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Each week Rector Ian Cardinal writes an article for the pew sheets and includes details of intercessions, diary dates and other information. Here you will find an archive of some of these, to read the full article please click on link on the navigation menu to the right.

16th June 2019

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

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

 

So this week sees our two parishes celebrating Confirmation. This is a most ancient service, with roots right back into Biblical times – Jesus said to Nicodemus that to be one of his folk entailed being born again of Water and the Spirit. Many, though not all, of us will not remember our baptism, as we were infants, brought into the New Covenant by the promises of parents and Godparents. But whereas that promise was important, it is nothing like as important as the promise that God makes to us in the ancient rite of Confirmation

So the Bishop of Stafford will be with us, on Sunday and Monday; he will lay his hands on the candidates at both occasions and pray for the gift of the Holy Spirit upon them. After that he will anoint them with oil and seal them with that “outward and visible sign of inward and invisible grace.” All of us that are present will be blessed in remembering our own profession of faith and will celebrate the wonderful sacrament of the Eucharist together. What a privilege for us all!

One of the things of which we shall be reminded is that it is never too late! Since coming to Stone, we have seen 90+ year olds being confirmed, both at Summerfield Court and the former Manor House Nursing Home! On that occasion, a former Bishop of Stafford spoke words that are almost prophetic:- “for the Christian, the best is always yet to be!” They have stayed with me over the years and they continue to ring true. God always has plans for us, whether we are 90 or 9 weeks

So do pray for the candidates – two at Summerfield Court and two in Church. What shall we see from the seeds that are being sown is part of the wonder of God at work. Do come and support us in the special moments

 

Ian Cardinal

 

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            133                              212

            514                              124

                        567                              567

10/315                        126/10

212                              133

 

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, Mary Wesson

 

And for the departed:

Josephine Ryland, Thomas Weaver, Bob Philips

 

Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

Monday 17th 10.30am CONFIRMATION – Summerfield Court

Tuesday 18th 11.45am – 1pm Drop Inn Café – St Michael’s Hall

2pm Confirmation preparation – 14 Sheridan Way

Wednesday 19th 9.30am Visit of St Michael’s school yr 1 to Church

Thursday 20th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

 

CONFIRMATION:6pm this Sunday with Bishop Geoff. PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT THE CANDIDATES!! Also 10.30am at Summerfield Court – all welcome

 

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




9th June 2019

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

SONGS OF PRAISE FOR STONE FESTIVAL6PM THIS SUNDAY  Do come along for a good sing!

 

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




2nd June 2019

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

SONGS OF PRAISE FOR STONE FESTIVAL6PM next Sunday (9th). If you would like to choose a hymn or a reading, please sign the list at the back of church

 

            There is a story I occasionally use for school worship. A flock of quails was being decimated by the fowler, who caught them with his net whilst they fed on the ground; so the quails got together and realised that, if they worked together, they could lift the net into the air. Ando so they did, to the amazement of the fowler who lost several nest in this way

            All would have been well, had the quails not become quarrelsome. They began to imagine that various of them had been the instigator of the idea =- and when the fowler next cast his net, instead of working together, they fought and bickered – until they realised they were ALL destined for the market in the fowler’s catch!

            An illustrative story – and sadly, one that could be a parable of Church history. Although there have been wonderful times when the Church has been identified by the phrase “See how these Christians love one another”, there have been far more when we too have fought and bickered. Is the genuine Church one where women and men can both be priests and Bishops? Or one where the Pope is Head of the Church? And so on and so forth

            In this week’s gospel, we are reminded of Jesus’s prayer at the Last Supper – that “they may be one, as we are one”! And perhaps we are reminded also that, when we are fighting and lashing out at each other, we are far from doing the Will of God. The simple fact is that, the closer we are to the cross, the nearer we will be to each other! There is no room in God’s Kingdom for divisiveness or back biting. If we have the Spirit working within us, we shall be leaving such behind

            So this week, as we lead up to Pentecost, let’s pray for our divided nation. And let’s pray for that Spirit that calls us to be one in Christ to be active, not only in the Church, but in the World

 

Ian Cardinal

 

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            484                              432

            Ps 97                           81

                        288                              Sheet

148                              40 (x2)/148

103                              103

 

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

 

Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

Tuesday 4th 11.45am – 1pm Drop Inn Café – St Michael’s Hall

Thursday 6th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

 

HEALING AND MEDITATION SERVICEThis Sunday (2nd) at 4pm St M&W – all welcome

 

CONFIRMATIONBishop Geoff has agreed to come for a Confirmation service on Sunday 16th June at 6pm. We are hoping to meet on Tuesday afternoons for preparation

