Whaley Bridge welcomes Rev Cheri from New Zealand

Whaley Bridge welcomes Rev Cheri from New Zealand

THE people of Whaley Bridge welcomed their new American born ‘vicar’, the Rev Cheri Pinner, as she was licensed to be priest in charge of the parish by Bishop Peter Foster of Chester

Cheri and her husband John, who is also ordained and will act as her curate, were applauded by a packed Holy Trinity Church. The parish also includes the ancient St James’s Church at Taxal.

Cheri and John, who originally met in Kenya – ‘a blessed British American alliance’ – have lived in New Zealand for 29 years.  Cheri is still a US citizen and getting her work permit delayed arriving in Whaley Bridge by nearly three months. Continue Reading →

Whaley Bridge Allotment & Gardeners’ Society visit to Oldroyd’s Rhubarb Farm on 6th March 2010

On a cool March morning, 30 members set off to visit the Oldroyd Rhubarb Sheds within the Wakefield Triangle, arriving in time for the start of  a very detailed and informative  talk given by Mrs. Oldroyd-Hume, who has been involved in the family business most of her life. Continue Reading →