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 SERVICES:  Sunday morning services start at 10.45 am. Sunday school usually begins in Chapel at 10.45 am, continuing in the Hall at approximately 11 am

 

Date

Minister

Organist

Flowers

Steward

Refreshments

 

4 Oct

Rev B Catherall

D Williamson

L Readett

D Shallcross

 

 

 

11 Oct

Dave Meacham

D Williamson

L Readett

G Leigh

 

 

 

18 Oct

Rev John or Rev Beryl Allerton

R Steedman

L Readett

J Readett

 

 

 

25 Oct

Rev B Catherall

D Williamson

L Readett

D Williams

 

 

 

1 Nov

Rev C Cartwright

D Williamson

L Readett

S Loudon

 

 

 

 

HARVEST:   Rev Brenda Catherall will lead our harvest thanksgiving. All gifts of dry or canned food will be donated to the Atherton food bank.

 In the event of  a total lockdown before Harvest, it is suggested that donations could be taken directly to John Readett.

 On 11 October we will welcome Dave Meachem, who is a lay preacher from Bank Street Chapel, Bolton, and on 18 October either Rev John or Beryl Allerton will lead our worship.  Both are retired ministers.

 GIFT MONTH:  As usual, October is our gift month and donations will be gratefully accepted for Chapel funds by David Evans or our treasurer, Linda Tattersall.  Please  make cheques payable to Chowbent Chapel.

NEW HOME: News of a move for Marion Cowburn, she is now at Ambergate in Atherton. We wish her well in her new home.

CHAPEL NUMBERS CLUB:  Chowbent Chapel Numbers Club Draw for AUGUST 2020, drawn by David, John and Lynne:

 1st  Prize number: 18 £50       2nd Prize number: .24.£25

3rd Prize number: 33 £15       4th Prize number:   10 £10    

 The next draw takes place on Sunday, 4 October.  If you wish to be in future draws contact David Shallcross for details: chowbenter@gmail.com

 WE STILL NEED FUNDRAISING:  Contact  David Shallcross at the Chapel or email: chowbenter@gmail.com for the Chapel numbers club, to buy and dedicate a hymn book, buy a chalice badge or copy of the book "The Story of Chowbent Chapel; contact Geoff Leigh for weekly envelopes; or donate anytime at https://www.justgiving.com/ crowdfunding/chowbentunitarianchapel-atherton

 FLOWERS:  Flowers for 6th and 13th September given as anniversary and birthday memories of Hilary Homer given by her daughter Jill Coles. Both were during lockdown when the Chapel was closed.  Also on 13 September flowers given by Christine Lane in memory of her sister Jennifer Whitelaw. The 10th of September would have been Jennifer's 80th birthday. 

 CALENDAR: If you can print a copy of the calendar for someone who is not able to get it electronically that would be much appreciated.  Items for

 The November calendar, eg dates of events, news of people, should be with me, Dorothy, by Sunday, 18 October.

 CONGRATULATIONS TO PROFESSOR JOYCE TYDESLEY

 Joyce (known to us as Joyce Snape) is a teaching-focused Egyptologist who teaches almost entirely on-line. Her research interests include the development of distance-learning (on-line) Egyptology, Egyptian historiography, and the role of women in ancient Egypt. She is currently involved in a research project in collaboration with the Open University, investigating the use of meteorite iron in ancient Egypt.  We have enjoyed a number of talks by Joyce, who is a trustee of Chowbent Chapel, and are delighted by the recognition of her expertise.


Biography

Joyce is professor of Egyptology in the Department of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology (CAHAE), within the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. She writes and teaches the three year online Certificate in Egyptology, the two year online Diploma in Egyptology and the two year online Master's in Egyptology plus a suite of online Short Courses in Egyptology. She also supervises PhD students and does occasional face-to-face teaching.

Joyce studied the archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean at Liverpool University, then obtained a D.Phil in prehistoric archaeology from Oxford University. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton and is a Research Associate of the Manchester Museum. Prior to joining the University of Manchester she taught prehistory and Egyptology at Liverpool University. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Reflecting her interest in outreach, Joyce has published a series of books and articles on ancient Egypt: these include three television tie in books and Cleopatra, Last Queen of Egypt, which was a Radio 4 "Book of the Week". She has published three books for children, and her play for children, The Lost Scroll, premiered at Kendal Museum in April 2011.  Tutankhamen's Curse: The Developing History of an Egyptian King (USA title Tutankhamen: The Search for an Egyptian King, won the Felicia A Holton Book Award from the Archaeological Institute of America. Her most recent Egyptology book, published in 2018, is Nefertiti's Face: the Creation of an Icon.

