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God's power in our weakness I remember I was in my early miserable knowing that the Lord twenties and a Christian, but I was Jesus, whom I loved so much, had feeling very been so horribly disappointed with denied by me. My A personal myself for being actions unable to share my demonstrated that I testimony from faith. I was on the was ashamed of streets of Bath Him, and I knew with a ‘Tell-amyself to be a Tourist’ mission team but found coward. The sun was still shining (it myself totally paralysed by fear must have been a good summer) and unable to utter a word on the and I went for a walk and lay in Lord's behalf. The sun was shining, some long grass on a hillside. the tourists were in a happy mood Skylarks were singing above me and there was no sign of hostility and creation was so obviously toward the Christian street drama beautiful, but I felt wretched. and talks that were being Some words of Jesus came to performed and given; in fact the mind, 'Do you love me more than holiday makers were enjoying these?' I recognised the words as them and were talking to other those spoken by Jesus to Peter team members quite happily. after the resurrection and after Peter's denial. My reply was the I returned home to Bollington

Yvonne Foster

wondering whether after such behaviour I could even consider myself to be a Christian. I was

This Month Pg



A personal testimony


Pastoral Care


Cricket Club News


Stay for Coffee


A day in the life of a Analytical Chemist


Christmas is coming...


Guild’s Goings On


Geoffrey Taylor

12 Tour of Britain 14 Your vote, your council 16 Flix in the Stix 18 Missionaries Matter 19 Coffee Break 22 Suffering Church 25 Recipe of the Month

‘...Do you love me more than these?’ John 21:15

27 This Month’s Services 28 This Month’s Sidespeople 28 From The Register

same as Peter's, 'Lord you know that I love you.' I wondered what Jesus meant by 'these'. Was it the family fishing boats and Peter's old livelihood, the other disciples, his family and friends? I sat up and looked down at the farm where I grew up. Did I

29 Chores and Chains 30 Regular Church Activities

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love Jesus more than my family and friends? Would I put Him before all others? I thought seriously about this and told Jesus that I would, and that He was my first love. I lay down again, hidden by the long grass and seeing only the sky above me. What about my job? Did I love Jesus more than my work as a teacher, would I give it up and be prepared to go where He sent me and do any task however humble? I surrendered my job and status. My money, my possessions, what did they mean to me? These were given to God and I became His steward. I systematically surrendered everything. There was one thing left, my life. Would I die rather than deny Christ, would I give my life for His sake? Struggling, but desiring to answer this question positively, it suddenly dawned on me what a ridiculous notion this

Pastoral Care

was. Only the week before I'd not had the courage to share my faith with friendly holidaymakers; where could I ever find sufficient courage to die rather than deny Christ? It was impossible. It was then that the penny dropped: like Peter and the other disciples who failed Christ, I needed to receive 'power from on high' if I wanted to live for God and to be His witness. I needed to learn what Paul meant when he said, 'We have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.' 2 Corinthians 2:7 A new journey with God was just around the corner. One which, over the years, would turn out to be tougher than I could ever have imagined, but into which the experience of God's power, victory, goodness and love have come.

Thinking of getting married at St Christopher’s? Please contact Pam Cooke who will be pleased to advise.

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. 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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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. **** PROOFER’S EDITIO

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Cricket Club News Pott Shrigley Cricket Club had a good season in the Cheshire Cricket Alliance. The first team finished joint sixth with eight wins over the season. Matthew Tarr scored most runs with the bat, with a high of 94; Matthew Baqueriza-

Matt Jackson Jackson led the way with wickets and best figures of 6 for 11. The second team finished fourth with nine wins. Jon Wilkie top scored over the season and Shaun Wilson had the top individual score of 99. Marc Ash took most wickets. The club was pleased to consolidate and attracted a number of new players over the course of the summer. We will reflect further on the season at our presentation evening at Shrigley Hall on Friday 7th October.

