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, & now Vice-Chairman of Woore Neighbourhood Plan Team.

Vicar’s Letter Christmas and New Year 2017/18

Like many churches we have a wonderful nativity set – lovingly made by some of the women in our church – and we are just getting it ready. This year in Madeley the Mary and Joseph figures from our Crib scene are … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter November 2017

One of the privileges of my work is meeting some amazing people – amazing not because they are celebrities or high profile people – but amazing because of what they are doing and how they are coping in the face … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter October 2017

On Sunday 1st October, we will be celebrating Harvest Festival with familiar hymns and songs in thanks to God for all His goodness, and we will be making a collection of non-perishable goods to be donated to the ever important … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter August/September 2017

I’ve just started watching the BBC Drama called “Broken” – a friend thought I’d like it. It is about a Catholic priest trying to care for his flock – emphasis on “trying”! Life in Father Michael’s parish is very tough … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter July 2017

We live in a world that loves to point the finger, vilify and find someone to blame. Our media seems to like nothing better than to tell horror stories about this person or that (politician, benefits cheats or fallen heroes) … Continue reading

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Vicar and Archbishops’ Letter June 2017

Dear Friends, Archbishops Justin and John have written to all parishes about our forthcoming General Election:   The season of Easter invites us to celebrate and to renew our love of God and our love of neighbour, our trust and … Continue reading

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Part-time Job in All Saints’ Church Vicarage Office

All Saints’ Madeley – Parish Secretary Advert – Is God calling YOU? – Are you good on the computer and with admin? – Can you work well in a team? Then … All Saints’ is looking to employ a new … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter May 2017

What a wonderful Easter Day we had at Church this year:  fabulous spring flowers beautifully decorating our lovely historic church; Joyful celebrations in the morning; and a very excited gathering on Easter Sunday evening for our service of Confirmation. It … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Easter Letter April 2017

I’ve just been reading a wonderful book called: “The Garbage King” by Elizabeth Laird – it’s about street children in Ethiopia and their lives on the street. The children have a terrible time without adults to help and support them, … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter March 2017

My family and I play a rather trivial game called: Fantasy Football – It’s a great way to take more interest in the Saturday and Sunday results – if you’re into football! This week my son sent me an excited … Continue reading

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