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26th August 2021

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 25 August 2021

St Michael & St Wulfad Church, Stone

and St Saviour Church, Aston

29 August 2021



WELCOME to the final weekly newsletter in its present form.  From nest week we hope to restore the “Redemptorist” pewsheets, as pre-Covid-19, with the collect and readings on the rear of the sheet


IF YOU WISH to have a pewsheet posted or delivered to you, in the way we have been circulating these for the last 18 months, then please can you let the members of the Ministry team know. Otherwise, sheets will be available at the rear of each Church on Thursdays and Sundays, for you to take away

We also hope soon to be able to release a few more of the restrictions in the coming weeks and the Wardens and Team will meet soon to discuss this. In the meantime we ask you to take care when in Church


  • We are now singing at our services: this is from printed sheets, which we ask you to take away with you, so nobody else needs to handle them. Service words will continue to be shown un the screens in Church
  • We advise people to wear a mask in church as it remains an enclosed space and we will keep social distancing within our buildings
  • We will remain offering Communion in one kind only, for the time being

We will review these things shortly as the trend of the infections becomes clear. For the moment we shall continue to offer the Sunday afternoon Zoom service and to record and broadcast a service each Sunday on the internet.

                                                                                                Ian Cardinal

Contact details

Please contact any of the team should you need to:

Revd Ian Cardinal 01785 812747                                                                                       

Revd Alison Hudson 07725 467246 

Revd Jim Cartlidge 07770 098766                                                                                     

Fr John Cotterill 07734 815838

Mr Dennis Abbott 01785 814134                                                                                      

Mrs Lin Davies 01889 505094



Weekly Services of Holy Communion

Thursday            10.30am St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone

Sunday               8am St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone

                9.15am St Saviour, Aston

                10.45am St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone

All are welcome, please do join us if you are able to.


Regular giving

Would you consider making regular donations to the church via standing order from your bank?

If you are able to do this, please contact John Baddeley on

 01785 815397, or email

for St Michaels, or Paul Gerrard on 01785 818363 or email pagerrard@btinternet.comfor St Saviour’s. Thank you!  


Stone with Aston Sunday afternoon prayers

Please do join us if you would like for this short time of prayer (approximately 30 minutes) at 4pm each Sundayvia phone or internet.

We continue to use the Ordinary Time Prayer Sheet.To join us:

  • Phone this number 0131 460 1196or 0203 481 5237
  • enter the meeting ID on your telephone keypad 897 6759 5340
  • you will be asked for a participant number - just enter #
  • enter the password which is 928354

or join online via ‘Zoom’


Home Communion

If you do not yet feel able to come back into church, but would like

to receive Holy Communion in your home, please contact Revd Ian,

John or Alison and one of us will be happy to come and visit you.


PCC Secretary

A secretary is needed for St Michael & St Wulfad PCC. This is not an onerous task, attend approximately 6 meetings per year and take minutes, hold PCC records and prepare paperwork for the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. If you feel that God is prompting you to consider this, do please have a chat with Nichola or Ian. Thank you.


Raising Funds for St Michael’s Hall

There will be an Indoor Car Boot Sale at St Michael’s Community Hall, on Saturday 4 September 10am-3pm. Free Admission. Please do support this event if you can. Thank you



Readings for this Sunday

Deuteronomy 4: 1-2,6-9    James 1: 17-27   Mark 7: 1-8, 14&15, 21-23

Those we include inourprayers

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Elsie Richardson, Vera Tomkinson, Pat Wynne, Gary Kelsall, John Richardson, Peter Bowler, Catherine Ritchie,

Miles Brain, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Margaret Wright, Molly Wright, Norman Latham, Gillian Wright, John Hargreaves, Val Morris, June Stringer, Jim Hammersley, Duncan Leak, Alison Holmes, Pam Miles, Kath Franks, Mark Green, Lewis Hubbard, Jean Gulliver, Margaret Tomlinson, Dave McGlynn, Sue Kenchington, Elsie Woodcock, Jacqui Acey

For the recently departed, remembering their families and friends:

Gordon Smith, Cynthia Rose


The Ladies Group is hoping to recommence in September!

For this first “outing” this is planned to be an “afternoon tea” – take away in St Michael’s Community Hall, at the coat of £15 per person. Obviously we are still going to do our best to keep people safe.  If you would like to book your place, please see Steph or ring her on 01785 812747


HARVEST THANKSGIVINGLast year, as many will remember, we had to be very muted at harvest and our celebrations were limited to a gift to the Stone Community Food bank. THAT’S STILL A GOOD IDEAbut we hope to have a Harvest Supper in Aston Village Hall on October 2nd.  This will be a “bring and share” event – more details still to come, but save the date.  The Speaker will the Rev’d Jim Cartlidge