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Transition for Year 6
Many thanks to Bev for coming to school and leading a Covid-19 safe transition workshop for Year 6.
St Oswald's Church - Sunday 30th November 2020.
This year's Christingle Service took place virtually at St Oswald's.
23rd March, 2020.
This is just to inform you that sadly but with immediate effect our church building is closed until further notice, following the Government’s latest directive that people should absolutely not now go out unless it is really necessary.
I have been into St Oswald’s tonight to say a prayer, turn off all the heating, empty the rubbish bins and put up new notices on the doors to let people know that, although the building itself has had to close, our hearts and prayers will remain open - “the light shines in the darkness...”
Please continue to join in our “10 for 10” prayers wherever you are, and do keep safe and well.
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Please see the attached flyer which tells you about our initiative for keeping each other in mind every day – 10 for 10.
It also says when the church will be open – just for private prayer – as unfortunately all public services and events have been suspended.
Essentially we are open on Sundays and Thursdays between 9.30am and 11.30am and on Wednesdays from 8.30am till 4.30pm, only for those who can safely come out.
Please share this information with your neighbours and friends. Also for any updates, please keep an eye on our RiCH and St Oswald Bollington Facebook pages (NOT the “St Oswald’s Bollington” one though, which was not set up by us!!!). The official church Facebook page can be accessed via our website www.stoswaldbollington.org.uk. Thank you.
Several people have very kindly offered to help those who are housebound by going shopping for them or in other ways. Do let us know of anyone who may need this help. There is also a link on our website for anyone to request assistance. Thank you.
“Be strong and of good courage, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”.
Love and blessings,
St Oswald's Church is no longer permitted to offer their normal pattern of Sunday and weekday services.
The church will be open for private prayer at the following times:
Sundays from 9.30am till 11.30am
Wednesdays from 8.30am till 4.30pm
Thursdays from 9.30am till 11.30am
They are not encouraging people to come out and put themselves at any risk if they should stay indoors, but to enable people to come in as individuals if they choose to do so.
If you choose to come to the church, please observe sensible precautions to protect the health of yourself and others:
Please wash your hands thoroughly before entering the main body of the church (handwashing facilities in the toilets).
Please minimise touching handrails or door-handles with your bare hands where possible.
Please avoid all direct physical contact with other people.
We will not be offering tea/coffeefor the foreseeable future.
Please do let the Vicar or Churchwardens know if you are self-isolating, or if you are aware of someone else who might need them to keep in contact with by phone for reassurance or to assist with shopping etc.
Harvest Service - video sent to parents
Sunday 11th October 2020.
Harvest was a little different this year, but we still had fun celebrating. The children worked very hard to create a special Harvest assembly, which was recorded and uploaded online.
Class 2 wrote Harvest poems, some of which are featured in the November edition of the St Oswald's Church Magazine.
We were also fortunate to have a parent who arranged Harvest donations to be taken to Hope Central.
We are so lucky to have such a beautiful school, which has come alive this Autumn.
We have been gifted the use of this beautiful picture of a stained glass window depicting St John the Baptist.
You can find this stained glass window at Chester Cathedral.
Our thanks go to Chester Cathedral and Elizabeth Moncrieff for this gift.