our priorities should be, of where our opportunities and challenges are, of where God is leading us and how He wants to build us. Your friend and vicar, David

Cover Story Adorning our front cover this month is Pott Shrigley’s resident, internationally renowned, composer and music academic Edward Gregson. The editor was going to do a serious piece about how Eddie is one of the leading composers of his generation, whose music has

been performed, recorded and broadcast in many countries; the recipient of the 2019 Ivor Novello award in the category of original composition for ‘Amateur or Young Performers’ for his piece ‘The Salamander and the Moonraker – an Adventure Story in Music’ which was premiered in July 2018 by the Hallé Orchestra and Children’s Choir; the composer of ‘Notes between Friends’, the ‘not too joyful, not too sad’ piece commissioned for the PM programme on Radio 4 to mark our exit from Europe. However, our resident Psexit reporter had other ideas…

Be Flat In 1973 a young Edward Gregson was commissioned to compose a piece for a gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate Great Britain’s entry into Europe; he called it ‘Fanfare for Europe’ and it was for a large brass ensemble with organ and percussion.

Duncan Matheson Recently he was commissioned by the BBC Page 4

to write a piece to mark the UK’s departure from the European Union. Some readers may have heard it broadcast on Brexit day at the end of the PM programme on Radio 4. It was a somewhat more poignant piece for piano and cello called ‘Notes Between Friends’. Edward Gregson is, of course, Pott Shrigley’s resident composer. If he could write a piece for Brexit, why not a piece for Psexit? When HotPott last reported on the progress of HotPott - March 2020

Psexit there was still some doubt as to whether or not it would actually happen. Well, as we all know, now it has. So, as Eddie is my next door neighbour, I approached him, somewhat tentatively, to ask if he could, between writing other ditties, if he had a few moments of spare time, consider the possibility of composing a piece to mark Psexit; nothing too much, as Pott Shrigley is much smaller than the UK; I think the word proportional came into the discussion. He said he would think about it. Now the advantage of having an internationally famous composer as your next door neighbour is that when you go out to work in the garden you don’t need a radio (unless Test Match Special is on). You can listen to minuets and mazurkas, boleros and barcaroles, all emanating from next door’s window. So, over the next couple of weeks, I was outside in fair weather or foul, rain or storm, listening to this fantasia, that fanfare, fandango and fugue, wondering if it might be the putative Psexit piece. And then he got back to me. ‘I’ve done it,’ he said. ‘I’ve composed something for Psexit.’ Wonderful news! I could hardly believe it! I could hardly contain my excitement at what I might be going to hear! A sonata? A scherzo? A symphony even? ‘I think the word proportional came into our discussion,’ he said. ‘Well, Brexit got 90 seconds.’ My mind was racing to calculate how long Psexit might get. After all, the population of Pott Shrigley is barely 250. ‘ I have, however, been generous, seeing as

how I live in the village. I have composed a demisemihemidemisemiquaver in B♭. The advantage of a single note, however brief, is that it can be played on any instrument.’ ‘Even church bells?’ I thought. But then I realized that none of Pott Shrigley’s bells is tuned to B♭, and a bell tolled would be a lot longer than a demisemi-whatsit. ‘I have named it Be Flat,’ he continued. ‘In the same way as “Notes Between Friends” can be either musical notes or written communications, so Be Flat can either be a musical note or an exhortation to contain your excitement.’ I know for a fact that the entire population of Pott Shrigley is extremely excited about Psexit, about the amazing differences it is going to make to all our lives. You can just tell, sitting in church on Sundays, who is a Pott Shrigley resident and who is not; like the fish in my aquarium as feeding time approaches, or the squirrels in my garden as I fill up the bird feeders. So the likelihood of our being able to contain this excitement is pretty remote, even if the key is a composition by an internationally famous composer trying to do his absolute utmost for the village he lives in. About as remote as the likelihood of Pott Shrigley’s contours responding to the exhortation! So as we head into this brave new world, the world of Psexit and all that that implies, I will be working in my garden (fair weather only), humming Edward Gregson’s composition to myself unless I am interrupted by more monumental oeuvres escaping from his window.

Pew needs a good home… Yvonne's previous church has been re-ordered, and this pew is going spare. It’s available whole, or modified to form a shorter pew or bench. If you are interested, please contact Yvonne, John Arrowsmith, Sheila or David Garton. NB: We can deliver it. HotPott - March 2020

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PCC Ponderings The first PCC meeting of the new year took place on 21st January. There were 19 members present. David Garton updated us on the project to provide a new disabled ramp to give alternative access to the churchyard avoiding the lychgate steps. It was agreed in April 2019 that the best solution is a sloping path across the churchyard with an entrance to the left of the lychgate, in accordance with a scheme drawn up by the church architect. An application for planning permission has been made and preliminary queries from the council have been satisfied. At the time of the meeting David was awaiting a price for the work. The good news is that the work may possibly be eligible for some grant funding though the closing date for this grant round was imminent (27th January). David was hoping to submit an application by the deadline.

together God’s vision for us as a church. The title of the programme was agreed as ‘Upward and Onward’, indicating our desire to look up to God first to seek His guidance, and then to move forward. Plans so far include a visit from the archdeacon, Ian Bishop, to preach on the Sunday before Lent, followed by David giving a series of four sermons focussing on four New Testament churches. There will then be two Saturday morning sessions in the village hall in May and July for the congregation to meet and develop the ideas, with a final session in September/October to bring everything together. Each Saturday morning will be followed by an alternative weekday meeting for those who find Saturdays difficult.

