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Warden Wonderings ‘I wonder how long it will be before there’s a new vicar?’ is a common comment voiced and a sentiment shared by all of us, I think. Strictly speaking, we’re looking for a new priest in charge – without going into all the legalities, the Church of England appoints parish clergy as priest in charge rather than vicar wherever it can nowadays as it gives more flexibility for them to move personnel to new roles at a later date.

the appropriate bishop (in our case Bishop Libby Lane, the Bishop of Stockport). So far we have received over half a dozen enquiries about the vacancy, a number of which have resulted in a formal application, and one of which resulted in an interview. In this case, the unanimous decision was that the candidate was not the right person for our church and parish, and we were not the right church for the candidate. We are due to interview a further candidate in early November – please pray for Bishop Libby, Anne, me and the candidate that the interview is effective in providing appropriate information, and pray that God will guide our thoughts and discernment in reaching a conclusion.

David Garton

And if you are wondering, the process for appointing the new priest in charge is: prepare information to describe our church and vacancy in a way that will (hopefully) attract appropriate candidates (this information is on the Pott Shrigley Church website if you want to look at it)

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3 Warden Wonderings 4 Thank you... 5 Cricket Club News 5 Pastoral Care 6 PCC Ponderings 7 Dancing Deer 8 Peter Sharpley 9 From the Chalkface 10 Guild’s Goings On 11 Christmas is coming... 11 Christingle collecting boxes 14 Unknown Warrior 16 Your vote, your council

18 Missionaries Matter 19 Coffee Break 20 Huge thanks... 21 Bonfire 2016 22 Flix in the Stix 26 Suffering Church


29 Recipe

receive enquiries and applications

31 Services

review applications

32 From the Register

when appropriate, interview

33 Chores and Chains


34 Regular Church Activities

32 Sidespeople

Three people take the decisions collectively between them – two ‘Parish Representatives’ (in our case Anne Murphy and myself) and

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Meanwhile, I wonder at the rich variety of teaching and leadership that we are enjoying during the interregnum – and I do mean ‘enjoying’. Wonder-Warden Duncan is doing a fantastic job of filling the rota for people to lead services, and I think we are being really blessed by the variety of approaches and insights offered by all those leading our services. Most of us probably have one or a few ‘favourites’ but I suspect that if we were to share our views across the congregation, we would be surprised at the variety of who these ‘favourites’ are. Our home group’s current study of 1 Corinthians is a valuable reminder to us all, I think. In Chapters 1 to 3, St Paul challenges the Corinthian church who had started to

divide into factions around different individual leaders in their church. Paul uses the analogy of growing a plant or crop to guide the Corinthian church – and us: certain leaders may be influential in planting the seed of faith in someone’s heart, other leaders may provide the right climate and care (teaching) to nurture its growth, but only God makes the seed of faith grow. And as some plants thrive better in particular soil conditions and amount of watering and light, so I believe the variety of teaching and leadership of the interregnum is a blessing to us individually and collectively. Let’s give thanks when the teaching particularly speaks to us, and let’s give thanks when it is speaking to others.

Thank you... Reg and Jean Ferguson would like to thank all their friends in the Silver Street home group and the wider congregation for their prayers and support over the past year.

Reg and Jean Ferguson The adoption process has been completed and our daughter and son-in-law are now the proud parents of Leo and Faith. This, of course, makes us proud grandparents for the very first time. Two very traumatised youngsters are now being raised in a loving Christian family and are thriving thanks to the prayers of so many kind people. We would also like to thank Duncan and Kath Matheson and the team of bell ringers for the spectacular quarter peal of bells which rang out from the church on Saturday morning, 15th October, to mark the children becoming part of their ‘forever family’.

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Do you want to be a guest author? During the interregnum the PCC will ask guest authors to reflect on church life in place of John’s usual Jottings. If you would like to volunteer to do this for a future edition please email or speak to a member of the PCC. HotPott - November 2016

Cricket Club News Pott Shrigley Cricket Club held their annual dinner and awards presentation at Shrigley Hall Hotel on Friday 7th October. The evening was well attended by members and friends of the club with excellent entertainment provided Matt Baqueriza-Jackson (bowling) with skipper Ryan Anderson-Fitter also picking up the Players’ Player of the Year trophy.

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by Blank Cheque. Many thanks to the Second team awards went to Jon Wilkie organising committee led by Liz and Jamie Hart (batting), Marc Ash (bowling) and Richard and Matthew Baqueriza-Jackson; M.C. Andy Caslaw (Players’ Player of the Year). Hart hosted an excellent night out. Most Improved Player went to Jonnie Dixon First team awards went to Matt Tarr (batting), whilst Coach’s Player of the Year deservedly went to Matt Tarr. PLEASE SUPPORT THE NEXT EVENT – THE POTT SHRIGLEY BONFIRE!!

