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12th October 2019

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 10 October 2019

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone


People across the Diocese are being invited to make a donation towards a leaving gift for Bishop Geoff and Ann Annas.


Bishop Geoff announced in July that he will retire from his role in November. Diocesan Chief Executive Officer Julie Jones said: "We want to give people the chance to donate towards a leaving gift for Bishop Geoff and Ann, who will both be much missed.”


Please send any gifts to the Finance Team at St Mary’s House, The Close, Lichfield, WS13 7LD, clearly marking the envelope ‘Annas Leaving Gift’. Cheques should be made payable to 'LDBF'.


Payment can also be made using sort code: 30-95-04, account no: 00030004, ref: 'Annas' in the description.


Gifts should be made before a special farewell service, celebrating the life of the Church and communities in North Staffordshire, on Sunday 24 November at Stoke Minster at 4pm. All are welcome


Bishop Geoff will also be with us on 24th November at 10.45am for our annual “Stir up Sunday” puddings

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone

            101                              565

            186                              288

                        524                              464

355/342                       72/53

534                              380


Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Mary Townsend,  Elsie Richardson, Vera Tomkinson, Neil & Pat Wynne, Gary Kelsall, John Richardson, Peter Bowler,  Catherine Ritchie,  Graham Baker,  James Astle, Miles Brain,  John & Ann Shuttleworth,  Evelyn Cotterill, Margaret Wright, Gren Deakin, Margaret Bott, Molly Wright, Norman Latham, Joan Lazonby, Richard Stephens


And for the departed:

Henry Smith, John Turner & Derek (friend of Carl & Jacob), Margaret Wright, Brian Dominic


Remembering their families and friends at this time


This week:

Tuesday 15th 11.45 – 13.00 Drop Inn Café - St Michael’s hall

            7pm St Michael’s School Governors

Thursday 10th 10.30am Holy Communion – St Michael & St Wulfad

            7.30pm “Spiritual essentials” – 30 Airdale Road


SPIRITUAL ESSENTIALS: Session three is entitled “Shelter – finding security.”  Everyone welcome to 30, Airdale Rd on Thursday


LADIES OUTINGTuesday 17th December 5.30pm – Lichfield Cathedral illuminations – cost £6:  JUST SIX PLACES LEFT! 4pm Buffet meal at Chapters, in the Close – cost £10.75. Please confirm your place and pay your money to Steph ASAP


A TURBULENT PRIESTChrist Church hosts a light hearted look at the history of Archbishop Thomas a Becket and King Henry II by the same team as performed “A Monk’s tale” 2 years ago. Starts 7.30pm – tickets from Christ Church Office tel 811990 – cost £8 or £6 concessions