Ros Johnson

The congregation will have been impressed by the paint stripping done to the north wall above the vestry. This was almost entirely carried out by David Garton. (How did he manage to reach the top corner?) The paint layers needed removing because an oil-based paint used previously prevents the wall from ‘breathing’. Graham Holland, the church architect, has inspected the stripped area and the plaster underneath and pronounced it sound, so the other areas of the north and adjacent walls can now be stripped, then re-painted with lime wash. The aim is for this work to be completed before the start of the wedding season. The vicar had circulated some thoughts on how to take forward the exercise of discerning Page 6

Our treasurer, Peter Kennedy, has prepared the financial statement for the year ending 31 December 2019 and he went through the figures. The positive news is that at the end of the year there was a credit balance of £16,558 against a debit balance in 2018 of approximately £28,000. We were fortunate to receive two legacies over the year – if these are discounted, the receipts for the two years are almost identical. Peter confirmed the parish share figure for 2020 shows an increase of 2.5% at £56,032 or £4,669 per month. This is the money our parish pays to the diocese and is over and above any regular maintenance bills or repairs to the fabric of the church. Two working parties reported back to the PCC. Mike Akerman gave an update on the plans to open the church. Apart from a couple of security arrangements this is now coming to a conclusion and it is hoped to have the HotPott - March 2020

church open by March 1st. Volunteers are still needed for the opening team though, so please see Mike if you can help. Ros updated the PCC on the recent meeting of the coffee group. Having removed the old chest, a new cupboard has suddenly appeared on the right of the doorway! It was agreed that the

new position for serving coffee is working well and John Arrowsmith was thanked for his work in refurbishing the temporary store cupboard. The PCC agreed that the current arrangements should continue for the next few months so the situation can be monitored.

Want to get involved with the Peak District Boundary Walk? Friends of the Peak District has been awarded a community grant of ÂŁ4,000 from the South West Peak Landscape Partnership and the National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop the Peak District Boundary Walk. The grant will enable the Friends to work with local residents, community groups and businesses to raise awareness of the boundary walk and the benefits it brings.

Olivia Kehoe The Peak District Boundary Walk is a 200-mile route around the edge of the Peak District National Park. Stage 19 of the walk starts at Bollington and goes through Pott Shrigley and on to Lyme Park, finishing in Whaley Bridge. The Friends developed the boundary walk to encourage people to understand and appreciate the outstanding natural beauty of the Peak Park and inspire them to cherish and protect it. Walkers have been enjoying the walk since its launch in 2017.

The Friends are keen to hear from anyone who would like to get involved. Please email: olivia.kehoe@friendsofthepeak.org.uk To find out more about the Peak District Boundary Walk, visit: www.friendsofthepeak. org.uk/boundary-walk

As part of the project, the Friends would like to engage with local residents and community groups to encourage people to explore the boundary walk. The Friends would also like to connect with local businesses along the route to help them benefit from welcoming walkers to the area. In addition, there will be volunteering opportunities for people to get together and gain new skills. Volunteers will help the Friends to monitor and maintain the route and become local ambassadors for the walk. HotPott - March 2020

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PSCC Centenary The last of the (Naughty) Nineties… After a short intermission, we return to the centenary saga…

Graham Hackney 1996 was a much better year than some of the previous ones, though despite being up with the Cheshire League leaders until the last couple of games, honours eluded the senior teams. Perhaps things may have been different if Doug Martin had concentrated his talents more towards cricket rather than playing lacrosse for England! Despite this Doug still topped the averages (over 50 per match) though 1st XI skipper Jamie Hart scored most overall (607 runs) and made the only ‘ton’: 105 not out. Rick Mattock excelled again: he won the bowling honours by taking 51 wickets. However, the team of 1996 was the Under 15s, who clinched the Cheshire League Cup at Weaverham then missed topping the High Peak League by just one run. Owning the ground, which was a joy to PSCC after so many years of difficult negotiations over the tenancy, did not preclude off the field distractions, including a leaking pipe that not

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only drained water but haemorrhaged money too. The club went into overdrive putting on events to supplement the grants that had been obtained to meet the cost of buying the ground and other expenses: a larger than normal crowd coming to enjoy bonfire night provided a welcome boost to the funds. The final highlight of the year came in December when some of the juniors, led by coach Tony Hutter and Derrick Brooke, joined the High Peak and Mid Cheshire juniors on a tour of Australia over the New Year. The cricket was different but enjoyable, being played mainly on matting in parks rather than on grass in ‘proper’ cricket grounds, but Derrick’s account of the tour shows he was not impressed with having to make do with a Big Mac and chips for his Christmas evening meal. His collie dog Biff, meanwhile, was having a much better time drinking beer at The Lord Clyde! Editor. The 1997 season started in a much more relaxed atmosphere. Macclesfield Borough Council agreed an interest free loan and gave a grant towards diverting the water supply, which helped enormously and for which the club was very grateful. Macclesfield Mayor Roy HotPott - March 2020

