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Rainow Parish Council Civic Service 2022

Updated: Sep 29, 2022


Cllr Alan Brett (Chairman of Rainow Parish Council), Mr Bill Bennett (Mayor of Rainow) and Vicar Simon Gowler


Our Civic Service was held at Holy Trinity Church on Sunday 25th September 2022. It was a delight to welcome parishioners along with dignitaries for our first service in four years (last held in 2018).


Among our guests were the Mayor and Mayoress of Cheshire East (Cllr David Marren and Mrs Belinda Marren), Mayor of Bollington Town Council (Cllr John Stewart), Mr David Rutley MP and representatives from Pott Shrigley Parish Council (Cllr Basford) and Higher Hurdsfield Parish Council (Cllr Peter Torr).

Mayor and Mayoress of Cheshire East and Cllr Brett

Cllr Alan Brett and Cllr John Stewart

(Mayor of Bollington Town Council)

David Rutley MP and Cllr Alan Brett

Vicar Simon Gowler and Cllr Alan Brett


Our Vicar, Simon Gowler, led an excellent Service.


Attendees proceeded in a procession to Rainow Primary School where Cllr Alan Brett, Chairman of the Parish Council, gave his welcoming speech.

Mr Brian Foreman and Mayor of Rainow, Mr Bill Bennett


The Mayor of Rainow, Mr Bill Bennett, was pleased to present Mr Brian Foreman with a Civic Award in recognition of the outstanding contribution he has made to the Community.

There was an excellent spread of food with sandwiches provided by Councillors and some fantastic cakes received from the Womens Institute and Mothers Union.

We also welcomed Rainow Rose Queen, Tabby Prager and her attendants (Grace Gowling and Lily and Rowan Suarez-Thompson).


The Parish Council would like to say a big thank you to all residents who joined in to help make the Civic Service such a successful event. In particular all Members of the Womens Institute, the Mothers Union and Church Members.

We could not make this possible without your help.








Rose Queen, Tabby Prager, and her attendants

(Grace Gowling and Lily and Rowan Suarez-Thompson)

Cllrs Alan Taylor (Vice Chairman) and Cllr Nathan Gabbott


Cllr Richard Balment


Procession Pictures




Photos were taken by Rainow Parish Council Clerk Sarah Giller.



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