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30th december 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

LADIES GROUPPut Thursday 14th March 2019 into your diaries – further details to come!

 

PETER HARVEY’S FUNERALPeter and Dianne have been long standing stalwarts of St M&W of course and are well known to many folks in our church family. His funeral will be on Monday 7th January at 10.30am. Our love and prayers are with Roger, Paul and their families of course

 

We often use an expression among our English idioms:- when we are hard pressed or pushed to the limit, we are likely to say to someone that we can’t do that because “I’m only human!”

Just suppose that’s only true as far as it goes. Underlying that expression is the assumption that humans are limited, incapable are ultimately unable to accomplish all that we would like to do or be – but let’s think about what being human is really meant to be. Because Christmas gives us a new challenge – instead of being the old limited human, we see humanity as it is meant to be in the Lord Jesus. Far from being incapable, now humans are made into something new. We may not yet be all that we can be – but in Christ there is a new Creation. God has become Man in Christ in order that, in Christ, Humans can become divine

We are used to reading Genesis 3 at our Carol services – how Adam and Eve become so much less than they should have been through disobeying God. The Christmas message is that this curse has been reversed.

 

Ian Cardinal

 

MORE SAD NEWSValerie Roycroft died over the weekend. More love and prayers to Peter and the family

 

A most blessed New Year to you for 2019

Hymns for todayAll numbers from carol sheet

                        Aston                          Stone              

            1                                  3

            11                                17

9                                  9

14/13                           14/13

20                                20

 

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, Wendy Gee, James Astle, Miles Brain, Joan Lazonby,  John & Ann Shuttleworth, Sheila Howells, Richard Kempa, Frank & Joyce Crowther, Evelyn Cotterill, Margaret Wright

 

And for the departed:

Brenda York, Peter Harvey, Mirella Mason, Valerie Roycroft

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Thursday 3rd 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

 

PARISH DIARIES Please buy a diary.We still have 45 to sell!!

 

SUNDAY LUNCH AT STONE GOLF CLUB – JANUARY 13TH 2019.All welcome. Please sign the sheets at the back of both churches, or see a member of Aston Social Committee

 

DEFIBRILATOR TRAINING. Although it is simple to use, a date has been set – Jan 12th from 10am in St Michael’s Hall. More information is available from Dennis Abbott on 07866 341111. Members of all congregations are welcome

 

SUNDAY 6TH January 4pm Healing and meditation service at St M&W – all welcome

 

Sunday 13th January– Parish Lunch at Stone Golf club – see Social Committee




23rd december 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

Christmas services in the benefice of Stone with Aston

 

 

24th December     4pm Crib service    

St Michael & St Wulfad

 

                             6.30pm Parish carol service       

St Saviour

 

                             11.30pm Blessing of Crib

                             & First Mass of Christmas                                                     St Michael & St Wulfad

 

25th December            8am  Holy Communion

St Michael & St Wulfad

 

25th December            9.15am Holy Communion                St Saviour

 

                             10.45am Christmas Family Communion

                                      St Michael & St Wulfad

 

A most happy and blessed Christmas season to you all

 

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            467                              467

            136                              136

448                              448

404/198                       463/198

513                              307

 

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, 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, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Sheila Howells and

Richard Kempa, Frank & Joyce Crowther, Evelyn Cotterill

 

And for the departed:

Ray Barraclough, Brenda York, Peter Harvey

 

 

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Thursday 27th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

(St John the Evangelist)

 

PARISH DIARIES Please buy a diary.We still have 75 to sell!!

 

SUNDAY LUNCH AT STONE GOLF CLUB – JANUARY 13TH 2019.All welcome. Please sign the sheets at the back of both churches, or see a member of Aston Social Committee

 

DEFIBRILATOR TRAININGSt Michael & St Wulfad’s has a defibrillator, purchased by kind donation about 4 years ago. Training was given at the time, but it has been raised at PCC that more people should know how to use it. Although it is simple to use, a date has been set – Jan 12th from 10am in St Michael’s Hall. More information is available from Dennis Abbott on 07866 341111. Members of all congregations are welcome




24th December 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

 

Thank youto all those who have greeted us with cards and gifts this Christmas: It has been very much appreciated

 

And thank youto all our Musicians, Church decorators, cleaners, duplicators, servers, Carol singers, you name them, for all the hard work to make Christmas special!