Harrison even attended and spoke at the club annual dinner. The new owners of adjacent property Pott Hall Barn, Mr & Mrs Holliday, were supportive of the cricket club from the start: Kevin, running a family building company, resurfaced the access road to the ground, making life easier for all. All our efforts turned to staging many fund raising events to clear our new financial commitments. A junior Six a Side competition, along with a car boot sale, was suggested for Spring Bank Holiday Monday; this proved such a success among local clubs that it is still running today. A couple of Horse Race Nights also went down well, especially with those who backed the winners. Quiz nights, a senior sixes followed by a Bar-B-Q and a sponsored walk all helped to fill the coffers. Just as things seemed to be going our way, on August 19th it was with great sadness we heard that our much loved president, Lily Tute, had passed away. Lily had been a very active president, taking part in fundraising, regularly attending meetings and not missing a match if she could help it. Lily was also Bollington Mayor in 1985 and was proud to be able to represent her home town and Pott Shrigley Cricket Club. Lily will always be remembered for her description of the ground; it is inscribed on a plaque near her tree: ‘God’s Little Acre’. Changes to the Cheshire League brought an increased possibility of promotion, but in the end on the field it was a story of near misses. At the start of the last game at Knutsford, the situation was so tight that whoever won would be promoted. Matt Tarr and John Nuttall led the attack superbly: John took seven wickets for 46 runs, his second seven haul in three matches. At 39 for 0 in answer to Knutsford’s low score of 110 for 8, Pott were starting to celebrate but this was followed by the despair of a collapse to 105 all out. The under 13s and 17s both saw disappointment HotPott - March 2020

too as they reached their cup finals only to lose at the last step. Mark Dean topped the season’s run chase with 476; Rick Hollinshead took most wickets on 36 and Dom Lisle was again outstanding behind the stumps with 33 victims.

Colin Bourne

Promotion 1998

In 1998, to help build a better community spirit, Colin Bourne, former chairman of the parish council and cricket supporter, became president of PSCC. Treasurer Greg Lisle took on the gargantuan task of getting plans drawn up for a new pavilion and submitting them to the relevant authorities, as well as applying for National Lottery funding. Getting the plans drawn up was the easy part, but then Macclesfield Borough Council and Peak District National Park both claimed planning jurisdiction over the land. After discussion ‘It was clear’ said one chap, ‘the side of the ground nearest to Macclesfield is under the Peak District; the side nearest the Peak Park is under Macclesfield Council’. Obviously. Some things never change. Editor. Another planning officer claimed the pavilion would be too big so the tea area should be reduced by half, which would be OK as one cricket side could have their tea first, followed by the other. Also, it had to look like an old building at the front but with an extension on the back. As Greg said: ‘It would be easier to plan a Disney theme park’. Over a year later the plans were passed but by that time the lottery closing date had passed. Further problems followed; continued → Page 9

it would be 2014 before the first trench was cut. Things were better on the field. The club enjoyed their best run in the Village Cup reaching the area final – which was unfortunately lost in front of quite a few home spectators. Better fortune shone on another first: the 1st and 2nd XIs won three and drew one of four encounters with Bollington, whom they met for the first time in the same league. Promotion again hung on the last game of the season: this time Pott Shrigley did the steamrollering, dismissing High Lane for only 54 and knocking the runs off in no time at all, thus securing promotion for the 1st XI whilst 2nd XI remained unbeaten in third place, with Nigel Reeves scoring just short of 600 runs in the season. The juniors also clinched three pieces of silverware with the under 17s winning the Cheshire League Cup; the High Peak League and the Kirk Cup were also secured. So concluded a superb year on the field; a packed annual dinner heard past skipper Allan Sherratt congratulating all, though he regretted that Mrs. Tute had missed the success she had contributed so much to.

The year was not quite over…Rumour has it that an additional attraction was planned for the bonfire event: witches descending from Nab Wood. An unusual combination of bin liners, broomsticks and sparklers were winched upwards in a Force 9 southerly; the creatures were unable to make the descent as planned though one made a brave attempt to entertain the crowd by bursting into flames and dropping out of the sky. Surprisingly Nab Wood still stands. Following that, the 1999 season must have felt quite tame… On the field, senior silverware was elusive despite centuries from Jamie Hart, Nigel Reeves and Nathan Bull and Dom Lisle again starring with the gloves, taking 25 scalps. There was promise of better things to come with the under 15s finishing joint champions and the under 13s runners up in every competition. 1999 off field entertainment was far more civilised: a superb Caribbean evening, staged by Mark and Janine Frost, was enjoyed by all though perhaps the 1,000 strong crowd assembled for the bonfire were hoping for more witches… PSCC was now looking forward to the new Millennium.

Jazz Evening: ‘The Great American Songbook’ with Darren Lloyd & Richard Wetherall. Darren is known to many of us as a parent at Pott School and as a familiar face in our family services - and many will remember his band, ZigZag, and their wonderful concert here last summer. Darren has played with many of the top ensembles and orchestras in the UK, and at many top jazz venues and concert halls. Richard has played with jazz musicians including Richard Iles, Bobby Wellins and Mark Nightingale, and has toured worldwide including supporting Tony Bennett in Canada. Go along to Adlington Village Hall on 27th March at 7.30 – details on the poster opposite. *** The foreign student, writing a letter to the superintendent of the mission society, desired to end with the words: ‘May Heaven preserve you.’ Not being quite confident of the meaning of ‘preserve’, he looked it up in a dictionary. When the letter reached the director, it ended with the words: ‘And may Heaven pickle you.’ Page 10

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A Night to Remember…

January saw our much-anticipated ‘Candlelit Concert’ with professional classical musicians, Epiphany. On their own website, Epiphany themselves set the bar very high for what they are aiming to achieve:

keyboards and French horn. Another of those seven instruments was an astonishing soprano voice.

