December and January 2010/11
This is one of the two new
at St. Boniface.
Panto starts off our Christmas season We know Christmas is really on the
way when we hear Sarah-Jane
Stockman muttering ‘Mince pies,
mince pies’ - yes it’s time for the YCs’
Christmas panto. Audiences at this
year’s ‘Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs’, enjoyed an evening of fun and
confusion - some of it intentional. Well
done to all the YCs and their many
helpers, whose energy and
enthusiasm continues to make this
Bunbury tradition such a treat.
Tree of lights
A very big thank you to all those who
have sponsored a light on our
Christmas tree. Their generous
donations –almost £500 so far - will
be used for the restoration of our
beautiful church. Many people sponsor
a light in commemoration of a loved
one or to celebrate a happy event. If
you are reading this before Christmas
it isn’t too late to make a donation and
have an inscription written into our
Watermill appeal gets underway Book of Lights.
Contact Lucy Munro 260487
Come to church
this Christmas !
service times on page 5
United Utilities have agreed to sell cover legal and insurance costs. Any
Bunbury’s historic watermill to a donation will be gratefully accepted:
charitable trust for a nominal sum. The please post your cheque, payable to This lovely Santa
trust hopes to preserve the mill and set ‘Bunbury Watermill Trust’ into the box is by Bunbury
up a museum and education centre. provided in Burrows butchers. School pupil
Before ownership can be transferred, Enquiries to Ernest Croley 260344. Harry Anderson
they need to raise an initial £5,000 to aged 4
A Happy Christmas to all our readers
Congratulations to Annette and
Charles Kinsey of Haughton on the
arrival of Oliver David on Oct 29th, a
brother for Thomas and James.
Jim and Jean Walker are grand-
parents. Here are four generations of
the family with Annabella Mary-Jean,
born on 21st Aug to Adam Walker and
his wife Kate.
Congratulations to Bryony Barker and
We are very sad to report the death on
Stephen Milbourne of Congleton who
26th November at St. Luke’s Hospice
married on 26th Nov at St. Boniface.
of Bunbury’s Dennis Clauson after
Bryony’s grandparents, Alfred and
several months illness. Our thoughts
Enid Candy, lived in Beeston, and her
are with Betty, his family and all his
mother Jan Barker was baptised and
Welcome to Sienna Lilly, daughter of many friends.
married in the church.
Adam Malley and Kerry Porter of
Bunbury Garden Club’s next meeting
Haslington, baptised on 28th All the best to Ken and Hilda
will be a quiz in the Village Hall on
November at St. Boniface: Musgrave who have left Bunbury for a
18th Jan. Everyone welcome.
Congratulations to Billie-Dan new flat in Winsford, after over 25
Vanderspil, from Australia, great-niece Primary aged children, please come years here. Their former home, on the
of Lin Gates, confirmed at St. Boniface and join in the St. Boniface Nativity ‘island’ in the centre of the village, is
(after baptism here last year). Bishop Play during the service on Sunday part of local history, having at one
Alan Chesters conducted the service, 19th December. Costumes will be timebeen home to the village ‘lock-up’.
his last at St. Boniface before moving provided. Rehearsal is on Sunday 12th Hilda has suffered ill-health for some
to Lingfield, Surrey. December straight after church, but time and we hope that life in their new
don't worry if you can't make the home will be easier for them both.
rehearsal. Please arrive by 9:30am on
19th to take part.
This month please pray especially for
Do you enjoy
Alyssa Williams, Carole Ridley,
singing ? The
Jenny Chesters, Paul Rathbone,
Becky Bebbington, Patrick Ryan,
Jean Healey, Mary Williamson and
Betty Clauson and family.
on 2nd, 9th
and 16th Dec We pray for all those suffering in
at 7.30pm to body, mind or spirit.
