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24th April 2022

By Nichola Abbott - Posted on 20 April 2022

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone


OPEN DOOR PROJECT:We have been asked by St Michaels First School to run this project again this year on Friday 20th May between 9.30am and 3.30pm. We are appealing for helpers on this day as several regular helpers are not available on this day. The children will be going on a Pilgrimage, making replica seals, learning the ropes of bellringing,writing prayers and making stained glass windows If there is a particular activity that you fancy helping with, please have a word with Margaret Moss, Dennis Abbott or Edith Leason. You do not have to commit to the whole day, any help you can give on the day will be appreciated.



The Second Sunday of Easter is the eighth day after Easter using the mode of inclusive counting, according to which,  Easter itself is the first day of the eight. Christian traditions which commemorate this day recall the Biblical account recorded to have happened on the same eighth day after the original Resurrection. “Eight days later, his disciples were again in the house and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them and said “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas “Put your finger here and see my hands, put out your hand and place it in my side, do not be faithless but believing.” Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe." It is because of this scriptural episode that this day is called Thomas Sunday in the Eastern Tradition.

Western Christianity – In early Roman Rite Liturgical books, Easter Week used to be known as “White Week” because of the white robes that were worn that week by those who were baptised at the Easter Vigil.

Another name traditionally given to this Sunday in the English Language is “Low Sunday”.The word "low" may serve to contrast it with the "high" festival of Easter on the preceding Sunday.

In the Roman Catholic Church, this Sunday was designated by Pope John Paul II on 30th April 2008 as Divine Mercy Sunday.

Nichola Abbott

Aston                                      Stone

80                                            563     

355                                          355

228                                          237

272/488                                   506/452

532                                          474

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Elsie Richardson, Vera Tomkinson, Gary Kelsall, John Richardson, Peter Bowler, Catherine Ritchie, Miles Brain, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Margaret Wright, Molly Wright, Norman Latham, Gillian Wright, John Hargreaves, June Stringer, Pam Miles, Jean Gulliver, Margaret Tomlinson, Dave McGlynn, Sue Kenchington, Carl Hartley, Mike Thompson, Helen Tallent, Gillian Robins & Joan Hartley

For the recently departed, remembering their families and friends:

 Terry Thorley, Jeffrey Wilshere & Kathleen Whittle

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Thursday 28th    10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W


DROP INN  The Drop Inn Café will be closed on 26th April. It will re-open on Tuesday 2nd May.

FUNERAL OF TERRY THORLEY: Terry’s funeral will take place this Tuesday 26th April at Carmountside Crematorium at 11am. All are welcome to attend.

SPRING FAYRE:Saturday 7th May from 10am until 1.00pm. Stalls include Tombola, Raffle, Games, Cakes, Preserves, Plants – cuttings & seedlings. If you can help man a stall or provide items for the stalls,  or virtual items such as an Afternoon Tea please speak to Edith and Philip Leason. All proceeds to Church Funds and Fabric Restoration.

SUMMER CONCERT:Our first summer concert is on Saturday 7th May at 4pm.  The Revellation Choir will be performing a wide range of music. Entry is £5 per person and all proceeds are going towards the remaining funds required for the final payment for the new organ.

PARISH JUBILEE LUNCH:To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we will be hosting a Parish Lunch on Sunday 5th June at approximately 12.30pm, in church. Tickets will be on sale from Sunday 8th May priced at £5. This will include a glass of fizz for a toast. You will need to purchase a ticket so we know how many to cater for. Everyone welcome. Contact Nichola on 814134 for ticketsor further information.