Archive – 2004
St Paul’s Sale Summer Fair – June 2004
On a day of sunshine and showers the annual Summer Fair was held in the Church Hall and Grounds.
The rain held off during the afternoon allowing the hardy ones to enjoy listening to the band in the newly erected bandstand or to try out games and the Bouncy Castle in the grounds.
The Hall was busy with various stalls, competitions and refreshments as can be seen in the photo.
Harvest Festival 2004
A large congregation attended the annual Harvest Festival service on Oct 3rd. As well as the Eucharist a Christening of twins took place. A large selection of gifts were collected to add to the impressive selection (shown below) already donated by the pupils of Springfield Road school during their service.
The Church was decorated throughout and the photo shows the display by the pulpit.
During the service the Vicar was pleased to announce that one of the new Vicarage chickens had laid it’s first egg on this very morning. It is hoped that this will be the first of many. Look out for the ‘For Sale’ signs for ‘Vicarage Eggs’ soon!
Licensing of Readers 2004
On 16th October 2004 Deborah Prest and Michael Riley were licensed as Readers at a service in Chester Cathedral. The service was attended by many parishioners, the two current Readers and the Vicar.
Also present was Robin Selwood, our previous Vicar.
The photo shows the celebration cake being cut in the Church Hall following the Sunday Service at St Paul’s where Deborah and Michael repeated their oaths.
Photos of the day in Chester can be seen below.
Remembrance Sunday 2004
St Paul’s played a large role in the annual service of Remembrance on November 14th 2004. The Choir led a procession of parishioners from the Church to the Cenotaph in front of Sale Town Hall and the Vicar led the service. A photo at the service is shown at right.
Winter Fair 2004
The annual Church Winter Fair was held in the hall on Nov 20th. As well as the usual stalls and lunches there was a Silent Auction with many splendid items promised to the bidders. Almost all items attracted bids, including a night for two in a hotel in Shropshire, and a month’s supply of ‘Holy’ eggs.
The Men’s Society draw passed the 30 prizes mark, taking 20 minutes to complete.
The event raised a good sum towards church funds.
Photos of the Fair appear below