Posada is an old Mexican tradition where young people dressed as Mary and Joseph,
travelled from house to house asking for a room for the night and telling people
about the imminent arrival of Jesus in the weeks leading up to Christmas. On Christmas
Eve they would visit the local church to re-enact the nativity and place figures
of Mary and Joseph in a crib. We began our Posada journey at the beginning of Advent
this year and folk from both of our churches hosted the set. Each person only had
two days to set it up, pray with it and then arrange for it to go to the next person
on it’s journey. This meeting and greeting of others within our church community
was part of the experience and a chance to get to know one another as well. The last
family to have the set brought it to St Anne’s to our Crib Service. Thank you to
everyone who took part in this activity, sent in photos and comments describing what
you did with the Posada when you hosted the Holy Family. We will try it again next
year, probably with two sets because lots of people were disappointed not to be able
to have it.
Parish Panto 2013: Peter Pan
Audiences at St Anne’s, Fulshaw, saw Associate Priest, Reverend Magdalen Smith in
a whole new light on Sunday afternoon. Swapping ecclesiastical vestments for tricorn
and breeches, the Vicar delighted the crowded hall with her spirited performance
as Captain Hook in this year’s Pantomime, Peter Pan. The recently revived tradition,
dating back originally to the 1980’s, saw an all age cast perform the annual show.
Props from the original 1985 version were given a dusting down and in true panto
tradition, the audience sang, clapped, booed and hissed along with the action.
"As one young cast member said " I loved being able to participate in such a fantastic
show. I've made loads of great friends and I really enjoyed it"
Parish Football team match
On Saturday 3rd February we hosted a team from St Mary’s Church Cheadle for two games
of 7 a side football. Everyone had a great time. The results were 7-1 to Wilmslow
in the first match and 2-2 in the second match.
After a few weeks of deep inner cleansing after Christmas (well for some of us anyway!!)
over 40 people from St Bartholomew’s and St Anne’s enjoyed Chris Murray informing
us about 6 different and delicious wines from around the world – 3 whites and 3 reds.
Those who came to the event thoroughly enjoyed the tasting (and drinking), eating
of delicious nibbles and banter that Chris is so incredibly god at.
David Craven, our other resident wine expert, also did a ‘blind tasting’ on 4 bottles
(two red and two white) as well as an aroma test where participants had to guess
4 smells which are associated with certain wines (in this case these were lemon,
vanilla, mushroom and almond)
The evening was huge fun and it was wonderful that it was so well attended considering
the snowy weather.