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4th November 2018

By Nichola Abbott - Posted on 31 October 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone


REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 11TH NOVNext Sunday is Remembrance Sunday. There will be a said Communion Service at 9.30am followed by the ACt of Remembrance at the Cenotaph. There will then be a Service of Remembrance At Ss Michael & Wulfad at around 11.30am.Particularly poignat this year as it is 100 years since the end of World War 1.        

ADVENTIVITY The season of advent will soon be upon us and we will once again be running Adventivity and invite you to take part. It involves a Nativity Set travelling around the Parish from family to family during Advent, symbolising the journey Mary and Joseph made to Bethlehem.

The journey begins on Advent Sunday 2nd December and ends in church at the Crib Service at 4pm on Christmas Eve.

The family changes hands every 24hrs, and we ask that you arrange the receipt of and handing over. Details will be given of where it is coming from and where it is going to.

If you would like to take part or would like to know more, please contact Dennis Abbott on 07866 341111.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Can you help? Due to losing a couple of members from the rota, we are in need of some volunteers for the coffee rota. It would be a shame if we had to go back to once a fortnight like we used to do. The more volunteers we have, the less frequently you will need to do it.

We are also looking for Sides people. If you can help with either of these roles please speak to Nichola. Thank you.


Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            313                              9(v1-4,7)                    

                        282(for PS)                 163

                        163                              259

                        259/63                        297/53

122                              134


Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Mary Townsend, Noelle Emery,  Peter and Dianne Harvey, Elsie Richardson, Roy & Barbara Ball, Vera Tomkinson, Neil & Pat Wynne, Gary Kelsall, Jocelyn James, 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,  Elsie Woodcock, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Sheila Howells , Richard Kempa, Frank & Joyce Crowther.


And for the departed:

Jean Harris, Kathleen May Cooper

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

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

Thursday 8th  10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W


PARISH DIARIES Pick up your 2019 diary now - £2.50 donation


LADIES MEETING:Our next outing is Christmas lunch at Bridgemere on Thursday 13th December. Please see Steph for more details and to book your place


1918 – 100 YEARS ON Concert to mark the end of WW1 – Admission free, but a retiring collection between RBL and St M&W. Stone Choral Society, St Michael’s school, much more – but chiefly – yourselves. Do come Nov 7th at 7.30pm


MESSY CHURCH The next session is on Saturday 17th November from 3pm until 5.30pm In St Michaels Hall. Additional Help for this session would be welcome as it does tend to be one of our busiest sessions. If you can help please speak to Edith Leason.