2016 Trophy Winners, from left to right: Jon Wilkie, Jonnie Dixon, Marc Ash, Matt Tarr, Ryan Anderson-Fitter, Rich Caslaw, Matt Baqueriza-Jackson.

Pastoral Care St. Christopher’s reputation for being a friendly and caring church is something we are all very proud of and this is demonstrated time and again by our Pastoral Care Team. Help provided can include a little light shopping, transport to appointments and home visits; even a friendly phone call can show someone in need that their ‘Church Family’ haven’t forgotten them and that they care about them. HotPott - November 2016

In order to provide this vital and quality service we ask that anyone willing to help in any way please contact:Jean Bennett 01625 576546 Mary Currell 01625 573735 Ivy Mosley 01625 575881


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PCC Ponderings The PCC met on 20th September with 15 members present.

Many thanks to Jo Hadfield-Gem for her hard work on this.

At the previous meeting the PCC decided It is some months now – more than six at least subject to agreement by the Archdeacon - to – since plans were submitted for the proposed accept the offer from the Church Recording church room. Ian Malyan gave an update. Group of Macclesfield Decorative and Fine Sufficient time has elapsed for us to be able Arts Society to make a detailed record of to appeal to the national planning St Christopher’s. David Garton inspectorate on the grounds confirmed that the that we have received no necessary permission has decision from Peak Park on been received and work the plans. We are advised, has started; the recording however, to contact Peak team come to church on Park again to request an alternate Wednesdays. All the fittings, answer to our application. On receiving this, ornaments and soft furnishings inside the we could take further advice and, if necessary, building will be documented and eventually pursue an appeal at that stage. the information will be An electrical contractor has presented in book form to completed work to various St Christopher’s. This areas, including the tower Secretary to the PCC valuable exercise comes at and vestry; this involved no cost to the church. replacing poorly insulated cables which do not

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Although there haven’t been any headlines to come up to current standards, renewing some report recently, the process of finding a new light fittings and replacing bulbs with a more priest in charge is very much carrying on in the background. David updated us on progress and at the time of our meeting there would probably be interviews taking place in November for one or possibly two applicants. This situation is encouraging and we pray that one of these candidates might be right for St Christopher’s. Previously children baptised at St Christopher’s were presented with a certificate but these have run out so we have taken the opportunity to make some changes to the style. Six possible versions circulated before the meeting were discussed and a vote taken on the preferred option. The ‘winning’ version will be efficient type. We are grateful to Ian Clarke for supervising the work. It was recognised that re-issued incorporating some amendments. there is a need to install emergency lighting in Page 6

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the bell ringing chamber for safety reasons if the power goes off; Ian will discuss this with the electrician. The church magazine continues to be complimented on its appearance and content. At present it is reproduced on the church photocopier in black and white, while the cover (and the whole of the Christmas edition) is printed professionally in colour. The photocopying process is very laborious as the current machine is not the fastest beast in the world, and Mike Akerman whiles away many an hour waiting for the copies to be churned out. It is also the case that although many good photos are submitted for publication,

their quality appears poor when copied in black and white. The magazine team are keen to produce the magazine in colour. Our current suppliers have offered an ex demo colour photocopier for ÂŁ1250 plus VAT, with future servicing, repairs and toner supplies included in this price. The PCC considered it important that the magazine was self-supporting, and after receiving reassurance that this was likely once the machine was purchased, it was agreed to buy it. Once the colour photocopier is up and running, it is hoped that all ten editions of Hot Pott, including their covers, can be produced in house.

Dancing Deer Here are the reasons we have erected an electric fence around the cricket square. More than enough for a sleigh I think. Although the deer look lovely they have taken to dancing on the cricket pitches (what would Derrick say!), which has badly scratched the surface. The grass needs its

winter dressing, which is both expensive and time consuming to apply, but this will only work if the deer are excluded. An electric fence is now in place and operational; warning signs are up but please be aware of the electric fence if you are over on the cricket field.

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Peter Sharpley, an appreciation Robert Peter Sharpley was born in Prestbury (St Mary’s Hospital Manchester moved here during the war), on 7th February 1941, 20 minutes after his brother Michael. He was brought up in Bollington and attended St John's Infants and Junior School, Bollington before transferring to Poynton High. His education did him well as he progressed up the career ladder and became a director at builders’ merchants Ashton Vernon; his team described him as the best boss there could ever be.

Other hobbies included walking, having family barbecues (with lots of smoke and overcooked food!) and drinking ale at the local pub, their house being very convenient for The Poachers. Peter had a wide range of musical interests, from classical to Pulp and from 1950/60s pop to The Smiths. He and Dorothy also enjoyed travelling and visited Australia, Hawaii, The Nile and San Francisco, among many other places.

