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, Woore Parish Councillor and Secretary of North Shropshire CLP.

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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Vicar’s Letter February 2017

I’d like to welcome to Madeley and Betley Lee Nixon, the new Academy Principal at Madeley High School. Lee was kind enough to get in touch with me before he took office officially so that we could talk about MHS … Continue reading

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Christmas and Advent Services 2016

Christmas & Advent Services at All Saints’ Sunday 11th December  6.30 pm Carols by Candlelight Tuesday 13th December 6.45 pm Carols at Madeley Manor Wednesday 14th December 9.15 am Sir John Offley School Carol Service in Church Friday 16th December … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter December 2016 and January 2017

Is it only me, or does the world seem more unstable than ever before? 2016 has seen: huge movements of people, continuing wars in the Middle East, terrorist threats, Brexit and now the prospect of a Donald Trump American Presidency … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter November 2016

This week I met a Recruiting Sergeant for the army and he told me about his work on our local High Streets.  It was his job to “sell the army” to potential recruits i.e. young men and women thinking about … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter October 2016

Dear Friends, I have a confession to make: I am an Archers addict – I have been for many years now.  The Radio 4 soap opera is on just at the right time for me and just lately, it has … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter September 2016

Dear Friends, “We human beings don’t realise how great God is. He has given us an extraordinary brain and a sensitive and loving heart. He has blessed us with two lips to talk and express our feelings, two eyes with … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter July/August 2016

By the time this magazine is published the result of the referendum will be known and there will be tension and uncertainty whatever the outcome. The question that someone asked me recently was: “How does you faith influence the way … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter June 2016

On Sunday 12th June at Madeley Church, we will be joining in the celebrations to mark the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth.  Whatever your views about the monarchy, Queen Elizabeth has had a remarkable life.  She has been a very … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter May 2016

On May 15th I’m hoping to run in the Chester Half Marathon – a race I’ve enjoyed taking part in for many years. This year I am hoping to collect sponsorship for the work of Christian Aid (a charity who … Continue reading

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