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30th december 2018

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 27 December 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone


LADIES GROUPPut Thursday 14th March 2019 into your diaries – further details to come!


PETER HARVEY’S FUNERALPeter and Dianne have been long standing stalwarts of St M&W of course and are well known to many folks in our church family. His funeral will be on Monday 7th January at 10.30am. Our love and prayers are with Roger, Paul and their families of course


We often use an expression among our English idioms:- when we are hard pressed or pushed to the limit, we are likely to say to someone that we can’t do that because “I’m only human!”

Just suppose that’s only true as far as it goes. Underlying that expression is the assumption that humans are limited, incapable are ultimately unable to accomplish all that we would like to do or be – but let’s think about what being human is really meant to be. Because Christmas gives us a new challenge – instead of being the old limited human, we see humanity as it is meant to be in the Lord Jesus. Far from being incapable, now humans are made into something new. We may not yet be all that we can be – but in Christ there is a new Creation. God has become Man in Christ in order that, in Christ, Humans can become divine

We are used to reading Genesis 3 at our Carol services – how Adam and Eve become so much less than they should have been through disobeying God. The Christmas message is that this curse has been reversed.


Ian Cardinal


MORE SAD NEWSValerie Roycroft died over the weekend. More love and prayers to Peter and the family


A most blessed New Year to you for 2019

Hymns for todayAll numbers from carol sheet

                        Aston                          Stone              

            1                                  3

            11                                17

9                                  9

14/13                           14/13

20                                20


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, Wendy Gee, James Astle, Miles Brain, Joan Lazonby,  John & Ann Shuttleworth, Sheila Howells, Richard Kempa, Frank & Joyce Crowther, Evelyn Cotterill, Margaret Wright


And for the departed:

Brenda York, Peter Harvey, Mirella Mason, Valerie Roycroft

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Thursday 3rd 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W


PARISH DIARIES Please buy a diary.We still have 45 to sell!!


SUNDAY LUNCH AT STONE GOLF CLUB – JANUARY 13TH 2019.All welcome. Please sign the sheets at the back of both churches, or see a member of Aston Social Committee


DEFIBRILATOR TRAINING. Although it is simple to use, a date has been set – Jan 12th from 10am in St Michael’s Hall. More information is available from Dennis Abbott on 07866 341111. Members of all congregations are welcome


SUNDAY 6TH January 4pm Healing and meditation service at St M&W – all welcome


Sunday 13th January– Parish Lunch at Stone Golf club – see Social Committee