David Swales ‘Epiphany is an innovative music group of professional classical musicians who love improvisation and creativity. Members of Epiphany believe that music should be expressed in creative ways; that it has a role not just to entertain but also to enhance the quality of life itself by bringing space into our fast paced, hectic lives, relieving stress and bringing new perspectives.’ It may sound ambitious: but their concert delivered all of that, and more! Feedback from everyone who attended left people reaching for superlatives. I myself was entranced, both by their flawless rendition of some wonderful classical and popular pieces, and by the inspired moments of improvised music which were, by their own description, a ‘kind of prayer to the One who first loved us’. The six musicians who came covered seven instruments – as one member doubled on

The programme, to a packed house, ranged from Mozart’s ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’ to Pachelbel’s ‘Canon’, and from ‘I could have danced all night’ to ‘My heart will go on’. Just like those who gave feedback to me, words struggle to communicate what a special, spiritually inspiring and enjoyable evening these Christian musicians gave us, but we do thank them for sharing their gifts with us here; we also warmly thank those who helped behind the scenes, and all who bought tickets. PS: in May we will host a concert by classical & Spanish guitarist Rik Roberts, who will present: ‘An Evening of Classical & Spanish Guitar’ on Saturday May 30th at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Rik will perform a selection of classics popularised by Andres Segovia, Julian Bream and John Williams, along with one or two exciting additional pieces that are unique to his own performances. Tickets will soon be available.

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Lots of lovely visitors…news from Pott Shrigley Church School This term, we have benefitted from a number of visitors in school and I thought you might like to hear about what we have been learning from them.

Joanne Bromley and Eden

In January we engaged with first aid training as part of the Heartstart programme; thanks to Julie Smith who delivered the important messages and brought along the equipment for us to practice on. It became clear that some of the younger children, not surprisingly, were unsure of their address and how to use parents’ phones. We would highly recommend that you teach this information to any children and grandchildren in your life; it could potentially save someone. Many of the children went home and practised the recovery position on their unsuspecting parents and Mrs Novacki was treated by reception pupils when she had an unfortunate lapse of consciousness during lessons (not really!).

January. They came with their teacher, Mrs E Healy, to discuss aspects of e-safety. We will be taking part in Safer Internet Day on the 11th February to continue our learning around this subject and will continue to reinforce messages about staying safe online throughout the year. Eden, a year 6 pupil, is now going to comment on the above… We at Pott Shrigley Church School are very lucky because we’re given so many opportunities to do amazing things and because it’s a small school we get one on one attention in class. We learnt the recovery position and CPR. The year 9 students from Tytherington High School did a brilliant presentation on e-safety and how our digital footprint can affect us in later life (watch out people!). On Friday 7 February, we are having a Valentine’s Day disco. I would love to say a big thank you to all the parents for supporting us.

Class 2 had a lovely visit from Tytherington High School students in the last week of

*** Teacher: “What is the difference between results and consequences?” Bright pupil: “Results are what you expect; consequences are what you get.” HotPott - March 2020

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Your Vote, Your Council

Recent additions • Proposed gritting routes: Brookledge Lane reinstated on the list; Shrigley Road is not. The parish council is continuing to press for this decision to be reversed.

btinternet.com or to any of your councillors before 1st March. Some very interesting information, history and suggestions have been received – more would be welcome!! Donkey bridge

• Blocked gully at junction of Green Close and Shrigley Road emptied but this is not the one reported. Vicki Shelley has been asked to mark the correct one and send a photo to the clerk. • State of the road surface of Long Lane between Nab Quarry and Shrigley Road: Andy Simpson has passed this to the Capital team for assessment. • Sunken grid on the left just round the bend before Long Lane on the approach to the village: assessed but does not meet the criteria for intervention. • Raised kerbstone at cricket club entrance: CEC assessment identified no defects considered to present an immediate danger to highway users. The reported defect will be incorporated into repair work programme over the longer term. Pending • Flooding of Poynton Brook at the side of Shrigley Road, particularly in the vicinity of Trickle Brook Cottage. Still waiting for update from Paul Reeves promised to Cllr. Saunders. • Blocked gully at the junction of Long Lane and Shrigley Road. Status: Works order programmed. Competition to name a brook The council is running a competition to name the anonymous brook that flows alongside Bakestonedale Road then Shrigley Road. Please send your naming suggestions through to your clerk, Joyce Burton pottclerk@ Page 14

The bridge has been re-opened. The banking has been shored up with layers of concrete bags and stones on the bridge have been mortared where appropriate. Concern has been expressed regarding the method of the repair. CEC emailed thanking the parish council for its financial support, which helped repair this historic bridge and allowed the footpath to be re-opened. Some people are very dissatisfied with the method of repair. The clerk will contact CEC to request a detailed costing of the repair and an estimate of how long the contractors think the repair will last. Planning Applications 20/0122M Location: Needygate, SK10 5SG Proposal: New front porch The council supports this application. NP/CEC/0120/0028 Development: Easy access ramp Location: St. Christopher’s Church, SK10 5RT The council supports this application. Pending 19/3715M Location: Normans Hall Farm, SK10 5SE HotPott - March 2020

(Amendment to application ref. 18/4950M) Repositioning and alterations to approved Units 1 and 2, and increased parking to Unit 3. The council does not support this application but submitted an amended comment omitting the statement that includes ‘unit 1 will inevitably be moved closer to the road ...’. 19/5049M Location: 3A Moorside Cottages, SK10 5RZ Demolition of single storey elements of existing dwelling, construction of replacement dwelling, with detached outbuilding and associated works (renewal of planning permission 19/1988M to include permitted development under Certificate of Lawfulness 18/4876M) Decision on these modifications left to the planning officer.

