Archive for April, 2013


Fun run is almost here! Application forms now available

The 2013 St. Paul’s community fun run is almost here, taking place on Saturday 18th May. Join us for a traffic free course of approx 2 miles around Pendeford/ along canal towpaths or join in a Toddler Trot. Fancy dress most welcome.

The main run starts at 11am in Pendeford square (next to Morrisons). Entry fees are £3.50 adults and £1.50 for under 16’s.
The Toddler Trot starts at 12.15pm on St. Paul’s school field, entry fee is £1.50.

Application forms are now available from St. Paul’s church or the Oasis cafe, Whitburn Close, Pendeford, or for further information phone 01902 780357.

Other events on the day include Reflexology, Wii fit, Healthy eating, bike security marking and lots, lots more.

It will be a great fun family day so the more the merrier. I hope you are all in training ready.

Look forward to seeing many of you there.


Quinta 2013

I would just like to take this opportunity to say what an amazing weekend has been had by all at our church weekend away at Quinta Hall near Oswestry. Everybody that took part has had a wonderful time.

The weekend was blessed with good company, fellowship and fun. We also have taken away a lot to think about and reflect on how we can all use our spiritual gifts.

A big thank you to all those that organised the weekend, and also to Rev Simon Thorburn who gave us all a lot to take away with us.

I’m sure we are all looking forward to our next weekend away in 2015!


Pendeford older people’s interest group

Des Halestrap writes,

Although not a St.Pauls group, Pendeford Older Peoples interest group meet at the Oasis and are supported by the Church.

This group started some years ago with half a dozen pensioners from Pendeford who felt they needed to join together to discuss mutual interests. It has grown to some 20 members who meet at 2.30 on a Thursday afternoon. Some afternoons we just buy tea from the cafe and sit around and discuss any subject we feel important. With our increased membership we feel bold enough to expand our interests. We were delighted to be asked by St.Pauls school to help the children complete their history project on the Second World War. We were surprised at the eager questions the children asked. We got as much from them as we gave.

We helped Jane James from the Wolverhampton Art Gallery on her work with dementia patients, winning a West Midlands Art award in the process from their health and art group.

Jane has arranged to give us a six week course on creative conversation starting 6th June.

In view of the big changes in the NHS we have started a Patient and Practice participation group at the local health centre. We have had an afternoon with the Health Centre Co-op Chemist.

I do hope that some of the St. Pauls Church pensioners may find time to join us.

See you there.



wolverhampton workers memorial day

Des Halestrap writes:
At our Wednesday morning Bible Study we were working on Timothy 1 Chapter 4.
You will recall that this chapter seems to imply that we should, with the Lord’s help, think about using our Talents wisely. We thought that a lot of people hid their talents for modesty’s sake and that there seems no mechanisms for people who need to use these talents to be aware of them . What did our Lord say about hiding our light under a bushel?

I would like to offer a case for Blog readers to consider…
Each year on 28th April workers from Wolverhampton use the date to think about how many workers have been injured or died as a result of their work,they remember the dead and vow to fight for the living. They meet at the workers’ memorial tree which is between the Cenotaph and St. Peter’s Church, in the centre of town.

When this first started (it must be 20 years ago), I attended as a Trade Union member. It used to be a somewhat sad affair with half a dozen of us standing discouraged in a group. I could see that with input from other Christians this could be a celebration.  So, although I was aware that some of the people I was talking to were atheists, I suggested that we ask the Black Country Urban Mission for help. Was the Lord helping me?  If you would like to leave the comfort zone of St. Paul’s and join Trade Unionists placing wreaths and listen to Rev. Bill Mash speak on the subject I would be delighted if you join me.  It would be real mission work if we could swell the numbers from the 40 we had last year. Or shall we hide our talents ?

If this is the Lord calling us shall we hide? What do readers think?

Wolverhampton Workers’ Memorial Day (the 22nd annual commemoration) will be held on Sunday 28th April  2013, 12.30pm at the Cenotaph in St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton.  Rev. Bill Mash, Industrial Chaplain will be one of the speakers.


Blakeley Green House, Rogation Day service

The annual Rogation Day service takes place on Sunday 5th May 3pm at Blakeley Green House, (which is a Sheltered and supported housing environment for individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems.)

We as a church support the 13 tenants throughout the year with Christian ethos and financial support.

The service takes the form of walking the grounds to bless the house, grounds, and animals; it’s a nice service.

All are welcome to attend, we also would like to welcome new members to help us support the trust.

Green Lane,



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Hope to see you there



Any old suitcases!!!!

After a successful tidy of the costume loft at church we need some more old suitcases to use as storage…….has anyone got an old suitcase we could have?

I you can help please speak to Dot.


St Paul’s community Fun Run

This year’s community fun run will take place on the 18th May starting at 11am.

For more information please contact Terry Bullock on 01902 780357 or email

Application forms available soon.


Wednesday Bible study group

The Wednesday morning Bible study and fellowship group will be re-starting this Wednesday 17th April.

We will be meeting in the Oasis cafe from 9am for tea and coffee ready to start in the Chapel from 9.40 till 11.15, all are welcome.


Knit & natter, craft & chat

A new group will be starting Saturday 27th April, 10 till 12 at the oasis cafe called Knit & Natter, Craft & Chat.

Bring along your knitting or craft projects and enjoy a cuppa and a chat with friends.

Everyone welcome, bring a friend!

Saint Paul's, Pendeford

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April 2013