 

 

Carols for Christmas services

            Midnight                    9.15 am                       10.45 am

            19                                19                                20

            3                                  11                                7

            16                                7                                  14

            Choir/6/13                  13/2                             14/13

            10                                12                                11

            12       

 

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, 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, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Sheila Howells and

Richard Kempa, Frank & Joyce Crowther, Evelyn Cotterill

 

And for the departed:

Ray Barraclough, Brenda York, Peter Harvey 

Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

Thursday 27th St John Evangelist 10.30 am Holy Communion – St M&W

A most happy and blessed Christmas to you all

SUNDAY 6TH January 4pm Healing and meditation service at St M&W – all welcome

Sunday 13th January– Parish Lunch at Stone Golf club – see Social Committee




16th december 2018

The parishes of Stone St Michael & St Wulfad and Aston St Saviour

 

DEFIBRILATOR TRAINING. For the last 4 years St Michael & St Wulfad’s has had a defibrillator, kindly donated by a member of the congregation. Although initial training was given, it is felt that some do not know how to use it. Members of all our congregations are invited to training on Saturday 12th January from 10am in St Michael’s Community hall

 

CHRISTMAS CARDSt M&W has a large card for us to sign to eachother and donate money to a good cause, once again. This year’s cause is the Hospice at Home

            If you think this pewsheet looks different from normal, you are correct. In the midst of preparing for things, my computer suffered a catastrophic breakdown on Wednesday afternoon. All my files, emails etc have gone, and I hadn’t backed them up sufficiently recently. Needless to say a new machine is having to be purchased!

            Of course, the Scout motto was “Be prepared” – and I wasn’t! And John the Baptist would reprimand me thoroughly. His great call was to be prepared for God’s moment when it came – a far more important matter than losing work on the computer.

            So – are you ready for God’s Kingdom? Are your lives prepared? That day is surely coming for us all, when the things of this world will be small in comparison to what really matters. John calls us all to be aware that the Kingdom begins here and now

 

Ian Cardinal

 

Hymns for this Sunday

                        Aston                           Stone

                        401                              401

                        196                              470

                        209                              358

                        452/520                       452/520

                        358                              513

 

Please pray for the sick in the benefice

Mary Townsend, Noelle Emery, Peter & Diane 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, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Sheila, Howells, Richard Kempa, Frank & Joyce Crowther, Evelyn Cotterill

 

And for the departed

Maurice Bunn, Brenda York, Ray Barraclough

 

This week:

Tuesday 18th 1pm Trinity Skills Carol service – St M&W

Wednesday 19th 7.30pm Aston WI Carol service – St Saviour’s

Thursday 20th 10,30am Holy Communion – St M&W

Saturday 22nd 11.45am – 12 Noon Churches Together carol singing Market Square

 

CAROLS BY CANDLEIGHTThis Sunday (16th) 3pm St M&W – all welcome

 

ASTON GOLF CLUB LUNCHSunday 13th January 2019. Sheets to sign up in both churches




9th december 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!Can you help? Due to losing a couple of members from the rota, we are in need of some volunteers for the coffee rota. It would be a shame if we had to go back to once a fortnight like we used to do. The more volunteers we have, the less frequently you will need to do it. We are also looking for Sides people. If you can help with either of these roles please speak to Nichola. Thank you.

 

A VERY BIG THANK YOUto everyone who worked towards, attended or simply spent money at both Aston Christmas Fair and the Christmas Tree festival over the last two weekends. Both events were extremely successful and it was a great pleasure to see so many people supporting each other’s churches. Well done everyone!

 

AND ANOTHER BIG THANK YOUto everyone who read for the New Testament leg of the Bible Readathon in this last week. The final chapters of Revelation just crept over into Wednesday morning! Again, so many thanks to Dennis who organised this for St M&W’s 260th year

 

 “Are you ready yet?” – Surely a cry heard in many family homes down the years. But this week the cry comes from none other than John the Baptist – that great titanic and abrasive figure that makes his first appearance this Advent as we move to our second Sunday. John resembles the last of the Old Testament prophets – someone who continually nudges God’s people and tells them that his Kingdom is on the way

And John tells us simply that we have to repent – a very unfashionable word for our times. In our age so many people believe that no-one should dare to criticise or comment on the way that they live. But John’s message is imply one that says that “where we are” is not where we should be:- in God’s time things have to change – and we must be ready for his Kingdom when it comes

 

Ian Cardinal

 

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            49                                49

            519                              98

358                              513

98/566                         198/295

307                              566

 

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Mary Townsend, 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, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Sheila Howells and

Richard Kempa, Frank & Joyce Crowther, Evelyn Cotterill

 

And for the departed:

Ted Bourne, Winnie Lyons, Maurice Bunn, Frank Clark

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Monday 10th 7pm 5th Stone Scouts Carol service – St M&W

Tuesday 11th 7pm Aston Scouts Carol service – St Saviour’s

Thursday 13th 9.30am Holy Communion – The Moorings

10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

Ladies group lunch at Bridgemere today

 

PARISH DIARIES Please buy a diary.We still have 75 to sell!!

