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27th June 2021

By Alison Hudson - Posted on 23 June 2021

St Michael & St Wulfad Church, Stone

and St Saviour Church, Aston

27 June 2021


Fourth Sunday after Trinity

In our face-to-face services, we continue to keep to government regulations on social distancing, using “track and trace”, hand sanitiser and wearing  a face covering, as well as avoiding conversation or gatherings inside the building.


Hospitalisations remain very low and we have had no mishaps so far related to church. We will continue to film an act of worship for you to follow each week on our website, church Facebook pages and myYouTube channel.

Ian Cardinal



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

Please do join us if you are able to.

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.


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!  


Green Bus

The Green Bus service has now resumed. This is a free minibus that runs to the 10.45am service on Sundays. If you would like a lift please call Chris Melia to arrange this on 07779 228286.


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. This week we will be using the Ordinary Time Prayer Sheet.

To join:

  • 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’




St Michael & St Wulfad Spring Fair

Our virtual Spring Fair has proved to be very popular with over £525 being raised so far, and there are still items for sale, including some tomato plants grown and donated by Sue Gamble. Thank you to all those who have contributed an item for sale, or purchased something.                  

Philip Leason


Christian Aid Sponsored Walk

Thank you to those who sponsoring us on our walk to raise money for Christian Aid last Tuesday. We managed two extended circuits of Trentham Garden Lakes in fine English weather, followed by much needed refreshments! We will be collecting in the sponsor money on Sunday. Thank you too for your generous contributions via the envelopes during Christian Aid week, which raised £532.50.


Ordination of Jim Cartlidge

Congratulations to Jim who will be ordained Deacon this Sunday morning at Lichfield Cathedral before joining us as Curate. Please do pray for Jim and his family at this very special time in their lives. We look forward to getting to know them.


Readings and Collect for Sunday 27 June

Wisdom of Solomon 1: 13-15; 2: 23-24

2 Corinthians 8: 7-15                          Mark 5: 21-43


O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that with you as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things eternal; grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen




This Sunday is Petertide, the Sunday nearest to St Peter’s Day and the traditional time of year for the ordination of Deacons and Priests. Our new Curate, Jim Cartlidge will be one of those ordained Deacon this weekend and at the start of the service, the Bishop will give the following introductory words:


Deacons are called to work with the Bishop and the priests with whom they serve as heralds of Christ’s kingdom. They are to proclaim the gospel in word and deed, as agents of God’s purposes of love. They are to serve the community in which they are set, bringing to the Church the needs and hopes of all the people. They are to work with their fellow members in searching out the poor and weak, the sick and lonely and those who are oppressed and powerless, reaching into the forgotten corners of the world, that the love of God may be made visible.


Deacons share in the pastoral ministry of the Church and in leading God’s people in worship. They preach the word and bring the needs of the world before the Church in intercession. They accompany those searching for faith and bring them to baptism. They assist in administering the sacraments; they distribute communion and minister to the sick and housebound.


Deacons are to seek nourishment from the Scriptures; they are to study them with God’s people, that the whole Church may be equipped to live out the gospel in the world. They are to be faithful in prayer, expectant and watchful for the signs of God’s presence, as he reveals his kingdom among us.


These words herald the start of this new chapter of Jim’s ministry and remind him of the breadth of ministry that is entrusted to him.

Our calling at this time is to uphold Jim in our prayers, to support him, as you have done for each curate that has gone before him, and to encourage him as he gets to know us and discovers how his particular calling and gifts will be outworked in the life of this benefice.


The moment of ordination is a Godly encounter that leads to a lifetime of service of God to His people. Thankfully later on in the service Jim will be reminded that:


You cannot bear the weight of this calling in your own strength, but only by the grace and power of God. Pray therefore that your heart may daily be enlarged and your understanding of the Scriptures enlightened. Pray earnestly for the gift of the Holy Spirit.


We look forward to welcoming Jim as he joins us next week and supporting him in his curacy as we uphold him in prayer.

Revd Alison


Prayers of intercession

We pray for the family of the Church, for loving relationships,

and for the life of families around us.

Jesus, Lord of love, in your mercy, hear us.


Jesus, born in poverty and soon a refugee, be with families today who are poor and live in hunger and want. May they know the fullness of your provision in their lives.

Jesus, Lord of love, in your mercy, hear us.


Jesus, as you grew in wisdom and in favour with God and the people

in the family of Joseph the carpenter, bring wisdom and the presence of God into the work and growth of families today.

Jesus, Lord of love, in your mercy, hear us.