Peter was a lifelong supporter and one-time season ticket holder of Manchester City Football Club, through the good times and the bad! He was a sportsman himself and played squash, bowls and cricket. With the latter, he was known for his accurate slow bowling and static fielding displays, preferring not to see the ball rather than chase after it!


Laura Matheson

In 2012 Peter was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, but remained active and continued his In 1964 he married the love of his life, Dorothy, walking and gardening for as long as he at Pott Shrigley church. Their children, Lorraine possibly could; his determination to overcome and Graham, have both married and remain increasing disability was typical of his attitude living locally; Michael lives just a few yards to life. He enjoyed regular exercise and from Peter and Dorothy’s cottage. Peter and massage sessions at the Alex Project, a group Dorothy were a team who supported their for those with Parkinson’s run at Bollington family tremendously; this includes doting on Leisure Centre. their three grandchildren. Daryl, Jessica and Despite increasing ill health and many hospital Keiran loved their granddad very much, stays, Peter always had a good sense of especially when he lent them books from his humour and continued to banter with his extensive library at home. The moving tribute family, friends and the nursing staff until the given by Jessica at Peter's funeral showed end. Dorothy nursed him devotedly everyone exactly how much he meant to them. throughout; he could not have received better

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Peter had a strong Christian faith and was a regular member of the congregation at Pott Shrigley. Our prayers and thoughts are particularly with Dorothy and the rest of Peter’s family at this sad time, but Peter’s infectious smile will be sorely missed by all. Dorothy and her family would like to thank all those who supported them during Peter’s illness and after he died, with prayers, practical help, flowers and donations to the Alex project and to the Parkinsons’ Society – over £1000 has been raised so far. It is all much appreciated. HotPott - November 2016

From the Chalkface November approaches, summer is long gone and soon the children will be preparing for Christmas and singing songs about a Prince of Peace born in a stable. At the Federation our Christian Value is 'Protection'. The Ethos Groups pick the Values we will explore together during a half term, and often at this time of year they choose a theme of love, peace or joy. All familiar messages linked to Christmas and words sung repeatedly in Yuletide hymns.

thoughtful reflection. At this time of year what better Value than Protection? As Remembrance Day approaches we ask God’s protection for all the service men and women who face danger in service to their country.

We also remember God’s protection in our Christmas story, as baby Jesus was taken by Mary and Joseph to Egypt to flee Herod. We challenge the children to think about the story: a story of desperation Headteacher and fear, with Jesus' Federation of Pott Shrigley and Protection is an family running from Bollington St. John's Schools unusual choice and their homeland to yet so fitting from save their lives; an our amazing children, who frequently think out ancient tale of suffering and yet so relevant of the box and astound us with their today. Millennia later and the news is filled with stories about migrants fleeing their homes, facing extraordinary dangers in search of a safe land. Just like our Lord.

Mel Walker

We ask God to offer them protection just as He did to the Holy Family more than 2,000 years ago. We pray for their safe passage and we ask God to remind us to have compassion towards our fellow man. Thank you Ethos Group for choosing a Value so relevant, thought provoking and so fitting for this time of year.

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Guild’s Goings On

The Guild met in church on Wednesday October 12th for a talk and slide show by Mr David Warner. There were apologies from Val Beard, Jackie Bennett, Joan Clewes, Rita Bunting and Georgina Wray. All the members sent best wishes to Rita and wished her a speedy recovery after her operation. Get well soon Rita.

butterflies and other insects all depend on them for food. We were then shown nettles (the young leaves can be eaten with salad) and comfrey (good for strains and bruises). Comfrey leaves also make a good liquid manure if soaked in a bucket of water. David then told us of the Welsh poppy which is related to the blue poppy of Nepal, and of the wild wallflowers of Holy Island.

Eileen Stratford

David, we will never call a wild flower a weed again. Many thanks for a very entertaining afternoon; we all enjoyed your visit. The David, accompanied by his friendly wife, gave a afternoon ended with refreshments and a fascinating talk – ‘Wild about Weeds’. He raffle; we hope to run another raffle at the showed slides of many wild flowers such as next meeting on Wednesday 9th November foxgloves, celandine, ox eye daisies, primroses when John Hooley will return to give a show and poppies; all lovely flowers. He explained entitled ‘Regular Roving Rendezvous’. how these plants and many more such as bramble sustain wildlife. Birds and bees, Page 10

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Christmas is coming .... We will soon be forming a singing group for the Carols by Candlelight services. If you enjoy singing and can take part in the services on Sunday 18th December (4pm & 6.30pm) and/or Thursday 22nd December (6.30pm), then please come and join us. Rehearsals take place in St Christopher's church at 7.30pm on the following Thursdays: Nov 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th Dec 1st, 8th and 15th.

