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September 2009 Issue 18

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Born on 2nd May 1975: Footballer and fashion icon David Beckham
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WELCOME to a packed edition of
the Hoole Roundabout. Sometimes
teens get a bad press so it’s 22 26
good to see their work in the
community being recognised. Last
month hundreds of young people
across Hoole did lots of tasks
in the community as part of the
Chesterfest celebrations and we
have pictures of the event on p26.
We’ve also got gardening advice,
Len Morgan’s history column, 30 33
an update on the Millennium
Greenway and a recipe from the
Grosvenor Pulford. Publisher Talkabout Publishing

Contributors Andy Glover, Janet Heath,
We hope you enjoy the magazine
Len Morgan and Leigh Myers
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Did you hear about the two silkworms who had a race? It ended up as a tie
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I WOULD like to wish all our Jewish readers in Hoole L’Shanah
Tovah, have a Happy New Year 5770.
Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of the Hebrew
month Tishri. In 2009 this will begin at sundown on Friday September
18 and ends at nightfall on Sunday September 20. The Jewish New
Year celebration begins with the blowing of the shofar (the ram’s horn)
in the synagogue. This marks the start of the ten High Holy Days of the
Jewish calendar. In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, “head of
the year” or “first of the year.” Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as
the Jewish New Year. The Jewish New Year is no different from that
of other religions and cultures in that there are many traditions and
symbolic foods associated with it. But unlike the UK culture, there
isn’t lots of wild partying. Rather, the holiday is a period of prayer
and reflection shared with one’s family and friends. There is,
however, one important similarity between the Jewish New Year Andy Glover has lived in
and the UK one: Many of us use the New Year as a time to plan a Hoole with his wife Sue
better life, making “resolutions.” Likewise, the Jewish New Year is a for 20 years. Andy began
time to begin introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the past at Hoole Baptist Church,
year and planning the changes to make in the new year. on Westminster Road,
Let’s explore a little the concept of new beginning; this can be in the as Youth Pastor, before
arena of fitness and health, or maybe in the arena of relationships, becoming the Pastor and
throughout life we need from time to time to think about making now Team Leader.
a new start. But is it possible to start again or to begin to follow
new course or direction in your life. Christianity has at its heart the
concept of new beginnings, a second chance, and the opportunity to change. Forgiveness is a
key to the embracing of new beginnings especially in relationships – is there someone you need
to contact or reconnect with - a friend or family member, maybe even your spouse or partner
where a new beginning is needed. To build a relationship we will need to give and receive
forgiveness, this is true in our relationship with God – many times in my Christian faith I have
needed to know that I am forgiven.
Maybe this month of September could be the time for you to experience a new beginning
to experience the change you desire to see in your life. I hope that this “New Year” will be a
year of new opportunities and relationships. To explore the new beginning and the opportunity
for change that Christianity offers then why don’t you consider attending The Alpha Course.
Discover how the Alpha Course has introduced more than 2 million people in the UK to the
Christian faith in a fun, relaxed and friendly setting. The course and materials are free and if you
want to know more about the Christian faith, or you just want the chance to chat about what it
means to be a Christian, then the Alpha Course is for you.
Here in Hoole starting with a Celebration Meal on September 24th at the Queen Hotel at 7pm
and then for 10 weeks the course will run in All Saints Church Centre. If you would like to know
more then please ring 312037 and ask for Hazel or visit
I end with the Jewish New Year Prayer: May you be inscribed in the Book of Life for a year of
health, happiness and prosperity. Let this be a time for renewing faith and hope for peace.

What’s the difference between a bogey and Brussels Sprouts? You can’t get kids to eat sprouts
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‘Beware doorstep lenders’  
says credit union chief
Do you realise that some doorstep lenders
charge up to 545% APR on loans. one finance
company, has agreed, according to a report in
The Guardian on 28th July, that some of its
customers have been charged annualised inter-
est rates of up to 545%! They reported profits
for the first 6 months of 2009 at £53.1mill, up 
This prompted the charity `Barnardo`s ` to call 
on the office of Fair Trading to to investigate 
the practices of lenders that `prey on the poor`. 
They cited an
example of a 
loan calculation
of £500 over 23
weeks, the total 
repaid would be
£747.50 – an
interest rate of 545% 
There are several 
`doorstep lender` com-
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West, calling on people and offering personal
loans to people who have few other choices.
If you are paying off a loan and you are un- 
happy with the amount you have to pay back,

there is an alternative. West Cheshire Credit
Union exists to provide small, lo-cost loans to

people who live or work in the West Cheshire
area. The most a credit union can charge, by law,

is 2% per month, equivalent to 26.8% APR, a
massive difference with any current doorstep
credit business.