Stay for Coffee Carole Taylor came across this poem whilst visiting the parish church in Windsor: If after church you wait a while, Someone may greet you with a smile, But, if you quickly rise and flee, We’ll all seem cold and stiff may be. The one beside you in the pew Is, perhaps a stranger too? All here, like you, have fears and cares, All of us need each other’s prayers. In fellowship, we bid you meet With us around God’s mercy seat. At St Christopher’s we love people to stay and socialise over tea, coffee and a biscuit after the 10.45 service; it’s a lovely time of fellowship and a great opportunity to get to know everyone better, especially new worshippers. It would be wonderful if others joined the coffee rota – it’s not an onerous task but a really important one. Please see Jenny Lofthouse in church, or phone her on 07447 933259 if you can help in this way. HotPott - October 2016


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A day in the life of a….

Analytical Chemist The first part of my day has nothing to do with work – more to do with having an eight month old daughter! Recently, my day has begun with the sounds of crying at 3am; thankfully I’m back asleep before too long until about 6.30. I usually get about an hour with Jessica until I have to leave for work; this time entails breakfast (when I usually get food sprayed over me!) and a little bit of peepo.

company developing new drugs and treatment for a range of diseases. The department I am employed in (pharmaceutical technology and development) works on the manufacturing route to the active ingredient in the drug. Through this work we try to develop a process which can reproducibly make the required material to a high quality, whilst also trying to reduce the environmental impacts of the manufacturing and doing this all as cheaply as possible!

Chris Day

On a good day the weather is on my side and it’s not raining for my bike ride to work. I really enjoy this 15 minutes of my day; it gives me a great opportunity to spend some time having a chat with God to get myself ready for the day ahead. OK, now I’m at work so you might want to know what it is that an analytical chemist does. Well, I work at AstraZeneca, which as you all probably know is a pharmaceutical

Although my department is mainly involved in developing new drugs, the specific area I work in is with AstraZeneca drugs which are already on the market. The two drugs I am currently working on are ticagelor (the active ingredient in Brilinta) which is used for the prevention of heart attacks and strokes in people who suffer with acute coronary syndrome, and olaparib (the active ingredient of Lynparza) which is used to treat certain types of ovarian and prostate cancers. A typical day for me at work is incredibly varied, so I will just give a flavour of some of the work I might be involved in. Firstly, we look at continuously trying to improve the route of manufacture; at this stage we are usually focussing on trying to reduce the cost – when you are producing over 100 tonnes of material each year, increasing the efficiency of the process can make a huge difference. Secondly, I am involved in trying to get the drug approved in as many markets as possible; the EU, USA, Brazil and the 100+ other markets each have their own department to approve the use of a drug and I am partially

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responsible for answering any questions they may have for us before they approve it.

Finally, we look to maintain the supply of the drug; this can involve transferring the manufacture to a new site to increase the capacity of production. This process can take up to two years and looks at all aspects, from the chemistry to the analytical methods to ensuring the new site can make the drug on the scale we want and to the high quality we need. I am inspired to work every day by the knowledge that what we are doing is saving or improving the lives of millions of people all over the world! Now work is over for another day the most enjoyable part begins as I get to play with Jessica for an hour or so before her tea, bath and bed. Currently Jessica’s favourite things to

do are shaking her shaker (making a lot of noise), chasing the cat (and pulling his tail) and listening to me read her ‘The Gruffalo’ (my wife Rosie finds it funny listening to my array of voices too). To finish my day, I get a few hours to relax with Rosie. We often spend this time watching various sports on TV and enjoying a bottle or two of beer (my latest batch of homebrew is pretty tasty!). We have been thoroughly enjoying Team GB’s successes at the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio over the past month or so. Or, if Rosie is in charge of the remote, it will end up being ‘The Great British Bake Off’ or ‘First Dates’! I am so thankful to God for the amazing life I have, for the interesting job I have, the wonderful set of friends I have, the beautiful area of the country we live in and a healthy and loving family. What could be better?!