Sheila Garton

All welcome! For further info contact Sheila Garton on 07748 321 816 or by email Thank you.

Christingle collecting boxes Our annual Christingle service will be held on December 4th and we would love to see you there.

Liz Arrowsmith As usual, we will be collecting for The Children’s Society, a Christian charity that supports vulnerable children in the UK. The Christingle collecting boxes will be available at the back of church in late November; please take one and, if possible, collect some money in it before bringing all boxes, full or empty (these will be stored to use in future) to the Christingle service, when they will be collected. Your support for this worthwhile cause would be much appreciated. HotPott - November 2016


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The Unknown Warrior On 11th November 1920, the Unknown Warrior was laid to rest in Westminster Abbey. The journey started in 1916 when Reverend David Railton, an army chaplain, noticed a grave in a garden in Armentieres with a rough cross bearing the words, ‘An Unknown British Soldier’.

body was then placed into a plain coffin made from oak from Hampton Court. It was then transported, with full military honours, from Boulogne to Dover on the destroyer HMS Verdun. It was carried from Dover to London by train in the same van that had previously brought the remains of Edith Cavell (the British nurse working in Belgium executed for helping many Allied soldiers and civilians return to their homelands) back to England.

Mike Akerman

After the war he suggested that the British honour, officially, its unknown war dead. This was strongly supported by the then Prime Minister David Lloyd George who persuaded King George V to support the suggestion too.

After resting overnight at Victoria Station the Four unidentified bodies were exhumed from coffin was placed onto a gun carriage and travelled through crowd-lined streets via Hyde four battle areas – the Aisne, the Somme, Park Corner, The Mall and on to Whitehall, Arras and Ypres. The remains were brought where the Cenotaph was unveiled by King together to the chapel at Saint-Pol-surTernoise near Arras. Brigadier General Wyatt, George V. After two minutes silence it then the commander of the British troops in France, continued to Westminster Abbey, where it was selected one at random, with closed eyes. The flanked by a Guard of Honour of one hundred recipients of the Victoria Cross. The coffin was

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interred a few feet from the entrance to the Abbey in soil brought from each of the main battlefields. A military guard of honour flanked the grave at each corner as tens of thousands of mourners filed silently past. The grave was covered initially with a stone slab with the inscription, ‘A BRITISH WARRIOR WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 FOR KING AND COUNTRY. GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS’. This was replaced on 11th November 1921 by the current black marble slab; the inscription is below, the final words are taken from 2 Chronicles. 24:16. Beneath this stone rests the body Of a British warrior Unknown by name or rank Brought from France to lie among The most illustrious of the land And buried here on Armistice Day 11 Nov: 1920, in the presence of His Majesty King George V His Ministers of State The Chiefs of his forces And a vast concourse of the nation Thus are commemorated the many Multitudes who during the Great War of 1914 – 1918 gave the most that Man can give life itself For God For King and country For loved ones home and empire For the sacred cause of justice and The freedom of the world

married the Duke of York (later King George VI) in the Abbey in 1923, as she left she laid her wedding bouquet on the grave as a mark of respect; her brother Fergus was killed at Loos in 1915. All royal brides married in the Abbey since then have sent back their bouquets to be laid on the grave; we, like them, should never forget those who laid down their lives for our freedom.

They buried him among the kings because he Had done good toward God and toward His house The tomb of the Unknown Warrior, and its counterparts across the world, remind us of the ultimate sacrifice so many have made for their country. Few remain who can personally remember anyone who died in the First World War but when the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, as Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, HotPott - November 2016


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Your vote, your council officers have been working closely with communities in these areas to help them Operation Shield is Cheshire protect themselves. A 68% fall in burglary type Constabulary's unique DNA marking system; it crime has been observed in these areas where protects homes and businesses in Cheshire by there has been a high uptake rate by reducing burglary opportunities, deterring households. offenders, and identifying and recovering What can Operation Shield protect and how can you get protected?