 

LADIES: Please see Steph regarding arrangements and transport for Thursday 13th.

 

CIVIC CAROL SERVICE.The Mayor’s Carol service will be held this Sunday, 9th December at 3pm at St M&W. Do come and support a great event in the life of our town

 

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHTSunday 16th 3pm at St Michael & St Wulfad’s – all welcome




2nd December 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!Can you help? Due to losing a couple of members from the rota, we are in need of some volunteers for the coffee rota. It would be a shame if we had to go back to once a fortnight like we used to do. The more volunteers we have, the less frequently you will need to do it. We are also looking for Sides people. If you can help with either of these roles please speak to Nichola. Thank you.

 

CIVIC CAROL SERVICE.The Mayor’s Carol service will be held on Sunday 9th December at 3pm at St M&W. Do come and support a great event in the life of our town

 

MOTHERS UNION & LADIES GUILD are listening to the Readathon with coffee and Mince pies on Tuesday 4th in Church

 

This is a very special year for Christingle, as it marks 50 years since we held the first Christingle service in this country at Lincoln Cathedral on 7 December 1968.

But Christingles themselves actually date back even earlier, and began in the Moravian Church in Germany.  

At a children’s service in Marienborn in 1947, Bishop Johannes de Watteville looked for a simple way to explain the happiness that had come to people through Jesus. He decided to give the children a symbol to do this. This was a lighted candle wrapped in a red ribbon.

At the end of the service, whilst the children held their candles, the bishop said the prayer, ‘Lord Jesus, kindle a flame in these children's hearts that theirs like thine become.’ 

How Christingle grew

In 1968, John Pensom of The Children's Society, known as ‘Mr Christingle’, brought Christingle to this country and introduced it to the Church of England. This involved children decorating an orange with a red ribbon, dried fruits, sweets and a candle to create a new visual representation of Christ, the light of the world, celebrated by the lighting of the Christingle candles.

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            470                              358

            Ps25 vs 1-9                  196

98                                209

198                              566/529

566                              307

 

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Mary Townsend, 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, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Sheila Howells and

Richard Kempa, Frank & Joyce Crowther

 

And for the departed:

Ted Bourne, Cynthia Bailey, Winnie Lyons, Maurice Bunn, Frank Clark

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Tuesday 4th 10.30am Mothers Union & Ladies Guild – St M&W

11.45am – 1pm DROP INN CAFÉ – IN CHURCH!

Bible Readathon NT – from 6am Tuesday till Weds middle of day

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

            7pm St Michael’s School Governors meeting

 

PARISH DIARIES Please buy a diaryWe still have 75 to sell!!

 

LADIES MEETING:Your menu choices and money are now due. Transport needed? Please speak to Steph

 

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL  Friday 30th Nov – Sun 2nd Dec. We are looking for volunteers to man the church, provide refreshments etc during the weekend. We need a minimum of 3 people in church at any one time. If you can help, please sign the list at the back of church. Thank you.

 

CHRISTINGLE SERVICE.4pm this Sunday 2nd December. All proceeds to Children’s’ Society – do support them in this 50th year




25th November 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

STIR UP SUNDAY:This Sunday 25th November. Christine Connolly is once again organising the making of the Christmas Pudding. If you wish to purchase one, please complete the order form which you will have been given with your pew sheet this morning. The cost is £4.50 a pint. Please remember to bring your bowl!! Thanks to Christine for organising this mammoth task!

 

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL  Friday 30th Nov – Sun 2nd Dec. We are looking for volunteers to man the church, provide refreshments etc during the weekend. We need a minimum of 3 people in church at any one time. If you can help, please sign the list at the back of church. Thank you.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!Can you help? Due to losing a couple of members from the rota, we are in need of some volunteers for the coffee rota. It would be a shame if we had to go back to once a fortnight like we used to do. The more volunteers we have, the less frequently you will need to do it. We are also looking for Sides people. If you can help with either of these roles please speak to Nichola. Thank you.

 

Puddings, Fairs and Christmas Trees from this weekend – all sure signs that Christmas is fast approaching! And the readings for this Sunday are about Christ the King. The real message of the season is – are you ready? Not for celebrating, with turkeys and tinsel, but for the time when Jesus shall come and the Kingdom of God arrives in all its fullness. That’s not supposed to be just the gloomy time that some people expect – but rather the time when all things come right. We celebrate King Jesus – when we see Heaven and Earth restored to what they should be

And we are to be signs of that coming Kingdom. Amidst all the things that go wrong – unrest, earthquakes and famines – we are the people who know Jesus to rule in our hearts and lives. It’s truly coming – and not just the man in a red suit!