Congratulations to Derek and Melody the carol
Burrows who recently celebrated their service on
Sing round the Tree
25th Anniversary and Roger and Meg
Fairweather who celebrate their under the Why not join in the community carol
Golden Wedding on 29th December. enthusiastic direction of Nicola singing around the tree in Bunbury
Howbrigg, pictured here. All welcome, Village centre at 6.30pm on Christmas
Thanks to Sue Watson of Spurstow for
even if you have missed the first Eve? And don’t forget the Good
her long service as a distributor: Sadly
rehearsal. Companions will be serving mulled
Sue has had to give up for personal
wine and mince pies afterwards in the
reasons. Thanks to Reg Unsworth for Editors’ thanks: Many thanks to all
Village Hall (collection for charity).
stepping in. our distributors for another year’s work
We published the wrong date last in rain or shine. Special thanks also to
month: the Tarporley High School Liz and Andrew Morton, Peter Crump Please note that the deadline for the
“Budget Ball” takes place on May and Eric Wallington who help us every February Link will be Friday 14th
21st 2011. month, and to all our many January. The magazines will be in
contributors. church on Sunday 30th January.
Make a Christmas cake
(but read the recipe first)
2 cups flour, 1 stick butter, 1 cup of water, 1 tsp baking soda, Check the wine. Now shift the lemon juice and
1 cup of sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 cup of brown sugar, strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of
lemon juice, 4 large eggs, nuts, 2 bottles wine, 2 cups of sugar, or some fink. Whatever you can find.
dried fruit. Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and
Method try not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the
Sample the wine to check temperature. Take a turner.
large bowl, check the wine again to be sure it is of Finally, throw the bowl through the window.
the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Finish the wine and wipe counter with the cat…..
Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter Walk very
in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar. carefully to
Beat again. At this point it's best to make sure the Tesco and
wine is still OK. Try another cup. Just in case. buy cake.
Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 eggs and add
to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried
fruit. Pick the flipping fruit up off floor. Bingle Jells!
Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in
the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver.
Sample the wine to check for tonsisticity. Next,
sift two cups of salt. Or something.
Scout hut - can you help? More blessed to receive?
Hopefully you will have noticed the rapid construction of
the new Scout Hut near Bunbury tennis club. The slate Are you a Christmas martyr? The one who has to do
roof will be on by the end of November and then work can everything, from making the cake to buying the presents to
get going on the internal fit out. doing all the cooking? Is it a matter of pride, of power, to
Whilst we have enough money to complete the build, we prove we can do it all? Receiving is an art, one that requires
are looking for help saving money on internal fittings. In grace on our part.
particular, we would like to hear from anyone who might When we let others into our lives, and accept their offers of
be able to help source the following: help, we not only make life easier for ourselves, but we give
Flooring suppliers and installers; Kitchen suppliers and that other person the sense that they have something worth
installers; Suppliers of sanitary ware; WCs, basins, giving and we value them.
taps; Hot water cylinder; Decorator; CCTV/alarm It doesn’t matter if Auntie brings a cake a bit burnt round
equipment and installation. the edges, or wobbly icing. It is done with love. It doesn’t
Please contact me if you can help! Many thanks, matter if the children upset your colour scheme when they
Christopher Moss - Project Manager for Bunbury Scouts decorate the tree. It is done with joy.
Tel: 07801 640267, firstname.lastname@example.org Accept that the amateur washers–up may not reach your
high standards. Family members, you know who you are -
prise yourselves away from the Telly and computer games
Santa dash for Railway children and pitch in and help. When everyone does their bit, love
and generosity triumph over selfishness and pride.
Railway Children's annual Santa Dash takes place on Lord, help me to know my limitations,
19th December in Nantwich. It's a great way to start I cannot do everything.
Christmas with all your friends and family and children of Give me the grace to share,
any age can take part. There will be free mince pies and And to accept help with love and generosity,
mulled wine and of course, everyone gets a santa suit! So that by receiving
www.cheshiresantadash.com I may show the giver that I value their gift to me,
As Jesus values my gifts to him.
