All Saints’ Parish Church
All Saints’: Celebrating and sharing GOD’s love
Maintained by Stephen Clifford
Vicar: The Reverend Tim Watson, Tel: 01782-750205
Curate: The Reverend John Beswick Pallister, Tel: 07428 342801
Parish Secretary: Gina Joyce, Tel: 01782-431455
We have returned to services in person from 11.00 am on Sunday 23rd May, and Thursday 27th May at 10.00 am with the precautions that were in place before Christmas. 8.30 Sunday resumed, initially once a month, on Sunday 4th July.
Other services (Praise & Play, Kids Church, Living Streams etc) are now returning in church.
Given recent changes in government legislation we’ve reviewed our Covid-safety practices. Here are some things to note:
Mondays 9.30 am (in term-time) Praise and Play on Zoom (https://tiny.cc/praiseandplayzoom)
Wednesdays 9.15 am Parish Prayers – on Zoom (http://tinycc/Madeleyprayers)
Online Church Magazine here
Sundays 8.30 am Holy Communion – suspended other than on 1st Sunday of month
11.00 am Family Eucharist – with ‘Kids’ Church’ (live stream) Kids Church suspended for now
(first Sunday of each month normally non-Eucharistic Family Service)
Mondays 9.30 am (in term-time) Praise and Play
(first Monday of each month 2.00 pm, Service of Holy Communion in the Residents’ Lounge, Lea Court) – resuming 4th October
Wednesdays 9.15 am Parish Prayers – open to all (online)
Thursdays 10.00 am Holy Communion
All Saints’ is a Dementia Friendly Church
For Monthly Vicar’s Letter, see Posts.
The united parishes of All Saints’, Madeley and St. Margaret’s, Betley work together with a single Vicar. Joint services and other initiatives, rather than naming both churches and both villages, are identified by the use of the name LIVING STREAMS. For more information on services under this heading see below.
|All Saints’ Church and the Old School House Viewed from Moss Lane. The clock in the tower strikes 7 on the evening of July 26th 2000, disturbing a crow from its lofty roost.
(Photo. © Andrew T. Finney)
Enquiries about Weddings, Christenings/Baptisms and Funerals
Baptism/Christening – Congratulations on your new arrival – we hope all is going well for you as a family. We would be delighted to welcome you and your family for a service of baptism. If All Saints’ is your parish church, then please get in touch on +44 (0)1782 750205. If you are “out of parish” then you are still very welcome but you do need first to approach your parish church. Which ever way, our very best wishes to you and your family
Weddings – congratulations to you and your fiancé(e) and very best wishes to you both. If you live in Madeley parish and want a church wedding, we would love to meet you. If you are outside the parish but have an existing link or an historical connection to Madeley, again please be in touch. If you don’t yet have a connection but are still interested in getting married at All Saints, it may still be possible – we’ll explain when you ring. Please phone +44(0)1782 750205. With all best wishes for your future life together.
Funerals at All Saints – We would be honoured to serve your family at this sad time but please could you first contact a local Funeral Director and they will guide you through all the necessary organisation – our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
For Current Fees see https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/4388/page/27178/view/
|All Saints’ Parish Church from the North East – North Transept and Tower (Photo. © Andrew T. Finney)|
Who’s Who at All Saints’
|The Rev. Tim Watson||The Vicarage, Vicarage Lane, Madeley, Crewe, CW3 9PQ Email: email@example.com
||Tel: +44 (0)1782 750205|
|The Rev. John Beswick Pallister||Alsager’s Bank Vicarage Email:firstname.lastname@example.org||Tel: +44 (0)7428 342801|
|Jean Ainsworth||Resident in Betley||Tel: +44 (0)1270 820532|
|Professor John Lloyd||6 Pastoral Close, Madeley Email:email@example.com||Tel: +44 (0)1782 750506|
|Liz Walklett||8 Arbour Close, Madeley||Tel: +44 (0)1782 750145|
|Melanie Deacon||Park House, Newcastle Road, Madeley||Tel: +44 (0)1782 751781|
|Gina Joyce||8 Charles Cotton Drive, Madeley||Tel: +44 (0)7717 040017|
|Stephen Clifford||Two Robins, Cherry Tree Lane, Woore||Tel: +44 (0)1630 647765|
|GIFT AID CO-ORDINATOR|
|Lynn Knight||Tel: + 44 (0)1782 750621|
|Vacancy||Please contact the Vicarage||Tel: +44 (0)1782 750205|
|Josie Martin||Email:firstname.lastname@example.org||Tel: +44 (0)7855 459180|
|KIDS’ CHURCH (SUNDAYS – 11.00 Service)|
|Rev. John Beswick Pallister||Alsager’s Bank Vicarage Email:email@example.com||Tel: +44 (0)7428 342801|
|SAFEGUARDING CO-ORDINATOR & VERGER
|Sue Clifford||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Tel: +44 (0)7876 535517|
|PARISH NEWS (Copy by 12th of the month please)|
|Editorial Board||Email: email@example.com||Tel: +44 (0)1782 751559|
|Sue Eaton (Advertising)||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Tel: +44 (0)1782 751503|
Leycett Mining Deaths Memorial
In April 2011 we unveiled, near the South Door, a memorial to the 31 Madeley men and boys killed in an explosion on the morning shift at the fair Lady Pit, Leycett, on 21st January 1880 – see elsewhere on this web site – who were buried in the churchyard on the morning of 25th January 1880. (Another 31 were buried in other parishes.) None of those buried at All Saints’ has an individual marked grave; (one was commemorated on his parents’ gravestone, 15 years later.) No doubt temporary wooden crosses, all most could afford then, have long since rotted away. The Church Council felt it wrong that none of these men and boys should be named on their own memorial, and the new stone near the South door lists all, with an engraving of the pit head wheel. The stone also commemorates all the other dead of the mining industry in Madeley. A list of those buried at All Saints’ follows, with ages and places of residence. The appeal received financial support from the Parish Council and North Staffs Miners Welfare, as well as many individual donations.
