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Rev Alan Bailey’s Letter November 2020

Dear friends, We have turned the clocks back and entered the season of ‘dark nights’! November is the month when we remember the sacrifice made by many thousands in the First World War and other conflicts since, and that sacrifice … Continue reading

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New Vicar appointed

The Parish Church Council is delighted to say that the Wardens of the two parishes have been authorised to announce that: Subject to the required safeguarding checks, the Bishop of Lichfield has appointed the Revd. Tim Watson, currently Leesland Pioneer … Continue reading

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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’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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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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