Jesus, as you blessed marriage in the wedding at Cana, be with those preparing for marriage in these months ahead. May they know the reality of your love binding them together and your blessing on their lives.

Jesus, Lord of love, in your mercy, hear us.


Jesus, as you healed Peter’s mother-in-law, bring healing to those we know who are ill this day. Give them peace and the knowledge of your presence with them.

Jesus, Lord of love, in your mercy, hear us.


Jesus, when you were dying you called Mary and John to care for one another. Provide today for those who lose their families: the bereaved and childless, orphans and widows.

Receive the souls of the recently departed and comfort those who mourn.

Jesus, Lord of love, in your mercy, hear us.


Jesus, as you ate breakfast on the beach with your disciples after you were raised from the dead, bring the whole Church on earth and in heaven into your risen presence to eat at the eternal banquet.

Jesus, Lord of love, in your mercy, hear us,

accept our prayers and be with us always.



Contact details

Please contact any of the team should you need to:


Revd Preb Ian Cardinal 01785 812747   

Dennis Abbott 01785 814134

Revd Alison Hudson 07725 467246      

Fr John Cotterill 07734 815838

Lin Davies 01889 505094


Those we include inourprayers

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Elsie Richardson, Vera Tomkinson, Neil & Pat Wynne, Gary Kelsall, John Richardson, Peter Bowler, Catherine Ritchie, James Astle, Miles Brain, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Margaret Wright, Molly Wright, Norman Latham, Mary Leigh, Gillian Wright, John Hargreaves, Val Morris, June Stringer, Jim Hammersley, Duncan Leak, Carl Hartley, Karen Hartley, Alison Holmes, Pam Miles, Kath Franks, Mark Green, Roy Richardson, Lewis Hubbard, Jean Gulliver, Margaret Tomlinson, Dave McGlynn


For the recently departed, remembering their families and friends:

Beverley John Richards


For those whose year’s mind falls in this month from St Michael’s:

Elizabeth Sadler 1986, Kenneth Williams 1986, John Horne 1991, Arthur Bolderstone 1994, Geoff Wright 1994, Alfred Downing 1985,Edward Miles 1999, Irene Long 1999, Annie Holliman 2003, Dennis Long 2004, Richard Stubbs 2003, Rose Lloyd 1990, Roy Hodgkinson 1990, Noel Banks 1976, Peggy Sims 2013, Maureen Evans 2013, Janet Hilary Hyde 2020


and from St Saviour’s:

Revd Laurence Waldron 2005, Arna Barlow 1993, John Benbow 2005, Fraser Munro 1993, Rita Biggs 2010, James Illing 1993, Mary Sedgwick 2011, Kevin Butterworth 1994, Elsie Pattyson 2017, George Northfield 1995, Margery Allen 2019, Vernon Brown 1996, Mary Shardlow 2020, Frances Plant 1999, Andrew Kane 1999, Beatrice Dix 2000, Meg Stanley 2002, Anthony Hulse 2003, Patricia Finney 2005






St Michael & St Wulfad and St Saviour Church

Cycle of Prayer for our benefice


Week 1

Church St, The Coppice Estate, George Rd, Hempbutts, High St, Mill St, Morrisons, Crown St, Joules Court, St Michaels Close, Lichfield St, businesses in High St and Mill St


Week 2

Priory Estate, Abbey St, Lichfield Rd, Grange Rd, Millwalk, Shepley Close, Redlands, Brookfield Court, Pingle Lane, Ridgeway, Flax Croft, Westover Drive, Parkhouse Drive, Old Rectory Road, Claremont Close, Cedar Park, Parkway, Aston Lodge Park, Aston


Week 3

Stone Golf Club, Stone Cricket Club, Community Fire Station, Trent Clinic, Doctors Surgeries, Dental Surgeries, Pharmacies and all the staff, St Michaels First School, Pirehill First School, Manor Rise, Walton Priory, The Moorings, Summerfield Court, Autumn House


Week 4

Walton Grange, Stafford Rd, Stafford Close, Stonehouse Hotel, Stone Business Park, Aldi, Farms within the parish, Eccleshall Rd, Cherryfields Estate, Walton Way, Walton Community Centre, Whitemill Lane and Air Ministry Estate


Week 5

Pirehill Lane, Beacon Rise and environs, Longhope Rd, Fillybrooks, Residents on A34, Udell Grange, Anwyl Homes, Sweepers Ave, Blundell Drive and environs, Common Lane, Crestwood Drive, Foxwood Close, Tilling Drive Estate