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 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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Vicar’s Letter December 2022

2022 is drawing to a close. And looking back over the last year it’s hard to take in all that has been happening in the life of our church and also the wider life of society. This time last year … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter November 2022

At the end of the month we will be entering that the church season of Advent. Advent is the season in which we traditionally wait… We wait… We wait for Christmas, but we also recognise that as God’s people we … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter October 2022 and Interview with Rev Dot

Thursday the 8th of September 2022 is a day many of us will never forget. The death of Queen Elizabeth II has stunned the nation. As I type, people are queuing in London, hoping to pay their respects at Westminster … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter September 2022

September brings with it the beginning of a new academic year and a new season. A new season in the life of many of our young people as they change schools or leave home to go to university or start … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Additional Letter August 2022

Online only, no August Magazine As I write, the prime minister has stepped down. The process for the Conservative party to choose a new leader has begun. The candidates are making their speeches. Articulating why they should be the next … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter, July & August 2022

Three reasons to be happy: 1. The sun is shining. 2. At the time of writing Covid-19 numbers are going down. 3. School holidays are soon to begin. It’s all looking good! Three reasons to be apprehensive: 1. There are … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter June 2022

This month we’re celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Sunday of the Queen’s Jubilee weekend also happens to be one of the most important festivals of the church – Pentecost, when we remember the Holy Spirit descending on God’s people … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter May 2022

This year from May to July, All Saints’ Madeley and St. Margaret’s Betley are planning on running an Alpha course on Tuesday evenings. Beginning on the 3rd of May, Alpha makes space for people who are exploring faith to ask … Continue reading

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