`Many of our customers have taken out a loan
from us to pay off a doorstep lender, and then
they save a lot in future interest payments` said

John Dearnley, Marketing Director of West 
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Hoole Baptist Church, All Saints Church, Northgate Church and Queens Street Christian
Centre jointly run three courses every year in Hoole. Over the past 4 years, we have had
over 250 guests on the course.
The next course starts with a city-wide Celebration meal which will introduce Alpha.
This will take place on Thursday 24th September 2009 at the Queen Hotel on City Road.
Doors open at 7pm and the meal at 7.30pm.
The course lasts for 10 weeks and is run by Hoole Baptist Church and All Saints Church.
Please ring 312037 or email for more information.

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 TRAVELLERS were told to leave their unauthorised
camp on greenbelt land at The Street, in Hoole Village.
A planning application to set up the camp was rejected
by Cheshire West and Chester Council but it is
believed that the travellers will appeal the decision.

 WORK could begin next month on a £1.4m
refurbishment of Chester Railway Station.
The scheme, which is funded by the North West
Regional Development Agency, includes another
staircase to provide better access to platforms.

 THIEVES stole a sign at the entrance to the
Doubletree by Hilton hotel, on the Hoole roundabout. Barry Sullivan won a prize for
The Club and Spa at Hoole Hall have offered a £100 his three courgettes at the
reward for information leading to the conviction of the Heswall Horticultural Show last
thieves. month. Barry is a former Hoole
councillor and used to own
the Sullivan and Allen deli on
Faulkner Street.

CHRISTLETON Parish Hall is
the venue for the next meeting
on Wednesday 16th September,
1pm, when Lois Gill, from
Clitheroe will be demonstrating
‘My World’. Visit www.
Golden age of Broadway
CHESTER’s own musical theatre group will be CHESTER Ladies’ Choir are
performing their version of 42nd Street this month. holding a concert at All Saints
With the continued absence of a theatre in the Church, Hoole, on Friday 18th
city, Chester Musicals are staging the show at September, 7.30pm, in aid of the
The Brindley, Runcorn, Cheshire, from 15th - 19th Hospice of the Good Shepherd
September. The choir will be performing with
42nd Street is a great big smiling, sparkling, tapping, the Millhouse Green Male Voice
back-flipping production with songs such as“Lullaby Choir.
of Broadway,” “We’re in the Money,” and “You’re Tickets are £7 including
Getting to Be a Habit With Me. refreshments and can be obtained
Tickets available from 0151 907 8360 or via by contacting Sandra Hughes on 545694 or the Hospice on 851811
 Joel Merry and Laura Roberts - heading for The or pay on the door.

Man walks into a pub with a battery charger. Barman says: “Don’t you start anything in here”
Hoole Roundabout September 2009 13

On Saturday 26th &
Sunday 27th September 2009
Come and experience the exhilarating
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Admire the elegance and
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Awe at the athletic
demands of the show
The final and most exciting
phase in which horse and
rider bravely take on a
course of solid obstacles....

• Share the thrills and spills
from horse trials.
• A great day out for all
the family in the Cheshire
• Trade stands &
Refreshments available.

