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May 2020


30th May 2020

St Michael & St Wulfad Church, Stone

and St Saviour Church, Aston

Sunday 31 May 2020

 

Jesus breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit”. (John 20: 22)

 

The Collect for this week

Holy Spirit, sent by the Father,

22nd May 2020

During this Coronavirus lockdown we continue to regularly post readings and updates onto our website and Facebook pages and there are also videos of songs and services.

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Revd Preb Ian Cardinal 01785 812747

21st May 2020

 Between Good Friday and Pentecost- 53 days. 53 days of uncertainty for the disciples. They probably released a bit of the tension they must have felt when they encountered the risen Christ on the third day, wherever that was, but there were still 40 days until the day we celebrate today. Christs ascension, and there yet 10 more days until the holy spirit descends onto the apostles at Pentecost.

18th May 2020

Dear friends

 

I am sure that I was not the only viewer of last weeks’ Gardeners World to be saddened by Monty Don's obvious distress as he told us that his beloved dog and friend of 14 years, Nigel, had died earlier in the week. (I had bought Mary Monty’s book: Nigel: My family and other dogs, Two Roads Books, 2016, about a tenner I think), for Christmas.

17th May 2010

Readings for Sunday 17 May

14th May 2020

It’s Bank Holiday weekend and the sun is shining (well, it was when I wrote this). A street party to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, a walk in the park, trip to the beach, or a family meal might have been planned under different circumstances. But for now we are still being urged to stay at home and await the next government briefing. So our homes have become much more familiar places to us. Some of us of course are homebound for other reasons and for longer durations and there is far more awareness now of what that feels like.

10th May 2020

It’s Bank Holiday weekend and the sun is shining (well, it was when I wrote this). A street party to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, a walk in the park, trip to the beach, or a family meal might have been planned under different circumstances. But for now we are still being urged to stay at home and await the next government briefing. So our homes have become much more familiar places to us. Some of us of course are homebound for other reasons and for longer durations and there is far more awareness now of what that feels like.

3rd May 2020

Readings for Sunday 3 May

Psalm 23 Acts 2: 42-47 John 10: 1-10

“Why do clergy wear a dog-collar,” children sometimes ask. I’ll admit that I tell them it’s because “Jesus is the Good Shepherd and so they act like a sheepdog, keeping the flock together for him”. It’s less complicated than telling them that shepherds of the Bible didn’t have sheepdogs. (I tell adults it’s because, whatever clergy do, we’re always “in the doghouse!”)