Christmas is coming .... If you enjoy singing and can take part in the services on Sunday 18th December (4pm and 6.30pm) and/or Thursday 22nd December (6.30pm), then please come along 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. All welcome! We will soon be forming a singing group for the Carols by Candlelight services.

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


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Guild’s Goings On Tuesday 13th September saw 28 happy travellers set off for Morecambe in bright sunshine. After a coffee stop at Charnock Richard we reached Morecambe in time for lunch, still warm and in sunshine. We enjoyed our stroll along the sea front and, by chance, behind the ‘Old Railway Station’ found a huge indoor market area, selling almost everything you can imagine. Again another walk along the promenade and a look at Eric Morecambe’s welcoming statue and it was nearing 4pm. As we all met to await the coach home the rain began. It became a

memorable journey home with thunder, incessant lightning, torrential rain and flooding. Thanks to our very capable and patient driver Neil we arrived back in Bollington, safe and sound, at 7pm. Thanks Neil, you were great. Everyone said they had enjoyed the day and were grateful the rain held off until we were boarding the coach for home.

Eileen Stratford

Next meeting: Wednesday October 12th 2.30pm in church – ‘Wild about Weeds’ with David Warner.

The former Morecambe Promenade station, which is now an award winning complex housing Morecambe’s tourist information centre, a pub-cum -restaurant and an arts centre.

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Geoffrey Taylor 26 August 1926 to 29 July 2016 We were informed of Mr. Taylor’s death by his friend Netty Mandl; she told us that Geoffrey and his family, who lived in Adlington, worshipped at St Christopher’s in the early 1970s. His daughter Helen was married at Pott Shrigley and his wife, Joan, is buried in the churchyard. Geoffrey was foreign editor and northern editor of the Manchester Guardian but became assistant editor and chief leader writer when the Guardian, as it became, moved to London. As leader writer he wrote about most of the world except the US, but he was happiest when writing about his particular interests, Africa and arms control, and as leader writer on Ireland where he could visit and form close links with those involved in the peace process. Not all of Geoffrey’s writing was serious. In 1977 the Guardian staged what is regarded as one of the most successful April Fools’ Day hoaxes in newspaper history. Although not only Geoffrey’s work, it was his wit and invention that brought the republic of San Serriffe to life. A seven page supplement commemorating the tenth anniversary of this

fictional island's independence contained not only themed advertisements from major companies, but also an elaborate description of the nation as a tourist destination and its developing economy. However, most of its place names and characters were puns and plays on words relating to printing such as ‘sans-serif’ and the names of other common fonts. The hoax was so successful that there were complaints from tour operators as so many people had tried to book holidays to San Seriffe! Mr Taylor was obviously a talented journalist; our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. With thanks to Mrs Mandl for bringing Mr Taylor’s death to our attention, and acknowledging the Guardian as a source of information for this article.

Kath Matheson

*** The slightly harassed minister was on a railway station with a party of Sunday School children. A porter came up to him and asked: ‘Excuse me, are you St Michael and the Angels?’ ***

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Cover Story…..

Tour of Britain comes to Pott Shrigley 6th September 2016 10.00am Geoff Parker sets up his chair on the corner of Bakestonedale Road and settles down to watch the Tour of Britain cycle race as it passes through Pott Shrigley. Stage 3 starts in Congleton at 11am but Geoff wants to be sure of a good view. They are racing from Congleton to Knutsford, a distance of 111.6 miles in an estimated time of 4¼ hours. Now if I were to cycle from Congleton to Knutsford (which I wouldn’t, I would drive) I would not go through Pott Shrigley, I would look at the route on Google maps and find the distance is only 17.2 miles though if I did lose my senses and attempt to cycle 17.2 miles my time would be well in excess of 4¼ hours. Even my sat-nav would take me on a route no further than 50 miles.

Road, all trying to block Geoff’s view until he shouts at them to move out of the way as he was here first. 1.20pm

Geoff gets out his lunch.

1.30pm The children from Pott School are in the school yard, peering over the wall. Every cyclist who goes past gets a cheer.

