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.

Church Letter October 2020

Welcome to our Parish Magazine, it’s so good to be back in print.  Who would have believed at the start of the year how things were going to be. It was a great sadness to have to close the Church … Continue reading

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Curate’s Letter September 2020

Honolulu – It’s got everything. Sand for the children, sun for the wife, sharks for the wife’s mother. Ken Dodd, comedian Firstly, I love my mother in law – unlike, obviously, Ken Dodd. But secondly, I wonder if you have … Continue reading

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Vicar Vacancy Advertised

The advert is now on the Diocesan web site here, with a closing date of 1st October. This is about a month earlier than we’d thought was the best we could hope for – if all goes well there could … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter & Church Magazine, July & August 2020

This is the last letter I will write as Vicar of All Saints’ and St Margaret’s.  After nearly 7 years, Helen and I are up sticking and moving to Nottinghamshire to be nearer to our grown-up children.  It is with … Continue reading

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Church Open for Private Prayer

Services Suspended during Coronavirus Precautions – but CHURCH NOW (22nd JUNE) OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER. This ends at the end of July, as we have Thursday services in church from 6th August, and a streamed Sunday service from church: Monday, … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter June 2020 & Church Magazine for June

Vicar Letter – June 2020 Joy in the morning! You have probably heard by now that Helen and I are on the move.  After nearly 7 years as Vicar of All Saints’ and St Margaret’s we have made the difficult … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter & Church Magazine for May 2020

What can we learn so far from the Lock down? What surreal (and for some tragic and anxious) times we are living through. Mercifully, in Madeley and Betley we have been spared some of the worst aspects of the virus … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter Easter 2020 – Covid19 Coronavirus

Updated 18 March: Services Suspended during Coronavirus Precautions on Archbishops’ advice, but Prayer available in Church, see https://www.facebook.com/allsaintsmadeley/photos/a.949576348405323/3350815404948060/?type=3&notif_id=1584627158845577&notif_t=page_post_reaction Letter: As I write, there is much uncertainty about the outbreak of the Coronavirus – nobody quite knows where it will impact … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter March 2020

Of all the seasons of the year springtime is my favourite. As I walk Fin our dog, I love to see the new green shoots, the spring flowers and the blossom on the trees – all of which speak of … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter February 2020

The Winter months can feel very tough (not to mention cold) and for some a tremendous struggle. But deep down, we all know that spring follows winter and new life IS on the way – not just for nature but … Continue reading

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