Decision 19/3716M Location: 1 Normans Hall Cottage, SK10 5SE Certificate of existing lawful use of existing building as a residential dwelling. A positive certificate has been awarded. NP/CEC/1119/1222 Location: Moorside Quarry, Pott Shrigley. Retention of temporary accommodation (caravan) for a further five years. As the caravan has already been there eight years, the council has left the final decision to Peak Park. Granted temporarily. The written report stated that the permission has been renewed for a further five years or until the current occupant leaves. Date and time of next meeting The parish council meeting will be held on Monday 2nd March at 8pm in the village hall.

An Alison’s Eye View: St Christopher’s Church Guild Mary Currell opened the February meeting, David Swales led us in prayer and then Mary introduced our speaker for the afternoon: Margaret Pearson, who gave us ‘An Alison’s Eye View’.

Eileen Stratford Alison, Margaret’s mother, was a child growing up in the war years 1939 to 1945. Highly literate, she kept a record of her impressions of the war, both in poetry and prose. Her feelings about such things as gas masks, ration books etc. were all written down; also how evacuees came from Manchester to the Macclesfield area and were integrated into the schools. Later on in the war the coming of the American forces was also included in her writings.

memories of the war years (reminding me of the barrage balloon tethered on the playing fields of my old school in Manchester). Thank you Margaret for an interesting afternoon. Thanks also to Mary for producing lovely birthday cakes for our enjoyment. The next meeting is to be held on Wednesday 11th March in church at 2.30pm when Eric Newton will talk to us about: ‘The Life and Times of a Busker’.

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Missionary Matters

The WHO report that Bangkok is ‘the most at risk city’ in the world outside of China for coronavirus; Johnny and Ann McClean’s recent prayer letter expresses their concern about this.

John Ryley In particular, Ann and the children’s school, which has a lot of Chinese students, is taking precautions: temperatures are checked at the school gate each day, no events for more than 40 people are being held and many sporting fixtures against other schools have been cancelled. It is possible that school may have a long-term enforced closure (as in Hong Kong and China) so staff are quietly making plans for this (currently) unlikely scenario. She asks: ‘Pray that we as a family will love well and live as those who are secure in knowing the Lord holds our future in His hands. Pray that we show love and care to all in our community, even when others are rejecting certain groups or making racist comments about foreigners in the media’. Pray that Ann can speak truth and compassion into the conversations that will inevitably result about the fragility of life following the massacre of more than 30 people by a disaffected soldier in Korat. There was a positive outcome to the cancellation of the planned joint Christmas outreach event (no venue!): instead, the McClean’s local (New City) church members focused on sharing the true message of Christmas and the Good News of Jesus in their immediate neighbourhood. Around 200 people were reached through a children’s party, an outreach party for adults and Sunday worship. Please pray that New City Church members would be encouraged by all the Lord did this past Christmas as they plan Page 16

future evangelistic events. One of Johnny’s passions is to see a new generation of pastors and preachers equipped and supported to preach the Scriptures faithfully in their local context. In January he returned to the Karen Baptist Churches of north Thailand for a week of training and teaching alongside Simon Percy of Pastor Training International; resources and ideas were shared about preaching and there were helpful discussions about how to deal with pastoral issues from a biblical perspective. In February he attended the City to City Conference in Malaysia with 15 other pastors working in urban contexts in Thailand; the teaching and encouragement for Johnny was fantastic, with the added bonus of meeting men from Thailand with the same commitment to teaching the Word of God faithfully in a Thai context. This group will continue to meet for mutual support and to mentor younger pastors as they develop their ministry skills; Johnny will continue to attend the Langham preaching clubs too. Johnny is very grateful for the Lord’s timing in bringing Thai elders into leadership at New City Fellowship as these opportunities for wider ministry have emerged. Please pray for the continued development of teaching opportunities in the Thai church, and especially that there will be enthusiastic participants to come along to the seminars being held in the near future. Helen Fazakerley has overall responsibility for the health of the SIM team in Malawi, so is following the reports about coronavirus, and how it may affect Malawi. There are no currently known cases, but testing (and possibly treatment) would be problematic as the nearest test facilities for the virus are in South Africa, which is a two hour flight away. Please pray that the virus does not HotPott - March 2020

spread to Malawi and other countries with compromised healthcare systems. Helen is helping a new missionary family with two small children to settle and get to grips with all the health issues that go with service in Malawi. The computerised data base management system of students’ records and grades Megumi set up for the Evangelical Bible College of Malawi (EBCoM) has faced a new challenge recently when it failed to allow

new exam data to be inputted. Please pray for Megumi to have patience and expertise as he addresses such issues and for God’s will to be sought as the college addresses problems with the new courses that started recently. Pray too for all the students, that they would be diligent and enthusiastic learners. Financial support is running at 81% of that required for the Fazakerleys. Please pray about that too!