Car parking £5.00

For further information please visit
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The remarkable benefiTs of
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L ynn Owen, from the Chester Chiro-
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Chinese methods can treat a wide range of
in most cases of the above ailment just
acupuncture is used, when treating musculo-
skeletal or arthritis lynn often combines
ailments. acupuncture with massage, as she finds this
lynn specialises in acupuncture, Chinese combination is often more effective as well as
herbal medicine and massage being very relaxing, herbal medicine is recom-
she has been a therapist for over 18 years, mended in some cases especially if symptoms
starting as a massage therapist, then qualifying are very acute.
in Traditional Chinese acupuncture in 1999 in all cases a complete case history is noted,
and Chinese herbal medicine in 2002. taking into account your current symptoms,
a wide range of ailments are treated in the what treatment you have received, your medi-
clinic, conditions commonly treated fall into cal history, your diet, digestive system, sleep-
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and psychological. For more information or to book an appointment
many women choose to have acupuncture contact: Chester Chiropractic Clinic, 76a Hoole Road,
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How many divorced men does it take to change a lightbulb? Who knows, they never get the house
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Hoole History Corner
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Len Morgan writes ABOUT

1760 – 1972

H OOLE house was built by William
Hamilton in 1760 and remained in his
family until 1815 when the resident was Lady
Eliza Broughton. She remodelled the property
extensively with Thomas Harrison to include a
conservatory along the entire front elevation,
a camellia house and a geranium house.
Lady Broughton had the largest household
in Hoole employing some 16 people to look
after herself, her farmland, formal gardens, kitchen gardens and lawns. Between 1826 and 1834
Lady Broughton designed and erected a rock garden, which covered over 34 foot high. The
rockery consisted of a central formal lawn inserted with 27 circular flowerbeds each ten feet in
diameter. Around the garden was red sandstone retaining wall and between the wall and the lawn
was the rockery itself. The massive stones stood vertically point at the sky. They were modelled
on the Savoy Mountains and the Chamonix Valley. Inset into clefts and crags were white marble
chippings to simulate snow caps and the whole garden was planted up with yews, cedars, pine,
rhododendrons and alpines.
Lady Eliza Broughton died in 1857 leaving the house to Martha Panton who died in 1883
passing the property back to the Hamilton family. Claud Hamilton Vivian sold part of the land in
1890 to Henry Sumter, a local builder, and the house and remaining land was sold to Mrs Potts
of Hoole Hall. The land was sod again in 1917, 1921 and 1934 when it was purchases by William
Paul. Much of the land was sold to Hoole UDC to build pine, Cedar and Maple Groves. After the
war, the new estate swallowed up more of the old gardens and the house became flats in 1953.
By 1972 the house was in a state of decay, the conservatory longs since gone, the gardens
vanished under new housing and no-one within living memory remembered the rock garden. The
final insult to the fine mansion house was to pull it down. New elderly persons housing was built
on the site.
It is thought that Hoole House and all its associations have been wiped away, yet it lives on
it the street names, Panton Road, Hamilton street, Vivian Terrace, Pine Grove, Cedar Grove
and Maple Grove etc. Hark back to the trees in the formal gardens and a willow tree survives in
Willow Crescent, which stood by the lake. At the rear of Willow Grove is a large cedar tree on an
embankment near some garages with a part of the sandstone retaining wall still standing, yet out
of place. It is suggested that parts of the gardens were transported to Hoole Hall when Mrs Potts
owned both properties, as remnants of a smaller rockery lay scattered there in the 1960s and

What time do you have to go to the dentist? Tooth hurty
Hoole Roundabout September 2009 23

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Overleigh Roundabout September 2009
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Helping out is a piece of cake!
THERE was no showpiece Chesterfest event in Hoole this year. Instead, the local
churches put their efforts into doing jobs in the community for CAKE (Community
Acts of Kindness Experience). All Saints Church played host to over 200 young
people and youth leaders who carried out all sorts of tasks, including car washing,
painting, garden tidying and helping with holiday clubs.

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Saighton Grange, Chester CH3 6EN

Aldford School 3 - 5.30pm
(age 4 - 11)
Abbey Gate College 5.30 - 8pm
Thursday 24th September 2009 (age 11 - 18)

We look forward to seeing you when you will have the
opportunity to meet our pupils and teachers
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to meet
all the needs of our pupils, providing an education for life.
• Excellence in Pastoral Care
• Wide range of extra-curricular activities
• Outstanding Music Department
• Strong academic results
• New Sixth Form Centre
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“Dad, there’s a man at the door with a bald head.” Dad says: “Tell him I’ve already got one”
Hoole Roundabout September 2009 29