 

TWO DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES:

June 14th – Cantiamo Chamber Choir concert – St M&W

June 22nd – Garden Party at Aston Mill Farm in aid of BOTH Churches

 

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




26th May 2019

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

ASCENSION DAYas USUAL OUR Deanery meets together for a Deanery Eucharist on Ascension Day. This year the service is at Christ Church, Hilderstone at 7.30pm – Thursday 30th. Preacher – the Rural Dean

 

Alleluia, Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

 

          And so to the end of Easter; not that it can really be an end, of course – The Resurrection of Jesus is not an event – it’s an experience that keeps on growing! But this Sunday is now called Easter 6 – and that means that Thursday is Ascension Day, when we celebrate the Lord going up “on high” – and yet his promise that he is “with us to the end of time.”

          But have you considered what that really means? If the language, as we all know, isn’t so much about Jesus going “up” as his being crowned as King and Lord, what does it mean for us? The first Christians had to think very carefully about it indeed. Their coinage had an image of the Roman Emperor, surrounded by the words “Caesar Dominus est” – Caesar is Lord! If they then proclaimed that “Jesus is Lord” instead, they knew they could be accused of treason. The early Emperors were celebrated as Gods themselves – and they didn’t take kindly to any rivals

          So, the Ascension is a day for us to consider carefully – what does Jesus want of our lives? Not just Sunday mornings, certainly – he has things to say about the way we behave on the other 6 days of the week – how we vote, what we eat, how we consume the world’s resources, what we do to our fellow men and women – and a whole host of other things. But the other side of this is perhaps more comfortimng too. Whatever mess the world gets itself into, ultimately our God is in control and has a lot to say and do with its future

          Enjoy Ascension Day.

 

Ian Cardinal

 

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            80                                80

            39                                375

                        259                              259

139/127                       139/127

188                              188

 

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

 

And for the departed:

 

Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

Tuesday 28th 11.45am – 1pm Drop Inn Café – St Michael’s Hall

Thursday 30th – ASCENSION DAY10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

                        7.30PM Deanery Eucharist – Christ Church, Hilderstone

 

MESSY CHURCH- The next session is on Saturday 1st June from 3pm until 5.30pm. The theme is to be “Fathers Day”. If you are able to help at this session, please speak to Edith Leason or Mary Babb.

 

CONFIRMATIONBishop Geoff has agreed to come for a Confirmation service on Sunday 16th June at 6pm. We are hoping to meet on Tuesday afternoons for preparation

 

TWO DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES:

June 14th – Cantiamo Chamber Choir concert – St M&W

June 22nd – Garden Party at Aston Mill Farm in aid of BOTH Churches

 

HEALING AND MEDITATION SERVICENEXT Sunday (2nd) at 4pm St M&W – all welcome




19th May 2019

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

Alleluia, Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

 

The new Area Bishop of Shrewsburywill be The Venerable Sarah Bullock, who is currently serving as Archdeacon of York. No 10 Downing Street announced that the Queen has approved Sarah’s nomination in succession to the Right Revd Mark Rylands, who moved to parish ministry in Exeter Diocese in July 2018 after almost nine years as Bishop of Shrewsbury.

Sarah (55) trained for ministry at Cranmer Hall, University of Durham, a theological college in the evangelical tradition of the Church of England. She was ordained 26 years ago after a short career in teaching and children’s and youth work in the Diocese of Manchester. She then served there in a variety of parish and diocesan roles including Bishop’s Adviser for Women’s Ministry and Borough Dean for the City and Borough of Manchester. She was made an Honorary Canon of Manchester Cathedral in 2007

In 2013 Sarah was appointed Archdeacon of York, a largely rural area which includes market towns, the deep rural communities of the Vale of York and the edges of the Yorkshire Wolds as well as the City of York. Building relationships in the rural communities has been a vital part of supporting and encouraging the churches and she has worked creatively with colleagues to develop new approaches to mission and ministry in such communities. While Archdeacon she has also learned to drive a tractor, operated a milking parlour, led a Carol Service in a cowshed at Askham Bryan (Agricultural) College and ridden a racehorse!

She said: “I am honoured and delighted to have been invited to become the Bishop of Shrewsbury. I’m looking forward to really getting to know the communities of this area and those who live, work and worship here.