 

Ian Cardinal

 

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            480                              13

            81                                81

393                              sheet

308/404                       276/342

422                              103

 

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Mary Townsend, 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, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Sheila Howells and

Richard Kempa, Frank & Joyce Crowther, Tristan Sims

 

And for the departed:

Ted Bourne, Cynthia Bailey, Winnie Lyons,

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Tuesday 27th 11.45am – 1pm DROP INN CAFÉ – St Michael’s Hall

Wednesday 28th 7.30pm Stone PCC meeting - Church

Thursday 29th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

            7pm St Michael’s School Governors meeting

Friday 30th – Sunday 2nd CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL St M&W

 

PARISH DIARIES Pick up your 2019 diary now - £2.50 donation

 

LADIES MEETING:Our next outing is Christmas lunch at Bridgemere on Thursday 13th December. Please see Steph for more details and to book your place

 

ADVENTIVITYThank you for the support – Dennis reports all spaces are now taken!

 

ASTON CHRISTMAS FAIR from 2pm this Saturday (24th)

Aston Christmas Fair is Nov 24th, Stone Coffee Morning on Dec 1st. Both of these run a tombola and items for both are needed:- please give them to Mary Babb at Aston and to Jean Sutton at Stone; Also Cakes

 




18th November 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

CHRISTMAS FAIR AND CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING

Aston Christmas Fair is Nov 24th, Stone Coffee Morning on Dec 1st. Both of these run a tombola and items for both are needed:- please give them to Mary Babb at Aston and to Jean Sutton at Stone; Also Cakes etc.  Would be warmly welcomed – thank you in advance

STIR UP SUNDAY : Sunday 25th November. Christine Connolly is once again organising the making of the Christmas Pudding. If you wish to purchase one, please complete the order form which you will have been given with your pew sheet this morning. The cost is £4.50 a pint. Please remember to bring your bowl!! Thanks to Christine for organising this mammoth task!

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL: Friday 30th Nov – Sun 2nd Dec. We are looking for volunteers to man the church, provide refreshments etc during the weekend. We need a minimum of 3 people in church at any one time. If you can help, please sign the list at the back of church. Thank you.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

 Can you help? Due to losing a couple of members from the rota, we are in need of some volunteers for the coffee rota. It would be a shame if we had to go back to once a fortnight like we used to do. The more volunteers we have, the less frequently you will need to do it. We are also looking for Sides people. If you can help with either of these roles please speak to Nichola. Thank you.

SHOE BOXES Mary Babb would like to thank everyone who donated shoe boxes for the Operation Christmas Child. This year, 53 shoe boxes were donated. A great effort.

PARISH DIARIES Pick up your 2019 diary now - £2.50 donation

LADIES MEETING:Our next outing is Christmas lunch at Bridgemere on Thursday 13th December. Please see Steph for more details and to book your place

ADVENTIVITYThis involves a Nativity Set travelling around the Parish from family to family during Advent, symbolising the journey Mary and Joseph made to Bethlehem. The journey begins on Advent Sunday 2nd December and ends in church at the Crib Service at 4pm on Christmas Eve. The family changes hands every 24hrs, and we ask that you arrange the receipt of and handing over. If you would like to take part or would like to know more, please contact Dennis Abbott on 07866 341111.

 

 

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            519                              449

            39                                500

319                              174

174/231                       308/231

356                              128

 

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Mary Townsend, 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, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Sheila Howells and

Richard Kempa, Frank & Joyce Crowther, Tristan Sims

 

And for the departed:

Kathleen May Cooper, Ted Bourne, Dennis Buckley and Cynthia Bailey

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Tuesday 20th  11.45am – 1pm DROP INN CAFÉ – St Michael’s Hall

Thursday 22nd  10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

 

 




11th November 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!Can you help? Due to losing a couple of members from the rota, we are in need of some volunteers for the coffee rota. It would be a shame if we had to go back to once a fortnight like we used to do. The more volunteers we have, the less frequently you will need to do it. We are also looking for Sides people. If you can help with either of these roles please speak to Nichola. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS FAIR AND CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING

Aston Christmas Fair is Nov 24th, Stone Coffee Morning on Dec 1st. Both of these run a tombola and items for both are needed:- please give them to Mary Babb at Aston and to Jean Sutton at Stone; Also Cakes etc.  Would be warmly welcomed – thank you in advance

 

Mothers Union and Ladies Guild meeting Tuesday 10.30am in St Michael’s hall. Speaker – Sue Coles

 

According to the internet, “World War One was one of the deadliest conflicts in the history of the human race, in which over 16 million people died. The total number of both civilian and military casualties is estimated at around 37 million people. The war killed almost 7 million civilians and 10 million military personnel.”