Amen Pat Edgley
The St. Boniface link to the Christmas tree
and then all the family decorating As it fell, the oak split into four pieces
it (including the cursing as we try revealing a young pine growing in its
to untangle the lights from last centre. Boniface suggested that the
year!) and then standing back to people take this pine as a symbol of
admire the finished result which their new-found Christian faith because
seems to epitomize Christmas. its shape points toward Heaven, and its
I had always thought that the evergreen foliage reminds us of eternal
Christmas tree was not a Christian life.
symbol, but had some pagan Perhaps this year, as well as being the
origin. However, it would appear spirit of Christmas in your home, with its
that in fact it has its roots in both, lovely smell, lights and decorations, the
and that a great deal of symbolism tree can also be a reminder that
has grown up around the lovely- Christmas is not just about eating and
smelling pine. drinking too much, or of buying and
In some parts of Scandinavia, for receiving presents, or even about
example, a myth of love surrounds watching Zulu on Boxing Day. The tree
the pine. It is said that this tree is a symbol of the link between heaven
grew from the blood of two lovers and earth, with its roots reaching into
who had been wrongfully executed the earth and its branches soaring into
in the forest. During the Christmas the heavens, and reminds us that Jesus
season, strange lights can be seen was - and still is - that same link, and
As those who know me will testify, I can that by believing in Him we will not want
get a bit grumpy at Christmas! I do not shining in its branches as a testimony
of their innocence and love. for anything more.
like Christmas shopping, don’t like
turkey much, and can never think what But it is our own patron saint in Now, I must go and wrap that electric
to buy anyone. The ironing board cover Bunbury, St Boniface, who provides one drill for my wife’s present. Happy
which I (lovingly) bought my wife one of the first references to the Christmas Christmas!
year was not a real success. There is, tree as a Christian symbol. One Nick Sanders
however, one bit that I do like and that Christmas Eve in 8th century Germany,
is the Christmas tree. There is St Boniface gathered newly baptized
something about the tradition of driving Christians together to renounce
off and choosing one, bringing it back in paganism by cutting down the sacred
the car, struggling to get it in the bucket oak under which they once sacrificed.
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How the church supports our children
Franklin Roosevelt said that we Encouragement and support from worth investing in, not simply because
couldn’t always build the future for parents are very important. Laura they are the future of the church, but
our youth, but we could build our believes that adolescence is a time because they are loved and valued by
youth for the future. when young people often seek – and our heavenly Father and it’s our
One person who passionately believes need – to confide in someone other responsibility to communicate that.”
that is our church youth worker, Laura than their parents, and though it can The future of youth work
Warrington. sometimes be difficult for parents to at St. Boniface.
accept that their child doesn’t always
“If there is one thing that God can do want to talk or share with them, she Laura has achieved much in her time at
for young people, it is to give them a believes it is actually healthy and a St Boniface and we are grateful to her
solid foundation that will stand them good thing for them to talk to someone for her ministry and the easy rapport
in good stead for the rest of their else. – ‘It is a time when young people and trust she has established with our
lives,” she says. need to grow, to find out who they are - young people. But the hard truth is that
For the past 19 months Laura has and presents a wonderful opportunity the church – like everyone else – is
been working with young working with reduced
people in Bunbury through funds. The post of Youth
St. Boniface Church. Worker can only
continue in this current
“Bunbury is blessed with a financial climate if it is
population of young people self- funding. This means
that have so much potential. that unless we can find
They are involved in so many £400 a month, for a
wonderful extra-curricular period of two years, to
activities. I want to see them add to funding already in
develop into young men and place, we will not be in a
women whose faith helps position to replace
them achieve their best in all Laura. All her good work
these areas. It is important will be in vain, and it will
that they have the chance to be the young people of
explore Jesus’ life and love Bunbury who lose out.
and be changed by Him.
