Archive for July, 2011


30th Anniversary Celebrations – contacts required

As part of the celebrations next year, we will be inviting people who have moved away or no longer attend the church.

If you have any names and addresses of anyone who has in the past either attended St Paul’s or was one of the clergy team please let Chris May have their details or email the details to her  at chrismay2000(at)


30th Anniversary Celebrations – “30 Favourite Prayers” Book

As you may be aware, St Paul’s Church and School are celebrating their 30th anniversaries in 2012. There will be lots of events to mark this occasion, one of which will be the publication of 30 favourite prayers which will be on sale at the end of this year.

If you have a favourite prayer, please email the prayer and a couple of lines as to why it is your favourite to chrismay2000(at) or give a paper copy to Chris May by the end of September. Many Thanks


Summer Services (Baa! Cluck!)

If you weren’t able to make it to church last Sunday, you might not yet be aware that our summer services are following a theme – animals in the Bible.
All services over August will be all-age (SPLAT and Bubbles are not meeting over the holiday, but the services are designed to be inclusive for all).  Not only will the readings have an animal theme, there’ll be animals throughout our worship!  (Look for mentions in the hymns, the prayers and the sermons).

It’d be CATastrophic to miss the services.  CAMELong (Get it?  Come along!  No?) and join in the fun.  (Sorry, I’ll stop RABBITing on, now…)


Bible Study Groups

Our Wednesday evening Bible study group continues to meet over August –
3rd August at Val & Gareth Morgan’s house;
10th August at 211 Marsh Lane;
31st August at 211 Marsh Lane.

Our Wednesday morning Bible study group is taking a break for the summer.


Library update

Des, our resident librarian, says:

“Our Library is growing and a number of people are contributing.  I would like to think that it will eventually emulate the library they have at St. Judes.  We have set the seed and I hope we will see it develop.
“It seems to me that people are more inclined to contribute their books under the understanding that if they ever need to they can take them back.  I know the importance of books and it can be an emotional strain to give away an old friend that you love.  But I hope that people will regard the opportunity of letting others enjoy what you have had, a good enough reason to send your old friend out into the Church family.

“I’ve heard good things about Catherine Marshall’s ‘Adventures in Prayer’. Could I ask if anyone has it if they would like to loan it to us?”

If you have any books you can lend to our new church library, please do speak with Des.  Equally, if you’re interested in borrowing, the library is located in the entrance foyer and Des will be delighted to help you out.


Autumn Quiet Day 2011

There will be another Quier day on 24th September, 10am to 5pm,  at Hawkstone Hall Retreat Centre.  The day will include guided meditations and time for personal quiet and reflection.

We have another opportunity to make use of the lovely building, chapel and grounds.  Tea ,coffee and biscuits will be provided but you will need to take your own lunch.   Hawkstone is about 50 minutes journey north on the A41 and we plan to share lifts from Tettenhall (so please don’t be put off by the location if you don’t drive!).  Cost £15

For more information contact Liz Rathbone 01902 562469   or e-mail liz.rathbone(at)



DCC on Wednesday

A reminder to all concerned that DCC meets on Wednesday evening, 7:30pm in the Oasis.

The DCC (District Church Council) is the governing body of our church.  It is made up elected members of the congregation at Saint Paul’s (plus our vicar, of course!).  Elections to the DCC are held annually at the church AGM and most positions on the council are for a 3-year term.

Saint Paul's, Pendeford

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July 2011