Archive – 2009
Special Choral Evensong
On Nov 29th a special Choral Evensong was held to celebrate John Clisset’s 70th anniversary as a member of St Paul’s Choir.
During the service David Ricketts, Chester Area Chairman of the Royal School of Church Music, presented John with a Certificate of Special Service. This award is one of only 7 to be given in 2010.
Kevin & Ludovic were also presented with their RSCM’s Dean’s Awards.
The photos above left show John receiving his certificate from David and the Vicar presenting Kevin and Ludovic with their awards. Below is a photo of the choir after the service. The photo on the right shows John cutting his cake in the hall afterwards.
A Confirmation service was held at St Paul’s on Nov 22nd, conducted by Bishop Robert, Bishop of Stockport.
Five candidates were presented, two from St Paul’s and three from St Anne’s in Sale Moor.
The candidates from St Paul’s were Millie Evans and Sarah Payne.
New Vicar at St Paul’s
At a service presided over by the Lord Bishop of Chester, the Reverend Dr. Bernard Randall was welcomed as the new Vicar of St Paul’s on November 10th.
A large congregation including the Mayor and Mayoress of Trafford, many members of the clergy, representatives of local organisations and a party from Bernard’s previous parishes in Atherton, in addition to members of St Paul’s ,were present.
After the service refreshments were served in the hall and Bernard cut a ‘Welcome’ cake.
Remembrance Sunday – Nov 8th
As usual St Paul’s took part in the annual service of Remembranceoutside Sale Town Hall.
The service was led by Revd Norman Hayton and St Paul’s choir were in the official party.
With the Interregnum almost over the opportunity was taken after the morning service on November 1st to say farewell and thank you to Rev Norman Hayton who has taken a major part of the worship at St Paul’s during the last twelve months. Norman is now returning to St Anne’s.
Norman was presented with a cheque (with which he may buy an new striker for Blackpool), a cake in the shape of a football field and a Blackpool FC scarf. The photo below was taken at the event.
Flower Arranging Awards
Our flower Ladies entered the Sale Flower Club’s Competition in October.
Joyce Littlewood entered the class titled Autumn Palate. She came First in this Class and it gained her, the Runner up to Best in Show.
Carole Cook also entered this class and she gained a Third.
Carole also entered a class titled Far Away Places. Her exhibit was called New Zealand and was Very Highly Commended. .
The photos show Joyce’s entry, Carole’s Third and New Zealand
The annual Harvest Festival service took place at St Paul’s on Oct 11th, conducted by Rev Norman Heaton.
The congregation were joined by children and teachers from Springfield Primary school. The children sang songs and did some of the readings during the service.
The photos show the school children singing and the items collected during the service for distribution as harvest gifts.
Heritage Open Day – 2009
This year’s Heritage Open day was held on 12th September which was a glorious late summer day. There was a splendid turn out from both existing parishioners and many from further afield.
One couple, who came with friends from Australia, had been married 50 years to the day in the church and it was arranged for Norman to come and give them a blessing.
Refreshments were supplied by, amongst others, the Brownies and Guides and the 3rd Davyhulme Scout and Guide Band provided entertainment.
The children were catered for by a professional storyteller in the afternoon ,along with various quizes and colouring activities.
The Church was also visited by the Mayor of Trafford in the afternoon.
Peacock Themed Wedding
On Saturday August 8th a wedding was held in church where the theme was Peacocks.
The photos below show two of the floral displays by Carol Cook made especially for the occasion. At far right the red carpet at the entrance is shown.
Treasure Hunt – July
On a sunny evening five cars set out on the treasure hunt driving around and about the Cheshire countryside looking for and finding the things that the clues led you to. It was a two hour journey of thirty nine miles with plenty of fun along the way.
We ended up at an eatery, the Swan at Bucklow Hill where the points awarded for the correct answers were added up and the car with the most points received the prize. The winners on this occasion were Edward and Norma Tullock with Michael Riley and Clive Bancroft. The folks who went on the hunt had a good time.
50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
On Sunday March 29th Agnes and Gordon Palliser returned to St Pauls from their home in North Wales to mark the 50th anniversary of their wedding in the church.
The photo shows them in the church hall with Norman, who took the service.
The annual Palm Sunday service began as usual with a procession of Choir and congregation from the hall to the church.
The service included the Passion story told in readings with members of the congregation taking various parts.
The photos above show the procession – this year in bright sunlight.