Author Archives: Stephen

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 Letter November 2021

A couple of weeks ago I went to a live event. A live event where there were other actual people present. The people weren’t sat at home in their pyjamas with mugs of tea in their hand. No, the people … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter October 2021

I love autumn! I don’t know what you think about autumn, but for me it’s a season of beauty and change. The colours of autumn, reds, oranges, browns – wonderful. Before we lived in Madeley we lived on the south … Continue reading

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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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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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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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