9.45 Tilston St Mary's
11.15 Shocklach St Edith's
CHECK CHURCH ROTAS FOR VARIATIONS AND SPECIAL SERVICES
Rev Jane Stephenson at St Mary's Church, Tilston
1. ST MARY'S RUSHBEARING AND WAKES. (Click 'Special Events' for a history of Tilston Rushbearing and Wakes).
At 12.00 noon on Sunday 26 August, Tilston Wakes will open with a short service on the Playing Field. Afterwards, at 6.30pm, the Rushbearing and Memorial Service will be held at St Mary's to remember those who have died and to give thanks for our local community.
. BELL RINGING FOR HERITAGE OPEN DAY. On Saturday 8 September, from 10.00am to 4.00pm, you can learn about St Mary's bell tower and bells, amongst the most tuneful in Cheshire. As well as hearing bell ringing demonstrations, visitors will be able to climb the spiral staircase to see the bells and how they work. (Click 'Bell Ringers' for information about the bells and how to learn the basics of bell ringing.)
3. VISIT ST EDITH'S ON HERITAGE OPEN DAY. St Edith's, a special and peaceful place, will be open on Saturday 8 September from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
4. THEN FELL A STILLNESS... Words and music reflecting the impact of the First World War on the lives of people in and around Tilston. 7.00pm on Friday 5 October at St Mary's Church.
Contributions from local bands, choirs and individuals. Tickets £5.00 (under 14s free) from Liz Jones (01948 860079) or Tilston Shop.
5. FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY
Various events are planned this year to commemorate the ending of the Great War 100 years ago. Please take photos of poppies in your garden and around the village and let us have them for displays. Family memories, photos and other memorabilia would also be welcome. Please contact Chris at the Reporter.