Holiday Club games

What a privilege recently to be a part of Holiday Club at Holmes Chapel. Each day we welcomed up to about 25 children, from the age of 4 upwards. Some children we knew from Explorers, some from Messy Church, a number were our own grandchildren, a number had been last year and others were new to us.

Through the week we explored Luke’s gospel under the title of ‘Diary of a Disciple’. There were stories, sketches, videos, prayers and some very energetic songs with actions.

Games were played enthusiastically especially when the parachute was produced. Of course the children were always ready for a snack and drink mid morning and the adults were supplied with a much needed cuppa!

worship by zoomCOVID threw up many challenges and the first was that lack of opportunity to meet together for worship and fellowship. Thus was born our weekly Wednesday Worship session via Zoom.

We had a few technical challenges, mainly around transmitting music, but we soon had a large following of varying ages for this session that lasts about 35 minutes. Please join the session when you can, wherever you are.

Irene Webster's 100th Birthday LetterHolmes Chapel’s oldest member, Irene Webster, recently celebrated her 100th birthday amongst family, friends and representatives from her church family.

Here she is proudly displaying her card from His Majesty, King Charles.

Irene is sad not to be able to go to church any more but she has lost none of her sparkle and wit.




The Investiture of Brian Caswell
in the Order of St John of Jerusalem

Brian Caswell after being presented with the Order of St John of JerusalemOn Wednesday 17th May, Brian Caswell travelled to London to be formally invested as a Member of Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. The Order is one of seven Orders of Chivalry of the Crown including the better known Order of the Garter and the Order of the Bath but it is the only operational Order of Chivalry of the Crown.

It is also the only Order that has its own buildings, including a Priory Church, in London at Clerkenwell, where the buildings date back to 1144 but the Order itself dates back to the 11th century and the Knights Hospitallers. Brian was able to take two guests so his wife Chris and their long standing family friend, Mavis Harrison, were able to attend the ceremony.

Rev Yvonne Pearson thanking Doug Parker from the Congeton Rotary ClubOn 4th March Congleton Rotary Club presented a defibrillator to Trinity church.  It is housed in a case on the wall at the church door where the glass fronted noticeboard used to be.

It is available for all users of the church, local residents and ambulance crews.


Coming up soon . . .

Wednesday 29 Nov 8.00am
The Wonder of Advent, at Biddulph MC
Wednesday 29 Nov 7.15pm
The Coffee Shop Book Club
Saturday 2 Dec 9.30am
Biddulph - Christmas Fayre
Saturday 2 Dec 10.00am
BHG Christmas Coffee Morning
Sunday 3 Dec
'Advent Hope' Musical -- Circuit Service
Sunday 3 Dec 4.00pm
Thanksgiving and Memorial service
Wednesday 6 Dec 8.00am
The Wonder of Advent, at Biddulph MC
Saturday 9 Dec 7.00pm
Biddulph - Kingsfield Singers Concert
Wednesday 13 Dec 8.00am
The Wonder of Advent, at Biddulph MC
Thursday 14 Dec 7.30pm
Congleton Town Carol Service