Until the middle of the 19th Century Brereton and Rugeley were one parish and then became separate parishes but remaining good neighbours.
In more recent years the friendship between the two parishes matured into a number of areas of active co-operation and after 18 months of discussions it was decided that the parishes would be better equipped for service and mission by formally uniting as one.
On 1st June 2006 the separate parishes of Rugeley and Brereton became officially the Parish Brereton and Rugeley. The union was marked by a day of celebration on the 19th November of that year.
All the churches in the parish are Fairtrade.
MEET THE TEAM
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|Parish Weekend in Derbyshire - 6th to 8th July 2018
Who is the weekend for? EVERYONE!
The Programme for the weekend will include some time for worship, study and prayer as well as plenty of time for rest and relaxation.
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Published monthly, our magazine contains information and interesting articles from the Parish and the wider community, both serious and lighthearted for only 50p! Pick up a copy from any of our churches or Contact us to find out how to buy a subscription.
If you want a taste of the magazine Click here to view a previous issue.
(This is a large pdf file.)
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St. Augustine’s Church, St. Michael’s Church and the Church of the Good Shepherd are on the social networking site, Facebook. If you want to stay up-to-date with what is happening and see photos of recent events, come along and have a look at the pages and “like us”.
Church Registers and Records
Registers and records prior to 1970 are generally stored at:
The Staffordshire Record Office
Telephone 01785 278329
The majority of historic records will refer either to St. Augustine’s Church, Rugeley or St. Michael’s Church, Brereton.
Recent records and registers are available in Brereton and Rugeley locally.
Statutory fees of up to £19 for an hour may be payable for searches.
Copies of Baptism Certificates and Marriage certificates can be provided in return for the statutory fee.
Churches Together in Brereton and Rugeley
The churches of Brereton and Rugeley are members of Churches Together and work locally with the Roman Catholic Church, the Methodist / URC Church and two Evangelical Congregations. The programme of Churches Together includes The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Lent Groups, Christian Aid, The Rugeley Charter Fayre and Christmas Celebrations etc.
There is a Mother's Union meeting at 2.15 pn om the first Wednesday of each month, at St. Augustine's.
All are very welcome.
Please see the diary page for any special events.
A Prayer for the Mothers' Union
Loving Lord, We give you thanks for the far-reaching vision of our founder, Mary Sumner. We look back with gratitude and praise for her witness, and for all that has been achieved thus far in the name of Mothers' Union worldwide. As we look forward with faith for all that is to come help us to build a future together which will enable our work to flourish; through far-reaching vision and commitment to your will.
The Rugeley Foodbank
Emergency Food for Local People in Crisis:
The Trussell Trust's UK foodbank network works in partnership with local churches and communities to open foodbanks in local communities. There are now over 205 foodbanks in the UK. Last year the foodbank network fed over 128,000 people.
The Rugeley Foodbank, organised by the Churches in Rugeley opened in 2012, and regular supplies and gifts of food are urgently required. We are looking for regular weekly gifts of food. All our churches would be grateful to receive donations (tins and packets of non-perishable food only please, with a shelf life of at least six months).
Food can be brought to any of our parish churches, where it will be collected by someone from the Rugeley Foodbank. Or it can be taken to the Foodbank itself at:
Rugeley Community Centre, Burnthill Lane, Rugeley, WS15 2HX
Open 2pm-4pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.
A note from Dave Webb: "Rugeley Foodbank has now moved premises to: Rugeley Community Centre, Burnthill Lane, Rugeley, WS15 2HX. A second stage of relocation will see the main food storage, currently located off site, also brought to the centre sometime in May 2015.
This will for the first time bring all the foodbank functions under one roof and save an enormous amount of time and effort that has been expended on moving food and people between locations.
Please feel free to drop in anytime for a cuppa.
Thank you all for your continued support."
We have received an email from the Foodbank Co-ordinator giving an update on the project and thanking the parish for their donations of food, time and prayers.
Click here to read the full email (January 2015).
The Foodbank particularly needs:-
Mash, Tinned Potatoes, Tinned Tomatoes, Long Life Milk, Sugar, Sandwich Meat, Biscuits, Squash, Sponge Pudding, Tinned Rice, Treats.
As well as food the Foodbank is now accepting toiletries, and cat and dog food. At present, the foodbank is looking especially for the following items:
(This list may change from time to time to please come back here and have a look.)