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 March 2024

This month we are journeying through Lent towards Easter, that great Christian festival of pain and grief and ultimately delight and wonder and new life. You won’t be surprised to read that there are lots of different services and activities … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter February 2024

On Sunday the 10th of March Bishop Matthew, the Bishop of Stafford will be visiting All Saints’ Madeley to lead a service of confirmation. The service will be a special one, with time to celebrate some of what God is … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter September 2023 and guest writers since: Christmas Letter 2023 from Rev Dot

December 2023 “The Light Shines in the Darkness and the darkness has never put it out”  (1 John verse 5) Anyone who knows me, knows that I love a decent candle as a Christmas Gift –the long-slow burning type made … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter July 2023

The summer approaches and for many it will be the time to fly off to exotic parts of the world. A time to lay down the busyness of work and to soak up the sun for a week or two. … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter June 2023

May 2023 won’t be a month that is easily forgotten. Especially locally. We joined with the rest of the country in celebrating the Coronation, yet locally we also grieved with the family of Suzanne Henry after her tragic and sudden … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter May 2023

This year as we leave April behind and move into May we move from one ‘kingly’ celebration to another. April and the Easter season remind us that in terms of Christian theology – Jesus the king of heaven is the … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Easter Letter, April 2023

As April begins we step almost immediately into Holy Week and begin the journey through Jesus’ last week until we reach the AGONY of the cross, the SILENCE of the tomb and DELIGHT of the resurrection. To aide us through … Continue reading

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All Saints’ Church – Vacancy for Parish Secretary

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Vicar’s Letter March 2023

By the end of the month it will officially be spring and the nature around us is starting to reflect that change. Trees budding, the first flowers making their collective presence known, recolouring the palette of our gardens. Lighter evenings, … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter February 2023

I know it barely feels like Christmas and Epiphany is done with but get ready for another one of the big church seasons because Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on the 22nd February. Lent is the season when the church … Continue reading

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