Duncan Matheson

1.36pm The Team Sky car drives past. The first sign that the race is imminent. 1.44pm Only one minute to go before the earliest time they are due! The excitement is palpable. Jo Hadfield and her friend Kath Chong do a pole dance with the gas light on Jo’s wall.

1.46pm The first police motorcyclist arrives and stops the traffic in Shrigley Road ready for the race. Geoff tells him not to obscure his view. We hear there is a 10.30am The postbox is emptied. Geoff tells the postman not to obscure his view as he breakaway group of four riders who are six minutes ahead of the rest of the field (known was here first. as the peloton). 12.30pm Two red and orange bicycles The second police motorcyclist stand sentinel, one on the churchyard wall, the 1.47pm takes the place of the first, who goes on up other on the school yard wall. By this time Bakestonedale Road. He sounds his siren for many cyclists from various local cycling clubs the benefit of the children in school. Geoff tells have ridden past, presumably covering the him not to obscure his view. course before the race arrives. 1.00pm Mary and Ivan Currell have taken up position on the churchyard wall, soon joined by Sue and Mike Akerman. We hear the race is due to arrive at the earliest at 1.45, more likely at 2.00pm. 1.15pm A flurry of spectators have assembled at the corner of Bakestonedale Page 12

1.50pm An anxious motorist arrives. ‘How long am I going to be stuck here with the road blocked? My wife is in labour and I have to get to Whaley Bridge to take her to Macclesfield hospital!’ Whilst Steve Gibson makes reassuring noises, Geoff tells him not to obscure his view.


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1.52pm The school children are delighted Editorial Note when the ninth policeman hi-fives them as he The editor, who spent a very enjoyable time on drives slowly by. 6th September chatting to Geoff and many 1.54pm The twelfth police motorcyclist others, some of whom she had not seen for takes the place of the eleventh, who goes on some time, and getting some helpful medical up Bakestonedale Road. Geoff tells him not to advice from Peter Boulton in the process, obscure his view. dissociates herself from the comments about 1.55pm Another team car goes past, just Geoff, mainly because she is hoping he will provide her with lots more material for future ahead of the leading riders. editions of Hotpott. 1.56pm I blink. I’m sure the riders (and bystanders) were 1.58pm The Vittoria team car goes past grateful Geoff did not provide the service he with at least a dozen wheels on the roof. used to for the Bollington Cycle Race, which 2.00pm The peloton must be here soon. took place annually from the late 1940’s to 1963. Geoff tells me competitors came from far 2.02pm I blink. and wide to this large event which started at 2.03pm ‘Did you see Bradley Wiggins?’ the Co-op on the corner of Albert Road, ‘Or Mark Cavendish?’ ‘No.’ ‘They all went past travelled via Adlington and Flash Lane and so fast!’ ‘They’ll be at the top of Bakestonedale back to the bottom of Albert Road. Geoff and Road by now.’ his friend used to stand on the churchyard wall 2.04pm The traffic held up in Shrigley in Pott and spray the riders with water using a Road is let through. We hope the man whose stirrup pump and bucket to cool them down as wife is in labour gets there in time. they came past; Geoff assures me that they 2.15pm Geoff packs up his chair and goes only sprayed those who wanted to be cooled. A home. Two blinks of an eye and it was all over. likely story. Co-incidentally, Geoff’s father George shared a room in The Mount nursing Some people missed it (did I?). For those, home with a gentleman called Bert who was however, who sat and watched it for the full 4¼ hours it was a most enjoyable and sociable the last man to win the Bollington Cycle Race. event and one which will linger in the memory of Pott Shrigley for some time to come.

Kath Matheson.

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Your vote, your council Police Community Support Officer (PCSO)

Speed Indicator Device (SID)

PCSO John Lee attended September’s council meeting. He informed us that he and PC Gary Thurgoland are responsible for a very large area including Tytherington, Hurdsfield, Pott Shrigley, Adlington and Disley, although other

The SID has been absent from the village for several months because both devices are in need of repair. The councils who share them are all absolving themselves of the responsibility for their repair, having paid an initial £50 for their maintenance. Pott Shrigley council has offered to repair one, keep it, operate it and take responsibility for the transfer of data.

