Archive for January, 2011

27
Jan
11

More to my life? Vocation quiet days

The Diocese of Lichfield’s Vocations Department is holding three “More to My Life?” Quiet day events during the year with the first at Shallowford House on Saturday February 26th. Subsequently days are at The Smeltings Retreat Centre on Saturday May 21st and also at the same venue on Saturday September 10th. The events are designed for anyone who wishes  to explore God’s call to serve Him in the Church or in the world.   The cost of the day is £20 (to include a light lunch).

Further details from Kim Hodgkins Email: kim.hodgkins@lichfield.anglican.org or Tel: 01543 306030
There are only a limited number of places available. 

(This information was first publicised in the Diocese of Lichfield Bulletin)

27
Jan
11

Becoming Neighbours – Christian discipleship in a multi-faith society

A two-day event in two parts March 1st and March 15th at The Crossing at St Paul’s, Walsall giving both laity and clergy in the Lichfield Diocese to grow in confidence and insight in inter-faith relations, led by Revd Ray Gaston of Queens College and author of A Heart Broken Open. Fee is £25 for initial delegate for the two days and £10 for subsequent delegates.

Further details and booking forms from Revd John Barnett, Wolverhampton Episcopal Area Inter Faith Officer. Email: john.barnett@lichfield.anglican.org. Tel: 0121 530 0491

(This information was first published through the Diocese of Lichfield Bulletin)

27
Jan
11

Staffordshire Hoard at Lichfield Cathedral

Glittering items from the world’s largest find of Anglo Saxon gold – the Staffordshire Hoard – will go on show in Lichfield Cathedral between July 29 and August 21. It is part of a touring exhibition that will be stopping off at Stafford’s Shire Hall and Tamworth Castle.

Full details can be found at the Hoard website www.staffordshirehoard.co.uk

27
Jan
11

Bishop of Lichfield’s Lent Appeal 2011

The theme for this year’s Lent Appeal is ‘Transforming Communities’. The specific projects that we aim to help this year include the ‘Street Pastors’ scheme which is rapidly expanding in our Diocese.  Ordinary Christians are putting denominational differences aside to work together from late at night to the early hours of the morning to provide a caring presence on the streets of our towns and cities.
Street Pastors are operating or being planned in areas as diverse as Walsall, Stoke on Trent, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Leek and Lichfield. Overseas we hope to support our companion Dioceses through 3 projects that they are spearheading: ‘HIV/AIDS training’ in the Diocese of Matlosane, South Africa;  ‘the teaching of English’ in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam; and ‘reconciliation in Canada’ where our partners in the diocese of Qu’Appelle (Saskatchewan) are working on community transformation with First Nations (“Indian”) Canadians where the elders of the Daystar First Nation Reserve have invited the Revd Vicky Young of the Diocese of Qu’Appelle to run a full time Christian ministry and programme of reconciliation.  Her work is limited by a lack of financial resources to repair the existing church building and provide teaching materials for young and old alike.

‘All around the world Christians are working to transform communities and I pray that you will give generously this Lent to help this vitally important work’, said the Bishop of Lichfield, the Right Revd Jonathan Glenhill.

The Lent Appeal literature is currently being produced and is scheduled to be sent to parishes on the February 9th/10th/11th.

(This information was first released in the Diocese of Lichfield Bulletin)

24
Jan
11

Christingle Collection Boxes

If you took away a candle-shaped collecting box from church over the last few weeks, don’t forget to bring it back (full!) for our Christingle service this Sunday.  All money from the collecting boxes will go to the Children’s Society.

24
Jan
11

PCC

Just a reminder that PCC meets this Wednesday, 7:30pm at the Parish Centre, Upper Street, Tettenhall.

The PCC (parochial church council) is the executive body of our parish.  Its membership consists of the clergy plus elected people from each of the three churches.  Elections to PCC take place each year at our annual church meeting.

20
Jan
11

Services over the next fortnight

This Sunday (23rd Jan), we will be celebrating the conversion of our patron saint, Paul.
Next week (30th Jan) is Candlemas (celebrating the presentation of Christ in the temple) and we will be holding our Christingle service.  This will be a non-eucharistic service.