Alison Greenwood

Operation Shield can protect a whole range of items within your home, garage and shed such as laptops, TVs, games consoles, mobile phones, cameras, tablets, hi-fi systems, bikes, tools, gardening and sports equipment. Our The DNA coding in the liquid is registered local officer, PC Lesley Long, is happy to work solely to your address and added to a in conjunction with the parish council to roll database. This means that if anything is ever stolen it can be traced back to you. The liquid out this opportunity to Pott Shrigley parishioners. Operation Shield uses service is barely visible and is hard for offenders to provider SelectaDNA for the unique DNA see. Once it's applied to property it is extremely difficult to remove. This means if products. One pack will provide sufficient material to mark 30 or more articles. These can an offender is ever caught in possession of stolen items they can be linked directly back to be bought privately at around £40. However, with the parish council helping to coordinate the crime scene. All property recovered by the work with Cheshire Police, these will be Cheshire Police is scanned by ultra-violet available to Pott Shrigley residents at £10 each. beams to check for traces of unique DNA We would urge as many residents as possible liquid. If positive, then a close examination to take up this offer. with high-power microscopy identifies the individual code and original owner. Please let us know if you are interested, so we can gauge the number of packs to purchase on Marking kits, which come with a container of your behalf and also if you would like to attend the unique liquid, an application brush and a workshop to learn more of this scheme and details of how to register property are see how easy it is to mark and register your available to homeowners. Once items have been marked and registered, stickers showing property with this unique marking system. stolen property. It uses a unique DNA liquid to mark property in your home, garage, stables, shed etc.

SelectaDNA use can be displayed around your property, which acts as a strong deterrent to any burglars who may be looking to target your home.

Please direct all enquiries and declarations of interest for this scheme to the Pott Shrigley Parish Council Clerk, Joyce Burton: tel. 572668; email

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more than 3m but no more than 6m from the rear elevation of the original dwelling.


Approval Not Required.

Needygate, Shrigley Rd, SK10 5SG Modification to existing approved planning application. ‘Inclusion of a personnel door at the side of the building facing the house.’ APPLICATION 16/3948M Application for certificate of lawfulness. Moorside Farm, Moorside Lane, SK10 5RZ.

PENDING; NP/CEC/1215/1153. St Christopher’s Church, SK10 5RT. Single storey extension to form a meeting room, small brew area, storage and lavatory.


The proposals comprise two single storey outbuildings; a leisure suite comprising swimming pool and gymnasium and a garage/ workshop. The buildings are detached, are not within 2m of the boundary of the residential curtilage and are no higher than 4m to the ridge and 2.5m at the eaves. Both outbuildings would be incidental to the enjoyment of 3a Moorside Cottages.

As mentioned in last month’s issue - the wheelie bin stickers are now available. Please encourage the drivers travelling through our village to be more aware of their speed by using one of these stickers on your bin – if your bins are put out onto the road for emptying please email your parish clerk Joyce Burton; and let her know which sign you would like. We can then arrange the distribution of the signs.

DECISION; 16/0978M


Norman’s Hall Farm, Shrigley Rd, SK10 5SE.

The next meeting of the parish council will Outline planning permission for change of use start at 8.00pm in the village hall on Monday 7th November. All are welcome to attend. of commercial buildings to 10 dwellings, extension of unit 1 and demolition of barn. Approved with conditions. Positive Certificate given 16/3959M Prior Approval - Householder 3a Moorside Cottages, Moorside Lane, Pott Shrigley SK10 5RZ. (Pott Shrigley PC was not informed of this application and does not appear in the list of consultees) Proposal:


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Missionaries Matter Fazakerley family - Malawi EBCoM, the Bible college in Blantyre, Malawi where Megumi Fazakerley teaches, started the new school year at the end of September with a record 89 students in full-time programmes; 43 on the Certificate of Biblical Studies courses in either English (14) or Chichewa (29), 33 taking a diploma in theology and 13 on the Wives of Final Year Students Programme. Remember these are the future pastors, teachers and evangelists for the church in Malawi; we need to pray for them as well as for Megumi. Megumi is teaching four classes, and gets depressed from time to time: last week he was revising major points in Paul’s missionary life with a class he taught last year, and everyone seemed to have forgotten everything he’d taught them. Eventually the student who struggles most with academic work remembered something; we need to pray that the Holy Spirit will transform the hearts and minds of these students and help them to apply themselves conscientiously to their studies as when they assume positions of responsibility in the church, we don’t want it to be a case of ‘the blind leading the blind’! Last week the students all went on strike over money for students’ food, but thankfully the strike only lasted one day due to the timely intervention

of the Malawian principal and key staff (issues like this caused a lot of problems several years ago). Little news of Megumi’s wife Helen, but her father had a total hip replacement at the end of September, which in due course developed an infection. He has just been discharged from hospital a second time, and fortunately Megumi and Helen’s daughters Elizabeth and Mary have been on hand to keep an eye on him. The girls took the car in for its MOT - and it ended up being scrapped! Pray that they may be able to find transport which is both reliable and affordable. Son Joshua now has a full-time job as a teaching assistant at a local college for young people with special needs, including learning difficulties, which should make him financially independent. He has worked part-time at this college before, so they know him and he knows what to expect of the task ahead.