Sarah is married to Peter, a physicist, and they have one son, Joseph, who is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Durham

 

From the Diocesan Website

 

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            232                              501

            355                              355

                        563                              563

404/359                       4/359

321                              321

 

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

 

And for the departed:

Doreen Smith

 

Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

Tuesday 21st 11.45am – 1pm Drop Inn Café – St Michael’s Hall

            7.30pm Archdeacon’s Visitation for Wardens, Clergy etc. Stafford

Wednesday 22nd 7.30pm Stone PCC meets - Church

Thursday 23rd 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

 

MESSY CHURCH- The next session is on Saturday 1st June from 3pm until 5.30pm. The theme is to be “Fathers Day”. If you are able to help at this session, please speak to Edith Leason or Mary Babb.

 

LADIES OUTING– Wednesday 19th June to Buzzard’s Valley Vineyard and distillery. Final day to book your place – See Steph

 

CONFIRMATIONBishop Geoff has agreed to come for a Confirmation service on Sunday 16th June at 6pm. If you would like to consider this in any way, please see the Rector as soon as possible.

 

TWO DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES:

June 14th – Cantiamo Chamber Choir concert – St M&W

June 22nd – Garden Party at Aston Mill Farm in aid of BOTH CHurches




12th May 2019

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

Alleluia, Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

 

The Fourth Sunday of Easter is known as Good Shepherd Sunday. The name derives from the Gospel Reading for the day which is from the tenth chapter of John’s Gospel. In this reading, Jesus is described as The Good Shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep.

Jesus emphasises that in giving his life for his sheep, he is doing so of his own will. His death was to be the living proof that the greatest love a person can show is to give ones’ life for ones friends. Proof that Jesus truly is a Good Shepherd.

 

Nichola Abbott

 

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            484                              484

            246                              117

                        13                                26

495/325                       325/293

237                              532

 

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

 

And for the departed:

Marjorie Griggs, Michael Edensor, Doreen Smith

Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

Monday 13th Open Door with St Michaels and Pirehill First School

Tuesday 14th Open Dorr with St Michaels and Pirehill First School

Tuesday 14th 11.45am – 1pm Drop Inn Café – St Michael’s Hall

Thursday 16th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

 

CRAFT FAIRin St Michaels Hall on Saturday 18th May 10am – 3pm. Free entry. Various craft stalls. Refreshments available. Proceeds to the continued refurbishment of the hall.

 

MESSY CHURCH- The next session is on Saturday 1st June from 3pm until 5.30pm. The theme is to be “Fathers Day”. If you are able to help at this session, please speak to Edith Leason or Mary Babb.

 

LADIES OUTING– Wednesday 19th June to Buzzard’s Valley Vineyard and distillery. Final date for booking a place and paying is 19th May – please see Steph

 

CONFIRMATIONBishop Geoff has agreed to come for a Confirmation service on Sunday 16th June at 6pm. If you would like to consider this in any way, please see the Rector as soon as possible. Preparation starts soon!


5th May 2019

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

Alleluia, Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

 

Another Bank Holiday already? But it’s only just gone Easter! True enough, but the May day Bank Holiday weekend is upon us. Holidays are all properly called “Holy days” of course – something that is worth remembering. However much our Christian culture may be eroded in our modern age, its roots are still deep within our society

And May is a very specific collection of holy days – in fact the whole of the month is traditionally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Certainly the last day of May is hers, as we celebrate the Visitation of the Virgin to Elizabeth. Being (as we hope) warmer weather, the whole of nature seems to celebrate with freshness of fecundity

But it’s worth our pondering what Mary might mean for us: we live in a time of disillusionment with our leaders – too often they have feet of clay, and at the moment there are siren voices that call to us that they represent a new future, strong leadership etc. Just remember that Hitler, Mussolini and Franco used exactly the same arguments, whereas they actually represented intolerance, bigotry and hatred. By contrast Mary is associated with all kinds of different values – kindness, meekness, obedience and purity – things, which I hope we all find rather more appealing!

So, as Easter progresses, let us ponder the rather more realistic hope of a better world, as represented by our Christian values, prayer and faithfulness. And let us hear the words of the Lord himself:- “Blessed is she who hears the Word of God and keeps it!”

 

Ian Cardinal

 

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            474                              474

            Psalm 8                       509

                        488                              25

367                              257/73

501                              186

 

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

 

And for the departed:

Marjorie Griggs, Michael Edensor, Doreen Smith

Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

Monday 6th 3-5pm Shallowford House – Matlosane talk and tea

Tuesday 7th 11.45am – 1pm Drop Inn Café – St Michael’s hall

Thursday 9th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

 

HEALING AND MEDITATION SERVICE  next Sunday, May 5th at St M&W 4pm. All welcome

 

AFTERNOON TEA AT SHALLOWFORD HOUSE, Monday 6 May 3-5pm. There will be time to look around the house and gardens, and hear about Revd Alison's recent visit to the Diocese of Matlosane in South Africa. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of church for catering purposes and to share lifts. Please indicate if you would like a place on the Green Bus

 

LADIES OUTING– Wednesday 19th June to Buzzard’s Valley Vineyard and distillery. Final date for booking a place and paying is 19th May – please see Steph

 

CONFIRMATIONBishop Geoff has agreed to come for a Confirmation service on Sunday 16th June at 6pm. If you would like to consider this in any way, please see the Rector as soon as possible. Preparation starts soon!




