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4th February 2018

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 04 February 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone


LADIES MEETING: Next meeting Thursday 8th March – 12.30pm Lunch at the “Star”. Please book your place with Steph Cardinal - £5 deposit needed- by 25th February


ASH WEDNESDAYis looming – Wednesday 14th February. Holy Communion with Blessing and imposition of ashes at St Michael & St Wulfad for both parishes 7.30pm that day


Tidings, tidings that be true,

Sorrow is past and joy doth renew.


Whereas Adam caused by sin

Our nature thus to be mortal,

A maiden's son doth now begin

For to repair us from that fall.

And that is true;

The name of him is Christ Jesu.


Some of our kind hath had such grace

That since his birth they did him see,

Both son and mother face to face

In the chief city called Jewry. [perhaps an error for 'of Jewry', i.e. Judea]

And that is true;

Both kings and shepherds they it knew.


The prophets thereof were nothing dismayed

Of the tidings before that they had told;

For now it is full right as they said,

A clean maid hath born a king in folde. ['on earth']

And that is true;

For he is born to wear the purple hue.


This is a Medieval carol for the end of Christmas – February 2nd – The season lasted for a month AFTER Dec 25th and didn’t start till then!

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

426                              242                 

                        Ps 8                             149

                        242                              514

                        156                              96/500

388                              33


Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Ron Burton, Mary Townsend, Doreen Knight, Noelle Emery,  Peter and Dianne Harvey, Elsie Richardson,  Barbara Thornicroft, Roy & Barbara Ball, Tanya Hancock, Vera Tomkinson, Neil & Pat Wynne, Gary Kelsall, Rosemary Tranter, Jocelyn James, Emily Franks, John Richardson, Joan Pinfield, Annette McMullen, Peter Bowler, Howard Boswell, Catherine Ritchie, Sarah Taylor, Graham Baker, Helen Mardling, Jackie Finnemore, Wendy Gee, James Astle

And for the departed:

Alma Pickstock, Gloria Mathews, Charles Mitchell, Leslie Pitt




Remembering their families and friends at this time


This week:

Tuesday 6th 11.45am – 1pm DROP INN CAFÉ – St Michael’s hall

Thursday 8th 9.30am Holy Communion – the Moorings

10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W



The next 3 editions of the magazine are now secure in that Steph Cardinal has agreed to take this on. But we still need a permanent organiser for the future. If we do not wish to see the magazine fail by the summer, please see the Rector


ST MICHAEL & ST WULFAD 260  Bible readathon. We invite you to participate; we will read, out loud, the whole of the Old Testament commencing 1pm Sunday 18th Feb and continuing till midnight, then 7am till midnight Mon and Tue and 7am till completion Wed 21st. Simply text your details to 07866341111 or email and an application form will be sent to you.


Saturday 17th February – HOT POT SUPPER – Aston Village hall.Tickets are now available - £10 each