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Audrey Hodgkinson, from
the Friends of Chester
Millennium Greenway,
reports on the latest
developments on the
Hoole pathway
FAR sighted councillors and the
general public understood the
need for traffic free pathways
and would actually be ‘innovative
and a prestigious’ . Improving all
walking and cycling facilities in
Chester and districts has been Bridge work taking place on the
rewarding, footfall is excellent, greenway at Mickle Trafford
with Chester now winning the
title Cycle City.
Cheshire West and Chester Cllr
It was only natural the pathway would be extended Eveleigh Moore Dutton said:
out into our own countryside enabling two way “I am delighted to express my
safe passage for those wishing to travel with support for the Greenway as
environment in mind. long as I don’t take all the glory
The construction work on the extension to Guilden for what has been “a perfect
Sutton and Mickle Trafford is progressing at a example of a grassroots scheme,
grand pace. Work on the bridge is progressing driven by local people with a
nicely along with the access area. The new layout vision of a human powered
will bring curves and slight hills. The planting up local transport scheme that
ideas are exciting - so far there are suggestions makes the most of our precious
that for old English fruit trees, oak, hawthorn etc., open spaces and the passion
could replace trees removed to accommodate the of people dedicated to making
construction work it come about. The hard work
The Guilden Sutton access is looking good, and and resilience of individuals
from Mickle Trafford access fine views of the hills (such as Audrey and her many
across to Delamere and Kelsall. The bridge work friends) has achieved something
is looking smart and awaiting precast concrete that epitomises the best of local
decking over the full width. The sides will be built English democracy.”
up as per Network Rail safety rules.
It is stressed that we all be aware the Millennium Greenway is a shared pathway -
consideration for other path users is a must. We have all worked so hard to obtain our
pathways it follows that we all have a right to use them but responsibly.

Friends of Chester Millennium Greenway hold volunteer days do contact the office
01244 343055 (office hours 8 - 4) if you would like details. Please remember there is
never an obligation and you stay as long as you wish.

What do you call a blind dinosaur? Do-you-think-he-saw-us
Hoole Roundabout September 2009 31

Restaurant & Bar

elegant dining
in a stunning,
rustic setting

The perfect venue with space to think & peace to focus
The award-winning Barn restaurant offers its customers variety with an a la
carte menu which changes on average every 3-4 weeks in keeping with the
season and local produce available.
Customers can also enjoy The Barn’s beautiful surroundings over lunch with a
selection of lighter bites, sandwiches and a fine selection of casks and continen-
tal beers and wines.
Sunday lunch menu available from 12noon-6pm, two courses for £15.95
The Barn is situated on Chester Road, Bridge Trafford, just five miles outside
Chester city centre

for more information or to see a sample menu
To make a reservation call 01244 303100

What do you call a blind dinosaur’s dog? Do-you-think-he-saw-us Rex

By Leigh Myers

Serves 4

4 pheasant breasts
30g butter unsalted
200g diced smoked bacon
10 shallots peeled and left whole
2 cloves garlic peeled and sliced
20 button mushrooms washed and cut in half
4 carrots peeled and roughly chopped
1 sprig of thyme
1 sprig of rosemary
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons of flour
200mls dry cider
400mls chicken stock fresh (now available at supermarkets)


1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and brown the pheasant breasts, remove from the pan.
2. Add the bacon and lightly colour.
3. Then add the rest of the vegetables and herbs and cook for a further 2 minutes.
4. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes.
5. Add the cider and the chicken stock and bring up to the boil.
6. Then add the pheasant breasts cover with a lid, turn the heat down and simmer for 30-40 minutes.

To serve:
Serve with mash potato and some roast root vegetables.

Recipe by Leigh Myers, Executive Chef at Nelson (Northwest) Hotels
All queries to

How do you get a one-armed monkey out of a tree? Wave at him
Hoole Roundabout September 2009 33

