Church Newsletter (Oct 2010)

St Mary’s, St Gabriel’s and St James’ Churches – 10 October to 31 October 2010


Sunday 10 October

8.00am Holy Communion at St Mary’s

11.00am Confirmation Service with Bishop David at St James’

Thursday 14 October

7.30pm Prayer Service at St James’

Saturday 16 October

2.00pm Hanley Autumn Bazaar at Hanley Swan Village Hall

Sunday 17 October

9.30am Holy Communion & Children’s Corner at St Gabriel’s

11.00am Matins at St Mary’s

11.00am Prayer and Praise at St James’

Sunday 24 October – Bible Sunday

9.30am Morning Service & Children’s Corner with Baptism at St Gabriel’s

11.00am Holy Communion at St Mary’s

11.00am Holy Communion with Baptism at St James’

Saturday 30 October

10.00am Service of Baptism at St Gabriel’s

Sunday 31 October – All Saints Day

8.00am Holy Communion at St Mary’s

11.00am Joint Service at St Mary’s to welcome our new Authorised Lay Ministers

Regular activities:

Church Fellowship Groups

Monday evenings, monthly at The Villa, Gilbert’s End, Hanley Swan
Tel Sue Adeney (310440) for details

Wednesday evenings, weekly at Holly Cottage, Drake St, Welland & other venues
Tel John Martin (310783) for details

Just Clobber, Nearly New Sale

Tuesdays 9.30am to 1.00pm at St James’ Church, Welland .

Women’s Fellowship last Wednesday of month

Wednesday 27 October 2.30pm at Broadway’s, Picken End  (Myrtle Gilbert).
Speaker—Diane Need “Indian Head Massage”

St Gabriel’s with St Mary’s Church of England School

Mondays 9.00am Open Assembly. All Welcome.

Albion Lodge – all welcome to all these events

1st Thursday 11.00am Informal Worship;

2nd Thursday 11.00am Discussion Group

3rd Thursday 11.00am Holy Communion;

4th Thursday 11.00am Music

St Gabriel’s WI – Hanley Swan Village Hall 2.15pm, 2nd Tuesday of month

Tuesday 12 October – AGM

Other information:

We are holding a special service to welcome our new Authorised Lay Ministers—Alison Martin and Carol Hutchings at St Mary’s on All Saints Day 31 October.  Please come to this service to support Alison and Carol and affirm them in their new ministry

Harvest Festival Lunch held at Hanley Swan Village Hall on Sunday 3 October  raised a total of £360.00 towards our contribution to CMS in support of Liz Hosegood’s ministry in Zambia. Thank you to Cynthia, Carol, the Women’s Fellowship and others for the food and organisation of the event.

The Tredegar Orpheus Male Voice Choir Concert held at St James’ on 18 September was, as usual, a great success. Our thanks go to David Richardson and his team for organising the concert and to the Choir for the excellence of their performance. A total of £1,300 was raised for St James’.

Benefice Personnel & Roles within the Ministry Team

Vicar: Reverend Canon Frances Wookey – 01684 310321 (day off Fri)
Mission & Ministry to the whole community

Associate Priest: Reverend Linda Bedford – 01684 311324 (day off Fri)
Pastoral Team

Reader: Mrs Jackie Guy – 01684 311079 (day off Fri)
Pastoral Team

Reader: Mrs Sue Richardson – 01684 592088 (day off Thur)

Reader: Mr Roger Wookey – 01684 310321 (day off Fri)
Administration & Music Co-ordinator

Office Hours 10am – 1.00pm Monday to Thursday 01684 310321

Replacing the Weekly Newsletter with a monthly one is on track to save £1250 this year, as well as reducing our impact on the environment.  However, a number of people feel that they are missing out on information (even though all events are in the monthly sheet) and are dissatisfied with the arrangement generally. The matter was discussed at the joint PCC meeting in September, and it was agreed that a weekly sheet would be produced for November, but in order to maintain the cost saving it would be distributed by email to most members of the congregation. It will also appear on the St James’ website and the Hanleys website. A small number of copies will be printed and placed in churches for those who are not on email.

Anything you wish to publicise in the newsletter from November onwards should be emailed to Barry Turbutt—email address:  

If you are not on email , please deliver to the Vicarage in writing as at present.

This newsletter can be downloaded in pdf format here – October 2010

For other contact details, visit the main Church of England page