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6th May 2018

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 03 May 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone


2ND HISTORIC SERVICE – THE 1549 BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.10.45am at St M&W next Sunday May 13th.


LADIES MEETING is next on June 21st. (apologies – Cathedral v busy). Leave Stone 9.30am, 10.30am Tour of Cathedral, followed sandwich lunch, cake, coffee and tea at Chapters. Please see Steph Cardinal by May 27th to book your place. Total cost £15 – money please to Steph with booking


SUMMER EVENSONGat St Saviour’s May 20th at 6.30pm. All welcome


CONCERT: with the Choir of St Michael’s School and Stone recorder group29th June 6.30pm. Tickets available from Christine Burton - £7


Alleluia! Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed! Alleluia!


                This week’s gospel continues from last, where Jesus has been talking about himself as the true vine: he instructs his disciple to “abide in him” of course and warns that apart from him, we can do nothing.

                This week Jesus calls us to “abide in his love” – in other words, it is his love that is the hallmark of his church. His love is not something that we have to strive to accomplish – rather it is our own “abiding” that will do the trick: once we discover his love for us, we will simply not be able to avoid passing it on to others. This is what will change the world

                In our sad age we can reflect on how the world’s problems are caused: strife for power or wealth, hatred of people that are “different” from ourselves, the rather gross distortion of National pride that seeks then to dominate and build barriers between us. Let’s ask the question: isn’t Jesus’s love a better way to live?


Ian Cardinal

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            474                              474                 

                        Ps 8                             4

                        488                              25

                        367                              319/73

186                              186


Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Ron Burton, Mary Townsend, Doreen Knight, Noelle Emery,  Peter and Dianne Harvey, Elsie Richardson, Roy & Barbara Ball, Vera Tomkinson, Neil & Pat Wynne, Gary Kelsall, Rosemary Tranter, 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


And for the departed:

Mavis Steele, Jimmy Frampton, Eileen Hebb, Ray Jones, Jack Gilford, John Marsh, Irene Ralphs




Remembering their families and friends at this time


This week:

Tuesday 8th 11.45am – 1pm Drop Inn café – St Michael’s hall

Wednesday 9th 7.30pm STONE PCC meeting – 11 Farrier Close

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

            7.30pm DEANERY EUCHARIST – Standon (with Bp Michael)

Saturday 12th 3pm – 5.30pm MESSY CHURCH – St Michael’s Hall


HEALING AND MEDITATION SERVICE4pm this Sunday afternoon St M&W – all welcome


ASCENSION DAY EUCHARIST.We are delighted to welcome Bp. Michael as preacher and president this year.


MESSY CHURCHnext meets on May 12th and it seems we may be quite short of helpers this time, both in the Kitchen and on the activities. If you can offer some time please see Edith Leason or Mary Babb


PARISH LUNCH:Next week (May 13th) for St M&W 260th anniversary. No charge, but please get your names on the list in Church