We are asking parents,
“It’s not about being preachy to young Laura on a youth work trip grandparents and all who have an
people” she says. “They get enough of for the Church to provide this service’. empathy with our young people to
that at school. As a youth worker for consider pledging a small amount of
the church who has time to listen to Laura will be leaving St Boniface in July
to go and work on a Bible translation money each month – whatever you feel
them, I can show them that God is you can afford (£5, £10, or any other
bothered about them and is relevant project overseas. With the average age
of churchgoers in the UK now topping amount) – to help fund a new youth
in their situation.” In her time here worker.
Laura says she has seen young 67 years, Laura believes youth work in
people grow and develop into mature, the church is vital. She will be sad to If you consider the amount you pay in
well-rounded and confident leave St. Boniface but hopes a subs for Guides, Brownies, Scouts etc
individuals. She adds, ‘It is a joy and replacement can be found and funded then this small monthly pledge towards
a privilege to see God at work in their to continue her work, be a role model youth work is very good value for
lives”. for the young people in the church and money! If you can contribute in any way
someone they can relate to. It would be please fill in the form below. All pledges
There is a tradition in Bunbury of the a real shame if the children in Bunbury will be received most gratefully and
church being involved with our young felt there was nothing for them in the treated in total confidence.
people, and the Young Christians’ church as they approached their
Pantomime is still a mainstay of the Many Thanks
teenage years. “I believe, in providing
village calendar. We need to for a strong and vibrant youth ministry, Children and Young Christians
recognise the value of this legacy and we are following the commandment to Committee, St. Boniface Church
continue to invest in this ministry. ‘make disciples’. Young people are
I wish to pledge the sum of ………. per month, to support Youth Work at St. Boniface.
Address……………………………………………………………………………….…… Please return this form to
John Mason, Church Treasurer,
…………………………………………………………………….... 3, Flaxyards, Eaton Road,
Tel.No……………………………………. Tarporley, CW6 9GL
What is the X Factor all about?
The word ‘Christmas’ means the Mass, he can become the answer to every gives us, between the true and the
Eucharist or Communion service when question we face in our lives. false, the real from the unreal and the
we remember the birth of Jesus Christ – Thirdly, X is what you put on a ballot vital from the trivial.
the Christ-mass. The shops are full of paper, to show which candidate you’ve Most obviously though, X is the most
Christmas cards, for wishing each other chosen. So every time we see the suitable symbol for Jesus because it
a happy Christmas. Frequently, we find abbreviation Xmas it can remind us that represents a cross. Jesus was born on
the word Christmas shortened to Xmas, we have chosen to support Jesus the first Christmas Day but the reason
to the annoyance of some of us. But throughout our lives and that we seek he was born was so through that he
whatever our feelings, I expect we’re to follow him day by day and to be should die! His death on the cross
fighting something of a losing battle guided by him in all the choices we shows that self-sacrifice is the most
and perhaps we can instead try to draw make. powerful force in the world: that God is
something good out of the abbreviation. stronger than death. So, seeing the
In fact ‘X’ is a very good shorthand Then, fourthly, in all the best Treasure
Island stories, X ‘marks the spot’ – the abbreviation Xmas can remind us that
symbol for Jesus Christ, because of the the cross gives amazing meaning to the
range of meanings that the letter X has. place on the map where the buried
treasure is to be found. Jesus is our birth at Bethlehem.
