You are here10th March 2019

10th March 2019

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 07 March 2019

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone


LENT….LENT….LENTa time for doing something positive in Christian faith. Why not join us for Morning and Evening Prayer on Mondays and Tuesdays and the Lent extra Holy Communion on Wednesday evenings. This week’s speaker is the Rev’d Alison Thomas


But there is a MISTAKE ON THE LENT LEAFLET. Apologies to any I have misled, but this year’s speakers at our extra Lent Communion are all at ST MICHAEL AND ST WULFAD, not, as it says, at St Saviour’s this year


CHURCH STREETis now a one way street around the entrance to St Michael & St Wulfad’s Church. Please be aware you can no longer turn left on to Church Street from the Church entrance there! Signage will be arriving in due course, but it is likely that enforcement will be strict from this point onwards



I am delighted to introduce the 2019 Bishop’s Lent Appeal in the Diocese of Lichfield. This year’s topic is one which I feel should be central to our life together and ministry as Christians: mental health and wellbeing. I have been impressed by many projects supported by our churches which work in this area; this is something that touches all of us. I also know that all our churches offer care and support, often very quietly, to people who are struggling with particular mental health problems or concerns.

I very much hope that this Lent you will open your hearts and wallets to support those suffering from the aftermath of trauma and other serious mental health issues, particularly when caused by exposure to war and violence. I also invite you to pray with me for other good work that is happening in the Diocese in the area of mental health and wellbeing, as well as to consider ways that you might give of your time and energy to help

  Leaflets, Gift Aid envelopes etc. are at the back of church

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            145                              145

            39                                312

106                              261

386/308                       379/319

285                              285

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Mary Townsend, Noelle Emery,  Dianne Harvey, Elsie Richardson, Roy & Barbara Ball, Vera Tomkinson, Neil & Pat Wynne, Gary Kelsall, Emily Franks, John Richardson, Annette McMullen, Peter Bowler, Howard Boswell, Catherine Ritchie, Sarah Taylor, Graham Baker, Jackie Finnemore,  James Astle, Miles Brain, Joan Lazonby,  John & Ann Shuttleworth, Joyce Crowther, Evelyn Cotterill, Margaret Wright, Gren Deakin


And for the departed:

Richard Kempa, John Harris

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Monday 11th 9am & 5pm Morning & Evening Prayer St M&W

Tuesday 12th 9am & 5pm Morning & Evening Prayer St Saviour’s

            10.30am Mother’s Union Holy Communion – St Michael’s Hall

            11.45am – 1pm Drop In Café – St Michael’s hall

Wednesday 13th Lent Holy Communion & Address – St M&W

Thursday 14th 9.30am Holy Communion – The Moorings

10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W


RICHARD KEMPA Richard’s funeral has now been arranged for Monday 18th March at 10.15am in the morning. The family would be pleased to see his friends from our church family there


PARISH LUNCHAT St M&W on March 17th. If you would like to share lunch with us, please have a word with Nichola Abbott – 814134. List to sign at the back of church


LADIES OUTING TO MIDDLEPORT POTTERY. Lunch is 12.30pm this Thursday (14th). If you wish to do the heritage train first, please allow at least 1 hour!