Church Electoral Roll Revision

Each year we are legally required to review our church electoral roll – in 2020 we are not obliged to scrap the current one and start again (phew) as in 2019, but it is necessary for the electoral roll officer (me) and David Swales to look through the list of names to make sure it remains appropriate. The criteria for being on the roll are, briefly: •

membership of the Church of England or church subscribing to the same doctrine

being baptised and aged 16 years or over

either being resident in the parish or having habitually attended public worship at St Christopher’s during the preceding six months

completion of the application form.

Those who are prevented from attending through illness or other legitimate reason, but who have previously attended St Christopher’s regularly, are still eligible to be on the roll. The formal notice about the revision of the roll will be put on both the church and parish notice boards in early March with the revision taking place between 31st March and 10th April 2020. Copies of the revised roll, which will have names but no other personal data, will be available for inspection in the 14 days before the annual church meeting on 26th April 2020. HotPott - March 2020

If you are not already on the roll, but would like to be and think you are eligible – we’d be delighted to discuss this with you, so please don’t hesitate to ask me or David Swales about it. Application forms are available from the table at the back of church, or from me. Kath Matheson, Electoral Roll Officer 07944 624 832/01625 574893 kmmpott@yahoo.co.uk Church View Cottage, Pott Shrigley, SK10 5SA.

Anticipation Spring out of bed Spring clean Spring board Spring up Spring fresh Spring about Spring chicken Spring in your step Spring time! Let's not mention spring onion. Or Springboks... Rebecca Roth-Biester Page 17

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Coffee Break

Across 1. The earth is one (6) 4. ‘On a hill far away stood an old — cross’ (6) 7. ‘I am the — vine and my Father is the gardener’ (John 15:1) (4) 8. The Caesar who was Roman Emperor at the time of Jesus’ birth(Luke 2:1) (8) 9. ‘Your — should be the same as that of Christ Jesus’(Philippians 2:5) (8) 13. Jesus said that no one would put a lighted lamp under this(Luke 8:16) (3) 16. Involvement (1 Corinthians 10:16) (13) 17. Armed conflict (2 Chronicles 15:19) (3) 19. Where the Gaderene pigs were feeding (Mark 5:11) (8) 24. What jeering youths called Elisha on the road to Bethel (2 Kings 2:23) (8) 25. The Venerable — , eighth-century Jarrow ecclesiastical scholar (4) 26. 8 Across issued a decree that this should take place (Luke 2:1) (6) 27. Come into prominence (Deuteronomy 13:13) (6) Down 1. Where some of the seed scattered by the sower fell (Matthew 13:4) (4) 2. Sexually immoral person whom God will judge (Hebrews 13:4) (9) 3. Gospel leaflet (5) 4. Physical state of the boy brought to Jesus for healing (Mark 9:18) 5. Tugs (anag.) (4) 6. To put forth (5) HotPott - March 2020

10. Nationality associated with St Patrick (5) 11. Leader of the descendants of Kohath (1 Chronicles 15:5) (5) 12. ‘After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping — heel’ (Genesis 25:26) (5) 13. At Dothan the Lord struck the Arameans with — at Elisha’srequest (2 Kings 6:18) (9) 14. ‘Peter, before the cock crows today, you will — three times that you know me’ (Luke22:34) (4) 15. Spit out (Psalm 59:7) (4) 18. ‘When I — , I am still with you’ (Psalm 139:18) (5) 20. Concepts (Acts 17:20) (5) 21. Thyatira’s dealer in purple cloth (Acts 16:14) (5) 22. Does (anag.) (4) 23. The second set of seven cows in Pharaoh’s dream were this (Genesis 41:19) (4) Page 19

The Suffering Church A recent report by the UN Refugee Agency (UHNCR) expressed grave concern about the huge rise in internally displaced people (IDPs) and refugees in the Sahel region of Africa caused by the deteriorating security situation. This has been precipitated by incidents such as the murder of 18 civilians, including a Christian nurse, in early February 2020 by unidentified terrorists on motorbikes. A jihadi ultimatum delivered the previous week demanded that the community leave the area; many had, but others, like the nurse, had stayed to care for those unable to flee. In two separate attacks in Burkino Faso at least 10 Christians were murdered in January after they refused to convert to Islam, and a Christian pastor and three of his family were killed by extremists in February. 2019 saw an increase of 70,000 more people in Mali becoming displaced, pushing the total figure of IDPs there to 200,000, whilst in Burkino Faso a ten-fold increase in IDPs brought the number there to 560,000. The total number of refugees and IDPs in central Sahel was 1,007,258 at the end of December 2019 – so it’s a huge problem! Indiscriminate attacks by armed groups on schools, health facilities, churches and homes occur across the region and fuel further inter-faith and racial conflict which is not only devastating for those who are directly affected, but also destabilises communities, jeopardises relief efforts and severely compromises health care and education (more than 3,200 schools were

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Pastor murdered in Burkina Faso

CAN demonstration, Nigeria

forced to close in the region). As insecurity spreads to east and south-east Burkina Faso, the UNHCR says bordering areas in Cote D’Ivoire, Togo, Ghana and Benin are now at risk of being destablised too. On a positive note, the UNHCR praised the people of Burkino Faso, Mauritania and Niger for the amazing hospitality they have shown to refugees; some of the poorest countries in the world have shown the most generous response to displaced people within their borders. Meanwhile five million people took part in protest marches across Nigeria on Sunday 2 February against the kidnapping and murder of Pastor Lawan Andimi by Boko Haram, and the failure of the authorities to halt the rising wave of violent attacks against Christians by Islamist extremists. The peaceful demonstrations were organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) as the final event of a three-day fast. Marchers carried posters that read: ‘Nigerian Christians are under attack,’ and ‘Our values and way of life will prevail, the killings will not’. CAN president Samson Ayokunle said: ‘Though we have protested before, this event took a new dimension … With one voice we said ‘no’ to killings, ‘no’ to security negligence, and ‘no’ to the persecution of Christians in Nigeria. It is a wake-up call to the government’. On the HotPott - March 2020

same day as Pastor Andimi’s killing, Boko Haram released video footage of its murder of kidnapped student Ropvil Dalep. Please pray for peace, reconciliation and stability in the regions mentioned above and

for all those other places in the world where Christians are persecuted for their faith. Pray too that it may become possible to deliver humanitarian aid safely to those who need it most.

