Archive for July, 2012


Funeral & Memorial Service for Pauline Mascord

As announced on Sunday, Pauline Mascord sadly died last week.

Her funeral will be on Wednesday 25th July, with the committal at 9 o’clock at Bushbury Crematorium followed by a memorial service at St Paul’s at 10 o’clock.


Altar Cloth Project

As part of the 30th Anniversary celebrations we want to make new altar cloth to be presented to the church at the end of the year.

Angy Bullock has been asked to help co-ordinate putting this together but the aim is that we would like members of the community to have a part in making it. It will be an exciting project to create a cloth which will display a colourful pictorial map/image representing the area around St Paul’s.

For this to be successful we need volunteers to help design or make small symbols to represent facilities in the area ( eg: maybe a supermarket trolley for the shopping area, canal boats on the canal, buildings and trees) as well as help with any design planning or needlework: such as cutting out, hand or machine sewing, embroidery, beadwork etc. It will involve occasional meetings for people to get together to work on it but also opportunities for people to take away pieces to work on at home.

If you feel you can help in any way at all (however small) please contact Angy Bullock, either at church or on 01902 780357 or email on angy.tess(at) Hopefully the finished project should be a lovely reminder of the wonderful community of which we at St Paul’s are a central part.


Bible Study Group

Wednesday evening Bible study are having an outing to the Arena Theatre this week to see Hannah Perry in
the King’s School end-of-year production and next week we are having a bring and share meal at Val and Gareth’s before we break for the summer.

We will start meeting again in September, weekly from the 12th.  All are welcome.  Please speak to Dot Clayton for more information.


Garden Party

Blakeley Green House are holding a garden party this Saturday (14th July), from 2pm until 4pm.

If you’ve never visited Blakeley Green House before, it’s a great opportunity to do so.  Speak to Dot Clayton for more information.

Blakeley Green House is situated on Green Lane, Tettenhall.  It provides sheltered accommodation for those most in need.  Over a number of years a dedicated team of people have developed a horticulture project in the grounds of Blakeley Green House. Today, the site boasts a working vegetable garden, polytunnels, traditional and cottage gardens, wildlife, and pond areas.

Residents at Blakeley Green are encouraged to take care of the site and the animals that they keep, such as chickens and goats.  They are also involved with environmental and practical craft projects and developing the site.


Prayer for the week

Our prayer, written especially for us by Michael May, has a treasure hunt theme, in honour of Sunday’s upcoming activities around Pendeford:

we know that you are storing the treasure we long for in heaven, and this treasure is your love.
We already receive this from you and on our treasure hunt we can share your love with one another,
and any stranger we may meet along the way is welcome to receive your love too.
You have abundant love for everyone to share and the more it is shared then the more your love grows.
Whether we are walking through Pendeford Park or through Dovecotes we know that your love is there for us
and for the many others that want it or need it.


Treasure Hunt next Sunday

It’s not too late to buy your ticket for the Great All-Age Treasure Hunt next Sunday (8th July).

However, if possible, please contact Geoff Cresswell to buy your tickets in advance – it would help with the catering plans!


More information about “3 peaks for Tom”

On Tuesday 19th June, fifteen walkers set off from the Oasis with 2 minibuses and 3 drivers.  They drove to Gateshead and then on Wednesday drove on to Ben Nevis.  Starting at 5:00pm, the walkers climbed Ben Nevis, finishing before it got dark.  They then drove on to Scafell Pike, arriving in the early daylight hours.  After finishing that climb, they continued on to Snowdown.

8 of the 15 walkers completed all 3 peaks (4 of them in less than 24hrs, the others not much longer).  Others completed 2.5 peaks and some 1.5.  Martin and Owen couldn’t take part due to injuries and they hope to do the challenge in the future.  However, Martin led the organising and it was most definitely a team effort and the challenge was completed.  WELL DONE TO ALL INVOLVED!  Sue and Bridget met the conquering heroes afterwards in Betws-y-Coed and shared a well-deserved meal.

The challenge was undertaken in memory of Thomas Ellick, to raise funds towards a new playground at Broadmeadow Special School.  Donations can still be made, either  to Bridget or online at or

Saint Paul's, Pendeford

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July 2012