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12th December 2021

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 09 December 2021

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone



CHRISTINGLE SERVICEa BIG thank you to everyone who came to support us this last Sunday. It was delightful to see us able to hold this service again this year


CAKES & MINCE PIESwill be on sale at Aston Church This Sunday 12th December.


PARISH CAROL SERVICE:  NEXT SUNDAY 19th December at 4pm,at St Michael & St Wulfad.  Do come and join us


CAROL SINGING.As usual we shall be Carol singing as an act of witness in town from 11.45am to 12.30pm on Saturday 19th, followed by coffee in the Co-op Funeralcare, with grateful thanks. Do come and join us if you can


BEHOLD, the Bridegroom cometh: go ye out

With lighted lamps and garlands round about

To meet Him in a rapture with a shout.

It may be at the midnight, black as pitch,

Earth shall cast up her poor, cast up her rich.

It may be at the crowing of the cock

Earth shall upheave her depth, uproot her rock.

For lo, the Bridegroom fetcheth home the Bride:

His Hands are Hands she knows, she knows His Side.

Like pure Rebekah at the appointed place,

Veiled, she unveils her face to meet His Face.

Like great Queen Esther in her triumphing,

She triumphs in the Presence of her King.

His Eyes are as a Dove’s, and she’s Dove-eyed;

He knows His lovely mirror, sister, Bride.

He speaks with Dove-voice of exceeding love,

And she with love-voice of an answering Dove.

Behold, the Bridegroom cometh: go we out

With lamps ablaze and garlands round about

To meet Him in a rapture with a shout.


Christina Rosetti

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone

            401                              401

            196                              470

                        358                              358

452/520                       452/520

307                              489

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Elsie Richardson, Vera Tomkinson, Gary Kelsall, John Richardson, Peter Bowler, Catherine Ritchie, Miles Brain, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Margaret Wright, Molly Wright, Norman Latham, Gillian Wright, John Hargreaves, June Stringer, Alison Holmes, Pam Miles, Jean Gulliver, Margaret Tomlinson, Dave McGlynn, Sue Kenchington, Elsie Woodcock, Lindsey Knowles, Carl Hartley, Mike Thompson, Helen Tallent


For the recently departed, remembering their families and friends:

Irene Hodgetts, June Thomas, Stephen Sidley, Vincent Emmerson, William Reginald Wilkes


Remembering their families and friends at this time


This week:

Monday 13th 10.30am Holy Communion – Faith Matters – St M&W

7pm 5th Scouts Carol service – St M&W

Tuesday 14th 11.45am- 1pmDROP INN CAFE St Michael’s hall

            7pm Aston Scouts Carol service – St M&W

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

Saturday 11th 11.45am. Churches together CAROL SINGING in town



From now, Face masks in places of worship are now compulsory once again, complying with the Government’s order. Full guidance from the Church authorities will be issued shortly


DROP INN CAFÉfinishes for 2021 after this Tuesday, 14th. A very big thank you to the ladies who re-commenced feeding us as soon as they felt able this year


MAYOR’S CAROL SERVICEat St Michael & St Wulfad 3pm This Sunday. All welcome