Joyce Burton

officers pass through the village in marked and In an effort to make motorists more aware of unmarked police cars. all users of the roads in Pott Shrigley, the John provided the council with a list of council asked the children at the school to statistics for Pott Shrigley showing that from come up with some ideas. The best were 1st January 2016 to date 22 incidents, the chosen and Cllr. Barlow-Walsh collated these majority in the category Pest Notification, had into a unified picture which has been used to been dealt with. There were two speeding create three banners. They will be displayed offences and four road traffic collisions.

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around the village, alternating with the PottFlix banners.

but when its exploding seed pods burst, the seed can be scattered as much as thirty feet. It has no problem germinating and will populate In addition the council has ordered a set of the entire river bank in two or three years, wheelie bin stickers which display messages choking all other native plants. Please be such as ‘Slow Down’ and ‘Speed Kills’ or displays a 30 mph sign. The latter is not strictly vigilant and if you see any pull it up (little effort required) or report it to the landowner. accurate for much of Pott Shrigley but will make drivers think! The idea is that the stickers will be visible on those wheelie bins left at the kerbside for collection on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. They will be distributed to residents who are willing to display them.

Planning Pernicious Weeds There are two known outbreaks of Japanese Knotweed in Pott Shrigley. The council notified the landowners and both have engaged professional contractors to destroy it. Unfortunately the eradication of this weed takes five years before a certificate can be granted and the cost is considerable. Himalayan Balsam has also arrived in the village; this weed likes to grow at the side of waterways. Unfortunately it is very attractive HotPott - October 2016

The Council has no objection to the application 16/3815M at Vale Cottage or 16/3896M at Blakehey House. Application 16/3948M for a Certificate of Lawfulness at Moorside Farm and application 16/3959M for prior approval for extensions at 3a Moorside Cottages were examined but the Council was unable to reach any conclusion as both plans seemed to conflict with the approved application 14/2798M for a replacement dwelling at Moorside Farm.


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Missionaries Matter Megumi was able to sort out some computer problems for him. The Evangelical Bible College of Malawi, where Megumi works, starts the new semester on September 26th. He will be teaching Romans, 1 Corinthians, Ephesians and Philippians to two year groups who use the local, Chichewa, language and 1 Corinthians to a year group who uses English. Pray for him as he prepares these new courses and pray he will be able to keep up to schedule with his students this year! Life in Malawi is not easy; they have daily power cuts of 4 - 12 hours to contend with among other things!

Fazakerley family - Malawi Megumi and Helen Fazakerley returned to Malawi in September after a month with their children in the UK. They were thrilled to be able to attend their son Joshua’s graduation in St. Albans Cathedral. He still has to find a job to pay the bills and would like to work with young people while he is still young himself! Daughter Elizabeth has just started her last placement in the Emergency Department at Arrowe Park Hospital; she should qualify as a nurse in January and is applying for jobs in the area. Daughter Mary has improved her A level module results and intends applying for university admission next year though has not yet decided what she would like to study; meanwhile she continues working in a restaurant. Megumi and Helen took the opportunity to have health checks, visit the wider family and celebrate a number of birthdays, reconnect with their home church and house group and stock up on items hard to get in Malawi. Helen took her dad to hospital to arrange another hip replacement and

McClean family - Thailand No news from Johnny and Ann McClean since they returned to Bangkok. I guess life is too hectic for them at the moment, but do pray for them as Johnny works in the universities and Anne at the International School; please pray too for their three children as they settle back to life in Thailand. Pray too concerning their need of a replacement car, and the urgent need for more workers as their previous helper Ruth is spending this year at language school in Lopburi in Central Thailand.

