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About Stephen

Lay Chair of All Saints' Church Council and Treasurer. Retired Head of University Secretariat at Keele, Secretary of North Staffs Classical Association, Secretary of North Shropshire CLP, former Woore Parish Councillor & Vice-Chairman of Woore Neighbourhood Plan Team, now complete. Chairman of Sir John Offley's Almshouse Trust, Madeley.

Vicar’s Additional Letter August 2022

Online only, no August Magazine As I write, the prime minister has stepped down. The process for the Conservative party to choose a new leader has begun. The candidates are making their speeches. Articulating why they should be the next … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter, July & August 2022

Three reasons to be happy: 1. The sun is shining. 2. At the time of writing Covid-19 numbers are going down. 3. School holidays are soon to begin. It’s all looking good! Three reasons to be apprehensive: 1. There are … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter June 2022

This month we’re celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Sunday of the Queen’s Jubilee weekend also happens to be one of the most important festivals of the church – Pentecost, when we remember the Holy Spirit descending on God’s people … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter May 2022

This year from May to July, All Saints’ Madeley and St. Margaret’s Betley are planning on running an Alpha course on Tuesday evenings. Beginning on the 3rd of May, Alpha makes space for people who are exploring faith to ask … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter Easter 2022

In the build up to Lent I watched the television in disbelief to see images of Russian forces invading Ukraine. And in the weeks that have since passed, the images from the news have just got worse and worse. Shelling … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter March 2022

Just two days into our sojourn through March we’ll find ourselves in that great penitential season – Lent. A time to pause, a time to reflect, a time to lay things down, a time to consider the way we live, … Continue reading

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Children, Youth and Families Minister for Madeley

Over the last five months or so you may well have heard about our plans to recruit a part-time Children, Youth and Families Minister to work in Madeley. We are planning on making use of the Beryl Ikin bequest to … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter February 2022

With the onset of February it feels like we are well into 2022 and the new opportunities and challenges that a new year brings. In the benefices of Betley and Madeley our churches are having to come to terms with … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter Christmas 2021

And we are off! The non-stop, edge of your seat run towards Christmas and beyond. Have you started the Christmas cake? Made your list of gifts? Worked out who is coming for food and when (hoping for no restrictions)? Have … Continue reading

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