Goostrey Methodist Church Newsnotes

We welcome you to re-establish your roots. Back to focus and forward to focussing. We believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour and in the power of the Holy Spirit recongnising we are called to be a welcoming, praying Church and to share in God’s mission of love to the world. We value […]

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RUSHBEARING

The ritual of removing old rushes from the soil on the ground of an ancient church was something cathartic to local people. This performance dates back several hundreds of years, before the installation of pews in church halls in Victorian  times. The field workers many years previously would sythe by hand the rushes at the […]

Added Features

It has been our pleasure here at www.lovegoostrey.com to take our readers on virtual travel during the times of Lockdown and inspire home-made comforting recipes. Soon we will be bringing a new editor to join us. A professional lady with classical skills in fashion for ages 40+ and introduce fashion for our homes and gardens […]

RECIPE OF THE WEEK – SUMMER SAVORY BRUSCHETTA TOPPING

¼ cup olive oil (Optional) ⅓ cup loosely packed basil leaves, very thinly sliced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 1 clove garlic, minced salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 ½ pounds roma (plum) tomatoes, diced 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil (Optional) Directions Simple Steps! Time to impress… Mix 1/4 cup olive […]

NEW EVENTS…ARE YOU OUT THERE?

The Rose Day 2021 was an imense emergence back to the love of Goostrey. We Love Goostrey! Pictured here, is a design that emiated the  feelings the young people of the village pored into ensuring that every home had a Post-Card to not only advertise the event, yet, ensure the isolated and vulnerable, were thought […]

LIFE FOR THE BELL RINGERS OF ST LUKE’S GOOSTREY

A report from Simon Linford (President, Central Council of Church Bell Ringers). The sound of church bells. A quintessential part of our soundscape, but something that has been sadly absent from bell towers across the country during the pandemic. Bells call people to worship, mark joyful occasions such as weddings, and muffled, they help us […]

In Practice

Plenty of toot and trundling has been seen and heard along our leafy lanes this Summer. I have just heard a hoot and am looking forward to hearing more this afternoon as the traction engine rolls along main road, for the Goostrey Rose Queen Ceremony. So where did Rose Day stem from? Where has May […]

Bill Macdonald is 79

Bill won’t be 79 for much longer. A certain someone told me that on Mid-Summer Day the grand chap will be turning 80. Bill has lived at Mount Pleasant Residential Park several years and is a very active member of its community. Always out and about helping others with a cheery smile. He is also […]

ROSE DAY PRIZE DRAW

My name is Jane and I am on the Goostrey Rose Festival Committee.  Along with Carol we have managed to put together a Prize Draw, which I am sure you all missed last year! This has only been possible due to the generosity of local businesses as listed below on our tickets, to which we […]