Dr John Ryley

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Coffee Break Across 1 He must be ‘the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well’ (1 Timothy 3:12) (6) 4 ‘For we must all — before the judgement seat of Christ’ (2 Corinthians 5:10) (6) 7 ‘They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their — end’ (Psalm 107:27) (4) 8 See 19 Across 9 It concerned who among the disciples would be the greatest(Luke 9:46) (8) 13 Formed by the Jews in Thessalonica to root out Paul and Silas (Acts 17:5) (3) 16 ‘He has sent me to bind up the — ’ (Isaiah 61:1) (6-7) 17 Moved rapidly on foot (Matthew 28:8) (3) 19 and 8 ‘ — a great company of the — host appeared with the angel’ (Luke 2:13) (8,8) 24 Hindrance (Romans 14:13) (8) 25 Comes between Luke and Acts (4) 26 Empower (Acts 4:29) (6) 27 ‘Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father’s house into a — !’ (John 2:16) (6) Down 1 Sunrise (Psalm 119:147) (4) 2 The part of the day when Cornelius the Caesarean centurion had a vision of an angel of God (Acts 10:3) (9) 3 He was one of those who returned with Zerubbabel from exile in Babylon to Jerusalem (Nehemiah 7:7) (5) 4 ‘No one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born — ’(John 3:3) (5) 5 Animal hunted or killed as food (Ezekiel 22:25) (4) 6 ‘He encouraged them — — remain true to the Lord’ (Acts 11:23) (3,2) HotPott - October 2016

10 Ruses (anag.) (5) 11 Jewish priestly vestment (Exodus 28:6) (5) 12 Visible sign of what had been there (Daniel 2:35) (5) 13 This was the trade of Alexander, who did Paul ‘a great deal of harm’ (2 Timothy 4:14) (9) 14 ‘This is my — , which is for you; do this in remembrance of me’ (1 Corinthians 11:24) (4) 15 One of Noah’s great-great-grandsons (Genesis 10:24) (4) 18 Traditionally the first British Christian martyr (5) 20 Relationship of Ner to Saul (1 Samuel 14:50) (5) 21 Jacob had one at a place he named Bethel while on his way to Haran, fleeing from Esau (Genesis 28:12) (5) 22 Bats (anag.) (4) 23 ‘You strain out a — but swallow a camel’ (Matthew 23:24) (4)


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The Suffering Church Persecution of the church continues in so many parts of the world today, including Pakistan, Russia, Nigeria and Indonesia. But there’s another problem hurting the church in Africa as the following report from Barnabas Fund shows:

In the crisis of 2008-9, for nine months the only food aid being delivered in the entire country came from Barnabas; the elderly, disabled, widows and orphans were prioritised. When conditions improved Barnabas reduced but did not stop their aid, enabling Ethiopia - the worst famine for 50 years them to increase it again immediately the Two failed rainy seasons followed by 2016 crisis hit. In addition, Barnabas Fund catastrophic flooding have destroyed crops in supports the ‘Foundations for Farming’ project large parts of Ethiopia. Like Joseph, the which trains Zimbabweans to farm more Ethiopian government had stored grain during productively, even in drought conditions. the good years, but it is not enough. Altogether, Barnabas Fund has saved countless Up to 10 million people are in danger of lives in Zimbabwe. starvation. On September 2nd there was an attempted Crops have failed almost entirely, suicide bomb attack on Christian Colony, near millions of cattle and other livestock Peshawar, northern Pakistan. According to have perished. Pakistani security forces, the four terrorists’ This is in the context of growing original intended targets - military installations persecution. Over 2,000 church nearby - were impenetrable because the buildings in Ethiopia were burnt or authorities were aware of the plot, so the demolished and over 5,000 Christians suicide bombers attacked the nearby Christian wounded or killed by Islamic extremists Colony instead. One Christian, Samuel Masih, in the last eight years. was killed as he raised the alarm; two guards at the Colony and three members of the Zimbabwe – the worst drought in living security forces were injured in resisting the memory The drought has devastated Zimbabwe. Four- attack. Two attackers detonated their suicide jackets; the other two were killed by the fifths of Zimbabweans live on the food they security forces. Samuel Masih is being hailed grow themselves. Many have suffered as a hero for raising the alarm at the cost of his complete crop failure, leaving them destitute own life. and starving.