Bishop Keith announces details of safeguarding review… In 2007, the Church of England commissioned a Past Cases Review which sought to look at the handling by the church of child protection cases. This involved the independent scrutiny of the files of clergy and church officers to identify any person presenting an ongoing risk to children and young people or vulnerable adults which had not been acted on appropriately. Following a 2018 review of the effectiveness of the first Past Cases Review, a second review, known as PCR2, is taking place in every diocese across the Church of England over the next year with the aim of making our churches safer for everyone. PCR2 is now under way in the Diocese of Chester: an independent reviewer will be considering all cases of concern relating to the behaviour of church officers towards children and vulnerable people known to the diocese but all parishes have a key role to play too. Bishop Keith, who leads on safeguarding in the Diocese of Chester says: ‘We want to ensure that all of our worshipping communities and church-related activities are as safe as possible for children and vulnerable adults’. It is important that all known cases of concern about the behaviour of clergy and church officers towards children and vulnerable adults have been considered and dealt with appropriately. A primary aim of PCR2 is to ensure that there are no outstanding and unmanaged safeguarding risks to children, young people and vulnerable adults posed by church officers. HotPott - March 2020

The review will seek to ensure that the support needs of known survivors of church abuse have been considered and met. All information shared as part of PCR2 will be reviewed by an independent reviewer and appropriate action will be taken. Listening to survivors: Survivors were not invited to contribute to the 2007 PCR and the church wants to ensure a different, trauma informed approach within PCR2. Listening to survivor voices has helped to shape the plans for PCR2. Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process or who wish to come forward with information or make disclosures regarding church-related abuse should contact the diocesan safeguarding adviser, Pauline Butterfield, on 07703 800031. However, realising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated telephone helpline – 0800 80 20 20 – operated independently from the church by the NSPCC – has been set up. Anyone can use the helpline to provide information or to raise concerns regarding abuse within the Church of England context, whether they are reporting issues relating to children or adults or seeking to whistle blow about poor safeguarding practice. Further information can be found on the diocesan website here: www.chester.anglican.org/pcr2 or from the Church of England website: www.churchofengland.org/PCR2 Page 21


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Recipe of the Month Danish Apple Cake

This is a recipe I copied out from my mother’s recipe book, which is why it comes in ounces and not grams. (I’ve added the metric equivalents. Editor) It originally came from a Danish friend of the family.

Ros Johnson

Cream margarine and sugar; beat egg, add and mix; sieve flour, add and mix.

I used to make it as a single quantity in a 7 inch round cake tin, but have recently tried it in an 11 x 8.5 inch (30 x 23cm) tray bake tin and doubled the quantities in the recipe. I think this was more successful (and makes more cake!).

Put half quantity of mixture into cake tin and put in oven for about 10 mins. When cake has started to cook and become spongy with a reasonably firm top, remove it from oven.


Slice apples and lay on top of cake. Sprinkle the apples with brown sugar and spices. Sprinkle the sultanas over the apples. Spread the rest of the cake mixture over the top, trying to completely cover the apple layer. Return to the oven for approximately 20-25 mins. The cake should be spongy and the top fairly firm when cooked. Cover with foil if it browns too quickly.

4oz (125g) margarine or butter 4oz (125g caster sugar 4oz (125g) self raising flour 1 egg Sultanas (about a handful) 2 eating apples (or 1 large) Cinnamon or mixed spice Demerara sugar to taste Method: Line cake tin with greaseproof or nonstick baking paper.

When the cake is cool, remove from tin and sieve icing sugar over.

Set oven to gas mark 4/5 or 175/180ᵒC

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Chores and Chains Cleaning Rota 6th March 13th March 20th March 27th March 3rd April

Mrs Foster & Mrs Winstanley Mr & Mrs Akerman Mr & Mrs Whitehead Wedding 2.30pm 21st Mr & Mrs Ferguson Mr & Mrs Currell

Tea & Coffee

Contact - Carole on 01625 820533 1st March 8th March 15th March 22nd March 29th March 5th April

Liz & John Rita Bunting & Carole Malyan family Yvonne & Rita Barrow Madeline & Pam Johnstone Elizabeth & Frances


Contact - Gill: 01625 829819 1st March 8th March 15th March 22nd March 29th March 5th April

Vacant Vacant Vacant Rita Bunting in memory of her mother Vacant Vacant

Forthcoming weddings

Contact - Pam: weddings@pottshrigleychurch.org.uk 21st March Robert & Dominique We wish them joy in their preparations.

From the Registers Funerals

our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of: 4th February Kenneth John Bowyer 6th February Angela Weston

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Services March 1st. 8.30am 10.45am


Ephesians 4:1-16; Revelation 2:1-7

David Swales

Holy Communion Morning Worship*

1 Corinthians 1:4-13; 1 Cor. 11:17-26 David Swales

Up & on. Galatia: missing the point?

