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8th August 2021

By Alison Hudson - Posted on 06 August 2021

St Michael & St Wulfad Church, Stone

and St Saviour Church, Aston

8 August 2021



Our Wardens and Ministry Team have agreed the following Covid-19 relaxations in St Michael & St Wulfad’s and St Saviour’s Churches:


  • 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 not be serving drinks in church until we feel it is safe to do so
  • We will remain offering Communion in one kind only, for the time being
  • We shall phase out this current weekly sheet over the next month and replace it in September with the former Pewsheet containing readings for the Sunday and brief notices.

We will review these things as time goes by and 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.


Thank you for your help and understanding with these restrictions. We all wish to be free, but it is plain that the virus has not gone away!

                                                                                                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.


Revd Alison

I have been offered the post of Rector of the Staffordshire Border Group of Churches which is made up of the parishes of Gnosall, Norbury, Adbaston, High Offley with Knightley and Moreton in the Eccleshall Deanery. Leaving will be hard, but I am looking forward to taking up this new post. My leaving date will be set in due course. Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement.

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.



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, 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, Sue Kenchington, John Jones, Elsie Woodcock


For the recently departed, remembering their families and friends:

Norman Clewlow, Gordon Smith


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

John Larkins 1979, Edward Snape 1985, Ada King 1986, Ivy Rawlings 1978, Herbert Sproston 1991, Sylvia Harding 1996, May Buckley 1990, Margaret Mellor 1998, Alan Hanmer 1998, William Mitchell 1999, Matthew Cox 1999, Clarissa Craven-Smith 2002, Kathleen Tingay 2003, Peter Waghorn 2004, Albert Arrowsmith 2005, Hilda Grainger 2005, Mary Burgess 2008, Kate Walker 2010, George Goodall 1974, Fred Leason 1995, Wendy Jones 2015, Julia Johnson 2017


and from St Saviour’s:

Elizabeth Slaney 1986, Claude Harris (Priest) 2002, Kathryn Lowe 1991, Elizabeth Mellor 2006, Arthur Flynn 1992, Roger Beverley 2008, Alfred Banks 1992, Eveline Alston 2010, Basil Skelland 1993, Albert Barlow 2014, Edith Reade 1994, Hildred Deakin 2016, Constance Hamilton 1996, Mary (Mo) Stanway 2020, Barrington Babb 1996, William Mitchell 1999, Jennifer Oakes 1999, Mary Allen 1999, Lilian Cooper 2000, Keith Palmer 2000, Laura Waraksa 2002