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McClean family - Thailand I’ve written to Johnny and Ann McClean, our missionary partners working with international students in Bangkok, but so far have failed to get any news from them. But pray even harder! They must be overwhelmed by the task in hand.

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Coffee Break Across 1 In David’s battle with the Arameans, 700 of these were killed (2 Samuel 10:18) (11) 9 ‘No — , impure or greedy person has any inheritance in the kingdom of God’ (Ephesians 5:5) (7) 10 City on the banks of the River Nile (5) 11 Stamped addressed envelope (1,1,1) 13 Taverns (4) 16 ‘Be on your guard; stand — in the faith’ (1 Corinthians 16:13) (4) 17 ‘He will not always — , nor will he harbour his anger for ever’ (Psalm 103:9) (6) 18 and 27 Down Where the magi came from and what guided them (Matthew 2:1–2) (4,4) 20 Ancient Celtic alphabet of 20 characters (4) 21 She married Esau when he was 40 years old (Genesis 26:34) (6) 22 A great-grandson of Noah (Genesis 10:7) (4) 23 Title accorded to certain Roman Catholic clerics (abbrev.) (4) 25 ‘My house will be a house of prayer; but you have made it a — of robbers’ (Luke 19:46) (3) 28 Annie (anag.) (5) 29 Plead with (Zechariah 7:2) (7) 30 Tenth foundation of the new Jerusalem (Revelation 21:20) (11) Down 2 ‘We have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by — hands’ (2 Corinthians 5:1) (5) 3 Uncommon excellence (Proverbs 20:15) (4) 4 ‘You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox; fine — have been poured upon me’ (Psalm 92:10) (4) 5 — Homo (‘Behold the Man’) (4) HotPott - November 2016

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Huge Thanks! I was Alison Preston but now am Alison Greenwood after an amazing wedding to my wonderful now husband Ian. We would like to express our thanks to all those wonderful people who helped to make our marriage day so magical. It was a perfect day at St.Christopher’s; the weather was beautiful,

Alison Greenwood bright and sunny. Our wedding was followed by the christening of our son Preston. The bells were ringing, the church was filled with our families and friends; both ceremonies were very touching and brought quite a few tears to my eyes. It was an amazing, perfect, wonderful day – the beginning of our beautiful forever as a family.

scenes who helped to make our day so perfect. We would like to express huge thanks to Pam, Kath and the bell ringers, the choristers, organist David Garton and John Buckley, our vicar for both ceremonies. Thank you so much for making our wedding and the christening of our son such a memorable and perfect day! Xx We are still awaiting the ceremony photos at St.Christopher’s but wanted to share one done at home the following day with a few of our other animal family members! I would also like to thank my fellow Pott Shrigley Councillors and Clerk who shared in our wedding celebrations at Shrigley Hall – it was lovely to have you all there. Thank you for your energies on the dance floor and we hope you enjoyed the cake!

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The Suffering Church Christians in the Ukraine are suffering, not from religious persecution, but because of daily hostilities, now entering their third year, mostly in an area called the ‘Grey Zone’ between the Ukrainian army in the west and separatist forces to the east. Most who could flee, have, leaving the most vulnerable: families with children, the elderly, sick, or disabled and those displaced by the conflict. Homes, churches and businesses are in ruins. People cannot support themselves as most factories have closed; miners have not been paid for months. In eastern Ukraine too there is very little paid work, no governmental financial support and some towns lack water. People cannot afford increasingly costly medicines, or fuel for heating which will kill in the winter temperatures of -200. Our brothers and sisters need urgent practical support. Churches from western Ukraine help in the Grey Zone by providing vegetables in season; Russian churches provide food in the east but have insufficient resources. Many Christians are now sheltering in churches as their homes have been destroyed; Barnabas Fund are supporting many Baptist churches in the war zone and have committed to provide £170,000 to enable the neediest to survive the next five months of winter - but Barnabas needs help to give help!

Muslim community; this may include being ostracised or receiving threats of violence, including death. As in this case, those threats may be carried out; some would argue that leaving Islam is treason, which carries a death sentence.

Dr John Ryley

In India, Christians are increasingly being targeted by Hindu nationalists following the election last year of Narendra Modi of the BJP as Prime Minister. In rural Punjab a Christian lady with learning disability was murdered by persons unknown outside her house in September; she had been arrested previously following accusations that she had desecrated the Sikh holy book. In Uttar Pradesh on 26 August a pastor, a convert to Christianity himself, was accused by a mob of evangelising Hindus and beaten whilst leading a prayer meeting. On 16 September a 45-year-old Christian man was abducted, beaten and threatened with death by men believed to be from a Hindu organisation, unless he stopped distributing Christian literature in the Mumbai area. Pray that Christians in India, who are coming under increasing persecution, will ‘consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that they will not grow weary and lose heart.’ (Hebrews 12:3).

