From The Wardens January 2017
First of all, may we wish everyone a very happy and peaceful New Year! It was very encouraging to have so many people attending our various Christmas services, it would be wonderful if some of our visitors decided to come and see us again, even if only once a month for our family services! The first one for 2018 will be held on January 14th and is special, because it features a lamb – a real new-born one, not one of the models from our crib – and an old fashioned plough, as we remember the work of the farmers and ask for God’s blessing on all their work as they strive to provide us with foodstuffs in the coming year.  We remind ourselves of God’s promise to Noah after the great flood, that He would never again seek to destroy His beautiful creation and that seed time and harvest would not fail. For our part, we should make New Year resolutions to help in the keeping of this promise, by not wasting resources, by reducing food waste in our homes and, very importantly, by helping to support those who through natural disasters and man-made problems of war and climate change, go without food and home comforts – indeed, often without any home at all.

We hope we shall see as many of you as possible during the next three months, continuing to support our beautiful little church.

With best wishes,         Tony Dewdney     Tony Curzon

During Tim and Norma’s sabbatical we will  be publishing  a list of visiting preachers for all our services,month by month

Thurs   4th Jan         10.40am.        Rev’d  Ivan Whinton

Sun  7th Jan             8.00 a.m.       Linda Craig     

                           11.00a.m.       Rev’d Ivan Whinton

                            6.30p.m.       Helen Watson

Thurs   11th            10.40a.m.       Rev’d Rob Wardle

Sun       14th            8.00a.m.

                           11.00a.m.       Rev’d Phil Williams

Thurs    18th            8.00a.m.       Rev’d Ivan Whinton   


Sun        21st           8.00a.m.       Linda Craig

                           11.00a.m.      Ven. Ian Bishop

                             6.30p.m.       Helen Watson

Thurs    28th          10.40a.m.       Rev’d Ivan Whinton   













Extracts From The

Parish Magazine

January 7




February 4

1st Reading

Ephesians 3: 1-12

(Revelation 5: 1-10)

Psalm 128

Malachi 3: 1-5

Colossians 1: 15-20


Matthew 2: 1-12

(John 1: 43-end)

John 2: 1-11

Luke 2: 22-40

John 1: 1-14


Tony Dewdney

John Russell

Rita Russell

Anthony Westnedge

Tony Dewdney


David Plews


John Russell


Roy Waller

Lesson Readers

If you are unavailable on your allocated date, please arrange to change with someone else.


January 7




February 4

8.00 a.m.

Roy Waller

Lynda Carter

Janet Tute

Roger Hulme

Anne Potts

11.00 a.m.

Peter Bullivent

Carolyn Bullivent

John Russell

Rita Russel

Tony Curzon

Carole Curzon

Frank Glynn

Christine Glynn

Peter Bullivent

Carolyn Bullivent

6.30 a.m.

Colin Marlow

Howard Hulme


Colin Marlow

Sidesmen Rota

Occasional Offices


Marjorie Cobham 6th. December – Interment of Ashes

Jack and Brenda Meachin 9th. December – double Interment of Ashes

Items for inclusion in the next month’s magazine should be

sent to Judith Dewdney by the 20th January.

30 Henbury Rise Henbury

Tel:-  01625 439753 email:-

Henbury W.I

18 members were present at our meeting on December 5th  when we were treated to a great demonstration of how to wrap our Christmas presents.  Elaine Cuzner began by showing us a very simple box wrapping enhanced with some lovely decorations.  A bottle was decorated by wrapping as if it had a collar and tie around the neck.

We all went home inspired to be more adventurous with our presents!

This was followed by the usual refreshments before we dealt with the business side of the evening.  A presentation of a gift voucher was made to Val Miller both as thanks for her services as Secretary and as good luck for her new life in Cyprus.

Our new year begins on January 2
nd when we will have a Quiz and Fizz evening.

St Thomas’ Church Hall – 7.30 p.m.  All visitors welcome.

For more information contact Ann Cresswell (01625 420614) or Trudi Ray (01260 252118)

Mothers Union

As usual for this article I will begin by wishing everyone a very Happy New Year and hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas.

At the last Council meeting held in November we said goodbye to Canon Chris Humphries our MU Chaplain for the last three years.  A presentation was made to him at the meeting of a very nice bottle and a cheque and we have received a thank you note from him.  We are all sad to see him go but now look forward to learning who our next Chaplain will be.  Watch this space!  This meeting was also followed by a faith lunch which everyone greatly enjoyed.

As the triennium comes to an end there will be several vacancies arising throughout the Diocese/Deanery and if any member feels they would like to become more involved in the running of MU then please have a word Judith about which posts are becoming available.  

Quite a number of us attended Nether Alderley MU as their guests on the 13th December.  As we have quite a reputation for winning the quiz each time we attend I think some of us went with a little trepidation.  Our Branch were spread over two tables and some of us did in fact win the quiz yet again together with a couple of members from Nether Alderley.  Well done to Jean Osborne, Chris Redfern, Christine Glynn, Rita Russell and Judith Dewdney.  

I think everyone will agree that our Christmas Party was a great success and as usual we had an almost 100% attendance!  Let’s see if this could be kept up for the rest of 2018.

Chris Redfern has put yet another list of fantastic speakers together so come along and join us. Everyone is welcome.

Diary Dates for January

Thursday, 14th January 2018 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Afternoon meeting for Tea and natter

Refreshments:  Jean Osborne & Jean Lysons & Committee  Raffle: Jean Lysons   

Flowers: Jean Osborne