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12th May 2019

By Nichola Abbott - Posted on 09 May 2019

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone


Alleluia, Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed! Alleluia!


The Fourth Sunday of Easter is known as Good Shepherd Sunday. The name derives from the Gospel Reading for the day which is from the tenth chapter of John’s Gospel. In this reading, Jesus is described as The Good Shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep.

Jesus emphasises that in giving his life for his sheep, he is doing so of his own will. His death was to be the living proof that the greatest love a person can show is to give ones’ life for ones friends. Proof that Jesus truly is a Good Shepherd.


Nichola Abbott


Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            484                              484

            246                              117

                        13                                26

495/325                       325/293

237                              532


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, J

Jackie Finnemore,  James Astle, Miles Brain, Joan Lazonby,  John & Ann Shuttleworth,  Evelyn Cotterill, Margaret Wright, Gren Deakin


And for the departed:

Marjorie Griggs, Michael Edensor, Doreen Smith

Remembering their families and friends at this time


This week:

Monday 13th Open Door with St Michaels and Pirehill First School

Tuesday 14th Open Dorr with St Michaels and Pirehill First School

Tuesday 14th 11.45am – 1pm Drop Inn Café – St Michael’s Hall

Thursday 16th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W


CRAFT FAIRin St Michaels Hall on Saturday 18th May 10am – 3pm. Free entry. Various craft stalls. Refreshments available. Proceeds to the continued refurbishment of the hall.


MESSY CHURCH- The next session is on Saturday 1st June from 3pm until 5.30pm. The theme is to be “Fathers Day”. If you are able to help at this session, please speak to Edith Leason or Mary Babb.


LADIES OUTING– Wednesday 19th June to Buzzard’s Valley Vineyard and distillery. Final date for booking a place and paying is 19th May – please see Steph


CONFIRMATIONBishop Geoff has agreed to come for a Confirmation service on Sunday 16th June at 6pm. If you would like to consider this in any way, please see the Rector as soon as possible. Preparation starts soon!