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6th March 2016

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 06 March 2016


The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone


99th Bishop of Lichfield named

The Right Reverend Dr Michael Ipgrave has been named as the new Bishop of Lichfield.

He assumes responsibility for one of the Church of England’s largest dioceses, leading an episcopal team with the Bishops of Wolverhampton, Stafford and Shrewsbury.

Bishop Michael (57), the current Bishop of Woolwich in the Diocese of Southwark, will be the ninety-ninth Bishop of Lichfield, in a line going back to St Chad in the seventh century. He succeeds the Right Reverend Jonathan Gledhill, who retired last year.

In this personal welcome message to the Diocese, Bishop Michael says:

I’ve had twelve wonderful years in London but I am so looking forward to coming back to the Midlands. Lichfield is the mother church of the Midlands, and the city of St Chad, a man of great humility and profound Christian faith.”


The Bishop of Southwark, the Right Reverend Christopher Chessun, said “I rejoice that Bishop Michael Ipgrave has been appointed to the See of Lichfield. He will bring to his new role a heart for mission and a humble, gentle, yet purposeful manner which will be a blessing to the people of Lichfield Diocese. He will be much missed and we will all pray for him as well as the parishes and people of his new Diocese





Hymns for today

Aston Stone
479 All on sheet
Ps 127  


Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Ron Burton, Mary Townsend, Ron Osborne, Doreen Knight, Rod Tobias, Noelle Emery, Andrew Kelsall, Terry Clarke, Peter and Dianne Harvey, Elsie Richardson, Glenn Ashall, Barbara Thornicroft, Roy & Barbara Ball, Baby Tanya Hancock, Vera Tomkinson, Crystal Jenkins, Neil Wynne, Gary Kelsall, Julia Johnson, Rosemary Tranter, Jocelyn James, Emily Franks


And for the departed:

Martin Cardinal, Patricia Francis

Remembering their families and friends at this time


This week:

Monday 7th 10.30 am Deanery Standing Committee - Fulford

Tuesday 8th 10.30 am Mothers Union Communion – St M&W

11.45 am – 1 pm DROP IN CAFÉ – St Michael’s Hall

Wednesday 9th 7.30 pm Holy Communion with Lent Address & discussion

Thursday 10th 10.30 am Holy Communion – St M&W


LENT 2016 Our Lent Course continues this week on Christian basics. We meet at Aston St Saviour at 7.30 pm on Wednesday to hear Jane Morris speak about the Eucharist


QUIZ NIGHT in aid of St Michael’s hall – Saturday 12th March 7.30 for 8 pm. Tickets are £6 incl. supper. Teams can be up to 6 people. Call Dennis Abbott on 07866 341111 to book your place


MAUNDY THURSDAY EUCHARIST As usual we shall be taking the Green bus to the Cathedral for this special occasion. There are just 13 places on the bus and you need to sign the list at the back of Church if you would like a place


MOTHERS UNION annual Communion 10.30 am sharp this week