‘Wealth will come
if you follow
your heart’
FOLLOWING your passions and dreams
can lead to wealth, according to Hoole
author Marie-Claire Carlyle.
A new book ‘How To Become A Money Magnet’ has been written by Marie-Claire, a
transformational coach, Feng Shui consultant and inspirational speaker.
Based in West Street, Hoole, Marie-Claire has spent most of her working life coaching
others to achieve their ambitions and dreams.
Marie-Claire said: “The book is based on the “How to become a Money Magnet”
workshop which I developed and ran every month for a year. The workshop delivered
immediate positive results in the finances of the attendees.
“It contains many of the exercises and more, from the original workshop as well as many
real life inspiring case studies.
“The book asks people to examine their core beliefs and values around money, and to
uncover where their beliefs about money may have been limiting them.
“Being a Money Magnet is actually less about the money and more about the passion of
following hearts’ dreams. When people are true to their desires and dare to give their true
value to the world, money becomes a natural by-product of that offering. That’s why the
cover of the book features a heart rather than a wad of banknotes.”
Marie-Claire added: “Five years ago I was working as sales director for a software
company. I earned a large salary, lived in a penthouse, and drove a Mercedes convertible.
But, something was missing. I’d spent my whole life chasing a dream only to feel that I’d
missed a turning along the way. Today I own my own destiny. I have found an inner peace
and an outer radiance. I love what I do and I am passionate about helping others find their
peace and passions in life.”
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Gardening by Janet Heath

SEPTEMBER often provides a blaze of colour before autumn takes hold so if you like bright, bold
colours there is a wide range of flowers to choose from.
Shrubs such as Hibiscus syriacus also known as the tree hollyhock because of the shape of their
flowers, are hardy shrubs with flowers in white, pink and blue. They flower for weeks in autumn.
Perovskia Blue Spire is a small shrub with branches of tiny electric blue flowers. It likes a well-
drained soil in sun and provides colour well into autumn.
Bright, bold colours for a damp soil why not try Rudbekia fulgida Goldsturm in yellow and
pair it with Lobelia cardinalis with its purple leaved foliage and red flowers. Heleniums come in
a range of red, yellow, orange and russet colours, are good for the back of a border and give
colour for a few weeks especially if dead-headed. Japanese anemones are great ground cover
with tall or shorter flowering stems in white or pink. They also flower for weeks, well into autumn.
Some delphiniums will flower again in September if their first flush of flowers were removed after
You can dig up and split perennials in autumn and as the soil is still warm they should settle in
well before winter. Try to remember to plant daffodils in September (tulips can wait until October)
for flowering next year.
Lawn repairs can be carried out in September. If you have bare patches in the lawn or want to
sow a new lawn, September is a good time for sowing grass seed or laying turf. Scarify to remove
moss and apply a weed killer to control those tough perennial weeds.
Hedges can have their final trim of the year to leave them neat and tidy over winter.
Autumn ripening raspberries such as Autumn Bliss and blackberries will now be in season and
taste wonderful. Some early season apples will be ripening so if you want to grow your own
dessert apples, consider Egremont Russet, Fiesta, Katy or Greensleeves. They will be ready to
eat in September but will not keep for very long, so just pick them from the tree!

Janet Heath – The Garden Mentor Tel 01244 318258

Why did the hand cross the road? To get to the second hand shop
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Overleigh Roundabout April 2009

If you have a regular event that you would like listing here for free
then please get in touch. 350398 /


Hoole Lawn Tennis Club Hoole Community Centre
Fairfield Road, Hoole Westminster Road
Tel 01244 342741
Senior Club Nights:
Monday and Thursday evenings Yoga
starting at 6pm (Only invited Juniors are Friday evenings 7pm - 8.30pm
permitted to play at these times.) Call Angela Needham 311952
Ladies Mornings: Women only Latin Fitness & Dance
Wednesday Mornings Mondays 10am. Call Marie-Louise 01352
(10am - 12pm) 770305
American Tournaments:
Low impact aerobics
2nd Sunday of the month May to
Beginners class Thursday 5.45 - 6.45pm.
September (2pm) (except June 8th -
£3. Contact Laura Harrison 07828524752
Aaron Cup)
E mail:
Junior Club Nights
(All sessions FREE for members) Hoole Allotments
Friday evenings 11th April to 26th Prices: £36 (full plot) £18 (half)
September inclusive Concessions: £18 (full plot) £9 (half)
School years 3-6: 4.30pm-5.30pm School For vacancies contact:
Years 7-11: 5.30pm-7.30pm
Hoole Library Tel: 402223
91 Hoole Road, Chester
Tel: 347401 Art Society
Opening hours: H.A.R.A Centre
Monday : 2-7pm; Tuesday : 2-5pm Westminster Road, Hoole
Thursday : 9.30am-1pm & 2-7pm Meets each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
Saturday : 9.30am - 1pm at the old girls school


St Columba’s Parish Centre Slimming World Newton Pre-school
Plas Newton At County Officers, (During Term Time)
Dance to ballroom music Plas Newton Lane, Monday - Friday
by Charles Way Tel. 01244 536 754 9am to 11.30am at Newton
Monthly dances, £5 per On Wednesdays at School, Kingsway West
ticket. Call Margaret Allmark 9.30am, 5.30pm and Tel. 01244 314271
on 01244 399624 7.00pm.