First, X is in fact the first letter of the treasure – more precious than gold or One more suggestion though. When we
word Christ when it’s written in Greek, silver, giving real worth and value to our put an ‘X’ on a letter, it means
as the whole of the New Testament lives. effectively ‘sealed with a loving kiss’. So
was. In Church carvings or embroideries the cross is a sign of love – the
we often find the first two letters of the Fifth, we can even use Xmas to make
us think about X-rays! X-rays are crucifixion of Jesus was God’s way of
word ‘Christ’ in Greek, intertwined, making it crystal clear that God loves
looking like X-P. So X is a good biblical wavelengths of electro-magnetic
radiation which enable us to see each one of us and seeks our love in
abbreviation for Christ. return.
through things to what’s underneath
Then anyone who studied algebra at the surface. So Jesus gives us ‘X-ray Is this what ‘The X Factor’ is really all
school will know that ‘X is the unknown vision’ to see beneath the superficial about? Happy Xmas!
quantity’. Many test questions require tinsel of human life, down to what really
you to find the value of X. So it’s a good Eric Wallington
matters: eternal relationships with
symbol for Jesus, for Jesus is an friends and family and between us and
unknown quantity until you’ve looked God. Knowing Jesus helps us to
into him and come to know him. Then distinguish, using the X-ray vision he
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Sadlers Wells Wood On 12th November Bunbury School Headteacher Alyson
Thacker was delighted to be invited to the Scottish
Power/ Trinity Mirror Chester area School of the Year
Awards evening after the school was nominated for the
award by two separate parents. She was even more
delighted when the school was declared the winner. Many
congratulations to the staff for all their hard work,
especially for the many after-school and extra-curricular
activities they undertake.
Mrs Thacker said, “Many thanks to the parents who
nominated us. Watching our pupils grow and develop is a
great reward for the tremendous effort the staff here put
into their jobs each day. But being nominated and
winning something like this is just the icing on the cake!”
Operation Christmas Child
Thank you to all for the wonderful support for the OCC
Shoebox Appeal. The filled boxes will bring such joy to
children who have so little. Also thanks to Bunbury
School, our churches and shops for distributing leaflets
Sadlers Wells Wood saw a flurry of activity on November 13th
and collecting boxes.
when friends of the wood met to do some essential
maintenance work. They were joined by members of Over 100 boxes have now been taken to the Wrexham
Earlybirds pre-school who came along with their parents to Depot ready for dispatch. This year’s destinations will
plant some seedling trees. Sadly we must report that vandals include Azerbaijan, Haiti, Kosova, Romania, Swaziland,
have yet again destroyed the wood’s notice board. Kenya and Ukraine. Jane Overy
Well done to Bunbury Explorers who spent their evening You can see from this picture that there was a large
meeting on Children in Need Day collecting door-to-door for turnout for Remembrance Sunday in Bunbury. The
the charity, raising over £450. Thanks to all those who parade included many young members of the Scout
opened their doors and gave so generously. and Guide movements alongside the British Legion.
Christmas is dangerous
We wish you all a joyful
Stop press..the following has been taken from a top-secret leaked report on
Christmas and a peaceful New
health and safety by the Christmas Inspectorate ……..
Little Jesus, sweetly sleep, do not stir; We will lend a coat of fur, Blessings from Rick and Lin.
We will rock you, rock you, rock you: We will rock you, rock you, rock you
Nick, Alex, Emily and Lizzie
“Fur is no longer appropriate wear for small infants, Sanders wish all their friends in
both due to risk of allergy to animal fur, and for Bunbury a very joyous and fun-
ethical reasons. Therefore faux fur, a nice cellular filled Christmas and a Happy
blanket or perhaps micro-fleece material should be New Year!
considered a suitable alternative.
With best wishes for Christmas to
Please note, only persons who have been subject to a all our friends, Arthur and Joan
Criminal Records Bureau check and have enhanced Cowap.
clearance will be permitted to rock baby Jesus.