A smuggling boat captain is on trial in Spain for the religiously motivated murder of Christians Police in Sydney, Australia, broke into an in December 14. When the tiny inflatable boat, Iranian couple’s home in September after the which was carrying at least 50 migrants, wife’s father became concerned for her safety; encountered rough seas, witnesses said the they found she had been murdered, allegedly Muslim captain accused a Nigerian church by her husband who was enraged by her pastor of causing the bad weather by praying. conversion to Christianity. No domestic The captain and mate beat the pastor with violence had previously been reported. planks of wood before throwing him Muslims who leave Islam may suffer serious overboard. A further five Christians on the consequences from their family or the wider boat were also thrown into the sea. Page 26

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Please pray for Slimane Bouhafs, an Algerian Christian convert from Islam, who was convicted of ‘offending the Prophet Muhammad’ and ‘denigrating the creed and precepts of Islam’ after he posted on Facebook that ‘Jesus overcomes the lies of Islam’. The original sentence was five years in prison and a fine of 100,000 Dinars (around £685), but his sentence was reduced on appeal to three years. Since his arrest in July, Slimane has been held in custody without bail, despite the fact he suffers from ill health. Amnesty International has stated that ‘his conviction stems solely from the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression,’ and that ‘blasphemy laws … violate the rights to freedom of expression, conscience and religion.’ Yesterday the long-awaited final appeal of Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death in 2010 under Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws, was adjourned after one of the judges scheduled to hear the appeal could not proceed because of his involvement in a related case. Bibi’s lawyer said it would probably take weeks or months to find a replacement judge and reschedule the appeal. Bibi was accused of blasphemy after a dispute with two Muslim women at their village well in Punjab in 2009. The lawyer said the case against her was weak; the testimony of the women was contradicted by other witnesses and did not meet the high standard of proof demanded by Islamic law. Pakistan’s blasphemy laws have been criticised by human rights groups who say they are often used maliciously and to persecute religious minorities. The Guardian comments that this case has already cost two lives: that of the governor of the Punjab, who spoke in Bibi’s defence, and his bodyguard who murdered the governor and was himself hanged, though some in Pakistan and some British mosques described him as a martyr. It alleges that the HotPott - November 2016

blasphemy law of Pakistan is not just an affront to liberal decencies; the evidence points to it being used as a tool to persecute minorities and incite fear and resentment of outsiders. It also involves a distortion of sharia principles: the Islamic laws against apostasy can by definition only apply to Muslims but the blasphemy law is freely applied against nonMuslims; a zealous interpretation would make Christianity itself punishable by death, since no honest Christian can pretend they believe Muslims are right about the nature of Jesus. In this sense the law is an incitement to religious hatred. In one 2014 case in Lahore, the conviction of a street sweeper was followed by a pogrom in which 180 Christian families were driven from their homes. Large demonstrations already demand Bibi’s death; a network of lawyers offer their services free to people lodging blasphemy cases. Aasia Bibi’s freedom would send a powerful message to the world about the courage of Pakistan’s lawyers and their commitment to justice in the face of murderous intimidation; please pray that her appeal to Pakistan’s Supreme Court is successful and for the protection of all Christians in Pakistan.


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Recipe Of The Month Family Circle Christmas Pudding My mum found this recipe in the Family Circle magazine sometime in the late 1960s; we have never used a different pudding recipe since. It is full of fruit but contains no flour so is less

Kath Matheson stodgy than many Christmas puds. It is easy to make – I use my washing up bowl (thoroughly cleaned and all traces of soap removed first of course) to mix the ingredients in though beware – when Laura was about three years old she enjoyed helping with the cooking (this did not last) and was stirring the finished mixture, which is quite stiff, when the spoon slipped and pudding ingredients shot out of the bowl and decorated the kitchen ceiling. This was not as bad as my brother using his chemistry set to make hydrogen: his glass thistle funnel ended up embedded in concentric circles on my parents’ kitchen ceiling! The amount of mixture below will make three decent sized puddings. Once cooked, the puddings will keep for at least 12 months if kept in a cool place.

2oz flaked almonds. 8oz soft dark sugar. 8oz grated suet. 2 large grated apples. I medium grated carrot. 2 tablespoons black treacle. Grated rind & juice of 1 lemon. Juice of 1 medium/large orange. 4 eggs. ¼ pint beer (not stout) Method: Mix altogether, leave overnight before putting into basins: fill plastic basins to top and put on the lid; fill ceramic basins to 1” below the top and cover with a layer of greaseproof paper, then aluminium foil and secure. Steam for 3 to 4 hours: total steaming time is not critical, but TAKE CARE that the saucepan used to steam the puddings does not boil dry. I try to remain in the kitchen and use a timer, set for 30 minutes, and check/top up the water in the pans every time it beeps. Serve with brandy butter (recipe in December 15 Hotpott) or brandy sauce.

