Archive for October, 2012


Charity Christmas Cards

The charity Christmas card shop, based in St Peter’s House (Exchange Street, Wolverhampton – just up from Costa Coffee), has opened for business this week.  Cards are on sale for at least 25 different charities.  In addition, there is a small selection of Christmas decorations, along with childrens’ books and Advent calendars/candles.

The shop is open from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.  It will run until Saturday 15th December.


An extra hour in bed before church

Don’t forget – the clocks go BACK one hour overnight between Saturday and Sunday this week (early hours of 28th October), which means an extra hour in bed before church!


National Theatre Live – Timon of Athens

Wealthy friend to the rich and powerful, patron of the arts, ostentatious host, Timon of Athens showers gifts and hospitality on the city’s elite. He vastly outspends his resources but, finding his coffers empty, reassures his loyal steward that all will be well.

When he calls upon his erstwhile associates, instead of offering help, they hang him out to dry…

Timon of Athens is one of Shakespeare’s less well-known works.  St Paul’s Theatre Group invites you to watch a screening of the London National Theatre performance LIVE in Wolverhampton at The Lighthouse on 1st November 2012, at 6.45pm.
Tickets £12, £11 concession.
See Bridget Campbell for details, or 0793 6939 804

Three peaks final tally

A big thank you to all at St Paul’s who sponsored and helped to support the team that walked and climbed the three peaks challenge earlier this year, in memory of Tom Ellick.

The final total from the fundraising was £3,185.50.  The money will be used by the Friends of Broadmeadow School to purchase outdoor water-themed play equipment.


Harvest and the Wolverhampton Food Bank

Wolverhampton Food BankThank you to everyone who brought goods to the St Paul’s School or Church Harvest festivals. The tins and packets were delivered to the Wolverhampton Food Bank on Tuesday, where they will be used to provide food parcels to families in difficulty. The photograph shows some of the volunteers at the food bank sorting the goods and putting together the parcels.

We are continuing to collect items for the Food Bank and for the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd, week by week. There is a box in the church lobby for tins and packets for the Food Bank, and a plastic basket for men’s toiletries and food items for the Little Brothers. There are full lists of suitable items on the ‘how we can help’ leaflet in church.

The Food Bank also welcomes volunteers. If you’d like to know more, speak to Jim.


Pre-Advent Quiet Day

Liz Rathbone and Martin Bristow will be leading a Pre-Advent Quiet Day for anyone in the parish on Saturday 1st December, 10.00am – 4.00pm at St. Chad’s, Boningale.

More details will follow later.


Get yer spades out!

Blakely Green House are doing a Garden Tidy on Monday 29th October and need volunteers to help between 10am and 2pm.

Please bring your own tools if possible.  As this falls during the schools’ half-term break we hope we can get lots of help.

One of the things we are looking to tidy up is some old vines for which there are (we have been told) plenty of grapes that could be used for wine making !!!

For more information, please speak to Ron McTurk