 

This year is, of course, the centenary of the end of (what we know as) World War 1. The numbers above are staggering almost beyond comprehension. When we think that the total population of our country was about 46 million in 1914, we can see that it is not far off the idea of wiping out most of our country!

So today we reflect on the effect the conflict had around the world. It totally reshaped Empires and Governments, created countries and Nations – and made a truly radical impact upon the way that society functioned. Although pressure was already on for women to obtain the vote, it was almost unthinkable that they should work in Industry in the way that they did.

May God’s peace which passes all understanding grow in our hearts and minds                  Ian Cardinal

 

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            All hymns in booklet for both churches

 

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Mary Townsend, 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, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Sheila Howells and

Richard Kempa, Frank & Joyce Crowther, Tristan Sims

 

And for the departed:

Jean Harris, Kathleen May Cooper, Ted Bourne, Dennis Buckley

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Monday 12th 10.30am Remembrance Service – Summerfield Court

        7.30pm STONE DEANERY SYNOD St M&W – speaker Mr Roy Crowne

Tuesday 13th 11.45am – 1pm DROP INN CAFÉ – St Michael’s Hall

Thursday 15th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

 

PARISH DIARIES Pick up your 2019 diary now - £2.50 donation

 

LADIES MEETING:Our next outing is Christmas lunch at Bridgemere on Thursday 13th December. Please see Steph for more details and to book your place

 

MESSY CHURCHThe next session is on Saturday 17th November from 3pm until 5.30pm In St Michaels Hall. Additional Help for this session would be welcome as it does tend to be one of our busiest sessions. If you can help please speak to Edith Leason.

 

ADVENTIVITYThis involves a Nativity Set travelling around the Parish from family to family during Advent, symbolising the journey Mary and Joseph made to Bethlehem. The journey begins on Advent Sunday 2nd December and ends in church at the Crib Service at 4pm on Christmas Eve. The family changes hands every 24hrs, and we ask that you arrange the receipt of and handing over. If you would like to take part or would like to know more, please contact Dennis Abbott on 07866 341111.




4th November 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 11TH NOVNext Sunday is Remembrance Sunday. There will be a said Communion Service at 9.30am followed by the ACt of Remembrance at the Cenotaph. There will then be a Service of Remembrance At Ss Michael & Wulfad at around 11.30am.Particularly poignat this year as it is 100 years since the end of World War 1.        

ADVENTIVITY The season of advent will soon be upon us and we will once again be running Adventivity and invite you to take part. It involves a Nativity Set travelling around the Parish from family to family during Advent, symbolising the journey Mary and Joseph made to Bethlehem.

The journey begins on Advent Sunday 2nd December and ends in church at the Crib Service at 4pm on Christmas Eve.

The family changes hands every 24hrs, and we ask that you arrange the receipt of and handing over. Details will be given of where it is coming from and where it is going to.

If you would like to take part or would like to know more, please contact Dennis Abbott on 07866 341111.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Can you help? Due to losing a couple of members from the rota, we are in need of some volunteers for the coffee rota. It would be a shame if we had to go back to once a fortnight like we used to do. The more volunteers we have, the less frequently you will need to do it.

We are also looking for Sides people. If you can help with either of these roles please speak to Nichola. Thank you.

 

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            313                              9(v1-4,7)                    

                        282(for PS)                 163

                        163                              259

                        259/63                        297/53

122                              134

 

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Mary Townsend, 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, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Sheila Howells , Richard Kempa, Frank & Joyce Crowther.

 

And for the departed:

Jean Harris, Kathleen May Cooper

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Tuesday 6th 11.45am – 1pm DROP INN CAFÉ – St Michael’s Hall

Thursday 8th  10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

 

PARISH DIARIES Pick up your 2019 diary now - £2.50 donation

 

LADIES MEETING:Our next outing is Christmas lunch at Bridgemere on Thursday 13th December. Please see Steph for more details and to book your place

 

1918 – 100 YEARS ON Concert to mark the end of WW1 – Admission free, but a retiring collection between RBL and St M&W. Stone Choral Society, St Michael’s school, much more – but chiefly – yourselves. Do come Nov 7th at 7.30pm

 

MESSY CHURCH The next session is on Saturday 17th November from 3pm until 5.30pm In St Michaels Hall. Additional Help for this session would be welcome as it does tend to be one of our busiest sessions. If you can help please speak to Edith Leason.