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17th March 2019

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 14 March 2019


The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone


PLEASE HOLD REVD ALISON IN YOUR PRAYERSduring her trip to the Diocese of Matlosane in South Africa from 15-30 March. Please pray for safety in travel and good health, for positive learning experiences and good social interactions with fellow curates, the host families, and churches she visits. There will be an opportunity to hear about her visit over afternoon tea at Shallowford House on Monday 6 May.



Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,


I am writing to invite you, and those among whom you minister, to join me in our Cathedral church at 11am on the morning of Maundy Thursday, 18th April. This is a great opportunity for us to come together in mutual support and prayer as we prepare with our people to enter into the great three days celebration of the Lord's passion and resurrection which makes us his people.


I look forward to us gathering together as one family from across our far-reaching diocese in the place hallowed by the prayerful, expectant and generous witness to Jesus of our first bishop, St Chad. We will celebrate the Eucharist; we will reflect n the Word of God; we will bless and receive the three holy oils; and we will renew corporately and individually our commitment to ministry. Soup and rolls will be served afterwards, and you are warmly invited to share in this as you greet friends and colleagues from around the diocese.

I do hope that, as those who share in ministry with me and my brother bishops, you will be able to join me in this celebration, and that you will encourage members of your church to accompany you.


Be assured of my prayers for you and your people at the beginning of Lent, travelling towards the joy of Easter.

Your brother in Christ  + Michael. Lichfield

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            343                              343

            77                                330

426                              259

53/159                        465/159

55                                480

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,  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 18th 9am & 5pm Morning & Evening Prayer St M&W

                        10.15am Funeral of Richard Kempa

Tuesday 19th 9am & 5pm Morning & Evening Prayer St Saviour’s

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

Wednesday 20th Lent Holy Communion & Address – St M&W

Thursday 21st 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W


WE WELCOMESt Michael’s School Choir to our service at 9.15am at Aston this morning


LENTEN ADDRESS AND HOLY COMMUNION:St Michael & St Wulfad’s Wednesday 7.30pm. This week’s speaker is Mr Martin Bishop, from our own Church family and the Community of Evangelists


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