Posts Tagged ‘caring for our community


Blakeley green house annual garden party

This years annual garden party at Blakeley Green House is being held onSaturday 6th July between 2-4pm.

We have stalls selling plants, cakes, jam, and other interesting items along with refreshments, so look forward to seeing as many people as can make it to support the charity work we do to support the Christian ethos for the tenants and staff at BGH.

Blakeley Green House
Green Lane
01902 745353


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,



WV6 9HU         

Hope to see you there



Dementia Friends

We often hear about dementia but do we really know what it is and what it’s like to have it?  It makes such a huge difference to people with dementia if those around them know what dementia is and how it might affect them.

Dementia Friends aims to make everyday life better for people with dementia by changing the way the nation thinks, talks and acts. By 2015, we want there to be a million people with the know-how to help people with dementia feel understood and included in their community.

You can find out more about how to become a Dementia  Friend by visiting  Alternatively, speak to Susan Fisher, who is exploring the possibility of training for Dementia Friends at St Paul’s.


Prisons Week

Thus year, Prisons Week is 18th-24th November.  During the week, we are asked to pray for all who are victims of crime, administer justice, work in the prison service, prisoners and their families.

There are some resource sheets, with reflections and prayers, at the back of church, or you can visit

Meet with the chaplain of Featherstone Prison to hear about the work of the Sycamore Trust at our Churches Together meeting on Thursday 6th December, 7:30pm at Fordhouses Baptist Church.


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.


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


Harvest Festival

Our harvest festival is this coming Sunday, 7th October, at 10:30am.

You are invited to bring food, which will be passed on to those in need in our city, mainly through the work of Wolverhampton Food Bank and the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd.

You may also wish to bring some fresh flowers, which will be used as part of a display during the service, and a prayer you have written this week.


Harvest help

As we approach Harvest, we give thanks to our Creator for all the good things we enjoy. The bible teaches us that the best way to show our thankfulness is to be generous in sharing what we have with others.

How can we, as a church, offer help to those most in need?
Everyone is finding the current economic situation challenging. But there are some for whom it is especially difficult, and churches are increasingly being asked for support from people needing emergency help with basic needs, such as food or keeping warm. This blog entry lists three simple ways that we at St Paul’s can contribute to efforts to meet these needs.

Remember that if you or anyone you know require such help, please do speak to Jim. All conversations will be treated in strict confidence.

The Wolverhampton Food Bank
The Food Bank will be the focus for our Harvest festival on October 7th.

The Food Bank provides emergency food parcels, and sometimes basic baby products, to individuals and families in crisis. They take referrals from organisations, including churches, which makes sure the help goes to those most in need.
We can help by donating food and other items as listed below.

There is a box for donations in the foyer (in the chapel during the week.) The Food Bank also welcomes volunteers. If you would like to offer some time, Jim can give you further details.

Suitable items for the Wolverhampton Food Bank (tinned / dried / UHT products ONLY please)
Milk      Cereal      Tea / Coffee      Sugar      Jam / Spreads      Fruit Juice / Squash       Meat / Fish (TINNED ONLY)
Pasta / Noodles      Rice      Pulses / Couscous      Soup      Vegetables (TINNED ONLY)      Pasta sauces / other cooking sauces
TINNED Fruit / Puddings      Snacks / Biscuits      Nappies (SEALED PACKETS)      Baby wipes / other baby toiletries
Baby Food (with long ‘use-by’ date)      Toiletries

The Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd
The Little Brothers provide daily meals to the homeless and destitute of Wolverhampton, from their base at Darlington Street Methodist Church. They also provide men’s toiletries and clothing, and sometimes blankets.

We can help by donating men’s toiletries & clothing, shower towels, blankets and food, as listed below. There is a box for donations in the foyer (in the chapel during the week.) The Brothers also welcome volunteers. If you would like to offer some time, Jim can give you further details.

Suitable items for the Little Brothers
Toothbrushes & toothpaste      Men’s deodorant      Soap      Disposable razors      Shaving foam/gel      Socks (new)
Underwear (new)      Mens’ shirts, trousers, sweaters, vests, coats & jackets, footwear, etc. (new or used, but in good, clean condition)

Financial Giving
The Vicar’s Discretionary Fund is a small pool of money which the vicar can access to provide help for specific needs identified through pastoral work or via our community partners and schools. The help given is confidential and known only to the vicar and treasurer.
The Fund is very small, while the needs are increasing, so contributions to it are welcome. Donations to the fund can be given to the treasurer or to Jim. Please consider Gift Aid if you are able to.

Of course the most important thing is to pray; Pray for those in need, pray for the Wolverhampton Food Bank, the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd and all who seek to bring help and support; Pray for ourselves, giving thanks for the good things we have and asking that God would show us how we can best serve others; Pray for St Paul’s Church that we might be an instrument of God’s love and generosity to those in our community.

Gracious God,
the comfort of all who sorrow,
the strength of all who suffer,
hear the cry of those in misery and need.
In their afflictions show them your mercy,
and give us, we pray,
the strength to serve them,
for the sake of Jesus Christ
who suffered for us. Amen.



Pendeford Square Litter Pick

Come and join in tidying up the Square.

Monday 8th October, 5pm.

Some ‘grabbers’ and gloves provided, but bring your own if you have them.

Saint Paul's, Pendeford

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