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Lower Peover and Over Peover: appointment of Incumbent [1408 & 1411]
The Bishop of Chester has accepted the nomination of the Diocesan Board of Patronage and the University of Manchester, the joint patrons, of the Reverend Murray Allan Leonard Aldridge-Collins, Bachelor of Science, to be Incumbent of the benefice of St Oswald, Lower Peover and St Lawrence, Over Peover in the Deanery of Knutsford.
Mr Aldridge-Collins was Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Ilfracombe (Holy Trinity) (St Peter), Lee, Woolacombe, Bittadon and Mortehoe in the Diocese of Exeter, and currently lives at 22 North Point, 9 Severn Road, Gloucester, GL1 2LE.
The Bishop of Birkenhead will institute Mr Aldridge-Collins at a service by zoom on Thursday 16th July 2020 at 7.30pm. The order of service is available here.
Fr Murray has written a letter to the parish introducing himself which can be found here
The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close. We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives. Our churches are closed for public worship but from Monday 22nd June St Oswald’s Church will be open for private prayer only at the following times
Mondays 10am -12noon and Thursdays 12noon -2.00p.m
Should you be attending church at those times please observe social distancing and hygiene guidance.
St Oswald’s takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter within the parish please contact our safeguarding officer, Jacqui Freeman or the diocesan safeguarding officer, Pauline Butterfield
The Revd Murray Aldridge-Collins will be licensed as vicar of the parishes of Lower Peover and Over Peover by the Bishop of Birkenhead on Thursday 16th July at 7.30pm via Zoom. For details of how to view the service please contact the Reader, the PCC secretary or one of the churchwardens.
As you will have realised our annual fete has had to be cancelled this year. Over the years this has been a major fundraising event. The closure of the church has also led to a shortfall in our regular income. We would therefore be very grateful for any donations to help us maintain our lovely church for when we can again gather together. If you would like to make a donation please contact our treasurer Colin Gidman (see Contact Us page for details).