1st to 25th December 2020
St Oswald’s Church, Lower Peover is holding an Advent Draw to cheer us all up in these uncertain times! There are 25 prizes, and a ticket will be drawn by Father Murray Aldridge-Collins every day between the 1st December to 25th December 2020. Prizes will include a turkey, Christmas hamper, Christmas pudding, Christmas cake, bottle of brandy, festive afternoon tea for two, meal for two at The Bells of Peover, meal for two at The Golden Pheasant and many other goodies! Winners will be announced on this page.
The Advent Draw is under way!! Watch Fr Murray’s video The Parish Advent Draw begins
Day 25: Final Draw The Holy Family are a little busy this morning so Fr Murray had to call on the three kings to draw the final ticket. The final winner of the Advent Draw is Caroline Aspin who wins a meal for 2 and a bottle of wine donated by Dave and the team at the Bells of Peover.
Day 24: Christmas Eve The Holy Family should have found an inn by now but when Fr Murray went to check there was no room for them to stay, so they were sent to a barn where there was a stable for them to sleep in during this silent night. Find out where they’ve got to on Day 24 of the Advent Draw. The winner is Mr John Dickinson who wins a £50 voucher for a meal at the Golden Pheasant donated by Mr Richard Lees Jones
Day 23: 23rd December The vicar has had to ask for help again as he searches for the Holy Family. This time a nice man in the field with a tractor gives him a lift so that he finds them in time to draw the winning ticket on Day 23 of the Advent Draw The winner is Glynis Knott who wins a Christmas Cake donated by Elspeth Turner.
Day 22: 22nd December The vicar’s busy rounding up lost sheep in the churchyard with a little bit of help from the Holy Family, as he draws the winning ticket on Day 22 of the Advent Draw. The winners are Roger and Elspeth Turner who win six bottles of wine donated by Ralph Manners Wood.
Day 21: 21st December Christmas Day is getting closer and there’s been a bit of horsing around today as Holy Family are still trying to find a donkey. Where do you think Fr Murray have found them as he looked for their help to draw the winning ticket on Day 21 of the Advent Draw. The winner on Day 21 is Mike Ashley who wins a bottle of Damson Gin donated by Sally Aspin.
Day20:20th December The Holy Family are still wandering around the village. They’re not at the new Vicarage so Fr Murray had to enlist the help of Rudolph to draw the winning ticket on Day 20 of the Advent Draw The winner is Helen Vernon who wins a £20 Book Token donated by Yvonne Coates.
Day 19:19th December Father Murray rescues the Holy Family from a helpful parishioner who’s giving them a ride – but in the wrong direction! So he enlists some help to draw the winning ticket on Day 19 of the Advent Draw. The winner is Johnathon Richardson who wins a bottle of Gin donated by George and Noreen Dutton.
Day 18:18th December The Holy Family have found an inn but there’s no room, even though there are carol singers in the background as Fr Murray draws the winning ticket on Day 18 of the Advent Draw The winners on Day 18are Matthew and Solange Livings who win a bottle of Southern Comfort donated by Lawrence at the Country Store.
Day 17: 17th December The bells are ringing for the Holy Family today as they take a step closer to heaven. But at least the Vicar’s on home territory as he draws the winning ticket on Day 17 of the Advent Draw. The winner on Day 17 is Sue Kellett who wins a box of chocolates donated by Joe and Ruth Hague.
Day 16: 16th December It’s pouring with rain and the vicar’s lost the Holy Family…again! It’s pouring with rain but hee travels in style to find them. Have a look at the transport he’s using when he draws the ticket for Day 16 of the Advent Draw The winner of Day 16 is Nicola Kelting who wins two family games donated by Glynis Knott.
Day 15: 15th December The Holy Family are determined to find transport to take them to Bethlehem and what do you think they found today? Something you wouldn’t expect to see in Lower Peover is looking on as Fr Murray draws the winning ticket on Day 15 of the Advent Draw. The winner on day 15 is Kath Bell who wins a box of biscuits and a bottle of wine donated by Sylvia Hankinson.
Day 14:14th December The cattle are lowing but where are the Holy Family. Fr Murray’s on their trail as he draws the winning ticket for Day 14 of the Advent Draw. The winner on Day 14 is Mrs D Collinge who wins a selection of St Oswald’s memorabilia donated by Sally Geake and family.
Day 13: 13th December The Holy Family seem to have been looking for a donkey. Do you think they’ve managed to find one. Watch Fr Murray’s video to see where they are as he draws the winning ticket for Day 13 of the Advent Draw. The winner is David Seddon from Foxcovert Lane who wins a bottle of whisky donated by Clive Leigh and family.
Day 12: 12th December It was the postman who helped Fr Murray out today as he searched for the Holy Family. Guess where he found them in the end. Find out as he draws the winning ticket on Day 12 of the Advent Draw The winner is Pamela Sanger who receives a bottle of Prosecco donated by Sue Lake.
Day 11: 11th December Fr Murray has had to wander around looking for the Holy Family again. This time some shepherds helped him find them. See where they were when Fr Murray draws the winning ticket on Day 11 of the Advent Draw The winners on Day 11 are Stephen and Pat Wharfe who win a Festive Afternoon Tea donated by George and Noreen Dutton
Day 10: 10th December The Vicar had to ask some villagers to help him find the Holy Family as he was looking for them today. He finally found them indoors with their heads in a book. Find out where they were as you watch Fr Murray draw the winning ticket on Day 10 of the Advent Draw And the winner is Sarah Lawrence who wins a Vegetable Hamper donated by Iris Richardson and Family.
Day 9: 9th December Can you believe it? The Vicar’s lost the Holy Family. Will he find them in time to draw the winning ticket on Day 9 of the Advent Draw? The winner is Anthony Speake who wins a handmade cushion donated by Caroline Aspin
Day 8: 8th December Might the Holy Family be waiting for the Gospel Train. See where they’ve got to as Fr Murray draws the winning ticket for Day 8 of the Advent draw. The winner is Linda Richardson who wins a bouquet of flowers
Day 7: 7th December Fr Murray’s been following the star to find the Holy Family on Day 7 of the Advent Draw. Watch him draw the winning ticket. The winners of Day 7 are John and Louie Atkins who have won a bottle of Whisky donated by Mike and Carol Ashley.
Day 6: 6th December The Holy Family head East. Watch Fr Murray draw the winning ticket on Day 6 of the Advent Draw. The winner on Day 6 is Sylvia Hankinson who wins a Christmas Pudding donated by Pat Wharfe
Day 5: 5th December The Holy Family have gone further afield. Have a look to find out where they’ve got to when Fr Murray draws the winning ticket Day 5 – carried on the wings of angels The winner on Day 5 is Mr John Dickinson who wins a Christmas table decoration donated by MariLu Knowles.
Day 4: 4th December The Holy Family don’t have GPS. What do they do? Watch Fr Murray find out on Day 4 of the Advent Draw as he draws the ticket for Day 4…and the winner is Elaine Maloney who wins a turkey donated by the Garnett family.
Day 3: 3rd December Fr Murray draws the ticket for Day 3 of the Advent Draw for a set of Christmas lights donated by Ged Coates and won by John and Julia Wilson
Day 2: 2nd December Fr Murray draws the second ticket Day 2 of the Advent Draw for the prize of a hand-made Christmas wreath donated by Alison Painter. And the winner is…Edwina Oldham.
Day 1: 1st December The first prize to be drawn is a 3ft Christmas Tree donated by Stockdale Fencing. Watch Fr Murray draw The first ticket and the winner is… Chris Bradford