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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LUNCH AND LITERATURE

I have spoken to two ladies about the proposed concept of the L&L idea this week.( L&L being Lunch and Literature). Rather than elect a particular novel, that may be difficult to obtain, and at a venue that may be uncomfortable for book lovers to visit, post Covid Lockdown, might I glean your ideas please,  […]

AN INTRODUCTION TO FOREST BATHING

In a previous article about The Lovell Quinta Arboretum, LoveGoostrey covered the new wellness programme there, so here is an introduction into Forest Bathing. What is Forest Bathing & where did it come from? Forest Bathing originated in Japan in the 1980s where it is known as Shinrin-Yoku meaning ‘to bathe  in the forest’ or […]

Wild Walking

As the vertical path crumbled under the sole of my water-filled cavern of a walking boot, due to falling into the local brook, and despite lingering exhaustion due to late July heat, there were elberberries and a few blackberries erupting as I descended the route back via  The Bongs of Goostrey. One wet boot, one […]

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 […]

GARDENERS OF GOOSTREY PLEASE INSPIRE ME

  I gleaned beautiful insight into creating ideas for my cards. The most beautiful was a red poppy and I painted her in a yellow skirt, wearing wellies in a rainy puddle. Gardens are full of beauty and top-up our Mindfulness. Painting, drawing, writing and creating harmony. Has anyone a photo of a Clematis that […]

ONE-WAY STYSTEM AT MOUNT PLEASANT

The work on developing nine more park homes at Mount Pleasant Residential Park is steadily coming together. The former Bates family home was demolished in Spring, along with residents garages to make space for more homes of varying sizes, by Tingdene. It is thought that a one-way-system will be included to control the entrance and […]

Are There Any Bears There?

Dear readers, please can you help? At LoveGoostrey it is Childrens Month. July is about hearing about your story, your hopes and your aspirations. I have a deaf Teddy Bear who talks sign language, a Giraffe with disabled legs, named Jolly Tall, that is entering The Toy Paralympic  Games and then, there’s my blind bear […]