Welcome to the Madeley Village Website

This site aims to collect all of the village information together in one easy to find reference, as well as providing a place for the village news and events to be posted!

About Madeley

Madeley is a village just inside Staffordshire, between Crewe and Newcastle-under-Lyme, and is on the border between Staffordshire and Cheshire (and close to the Shropshire border too!)  It is closest to Newcastle-under-Lyme, and is within the Staffordshire council area and with Stoke-on-Trent area codes (01782), yet it has Crewe (CW3) postcodes!

Vicar’s Letter August/September 2021

I’m writing this vicar’s letter at lunchtime on Wednesday the 7th of July 2021. That it is lunchtime is an important detail. If I was writing this letter at about 10pm this evening I’d know the outcome of the England … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter July 2021

For the past few months, a group of people have been gathering together (on Zoom) to talk about some of the “big stuff” of life and faith. We’ve had in-depth conversations about why there is evil in the world and … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter June 2021

As I write this month’s vicar’s letter on a dull Mid-May afternoon I’m thinking about prayer. Not because I am super-holy, but rather because the topic of prayer has been on my mind a lot lately. Now that might not … Continue reading

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ANNUAL PARISH CHURCH MEETING

DIOCESE OF LICHFIELD NEWCASTLE DEANERY PARISH OF ALL SAINTS’ MADELEY NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT THE ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING & VESTRY MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IN CHURCH AT 7.30 P.M. ON ­ THE TWENTY SIXTH (26th) OF MAY, 2021. PLEASE … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter May 2021

As things stand, this May the churches of All Saints’ Madeley and St. Margaret’s Betley will return to public worship within the church buildings. St. Margaret’s is returning to public worship on the 2nd of May. All Saints’ is returning … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter Easter 2021

This month we are celebrating Easter, the most  important Christian festival there is. At Easter we remember Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross on Good Friday. His dying for our failings – God’s son, hung up on a cross, alone and … Continue reading

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Stop the Stink

Here in Madeley we’re lucky enough to be surrounded by fields and countryside, so it’s reasonable to get the odd countryside smell now and again, but recently many people in Madeley Heath and throughout Madeley have been noticing a new unpleasant smell, which is coming from the landfill at Walley’s quarry in Silverdale.

This is becoming noticeable from miles away from the site in each direction, depending on the wind, with those in Silverdale, Knutton and Newcastle being subjected to intolerable levels of stench. Staff at the hospital at the other side of Newcastle have been complaining.

In order that this is properly reported and the magnitude of the problem is conveyed to the authorities, if you smell a pong (usually characterised as a rotten-eggs kind of smell) please report it to the Environment Agency, and Newcastle council, using the links here: https://stopthestink.uk/

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Vicar’s Letter March 2021

As March 2021 begins we are in the midst of the season of Lent. It’s the season when the church prepares to celebrate Easter. It represents something of a pilgrimage that leads through the days and weeks towards Good Friday … Continue reading

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Madeley Manor Development

There are proposals to develop the old Madeley Manor into a number of 3+4 storey apartment blocks, to provide 52 apartments.

While development of the existing buildings which used to be a care home is reasonable, there are a range of reasons why this development as it is proposed may be a problem.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council have an objection page for you to note down your comments.

Some objections and details have been provided in a document you can download and print here (ideal if you need to share with someone without internet access.)

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Vicar’s Letter February 2021

And we’re off! It feels like 2021 has only just begun and yet we have already gone through so much! After the positive and exciting news about Covid-19 vaccines at the end of 2020, January 2021 has seen us step … Continue reading

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