|John Davies||21yrs.||Little Madeley.|
|Henry Grocott||26yrs.||Little Madeley.|
|John Hall||21yrs.||Madeley Heath.|
|John James||18yrs||Madeley Heath|
|Richard Jenkinson||46yrs.||Madeley Heath.|
|Frederick Jervis||22yrs.||Scot Hay.|
|Richard Lear||23yrs.||Middle Madeley.|
|William Lear||25yrs.||Middle Madeley.|
|George Nixon||58yrs.||Little Madeley.|
|William Pickin||24yrs.||Little Madeley.|
|George Salmon||34yrs.||Madeley Heath.|
|Jesse Salmon||36yrs.||Madeley Heath.|
|Thomas Turner||17yrs.||Little Madeley.|
|Edwin Viggars||33yrs.||Madeley Heath.|
|Frederic Viggars||31yrs||Madeley Heath.|
|Joseph Viggars||35yrs.||Madeley Heath.|
|Herbert Walker||20yrs.||Little Madeley.|
|James Webb||35yrs.||Madeley Heath.|
Parishes of Betley and Madeley
Living Streams is a new and developing ministry, rooted in the life of the Anglican parishes of All Saints’, Madeley and St Margaret’s, Betley. Its aim is to encourage and nurture Christian Discipleship through a variety of services, workshops and teaching events, and to promote and facilitate Christian healing. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Living Streams derives its name from Ezekiel 47:1-12, where the prophet describes an ever-widening stream which flows out of the temple, and from John 7:38, where Jesus promises that “out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.”
In alternate months, at Betley or at Madeley, on the first Sunday of the month, there are united Services of Praise, intended to be opportunities to share in informal worship and to grow through focussed teaching, and Services of Healing and Wholeness, which provide an atmosphere of peace, support and encouragement, in a caring and non-threatening environment.
The Healing Services are at St. Margaret’s Church, Betley, and allow prayer and quiet as well as music and singing. The Praise Services are at All Saints’ Church, Madeley.
Gift Aid and Standing Order forms are available from the back of All Saints’ Church. If you presently use the envelope scheme, or if you have a one-off donation to make and you pay tax (income tax or tax on savings) can we urge you to fill one in. The form allows the church to reclaim the tax on these gifts, so that we receive an extra £2.50 for each £10 donated. This scheme replaced the old covenant system and is much more flexible and easy to use.
If you have any questions about the operation of this scheme, please contact Lynn Knight (above).
Methodist Church, Poolside
Minister, The Reverend Christine Legge Tel:+44 (0)1782 629804
Sundays 10.30am Morning service and Junior church. Monthly Communion Service
Thursdays 7.30pm Puppet Ministry, adults and teenagers.
Fridays, monthly Christian Fellowship (as All Saints’.)
No service in Madeley but Sunday Mass 10.30 a.m. at Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart in Mill Street, Silverdale, served from Holy Trinity, Newcastle.
Deacon-in-Residence: The Rev. Mr. Neil Adlington, Tel:+44 (0)1782 624325
The Reverend Mr. Neil Adlington
Neil was ordained Deacon by the Archbishop of Birmingham in June 1992, to serve in the parish of St John the Baptist, Alton. He later became a full-time parish deacon in the parish team for Cheadle, Alton and Cotton, before moving to the Church of the Sacred Heart in Silverdale late in 2000, where he has responsibility for the Roman Catholic parish of Silverdale and Madeley.
As a parish deacon, Neil can prepare people for the sacraments of the Church, perform baptisms, marriages and funeral services, and minister to the sick and housebound. He and his wife Jackie are based in the Presbytery of the Sacred Heart in Silverdale, where he works alongside the team at Holy Trinity, Newcastle – Mgr Ryall, Fr Jan and Fr Eric, and the Sisters of Mercy.
Apart from his duties as deacon, Neil is an enthusiast for sport, especially football, and lists “listening to music” as a major interest.