28th April 2019

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

Alleluia, Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

 

And so it’s Easter – and what a Lent and Passiontide we have had. I was much encouraged by the response to our shared Morning and Evening Prayer at both churches this year:- having not been able to do it last year, this year there were sometimes as many as 8 of us getting to our churches in order to start and end the day in this way. The journey of prayer and saying the Daily Office this way has been really quite inspirational – and I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who has made the effort to share with us in this way. I hope you have found it as good as I have

Then, of course, we have had our series of speakers in Lent Holy Communion. Again the attendance has been extremely good and much better than last year (I don’t think the “Beast from the East” helped us in 2018!) I will happily confess that this was rather thrown together this year, as there were so many other things on my mind earlier in 2019. But again the reaction has been most positive, with almost all of us saying how helpful it was to hear the Christian journey of those we know on their calling to their various ministries. To my gratification I was also told that Bishop Michael and the Ministry department are thinking of taking up the idea for other parishes, as he leads us in our direction of travel in Discipleship, Vocation and Evangelism. Stone with Aston leads the way!

The biggest question will be “What is next?” of course – and I hope our Ministry Team will be able to meet and decide what kind of thing will help us most in our own journey of faith very soon. But in the meantime, I simply want to remind you that Easter is always a beginning and not an end in itself. Christ is raised – but he calls us all, ever onwards, to better and brighter things; the best is yet to be!

 

Ian Cardinal

 

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            80                                563

            355                              355

                        351                              237

272/488                       506/452

532                              474

 

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

 

And for the departed:

Marjorie Griggs

Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

Monday 29th 10.30am Holy Communion – Summerfield Court

Tuesday 30th 11.45am – 1pm Drop Inn Café resumes – St Michael’s hall

Thursday 2nd 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

 

HEALING AND MEDITATION SERVICE  next Sunday, May 5th at St M&W 4pm. All welcome

 

LADIES OUTING– Wednesday 19th June to Buzzard’s Valley Vineyard and distillery. Final date for booking a place and paying is 19th May – please see Steph

 

UKULELE BAND CONCERT & FRIENDS: Saturday, 18th May 2019 at Aston Village Hall – 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets - £10 – (includes a glass of wine or a soft drink & light refreshments) Tickets available from Christine Burton – 813475

 

CONFIRMATIONBishop Geoff has agreed to come for a Confirmation service on Sunday 16th June at 6pm. If you would like to consider this in any way, please see the Rector as soon as possible. Preparation starts soon!




21st April 2019

Alleluia, Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

 

THANK YOU

  • To everyone who has decorated, cleaned and prepared so many services this Easter
  • To those who have so faithfully joined in Morning and Evening Prayer each week in Lent
  • To those who have attended our Holy Week services, especially the Triduum on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and 6am this Sunday
  • To our speakers and the many who have attended our benefice Lent course, which was really rather inspiring

 

 

Hymns for today

            6.30am            Aston                          Stone              

Exsultet           267                              267

563                  324                              274

267                  274                              80

311/488                       488/222

503                              503

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

And for the departed:

James Shardlow, Patrick Collier

 

Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

Tuesday 23rd 11.45am – NO Drop Inn Café – St Michael’s hall

Thursday 25th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

 

LADIES OUTING– Wednesday 19th June to Buzzard’s Valley Vineyard and distillery. Cost £20. See Steph for leaflet, to book your place and to pay – as soon as possible, please

 

UKULELE BAND CONCERT & FRIENDS: Saturday, 18th May 2019 at Aston Village Hall – 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets - £10 – (includes a glass of wine or a soft drink & light refreshments) Tickets available from Christine Burton – 813475

 

CONFIRMATIONBishop Geoff has agreed to come for a Confirmation service on Sunday 16th June at 6pm. If you would like to consider this in any way, please see the Rector as soon as possible. Preparation starts soon!

 

AFTERNOON TEA AT SHALLOWFORD HOUSE, Monday 6 May 3-5pm. There will be time to look around the house and gardens, and hear about Revd Alison's recent visit to the Diocese of Matlosane in South Africa. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of church for catering purposes and to share lifts. Please indicate if you would like a place on the Green Bus