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February 2018


18th February 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

LENT….LENT…LENT…  This most important season: have you got your copy of “Journeys in Lent” yet? – freely available in each Church – take one for interested friends and family. Discussion of the contributions after Drop Inn Lunch on Tuesdays. The Lent course is held at St Saviour’s Aston  7.30pm and Wednesdays: this week we contemplate the icon of “Surrender” – which will be given out on the day. Do join us for something rather different this year

 

TWO SPECIAL SERVICESare looming: at 2.30pm on Sunday 25th February Bishop Geoff is kindly coming to Confirm three members of St M&W congregation. On Sunday 4th March at 3pm we receive the HMS St Vincent Standard for laying up in St M&W.

 

The Bishop of Lichfield, the Right Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, has appointed six clergy from the diocese to fill vacant Prebendary stalls at Lichfield Cathedral.

They are:

  • The Revd Ian Cardinal, Rector of St Michael and St Wulfad Stone with St Saviour Aston, Rural Dean of Stone and Interim Rural Dean of Eccleshall – to the Prebend of Bobenhull
  • The Revd Philip Moon, Vicar of Bishopwood and of Brewood – to the Prebend of Stotfold
  • The Revd Brian Leathers, Vicar of Alton with Bradley-le-Moors and Denstone with Ellastone and Stanton and Mayfield, and Rural Dean of Uttoxeter – to the Prebend of Dassett Parva
  • The Revd Helen Morby, Rector of Kinnerley with Melverley and Knockin with Maesbrook and or Maesbury – to the Prebend of Wolvey
  • The Revd Sarah Morris, Managing Chaplain HMP/YOI Drake Hall and Bishop’s Advisor for Prison Chaplaincy – to the Prebend of Whittington
  • The Revd Mark Salmon, Vicar of Harlescott and Area Dean of Shrewsbury – to the Prebend of Tarvin.

Prebendaries are members of the cathedral foundation, and become part of its extended community. The award of a Prebendary stall is an honour, recognising the contribution and service of the recipient to the life of the Diocese. In times past, it was also associated with rights and income from a parcel of land after which the Prebend is named.

Bishop Michael said: “I am delighted to offer these six clergy Prebendary stalls to recognise their dedication – whether in parish ministry or, as in Sarah’s case, serving as a chaplain at the heart of the prison community. I look forward to installing them at the Cathedral in April.”

The six will be installed at Cathedral Evensong on Sunday 15 April at 3pm.

 

I am humbled and delighted to receive this great honour

Ian Cardinal

11th February 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

LADIES' MEETING: Next meeting Thursday 8th March – 12.30pm Lunch at the “Star”. Please book your place with Steph Cardinal - £5 deposit needed- by 25th February

 

ASH WEDNESDAYis looming – Wednesday 14th February. Holy Communion with Blessing and imposition of ashes at St Michael & St Wulfad for both parishes 7.30pm that day

 

The verses from our Epistle for today remind me of our Salvation Army Cadets' Sessional Song: I was in the cohort named the 'Proclaimers of the Gospel' (1984-1986).

To be honest, when we first heard it, we were a tad disappointed. We were young and raring to go, and our Song lyrics were quiet; contemplative, even.

But gradually, we began to understand the significance and the importance of experiencing God's light shining in our hearts to give us the knowledge of Christ within us. For, unless we knew Christ for ourselves, how could we possibly be the channels for His light to shine through us, as we 'proclaimed the Gospel'?

How glad are we all today then, to have received this light and knowledge, and to  welcome Christ Himself into our hearts,  so that others, too, may know Him.

As an Old Army song says:

 

Only as I truly know thee

Can I make thee truly known:

Only bring the power to others

Which in my own life is shown.

(Ruth Tracy)

 

 

Thanks be to God for His grace, love and mercy!

 

Jane Morris, Rev'd.

4th February 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

LADIES MEETING: Next meeting Thursday 8th March – 12.30pm Lunch at the “Star”. Please book your place with Steph Cardinal - £5 deposit needed- by 25th February

 

ASH WEDNESDAYis looming – Wednesday 14th February. Holy Communion with Blessing and imposition of ashes at St Michael & St Wulfad for both parishes 7.30pm that day

 

Tidings, tidings that be true,

Sorrow is past and joy doth renew.

 

Whereas Adam caused by sin

Our nature thus to be mortal,

A maiden's son doth now begin

For to repair us from that fall.

And that is true;

The name of him is Christ Jesu.

 

Some of our kind hath had such grace

That since his birth they did him see,

Both son and mother face to face

In the chief city called Jewry. [perhaps an error for 'of Jewry', i.e. Judea]

And that is true;

Both kings and shepherds they it knew.

 

The prophets thereof were nothing dismayed

Of the tidings before that they had told;

For now it is full right as they said,

A clean maid hath born a king in folde. ['on earth']

And that is true;

For he is born to wear the purple hue.

 

This is a Medieval carol for the end of Christmas – February 2nd – The season lasted for a month AFTER Dec 25th and didn’t start till then!