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29th September 2019

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 26 September 2019

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone



September 15th saw our 40th Wedding anniversary, as many of you already know. Our daughters and son in Law had told us that last Saturday, they would be taking us out for a meal:- little did we know that this was a blatant “fib” , and that they had actually organised a surprise party in St Michael’s hall, with many of our family and friends having driven big distances to celebrate with us!

So, last Sunday followed in the chain of events, with our enjoying cake with our church family after both 9.15am and 10.45am. Not only this, but they had colluded with Rev’d Alison to arrange a renewal of our wedding vows after 10.45am. To say that we were choked with emotion is putting it mildly!

So, instead of writing the usual “blurb” for the pewsheet, this week we want to say a huge Thank you to everyone who has shared the occasion with us. As I said to our guests on the Saturday night, you are all very special people as your cards and gifts have shown. Thank you is simply inadequate. We are touched and moved by your kindness. God bless you all


Ian and Steph

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone  

            564                              564

            442                              53

                        34                                253

339/404                       276/226

33                                33


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


And for the departed:

Kathleen Wright

Remembering their families and friends at this time


This week:

Tuesday 1st 11.45 – 13.00 Drop Inn Café  - St Michael’s hall

Thursday 26th 10.30am Holy Communion – St Michael & St Wulfad

            7.30pm “Spiritual essentials” – 11 Farrier Close


SPIRITUAL ESSENTIALS. Session two is entitled “Nourishment – keeping going.”  Everyone Welcome to the Rectory, 11 Farrier Close on Thursday


ST MICHAEL & ST WULFAD HERITAGE DAY:on Saturday 5th October from 10am until 4pm. We need volunteers to help man the church. Please speak to Jean Sutton if you can help.


HARVEST SUPPER:Saturday 5th October at Aston Village Hall. This will be a bring and share supper. Everyone welcome, but please sign the list at the back of church.


LADIES OUTINGTuesday 17th December 5.30pm – Lichfield Cathedral illuminations – cost £6:  Name and money to Steph by Sunday October 20th. Food plans to follow