Kath and Peter Collinge wish all
Persons must carry their CRB disclosure with them at all their friends a Very Happy
times and be prepared to provide three forms of Christmas and a peaceful and
identification before rocking commences.” healthy 2011
Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh Wishing all my friends in Bunbury
O'er the fields we go laughing all the way a peaceful and fulfilling
“A risk assessment must be submitted before an open Christmas. With love,
sleigh is considered safe for members of the public to Pat Edgley.
travel on. The risk assessment must also consider Blanche and George Wilgose
whether it is appropriate to use only one horse for such wish all their friends and
a venture, particularly if passengers are of larger neighbours a happy Christmas
proportions. Please note, permission must be gained from and all the best for 2011.
landowners before entering their fields. To avoid
In their Golden Wedding year
offending those not participating in celebrations, we
Meg and Roger Fairweather
would request that laughter is moderate only and not
send love and happy Christmas
loud enough to be considered a noise nuisance.”
greetings to all their friends and
While shepherds watched their flocks by night all seated on the ground neighbours.
The angel of the Lord came down and glory shone around
A happy Christmas and a
“The union of Shepherds has complained that it breaches peaceful New Year from the
health and safety regulations to insist that shepherds Crotty Family.
watch their flocks without appropriate seating
Paul, Maria and Poppy
arrangements being provided, therefore benches, stools
Rathbone wish you all the
and orthopaedic chairs are now available. Shepherds have
season’s greetings and a very
also requested that due to the inclement weather
happy new year, with love x.
conditions at this time of year that they should watch
their flocks via cctv cameras from centrally heated Greetings to all our friends and
shepherd observation huts. Please note, the angel of the neighbours from Jill, Lucy and
lord is reminded that before shining his/her glory all their families.
around she / he must ascertain that all shepherds have Wishing everyone a very happy
been issued with glasses capable of filtering out the Christmas, love from the Melias
harmful effects of UVA, UVB and Glory.”
A very happy Christmas from
Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose. everyone who works at Bunbury
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including suspension on full pay - will be considered
whilst this investigation takes place.”
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Every day we went to cottage Home". It currently houses 47 children
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them their breakfast before occurring there. In comparison,
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Laura Mulcahy spent time at the were numerous fun events that we got We have been bowled over by the
Gwalior childrens charity in India this involved with. On Independence Day support that we have received whilst
summer. Here they explain something there was a patriotic ceremony, with fundraising and are so thankful to
of what they found there. The charity lots of cheering, flag raising and flower everyone who donated towards the
has grown over the years to provide a throwing. We even got up on stage to running of the Gwalior charity. It costs
Children's Hospital, Local School and perform a Bollywood inspired dance £5000 to run per month but the charity
Children's Home - ‘Snehalaya’ (which (much to everyone’s amusement!) receives no government support, relying
means home of love in Hindi). We lived Snehalaya was originally set up with entirely on fundraising to keep going.
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T: 01270 629911
M: 07980 125719
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For all your painting and
We offer the full range of Bookkeeping; All aspects of building work decorating needs
Management or Year End Accounts; Payroll; VAT;
Self Assessment and Corporation Tax. undertaken: 01829 260450
For a free initial consultation please call
0845 056 9775 or e‐mail us at Extensions 07968 901167
mail@bartlett‐platt.co.uk New builds
Call Richard Spibey for a free
Building estimate 07766 525184 or
Nicola Roberts, expert in
curtains and soft furnishings
Contractors Parkside Farmhouse,
Calveley Hall Lane, Calveley.
Tel: 01829 262464 or 07903 825837
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Over 400 costumes
repairs. Decking,design and installation Medieval, 1970s, 1920s, film stars
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Wigs, hats & party products.
estimates Pergolas, arbours,
garden carpentry. Charlie Vegas: 07725 324232
kitchens and bathrooms
All domestic plumbing, heating,
radiators, valves, sinks and taps.
No job too small
Complete kitchen and bathroom
Fully project managed
from start to finish.
bpec and WRAS certification
Cheshire’s only direct
supplier of DELL
Specialists in upgrades
Internet & E-mail service providers
Full networking and cabling
Virus removal & reconfiguration
Comprehensive web design
& E-commerce solutions
Efficient personal service
Bunbury Property Maintenance
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Paul Griffiths Holistic Beauty Spa
07814 403479 Exotic facial & body treatments
Waxing, eyelash tinting,
Manicure & pedicure Digital information technology ltd
Sports & remedial massage
Indian head massage
Reiki, Hopi ear candles
Andrew Dean Bridal & evening make-up
(Dip. N.T.C., C.G.L.I., A.V.C.M.)