8.30am 10.45am


Holy Communion Holy Communion‡

Up & on. Corinth: good passions, & bad

8.30am 10.45am


Up & on. Ephesus: flourishing or losing its way?

Holy Communion Morning Worship‡

Galatians 1:1-9; Galatians 3:1-14

David Swales

Mothering Sunday

8.30am 10.45am

Holy Communion Family Service

Acts 1:1-14

David Swales Anne Murphy & David Swales

Holy Communion Morning Worship*

Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45 Acts 19:8-10,24-28; Eph. 3:14-21

29th. 8.30am 10.45am

April 5th. 8.30am 10.45am

TBA John Ryley

Up & on. Thessalonika: looking towards the light. Holy Communion Morning Worship‡

1 Thess. 1:1-10; 1 Thess. 5:1-11

David Swales

All readings will be the same at 8.30 and 10.45 unless otherwise indicated. ‡ Junior Church * Youth and Junior Church

Looking forward to Easter…

Chocolate, sweets, wine? What are you giving up for Lent? None of these bother me enough to offer to our Lord for Lent, so instead I am going to give time. Time each day to reflect on the Passion of Christ.

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I'm sure one of them will help me, and maybe you, to a deeper understanding of why Christ died for us. Please come and browse and take home any book you would like to read. There is no ticket required, no library fines. Just return them when you have finished.

I'm hopeless at praying. I either chat to Him or mither Him for favours. I usually lack concentration. So I was pleased to find this selection of books on that very subject in our own book corner of St Christopher's Church. There are all sorts of hidden gems there and Page 32

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Sidespeople and Prayers March 1st. 8.30am 10.45am

Mr. K. Ardern Mr. & Mrs. R. Ferguson + Mrs. E. Buffey

Sandy Milsom

Miss G. Mosley Mr. C. Potter + Mrs. C. Taylor. Extra Reader: Mr. D. Davie

Anne Murphy

Mr. & Mrs. R. Stratford Mr. R. Gem + Mr. D. Gem

Paul Bowden

Miss G.Mosley Mr. S. Heathcote + Mr. I. Currell + Mr. I. Malyan


Mr. & Mrs. R. Stratford Mr. & Mrs. J. Weston


Mr. K. Ardern Mr. & Mrs. R. Ferguson


8th. 8.30am 10.45am

15th. 8.30am 10.45am

22nd. 8.30am 10.45am

29th. 8.30am 10.45am

April 5th. 8.30am 10.45am

Date for your diary: The Tearfund Big Quiz Night 2020! Following the huge success of the Tearfund quiz night in November 2019– both in Pott Shrigley Village Hall where we had lots of fun and made some money, and nationally where the total raised is now up to £210,000 – we now have a date for 2020. Please put Saturday 14 November onto your calendars – it will be a brilliant opportunity to invite your family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, the milkman and more – together, we can do something amazing and help end poverty for good. HotPott - March 2020

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Regular Church Activities

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. YOUTH CHURCH - (Year 6 and above) - generally 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. CRECHE - Held during the 10:45am service in the tower vestry. HOME GROUPS - Four groups offering fellowship, worship and Bible study: Daytime - Monday 10.30am, The Vicarage; David Swales, 575846 Rainow - Monday 8:00 - 9:30pm; Sheila Garton, 573492 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 2nd September, 2019. All telephone numbers are prefixed with 01625. Please give corrections and additions to magazine@pottshrigleychurch.org.uk.

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Directory Priest-in-charge:

Rev. David Swales, The Vicarage, Spuley Lane, SK10 5RS


vicar@pottshrigleychurch.org.uk Readers:

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


Parish Assistant:

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



David Garton, veronagartons@btinternet.com


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

01260 252287

davidgem@gmail.com Verger:

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

PCC Secretary:

Ros Johnson, 32 Tapley Avenue, Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1XX

PCC Treasurer:

Peter Kennedy, kennedyp@tuckerssolicitors.com

Gift Aid & Planned Giving:

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


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


pccsecretary@pottshrigleychurch.org.uk 07850 740335 574545

sjwinstanley.ps@gmail.com 573735

marycurrell61@btinternet.com David Garton, as above


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

07881 358976

andyphillips@totalise.co.uk Weekly Bulletin:

David Gem, as above

Electoral Roll and Safeguarding officer:

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

01260 252287

Tower Captain:

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


kmmpott@yahoo.co.uk 574983

dmmpott@yahoo.co.uk Pastoral Care Team:

Kim Swales, The Vicarage, Spuley Lane, SK10 5RS


Church Guild:

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


georginawray@btinternet.com Children’s Ministry:

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


annemurphy1214@gmail.com Praise and Play:

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


celiaxfraser@gmail.com Parish Council Clerk:

Joyce Burton, pottclerk@btinternet.com

Wedding Coordinator:

Pam Cooke, weddings@pottshrigleychurch.org.uk

Head Teacher:

Joanne Bromley, Pott Shrigley Church School, SK10 5RT


head@pottshrigley.cheshire.sch.uk Website:

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

PCC Members:

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, Kim Swales, David Gem, Anne Murphy, Kath Matheson, Chris Day.


574768 (please prefix numbers with 01625)

This directory was updated on 2nd September 2019. Please give corrections and additions to magazine@pottshrigleychurch.org.uk

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