Church friends make a big fuss of Phyllis, 100
A CHURCH held a special celebration to mark the centenary of one of its members.
Tytherington’s Phyllis Chapman recently celebrated her 100th birthday. And so her church – St Michael’s – hosted an afternoon tea for her and more than 50 of her friends and family.
Reverend Graham Turner gave a special speech wishing Phyllis – who was born in the same month the First World War broke out – a very happy birthday.
As well as being a prominent member of the church, the 100-year-old also loves the outdoors, animals and supports many charities.
Gordon Darlington, a fellow member of the church and friend of Phyllis, said: “Phyllis responded to the reverend’s speech by thanking everyone who had attended and said how special the congregation at St Michael’s and the people of Macclesfield had been in helping her to settle so quickly in the area after moving from the south 20 years ago.
“It was a wonderful occasion and. A wonderful afternoon for a very special lady celebrating her 100th birthday.”
On reaching her centenary, Phyllis received dozens of gifts, flowers and more than 50 cards. Her niece, Sue Grindley, said: “I would like to thank everyone on behalf of my mum and myself for making the day and all the celebrations so special.
“Everyone has made such an effort to make mum’s 100 birthday great and I know she has been thrilled with all the effort people have made. She has had a truly wonderful birthday.”
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