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19th September 2021

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

SERVICE SHEETS, BOOKS AND HYMNBOOKS. We do wish to be careful about this and will ask you to return them to a table at the rear of Church, rather than sidespeople putting them away immediately.

 

AFGHAN REFUGEE DONATIONSThank you for the enthusiastic response, but the centre is rather overwhelmed right now. Please could you hold on to donations and give them in a week or so

 

HARVEST SUPPER Aston Village Hall on October 2nd.  This will be a “bring and share” event – list to sign at the back of church.  The Speaker will be the Rev’d Jim Cartlidge

 

COACH TO REV’D ALISON’S INDUCTION -GNOSALL – October 6th.  We hope to run a coach for transport. If you would like to go, please speak to Nichola Abbott who will cost this out

 

There’ s a (sadly true) story of a Church where the Church Council started to fall out with their clergyman. Whatever the rights and wrongs of the situation, the truth is that they didn’t treat him very well and eventually summoned him to a meeting, where they gave him a very big dressing down. “You must remember that you are our servant!” they said.  The Young man paused for a while and then quietly replied. “Yes, I am here to serve you – but that does not make you my masters”

“Who’s the greatest?” – That’s the question that comes from this week’s gospel. To the disciples it was something to do with status and power – and that’s always the way our world works still. But Jesus challenges his followers right to this day. True greatness in God’s eyes is not about riches and the rest. True greatness lies in the way that we serve each other. The sooner we learn this, the more contented we shall be

 

Ian Cardinal

12th September 2021

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

SERVICE SHEETS, BOOKS AND HYMNBOOKS. We do wish to be careful about this and will ask you to return them to a table at the rear of Church, rather than sidespeople putting them away immediately.

 

5th September 2021

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

TWO MORE COVID RESTRICTIONS RELEASEDFrom this Sunday we shall revert to using service sheets, books and hymnbooks. We do wish to be careful about this and will ask you to return them to a table at the rear of Church, rather than sidespeople putting them away immediately.

We do not yet feel it safe to withdraw other measures and, particularly note that “the government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed settings to protect themselves and others.”

 

Some of you may remember the 1966 song by The Kinks – “dedicated follower of fashion. It rather lampooned the 1960s cult of high fashion, and deservedly so. But nothing very much has changed, has it? So many people still rush to follow the latest trend. Woe betide anyone who isn’t “in” with the crowd, still in 2021

So who’s “in” and who’s “out”? In a rather different way that’s a question in this Sunday’s Gospel reading. By Mark 7, Jesus is already in trouble with the religious leaders and he’s gone off to areas of the country that are definitely “out”. People who lived there were not ethnic Jews – and to the people of that time, it would be unheard of to associate with them – it would make you ritually “unclean”

Jesus, of course, doesn’t concede anything – and he breaks all the rules of polite society by conducting two healings of people who were definitely not acceptable! By so doing he proclaims and lives a gospel for the outsiders. Just as he welcomes the tax gatherers and sinners, he goes to the people who need him. And all who do so are welcomed into his Kingdom.

Church is not just for the people who wear the right clothes or even speak in the right way. To follow Jesus you don’t have to be a “dedicated follower of fashion” – rather the reverse! 

 

Ian Cardinal

26th August 2021

St Michael & St Wulfad Church, Stone

and St Saviour Church, Aston

29 August 2021

 

 

15th August 2021

St Michael & St Wulfad Church, Stone

and St Saviour Church, Aston

15 August 2021

Festival of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

 

8th 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:

 

1st August 2021

St Michael & St Wulfad Church, Stone

and St Saviour Church, Aston

1 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:

 

18th July 2021

St Michael & St Wulfad Church, Stone

and St Saviour Church, Aston

18 July 2021

 

Seventh Sunday after Trinity

 

11th July 2021

St Michael & St Wulfad Church, Stone

and St Saviour Church, Aston

11 July 2021

 

Sixth Sunday after Trinity

 

 

4th July 2021

St Michael & St Wulfad Church, Stone

and St Saviour Church, Aston

4 July 2021

 

Fifth Sunday after Trinity