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 May 2018

In May this year we celebrate two vital events in the life of the church: Ascension and Pentecost. The first happens on a Thursday and is often overlooked.  The second commemorates a weird and wonderful event: the coming of the … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter Easter 2018

Easter Day this year is April 1st – April Fool’s Day!  And what a day to celebrate Easter! Jesus has been described in many ways: “an inspiration”; “a miracle maker”; “a subversive game changer” – but he has also been … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter March 2018

Somebody recently asked me: If Jesus was so amazing with all the healings and miracles he did, why didn’t he just carry on and do lots more and change more lives? It’s a good question. Curing someone with leprosy, restoring … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter February 2018

Valentine’s Day (14th February) this year coincides with Ash Wednesday!  And what a combination: both about love! People express love in all kinds of ways: chocolates and flowers, physical affection, undivided attention, acts of service and kindness are just some … 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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