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10th November 2019

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 07 November 2019

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone


APOLOGIES TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE MOORINGSIt has not been possible to organise a Communion service this month


BISHOPS AND PUDDINGS J 24th November 10.45am: As usual on Stir up Sunday, we shall be making Christmas puddings during our service this day. This year we are joined by Bishop Geoff, on his last Sunday duties as Bishop of Stafford. If you would like to purchase a pudding, so speak to Chris Connolly – this year the puddings will have a special Episcopal blessing included, so quality is guaranteed


MOTHERS UNION & LADIES GUILDmeets at its new time of 11am this Tuesday – Speaker, Sue Coles


The first Remembrance Daywas conducted in 1919 throughout Britain and the Commonwealth. Originally called Armistice Day, it commemorated the end of hostilities the previous year. It came to symbolise the end of the war and provide an opportunity to remember those who had died.

In a letter published in the London Evening News on 8 May 1919, an Australian journalist, Edward George Honey, had proposed a respectful silence to remember those who had given their lives in the First World War. This was brought to the attention of King George V and on 7 November 1919, the King issued a proclamation which called for a two minute silence: "All locomotion should cease, so that, in perfect stillness, the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead."

One hundred years after the first Remembrance Day, the people of Stone will gather at the War memorial to pay our respects to those who have died in our conflicts. The day is marked with no small sadness that, still, 100 years later; we have not learned the lessons of history.

May God bless us all as we gather together in Church this day. And May we finally learn to seek that “Peace which passes all understanding”

Ian Cardinal

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone

            15                                106

            366                              366

                        sheet                            tune 114

342/313                       15

114                              National Anthem


Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Mary Townsend,  Elsie Richardson, Vera Tomkinson, Neil & Pat Wynne, Gary Kelsall, John Richardson, Peter Bowler,  Catherine Ritchie,  Graham Baker,  James Astle, Miles Brain,  John & Ann Shuttleworth,  Evelyn Cotterill, Margaret Wright, Gren Deakin, Margaret Bott, Molly Wright, Norman Latham, Joan Lazonby, Richard Stephens


And for the departed:

 Brian Dominic, George Washington, Eva McNulty, Joseph Tellwright, Gwen Cann


Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Tuesday 12th 11am Mothers Union & ladies Guild – St Michael’s Hall

11.45 – 13.00 Drop Inn Café - St Michael’s hall


Thursday 14th 10.30am Holy Communion – St Michael & St Wulfad


MESSY ADULTS … a craft café at St Saviour’s Church on Wednesday 13 November, 2-4pm. Tea/coffee, cake and all craft materials provided. Suggested donation £5.  For catering purposes, please let Revd Alison know if you are coming along.


BISHOP GEOFF’S LEAVING GIFT.Our two churches would like to make a combined gift. All donations to Churchwardens please


LADIES OUTING:  Tuesday 17th December. Please can all outstanding monies be paid to Steph ASAP. £6 Illuminations, £10.75 Buffet


PARISH DIARIES are available in each Church. These are free, but we suggest a donation for our churches.