Bunbury Lane, Bunbury
Tel: 01829 260330
Mobile spray tanning
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Piano tuning, repairs Accredited trained
And restoration Special Occasions
Tel: 01829 261222 Spray Tan Parties
Adele 07903 544715
For all your usual beauty
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Including: Established 1984
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Fake Bake Tanning
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Home appointments available Tel: Philip Stubbs 01829 260166
R F Burrows & Sons
Members of the QGuild of Butchers
Let us supply you with all that you need for your Christmas celebrations:
Christmas Poultry:- Choose from our local, Items from the delicatessen:- olives; cooked meats –
free range Cheshire Turkeys or our Copas Bronze chorizo, salami, parma ham, pancetta; pork pies
free range Turkeys, geese, ducks, Capons, and a wide variety of cheeses.
Beef and ham joints Condiments:- cranberry sauce, Mrs Darlington’s
Variety of award-winning sausages:- chipolatas; preserves and chutneys. Chatwins Christmas
pork & leek; pork & herb; Cumberland puddings and mince pies, Lindy’s cakes, Cheshire
Sausagemeat, bacon, stuffings. Farm Ice Cream and much, much more ….
We pride ourselves in providing a personal service.
Please pop in for a Christmas order form so we can prepare
your Christmas fayre to your specific requirements.
Last date for ordering your turkey is 18th December
Ring 01829 260342 or Email: email@example.com
Our Vicar is Rick Gates
Valentine’s Charity Ball He is always available in times of sickness,
bereavement or any distress.
MacDonald Portal Hotel, Tarporley Contact him at The Vicarage, Vicarage Lane, Bunbury,
Saturday 12th February or on 01829 260991 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7.30 for 8pm Other church contacts:
3 Course Meal & Dancing ’til late Peter and Kath Collinge (pastoral support) 260077
Ticket price £37.50 Churchwardens: Barbara Croley 260344
Available from Walter Done 01244 332563
Jane Brown 260683, Shân McParland 261424 Secretary Neil Dewson-Smyth 261680
www.women-for-women.org Flowers Margaret Bourne 260944
Churchwardens: Brigid Sayce 260865
David Wright 260467
Secretary Ann Posnett 261154
Organist Ann Badrock 260343
A Christmas Treat Calveley
Churchwardens: Barbara Croley 260344
Come and enjoy an evening at Calveley Church Walter Done 01244 332563
Wednesday 8th December 7.30pm Organist John Batchelor 261056
Secretary Sue Woodward 01270 522822
Margaret Bourne will show us
how to create Christmas Flower Arrangements. The Link is edited by Lucy Munro 260487, email
All proceeds to Calveley Church funds email@example.com and Jill Robey 260081.
(supporting next year’s Flower Festival)
Tickets £5.00, refreshments included. www.stbonifacebunbury.org.uk
St. Jude’s December
We are now nearing that time in the
year when turkeys begin to looked 5 8.00am Holy Communion St. Boniface
9.30am Holy Communion St. Jude’s
worried, and the Christmas puddings
10.00am Family Worship St. Boniface
are due to be harvested. 11.00am Holy Communion Calvleley
By the time that you read this, we 4.00pm Christingle Bunbury
should have the results of the
St. Judes’ Christmas Fair, an increase 8 10.00am Holy Communion St. Boniface
on last year we hope.