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Churches are not just used on a Sunday, they
are a focal point for community life, with Hoole United Reformed Church
youth clubs, Scouts, keep fit, slimming clubs Hoole Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3NT
and toddlers groups meeting there Sunday
10.30am Morning Worship (3rd Sunday
All Saints Church and Centre Holy Communion)
Hoole Road, Hoole, Chester. CH2 3HZ Monday
Sunday 12.15pm: Luncheon Club
9am: Holy Communion 5pm: Rainbows
10.45am Morning Praise (inc 1st All Age 6pm: Brownies
Worship; 2nd & 5th Holy Communion) 8pm: Keep Fit
1pm: AA Tuesday
6.30pm Evening Praise ( 1st & 3rd Holy 8pm: Women’s Friendship Group
Communion) (Fortnightly)
6pm: Franks (14-18 yr olds) Wednesday
Monday 6pm: Beavers
10am: Minis Toddler Group Thursday
1pm: Dinkies (for parents & babies under 1) 10am: Men’s Fellowship
7pm: Chester Philharmonic Orchestra 2.30pm: Ladies Fellowship
Tuesday Friday
9.30am: Slimming World 6.15pm: Cubs & Scouts
5.15pm: Slimming World 7.30pm: Play Reading (as arranged)
10am: Café @ All Saints
5pm: Rainbows Saturday
Ramblers Trip (1st Saturday of the month)
9.45am: Bible Study Fellowship for the Social Trips (as arranged)
benefit of people in the community.
5pm: Pathfinders Club Night For further details contact the Church
6.30pm: Arabic Dance Secretary: 01244 349130
2.30pm: Senior Residents
4.30pm: B-It Theatre Company
7.15pm: Alpha Course
10am: Minis Toddler Group
9.30am: B-It Theatre Company

For further details contact the church
minister: Rev John Kirkland
Office: Tel: 01244 322056

What’s red and eats rocks? A red rock eater

Hoole Baptist Church Thursday
Hoole Lighthouse Centre, Westminster 6pm: Trackers Youth Club (school years 3-6)
Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3AU 8pm: D’Biz Youth Club (School years 7-9)
Sunday Friday
10.30am: Morning Celebration in Hoole 4pm: D’Biz Coffee Bar
Community Centre 8pm: D’Biz Youth Club (School years 9 &
10.30am: Pulse - Church with a heart for the above)
family (1st Sunday each month) Saturday
11am: Focus Café (1st Sunday each month) 10am: Who Let the Dads Out - Toddler
Monday Group (1st Saturday each month)
5.30pm: SODA Club - Dads & children 10am: Crossway Colts Football Coaching
(school years 1&2) (1st Monday each (school years 3-6)
month) 11am: Crossway Colts Football Coaching
8pm: CAP Money Management Course – (school years 7-9)
please contact us for exact details of this 3
week course For further details contact the church
Tuesday minister: Rev Andy Glover
10am: Hoolitots Toddler Group Office:Tel: 01244 312037
10am: Hoolitots Toddler Group

Hamilton Street Thursday
Methodist Church 10am: Toy Library-Stay and Play.
Hamilton Street, Hoole, CH2 3JG Tel: 317099.
Sunday Saturday
10.30am: Morning Worship 10am: Toy Library
4.00pm: Afternoon Fellowship 10am: Bacon Butties
7.45pm: Chester Male Voice Choir Monthly concerts held Fridays or
Saturdays see local publicity.
6.30pm: Brownies
For further details contact the church
Wednesday minister: Rev Paul Taylor
7.30pm: Chester Male Voice Choir Office:Tel: 01244 321950

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