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8th July 2018

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 09 July 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone



            If you have been reading the latest Tower and Spire then you will already have seen that our Team of Ministers is to increase with the arrival of the Rev’d Alison Hudson. Some years ago Alison actually undertook a brief placement with us as part of her training: but now she is to join us as a recently Ordained Priest and Curate, though Non stipendiary. She will offer roughly half time in our “patch” and I am sure that you will make her welcome

            Bishop Geoff will license Alison to us at a said Communion on Wednesday 5th September at 10am in St Michael & St Wulfad’s. This service will be open to all, but will be a fairly low key event, as she has only just been priested

            But I deliberately said “all change” – because at a very similar moment the Rev’d Jane Morris will be preparing to leave us to become the Vicar of Little Drayton in Shropshire. Jane has been an enormous helpmeet and friend to all of us in this Benefice and it will be with no small sadness that we see her depart. But we must rejoice that, once again, we have been useful to new Priests in their formation for God’s work, both in and out of his church. We are in the business of transforming the world into the Kingdom of God – and in Christ’s name we will wish Jane and Tony many blessings for the future, as we pray for them

            So what will be next, I wonder? God has been very good to our people here and we have been blessed to share so much over the years. One thing we can be certain of – the future will be both challenging and exciting!


Ian Cardinal


Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            82                                429                 

                        288                              231

                        287                              287

                        404/342                       127/342

10                                10


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, 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


And for the departed:

Clare Austin, John Rowley, Mary Rigby, June Parnell, Gwen Warrilow

Remembering their families and friends at this time


This week:

Tuesday 10th 11.45am – 1pm Drop Inn café – St Michael’s Hall

Wednesday 11th 7.30pm STONE PCC meeting - Church

Thursday 12th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

Saturday 14th 3pm – 5.30pm MESSY CHURCH – St Michael’s Hall


LADIES GROUPAfter our successful tour of Lichfield Cathedral, the next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 5th September – The World of Wedgwood. Afternoon tea at 1.30pm – cost £16 with optional guided tour at a further cost of £5. Please book your place with Steph – with money – by August 12th


CHRIST CHURCH FLOWER FESTIVALOur brothers and sisters in our next door parish are celebrating 180 years this year. On 6th/7th/8th they have a flower festival – do go and support them!


JOHN ROWLEY’S FUNERALwill be held at St M&W on 11th July at 11.45am. Prayers for Glenda and the family at this time of course