Dr John Ryley

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A church pastor is the first person charged under the Russian government’s new antiterror laws which place draconian restrictions on religious freedom. Officials raided a Christian children’s camp in Siberia on July 20th, the day the legislation came into force, and charged the pastor with ‘the conducting of missionary activity’. He was found guilty and


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fined 5,000 roubles (around £58). A believer from Ghana living in Moscow was charged with the same offence for holding Christian meetings and using the pool at a sanatorium for baptisms at weekends; he was fined the maximum of 50,000 roubles. A U.S. citizen was prosecuted for allegedly advertising that he was holding religious services in his home. Police interrupted a Sunday meeting at Donald Ossewarde’s house in Oryol on August 14th; he was immediately charged, taken to a police station and then to court where a judge found him guilty in just over two hours. Following the guilty verdict, Mr Ossewarde’s lawyer, who was appointed by the court, cautioned him not to appeal and warned him and his family to leave the country. On August 22nd, a Christian university student in Zamfara, northern Nigeria, was accused of ‘blasphemy’ against Islam and beaten by a group of Muslim students. A Muslim man intervened and drove the victim to hospital whereupon the mob set fire to the Muslim’s house; eight people died in the blaze. President Buhari condemned the attack saying, ‘Under my watch we will work to ensure that there is no place in Nigeria for violence in the name of religion, ethnicity, or in any guise whatsoever.’ Despite the President’s statement there remains concern that his disproportionate appointment of Muslims to political posts may lead to Christians being increasingly marginalised. On August 28th in Medan, Sumatra, a Muslim man carrying a drawing of the Islamic State (IS) flag attempted to detonate a suicide bomb at a church service; when this failed he attacked the pastor with an axe though only minor injuries were sustained as the attacker was restrained by the congregation. According to police in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital city, the attacker was in contact with a fellow Indonesian in Raqqa, IS’s de-facto capital in Syria, and was inspired by the murder of HotPott - October 2016

French priest Jacques Hamel in July. These attacks, including one in Jakarta in January in which eight people, including four terrorists, were killed, reflect the growing influence of IS on militant activity in Indonesia. Christians comprise at least 15% of the country’s population of 256 million people. Until a generation ago Christians and Muslims lived together peaceably and with equal status, in this, the most populous Muslim country in the world. Please pray for all these situations and for persecuted and suffering Christians everywhere.

The Word of God Changes, so many changes in a world fragmenting and frightening, where hatred and prejudice destroy and shock even the unshockable. Only the Word of God is constant; living, active and powerful in proclamation. Still able to accomplish everything God desires. The Word of God; everlasting lamp for our feet and a light for our path that darkness can never dim. The Word of God; unchanging, unchangeable, revealing and revealed in Jesus, who has overcome the world. Take heart! By Daphne Kitching.


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We are pleased to remind you of our popular

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

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

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Recipe Of The Month Thin Pasta with Prawns This is a particularly special recipe of mine; really because it's very quick and easy!

Jean Bennett Serves 3 – 4 people Ingredients 12oz linguine or thin pasta. 3oz butter. 12oz prawns. 1 tablespoon curry powder. 4 tablespoons white wine. ½ pint fish stock. 2 egg yolks.

1 whole egg. 4oz grated cheese. Salt and pepper. 4 tablespoons finely chopped mint. Method 1. Start the pasta cooking. 2. Heat half the butter in a large frying pan and sauté the prawns and curry powder. Add the wine and bring to the boil over a high heat to reduce. Add stock. 3. Mix the eggs and cheese in a bowl. 4. Drain the pasta and put into the frying pan, followed by the other half of the butter and the egg and cheese mixture. 5. Stir over low heat until sauce thickens. Season to taste and toss with mint. Serve and enjoy.

