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17th July 2011

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 17 July 2011



The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone


The Make a Wish foundation


Local girl, Bethany Coles, will give back to the charity she now works for by doing a 10,000ft skydive in an effort to raise much needed funds.


After living in Stone for most of her life, 22-year-old Bethany moved to Camberley, Surrey, in January of this year to fulfil a life-long dream of working for Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK – the charity that grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening illnesses.


She said: “When I was eight my mother sadly lost her battle with cancer. It was an experience on holiday with her that made me want to work for Make-A-Wish; my Mum had always wanted to go paragliding and on our last family trip to Tunisia her wish came true. For a moment life wasn’t about chemotherapy and hospital appointments – apprehension and pain were replaced with freedom and laughter.


“I saw that day how much a little bit of fun can impact on the life of someone who is facing a life threatening illness and how much it benefits not only the individual but also their family.”


This year alone 1,200 children will turn to Make-A-Wish to have their wish granted. Please sponsor Bethany in her personal challenge and help grant a magical wish by visiting


Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone  

                        82                                304     

                        5                                  77

                        287                              106     

                        442/269                       276/188

                        321                              30

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Val Gerrard, Dorothy Burton, Mavis Pick, Frank & Dorothy Shelton, Helen Zeter, Mary Townsend, Francis Wright, Mavis Foster, Baby Tristan Simms, Kerris Sutherland, Linda Timms, Malcolm Nixon, Pat Wynne, Margaret Stubbs, Amy Bolderstone, Malcolm Clark, Poppy Buckley, Gerard Wood, Christine Thomas, Terry Malkin, Emma Davis, Sarah & Molly Wright


And for the departed:

Michael Chaplain, Victor Heath, Gordon Ford, Raymond George Cooper


Remembering their families and friends at this time


This week:

Tuesday 19th 11.45am – 1pm Drop Inn Café – St Michael’s Hall

Wednesday 20th Deanery Chapter meeting

Thursday 21st July 10.30am Holy Communion St Michael & St Wulfad

                        4.15pm School leavers service – St M&W


SEASONS Community Shop – Summerfield Court needs more volunteers 10-12.30pm Monday to Friday. If you can help at all please see Berwyn Babb or Sally Smith


MESSY CHURCHis one of a series of initiatives to encourage young families into engaging with the Church. There is a training day on October 8th at St John’s College, Nottingham. If anyone is interested in investigating or helping to make this happen here, please see the Rev’d Sally Smith


AFTERNOON TEAAt the Rectory – Sunday 31st July 3.30 – 6pm. Not for fundraising, just for fun. All welcome