In 2020, in collaboration with Dr Nicky Nielsen, Joyce published From Mummies to Microchips: A Case Study in Online Learning at the University of Manchester

 Bird of the month is the next 12 months subject of interest.

Autumn/winter visitors:

The pink-footed goose is a medium-sized goose, smaller than a mute swan but bigger than a mallard. It is pinkish grey with a dark head and neck, a pink bill and pink feet and legs.
This species does not breed in the UK, but large numbers of birds spend the winter here, arriving from their breeding grounds in Spitsbergen, Iceland and Greenland. Numbers in England are on the increase, particularly in Norfolk, probably due to better protection at winter roosts, they are also abundant in coastal areas of Lancashire.

What do they eat:
Grain, winter cereals, potatoes and grass.
Measurements:
Length:60-76cmWingspan:135-160cmWeight:2.2-2.7kg
Population:
UK wintering:360,000 birds

Next Month we will take a look at Swans. 

Date

Minister

Organist

Flowers

Steward

Refreshments

 

6 Sept


D Williamson

L Readett

J Readett

 

 

 

13 Sept

Hannah Stephenson

D Williamson

L Readett

D Williams

 

 

 

20 Sept

Dave Meachem

R Steedman

L Readett

S Loudon

 

 

 

27 Sept

Vince McCully

D Williamson

L Readett

R Birchall

 

 

 

4 Oct

Rev B Catherall

D Williamson

L Readett

D Shallcross

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to welcome to the Chowbent pulpit on 6th a friend from Cairo Street Chapel, Warrington.  Hannah Stephenson from Southport visited us last year with Rev Philip Waldron (Minister at Southport) and his family and Dave Meachem is a lay preacher from Bolton Bank Street Chapel.  We look forward to their services.  We also look forward to the return of Vince McCully, lay leader from Rivington Chapel, who has led our services on several occasions.

 

RE-OPENING OF CHOWBENT

 

On Saturday, 15 August the wedding took place in Chapel for Scott Wilkinson and Leanne Stevens. The service was conducted by the Rev Brenda Catherall.  This was the first service to take place in Chapel since "lockdown".  The ceremony was conducted with the current restrictions in place but was a really happy and joyful occasion.  Our love and congratulations to Leanne and Scott.

   

 

On Sunday, 23 August, 23 brave souls attended the first Sunday service since lockdown. It went well and people followed the social distancing etc. The service was led by Rev Lynne Readett, whose opening words are taken from Thomas Merton (a Trappist monk) were “You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”  As part of a thoughtful and relevant service, she chose a reading from Winnie the Pooh, quoting “Difficult Days are so much easier when you know you’ve got someone there for you.”

 

CHAPEL NUMBERS CLUB:  Chowbent Chapel Numbers Club Draw for JULY 2020, drawn by David, John and Lynne:

 

1st  Prize number: 23       2nd Prize number: 13

3rd Prize number: 1         4th Prize number:   2    

 

The next draw takes place on Sunday, 30 August.  If you wish to be in future draws contact David Shallcross for details: chowbenter@gmail.com

 

WE STILL NEED FUNDRAISING:  Contact  David Shallcross at the Chapel or email: chowbenter@gmail.com for the Chapel numbers club, to buy and dedicate a hymn book, buy a chalice badge or copy of the book "The Story of Chowbent Chapel; contact Geoff Leigh for weekly envelopes; or donate anytime at https://www.justgiving.com/ crowdfunding/chowbentunitarianchapel-atherton

 

FLOWERS:  Flowers for 23 August given by Mrs P Hill for her husband, Alan, whose anniversary was during lockdown, and on 30 August in memory of his birthday.

 

Flower of the month: August Gladiolus Strength of character, moral integrity, remembrance, infatuation, honour. This long-lasting flower comes in a variety of colours like pink, red, purple, yellow, orange, white and green.

 

CALENDAR: If you can print a copy of the calendar for someone who is not able to get it electronically that would be much appreciated.  Items for

 The October calendar, eg dates of events, news of people, should be with me, Dorothy, by Sunday, 20 September.