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9th June 2019

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 05 June 2019

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone




MOTHERS UNION MEETING Tuesday 11th IN CHURCH this week – Speaker is Steph Cardinal – a Rectory life. All welcome


LADIES OUTINGto Buzzard’s Valley vineyard. Steph now has directions, drivers and passengers sorted. Please see her for details


From its holy dusters and flower arrangers to its tea mashers and tour guides - the 400-strong team of volunteers at Lichfield Cathedral have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

It is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities, and is the equivalent of an individual MBE. On behalf of Lichfield Cathedral’s volunteers, Kath Toothill and Pete Harris joined fellow recipients of this year’s award at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May.


The Dean of Lichfield, the Very Revd Adrian Dorber said: “Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our cathedral and it is wonderful for them to be recognised in this way.

"They are an extraordinary group of individuals who give of their time and talents generously. Without them and their tireless support, our mission, our ministry and our hospitality would be so much less.

“I am proud as punch for them all."


There will be a Thanksgiving Service in Lichfield Cathedral for all its volunteers on 23 June followed by a garden party and a presentation of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by the Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Ian Dudson CBE KStJ.


A certificate signed by the Queen will be received at a later date.


Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            184                              184

            69                                69

                        90                                90

92/410                        92/456

356                              380


Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Mary Townsend, Noelle Emery,  Dianne Harvey, Elsie Richardson, Roy & Barbara Ball, Vera Tomkinson, Neil & Pat Wynne, Gary Kelsall,

Emily Franks, John Richardson, Annette McMullen, Peter Bowler,   

Howard Boswell, Catherine Ritchie, Sarah Taylor, Graham Baker, J

Jackie Finnemore,  James Astle, Miles Brain, Joan Lazonby,  John & Ann Shuttleworth,  Evelyn Cotterill, Margaret Wright, Gren Deakin, Margaret Bott


And for the departed:

Josephine Rylands, Thomas Weaver

Remembering their families and friends at this time


This week:

Tuesday 11th 10.15am Mothers Union meeting – Church.

11.45am – 1pm Drop Inn Café – IN CHURCH this week

2pm Confirmation preparation – 14 Sheridan Way

Wednesday 12th 7.30pm Aston PCC meeting - Church

Thursday 13th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

Friday 14th 7pm Cantiamo Choir Concert – St Michael & St Wulfad’s


CONFIRMATIONBishop Geoff has agreed to come for a Confirmation service on Sunday 16th June at 6pm. We are meeting on Tuesdays – 2pm 14 Sheridan way


GARDEN PARTY AT ASTON MILL .  Sadly, with Mary Wesson poorly in hospital, the family have asked for the Garden party scheduled for June 22nd to be postponed. Our love, prayers and understanding are with them all


COACH TRIP TO LLANDUDNOJuly 13th depart Stone approx. 8.30am, leave Llandudno 5.30pm. Cost approx. £15, depending on numbers. To book seats speak to Nichola Abbott 07866 101988