Ingredients: 12oz white breadcrumbs. 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg. 1 heaped teaspoon mixed ground spice. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. 8oz sultanas. 1lb seedless raisins. 8oz currants. 8oz chopped dates. 2oz candied peel.

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This Month’s Services Prayers

November 6th. 8.30am

Holy Communion

Colossians 1:3-12; Matthew 9:18-26 TBC

10:45am Holy Communion

2 Thess. 2:1-5,13-17; Luke 20:27-38 Lynne Bowden

Ivy Mosley

13th. Remembrance 8.30am

Holy Communion

10.45am Morning Worship

Jeremiah 23:5-8; John 6:5-14 Lynne Bowden Rev. 3:1-6; Rev. 3:7-13; Rev. 3:14-22 John Ryley

Sandy Milsom

20th. 8:30am

Holy Communion

10:45am Family Service

Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 David Harrison TBC Anne Murphy


27th. 8.30am

Holy Communion

10:45am Holy Communion

Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 21:1-13 Lynne Bowden TBC John Buckley

David and Sheila Garton

December 4th 8.30am

Holy Communion

10:45am Family ServiceChristingle

Romans 15:4-13; Luke 21:25-33 Lynne Bowden TBC Anne and Steve Murphy


It is possible that the services and lessons above may change

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This Month’s Sidespeople (readers in bold)

November 6th. 8:30am Holy Communion 10:45am Holy Communion

Extra Readers

Mr. K. Ardern Mrs. E. Harper + Mr. & Mrs. P. Frecknall

13th. Remembrance 8:30am Holy Communion 10:45am Morning Worship

Miss G. Mosley Mr. C. Potter + Mrs. C. Taylor

Mr.K. Meecham

20th. 8:30am Holy Communion 10:45am Family Service

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

27th. 8:30am Holy Communion 10:45am Holy Communion

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

December 4th 8:30am Holy Communion 10:45am Morning Worship

Mr K Ardern Mr. S. Heathcote + Mr. I. Currell + Mr. I. Malyan

From The Register Funerals Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of: 3rd October Robert Peter Sharpley Weddings Best Wishes to: 26th November 4pm

Duncan Macintyre & Nicola Herbert

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Colour! This is our first colour edition of Hotpott; we think it looks better than the previous black and white copy but we have encountered some teething problems and have not had opportunity to alter some of our advertisements to their colour versions yet, so please bear with us! Cover photograph: Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme and the Cross of Sacrifice.

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Chores and Chains Cleaning Evette 0161 439 9979

Nov 4th Nov 11th Nov 18th

Mr & Mrs Ferguson Mr & Mrs Currell Mrs Bennett & Mr R Lofthouse

Nov 25th Mrs Harper, Mrs Plant (wedding Sat 26th at 4pm) Dec 2nd Ms Bunting, Mr & Mrs Stratford Dec 9th Mrs Meecham, Mrs Winstanley

Flowers Gill 01625 829819

Nov 6th Nov 13th Nov 20th Nov 27th Dec 4th

Sue & Mike, in memory of Mike’s sister Christine Gill in memory of her mum Mary & Ivan in memory of Hilda, Mary’s mum Vacant Vacant

Tea & Coffee Nov 6th Nov 13th Nov 20th Nov 27th Dec 4th Dec 11th

Margaret & Doreen Ros & Sheila Jenny & Helen Rita & Carol Peter & Eileen Margaret & Doreen

Proof Reading

Christmas 2016

Vicki Shelley (22nd November)

Thanks to Audrey Meecham for proof reading this issue and to Mike Akerman for printing it.

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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, Verona House, Spuley Lane; 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 HOME GROUP Day Lighters - Contact Ian Clarke, Hill View, Shrigley Rd; 574131 The list above was last revised on 22nd October, 2016. All telephone numbers are prefixed with 01625. Please give corrections and additions to

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It is told of the great preacher C H Spurgeon that after preaching at length one Sunday he said: “I don’t mind people looking at their watches, but I do dislike to see them holding them to their ears, to see if they are still going.”

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Directory Priest-in-charge:

Vacant – Contact Churchwardens if necessary


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


Parish Assistant:

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



David Garton, Verona House, Spuley Lane, Pott Shrigley, SK10 5RR

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



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

Mrs Mel Walker 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.

This directory was updated on 16th June 2016. Please give corrections and additions to

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