knitted ukrainian bearsOn Mothers’ Day Judith Talbot of Trinity Church was in Windsor when her granddaughter held a cake sale for refugees.  A lady from the local refugee charity gave her a bear dressed in Ukrainian colours.

The pattern was very easy, so when she got home the Trinity Stitch and Chat group decided to make them and sell them for contributions towards the support of Ukrainian refugees.  Glenice Weston from the group then invented a smaller version of the bears for use as key rings. 

So far the group have raised £280. Thank you to everyone who has supported them.

Judith will happily supply the instructions to anyone who wants to try it for themselves, and provide a bear to look at, because that is the easiest way to explain!

Judith Talbot

Sheila and Alastair Beaton from Holmes Chapel took part in the Easter Monday Circuit walk over The Cloud to Cloud Chapel.  (See the Event Notice.)  This tradition could be revived this year, now that restrictions have been lifted. 

Circuit Easter walk -- cowslipsSheila writes, fourteen people from various churches in the circuit met at Timbersbrook car park.  Leaving the car park we saw some magnificent marsh marigolds, then on the first part of the ascent a clump of cowslips – a rare sight in this area. We climbed for about a mile up to the trig. point on The Cloud, with lots of chatting accompanied by bird song. We enjoyed the view and then could relax as we descended to the road on the other side.

Walking along the road to Cloud Chapel there were plenty of young lambs to watch in the fields and in one area there were lots of pens with a ewe and her offspring in each. These were very young lambs.

norman alcockNorman's Wing Walk in support of children's hospice services appeared in a recent Event notification on the web site and a Circuit publicity leafletAt the age of 90 years, he has now completed the wing walk and as a result was featured on the BBC North West Television News bulletin.  

This sort of thing is becoming a habit for the man.  For his 80th Birthday he flew in a hot air balloon. For his 85th he did a sponsored sky dive.

Norman has a real passion to support the work of local children's hospices.  Nowadays he supports the Douglas MacMillan Hospice (Dougie Mac) which incorporates the Donna Louise HospiceHe  has been a volunteer at one or other of the hospices for many years. 

As a result of the wing walk he has now raised almost £6,000 for these amazing charities during the time he has been involved.

Holmes Chapel plant a tree for the jubileeHolmes Chapel Parish Council were delighted to take part in the ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’ by planting a tree in the Sutton Oaks, a central part of the village of Holmes Chapel. A plaque marking the occasion was installed at the same time.

The Parish Council were delighted to be joined for this ceremonial occasion by representatives from the three local schools, community groups and churches, and our Ward Member Cllr Les Gilbert, who all helped to plant this special tree.

During the first part of the year Trinity Brownies often had to meet on Zoom. This is still a little different from normal but allowed us to have meetings that would not have been possible in person.

Trinity brownies baking (at home) 1We had a pet show where everybody introduced their pet (alive or a stuffed toy). There were prizes given out for sparkliest unicorn and cuddliest guinea pig (amongst other things) and we certainly couldn't have had all the dogs and the cats in the church hall!

We have worked to earn our baking badge which was a lot of fun - we made cakes and decorated them to illustrate a story (see photos of one home cook). We have also done crafts.

Coming up soon . . .

Friday 27 May 8.00am - Sunday 29 May
Methodist Heritage Weekend
Sunday 29 May 10.45am
Davenport: Bacon Butty Church
Wednesday 1 Jun - Sunday 5 Jun
Cliff College Jubilee Activities
Saturday 11 Jun 2.00pm
MWiB Celebratory Garden Party
Thursday 30 Jun - Sunday 3 Jul
Congleton Bible Week 2022
Saturday 9 Jul 7.00pm
Organ Recital with Dr Ian Tracey
Sunday 24 Jul 10.45am
Festival Service & BBQ
Monday 25 Jul - Friday 29 Jul
Cliff-College summer school
Sunday 31 Jul 10.45am
Davenport: Bacon Butty Church