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7th January 2018

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 07 January 2018

Three Kings from Persian lands afar

To Jordan follow the pointing star:

And this the quest of the travellers three,

Where the new-born King of the Jews may be.

Full royal gifts they bear for the King;

Gold, incense, myrrh are their offering.


How brightly shines the morning star!

With grace and truth from heaven afar

Our Jesse tree now bloweth.


The star shines out with a steadfast ray;

The kings to Bethlehem make their way,

And there in worship they bend the knee,

As Mary’s child in her lap they see;

Their royal gifts they show to the King;

Gold, incense, myrrh are their offering.


Of Jacob’s stem and David’s line,

For thee, my Bridegroom, King divine,

My soul with love o’erfloweth.


Thou child of man, lo, to Bethlehem

The Kings are travelling, travel with them!

The star of mercy, the star of grace,

Shall lead thy heart to its resting place.

Gold, incense, myrrh thou canst not bring;

Offer thy heart to the infant King.


The Traditional Epiphany music from Peter Cornelius


Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

71                                41                   

                        118 (for Psalm)           118

                        113                              sheet

                        514                              535/542

394                              394


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

And for the departed:

Charles Mitchell, Jessie Moore, Pat Webb, Gerald Etchells, Rev’d Peter Robbins




Remembering their families and friends at this time


This week:

Tuesday 9th 11.45am – 1pm DROP IN CAFÉ resumes – St Michael’s hall

Wednesday 10th 7.30pm Messy Church planning – St Michael’s hall

Thursday 11th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W


PARISH MAGAZINE – TOWER AND SPIRE.   After many years diligent service, Preb Michael Harding has decided that he needs to withdraw from being the “Format Editor” of the magazine. This means we need an enthusiastic person willing to put together the various contributions into a sensible order for 10 editions per year. If anyone is interested in talking this through, then please have a word with 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.


SUNDAY 7TH January 4pm Healing and meditation service at St M&W – all welcome


The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone


Sunday 14th January– Parish Lunch at Stone Golf club – see Social Committee. List to sign at the back of Church – Please do not remove – just sign!


Saturday 17th February– Hot Pot Supper – Aston Village hall


MESSY CHURCH PLANNINGWednesday 10th 7.30pm in Hall – all very welcome!