12 9.30am Holy Communion St. Jude’s
Why are we so interested in money you 10.00am Family Communion St. Boniface
may ask? St. Jude’s has heavy 4.00pm Carol Service St. Jude’s
financial needs: not only do we have 4.30pm Evensong St. Boniface
the normal charges such as heating,
lighting and the Parish Share to find, 15 10.00am Holy Communion St. Boniface
but we also have to pay the cost of the
visiting clergy that we employ to 19 8.00am Holy Communion St. Boniface
maintain our programme of weekly 9.30am Morning Service St. Jude’s
10.00am Nativity Service St. Boniface
services. As I'm sure you agree, any
11.00am Carol Service Calveley
active and lively church needs a 6.30pm Carol Service St. Boniface
weekly service to meet the Christian
needs of the people of the parish. 22 10.00am Holy Communion St. Boniface
Unfortunately our visiting clergy do not
work for love. 24 Christmas Eve
An additional expense this year is the 4.30pm Crib Service St. Boniface
7.30pm Holy Communion Calveley
cost of the improvement to the sound
11.30pm Midnight Communion St. Boniface
system in the church. which is now so
efficient that you can hear what 25 Christmas Day
people are thinking! 9.30am Family Communion St. Jude’s
A note from last month: our Harvest 10.00am Family Communion St. Boniface
Festival contributions went with
St. Boniface’s to Save the Children. 26 8.00am Holy Communion St. Boniface
Our carol service this year will be held 29 10.00am Holy Communion St. Boniface
on Sunday the 12th of Dec at 4pm. It
will be led by an old friend of St Jude’s, January
the Rev. Whitehead. Musical 2 8.00am Holy Communion St.Boniface
reinforcement will be provided by the 9.30am Holy Communion St. Jude’s
Alpraham Singers. 10.00am Family Worship St. Boniface
11.00am Holy Communion Calveley
The funeral of Dorothy Davies took
place on November 4th. Dorothy was 5 10.00am Holy Communion St. Boniface
the President of Tilstone Fearnal W.I.,
a post she had held since 1997. She 9 9.30am Morning Service St. Jude’s
first joined at the early age of 15 - 10.00am Family Communion St. Boniface
could this be a record? It is a truism to 4.30pm Evensong St. Boniface
say that Dorothy will be sorely missed.
May she rest in peace and rise in 12 9.30
Glory. 10.00am Holy Communion St. Boniface
We are always looking for any items of 16 8.00am Holy Communion St. Boniface
local news: please pass anything 9.30am Holy Communion St. Jude’s
suitable to me. Many thanks, 10.00am Family Worship St. Boniface
11.00am Matins Calveley
Bob Gardner 260555
19 10.00am Holy Communion St. Boniface
As this Link is being compiled the 23 9.30am Holy Communion St. Jude’s
10.00am Family Communion St. Boniface
Target 1250 team are hard at work
planning their next fundraising event, 26 10.00am Holy Communion St. Boniface
the Bunbury Pudding Club on
December 3rd. One recent evening 30 9.30am Holy Communion St. Boniface
was spent sampling dessert wines: it’s
a hard job but someone has to do it... 2 10.00am Holy Communion St. Boniface
More next month.
The Dysart Arms
opposite St Boniface Church, Bunbury
“A truly classic English village pub...”
AA Pub Guide
“A civilised chatty dining pub
attractively filled with good Cheshire Dining Pub of the Year
furniture in thoughtfully laid out 2000, 2004 and 2009
(The Good Pub Guide)
rooms; very enjoyable food, lovely
garden with pretty views…this
well-run country pub gives rise to an intimate and homely but still very social-
feeling atmosphere. Food is tasty, attractively presented and fairly priced.”
The Good Pub Guide
“They’re proud too of their food, and rightly so…Warm, intimate, friendly...
the place runs on well-oiled wheels.”
Alastair Sawday’s Special Places
“Open fires, heaving bookcases and mismatched furniture create a relaxed,
informal feel…Menus change daily and feature fresh, tasty British and
Michelin Guide to
Eating Out in Pubs
Open all day for good food, decent wine and cask ales
Bowes Gate Road, Bunbury, Tarporley CW6 9PH Tel: 01829 260183