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This Month’s Services Prayers

October 2nd. 8:30am

Holy Communion

2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10 Lynne Bowden

10:45am Holy Communion

2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10 Lynne Bowden

Duncan and Kath Matheson

9th. 8:30am

Holy Communion

10:45am Morning Worship

Ephesians 5:15-21; Matthew 22:1-14 David Harrison Revelation 2:8-11; Rev. 2:12-17; Rev. 2:18-29 Pam Cooke John Ryley

16th. 8:30am

Holy Communion

10:45am Family Service

Ephesians 6:10-20; John 4:46-54 TBC Steve & Anne Murphy TBC


23rd. 8.30am

Holy Communion

10:45am Morning Worship

Philippians 1:3-11; Matthew 18:21-35 Veronica Hydon 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:9-14 Jenny Kendall

David and Sheila Garton

30th. 8.30am

Holy Communion

10:45am Morning Worship

Philippians 3:17-21; Matthew 22:15-22 David Harrison 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12; Luke 19:1-10 Margaret Tait

Duncan and Kath Matheson

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

It is possible that the services and lessons above may change

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This Month’s Sidespeople (readers in bold)

October 2nd. 8:30am Holy Communion 10:45am Holy Communion

Extra Readers

Mr. K. Ardern Mrs. E. Harper + Mr. I. Malyan + Mr. S. Heathcote

9th. 8:30am Holy Communion 10:45am Morning Worship

Miss G. Mosley Mr. & Mrs. S. Potts

Mr. D. Gem + Mr. R. Gem

16th. 8:30am Holy Communion 10:45am Family Service

Mr. & Mrs. R. Stratford Mr. S. Heathcote + Mr. I. Currell + Mr. I. Malyan

23rd. 8:30am Holy Communion 10:45am Morning Worship

Miss G. Mosley Mr. R. Lofthouse + Mr. D. Davie

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

Mr. & Mrs. R. Stratford Mr. & Mrs. I. Clarke

Mr. R. Gem

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

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

From The Register Baptisms We welcome into the church family: 11th September Sophia Isla Stevens 17th September Preston Harry Greenwood Weddings Congratulations to: 27th August Najib Bajali & Susanna Foster 9th September Michael Tait & Freda Chio 17th September Ian Greenwood & Alison Preston 24th September Peter Robertson & Lisa Brown The magazine team hope you enjoy this edition of HotPott; please keep your articles and photos coming as they make HotPott so much more enjoyable (and my job so much easier!). The magazine team and PCC are looking at the financial feasibility of printing the entire magazine in colour. In the meantime, please access HotPott on-line by visiting to see this month’s edition and all back issues at their best in full colour. Page 28


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Chores and Chains Cleaning Evette 0161 439 9979

Oct 7th Oct 14th Oct 21st

Mrs Harper, Mrs Plant Ms Bunting, Mr & Mrs Stratford Mrs Meecham, Mrs Winstanley

Oct 28th Mr & Mrs Akerman Nov 4th Mr & Mrs Ferguson Nov 11th Mr & Mrs Currell

Flowers Gill 01625 829819

Oct 2nd Oct 9th Oct 16th Oct 23rd Oct 30th Nov 6th

Sue & Mike Akerman, in memory of Mike’s parents Vacant Vacant Vacant John & Sheila Rose, in memory of John’s mum Irene Sue & Mike Akerman, in memory of Mike’s sister Christine

Tea & Coffee Oct 2nd Oct 9th Oct 16th Oct 23rd Oct 30th Nov 6th Nov 13th

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

Proof Reading

November 2016

Audrey Meecham (25th October)

Thanks to Jacky Malyan 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 - Five 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 7:15 - 8:00pm in the tower vestry; David Garton, 573492 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 GROUPS Day Lighters - Contact Ian Clarke, Hill View, Shrigley Rd; 574131 The list above was last revised on 23rd January, 2016. All telephone numbers are prefixed with 01625. Please give corrections and additions to

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A lady was describing the small attendance at her local church: ‘We were so few last Sunday that when the vicar began ‘Dearly beloved,’ I blushed.’

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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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