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11th November 2018

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 09 November 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!Can you help? Due to losing a couple of members from the rota, we are in need of some volunteers for the coffee rota. It would be a shame if we had to go back to once a fortnight like we used to do. The more volunteers we have, the less frequently you will need to do it. We are also looking for Sides people. If you can help with either of these roles please speak to Nichola. Thank you.


Aston Christmas Fair is Nov 24th, Stone Coffee Morning on Dec 1st. Both of these run a tombola and items for both are needed:- please give them to Mary Babb at Aston and to Jean Sutton at Stone; Also Cakes etc.  Would be warmly welcomed – thank you in advance


Mothers Union and Ladies Guild meeting Tuesday 10.30am in St Michael’s hall. Speaker – Sue Coles


According to the internet, “World War One was one of the deadliest conflicts in the history of the human race, in which over 16 million people died. The total number of both civilian and military casualties is estimated at around 37 million people. The war killed almost 7 million civilians and 10 million military personnel.”


This year is, of course, the centenary of the end of (what we know as) World War 1. The numbers above are staggering almost beyond comprehension. When we think that the total population of our country was about 46 million in 1914, we can see that it is not far off the idea of wiping out most of our country!

So today we reflect on the effect the conflict had around the world. It totally reshaped Empires and Governments, created countries and Nations – and made a truly radical impact upon the way that society functioned. Although pressure was already on for women to obtain the vote, it was almost unthinkable that they should work in Industry in the way that they did.

May God’s peace which passes all understanding grow in our hearts and minds                  Ian Cardinal


Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            All hymns in booklet for both churches


Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Mary Townsend, Noelle Emery,  Peter and Dianne Harvey, Elsie Richardson, Roy & Barbara Ball, Vera Tomkinson, Neil & Pat Wynne, Gary Kelsall, Jocelyn James, Emily Franks, John Richardson, Annette McMullen, Peter Bowler, Howard Boswell, Catherine Ritchie, Sarah Taylor, Graham Baker, Jackie Finnemore, Wendy Gee, James Astle, Miles Brain, Joan Lazonby,  Elsie Woodcock, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Sheila Howells and

Richard Kempa, Frank & Joyce Crowther, Tristan Sims


And for the departed:

Jean Harris, Kathleen May Cooper, Ted Bourne, Dennis Buckley

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Monday 12th 10.30am Remembrance Service – Summerfield Court

        7.30pm STONE DEANERY SYNOD St M&W – speaker Mr Roy Crowne

Tuesday 13th 11.45am – 1pm DROP INN CAFÉ – St Michael’s Hall

Thursday 15th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W


PARISH DIARIES Pick up your 2019 diary now - £2.50 donation


LADIES MEETING:Our next outing is Christmas lunch at Bridgemere on Thursday 13th December. Please see Steph for more details and to book your place


MESSY CHURCHThe next session is on Saturday 17th November from 3pm until 5.30pm In St Michaels Hall. Additional Help for this session would be welcome as it does tend to be one of our busiest sessions. If you can help please speak to Edith Leason.


ADVENTIVITYThis involves a Nativity Set travelling around the Parish from family to family during Advent, symbolising the journey Mary and Joseph made to Bethlehem. The journey begins on Advent Sunday 2nd December and ends in church at the Crib Service at 4pm on Christmas Eve. The family changes hands every 24hrs, and we ask that you arrange the receipt of and handing over. If you would like to take part or would like to know more, please contact Dennis Abbott on 07866 341111.