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 […]

SOUPA SOUPS

Soupa Soups is an idea conceived by Rev Heather, of St.Luke’s  Parish Church in Goostrey, to provide a means of reaching out to those residents who are most isolated in the community and before Christmas, more than 400 cups of soup were distributed by Rev Heather and Alison Wright siding from the Co-operative chain. The  […]

SOUPS, SONGS AND SANTA

The residents at Mount Pleasant Park were delightfully surprised by a cheery scene on December 16th, as Bill Macdonald, who lives with his wife Mavis, on the site, paired up with Reverend Heather Buckley of St.Lukes Parish Church, on a nostalgic glide around Longshoot, The Oaks, The Meadow and Alison drive. Volunteers from the ‘Drop […]

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  To Everyone in Goostrey Village, On behalf of Sarah and I, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May your Christmas be blessed with lots of love, fun, peace, joy and happiness and ‘May you never be too grown up to search the skies on […]

THE GOOSTREY CHRISTINGLE TRADITION

Every year at Christmas time many British children stick sweets on cocktail sticks, stick them in an orange, put a candle on top and gather together. Christingle is a joyful celebration that brings families and communities together which derived from John de Watteville in Germany in his attempt to get children to think about Jesus. […]

WHEN THE ONE BELL DOTH TOLL

Did you know church bell ringing is a performing art? Church bell ringers practice and rehearse together for all church services, they even have competitions and sometimes will ring for the joy and love of ringing together as a team. Sadly the Covid-19 pandemic has negatively impacted bell ringing, with churches closed and ceremonies postponed. […]

Family Christmas is on…so who’ll be in your festive bubble?

In anticipation, to allow up to three households get together for the festive period, shops are opening up for advent, Christmas tree farms set up later than usual, expecting fewer queues than normal, due to Christmas decorations being displayed early. As we all know Christmas is going to be very different this year, Sarah and […]