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The Parish Diary

Here you can find out what is happening in each of the five churches within our Parish. Feel free to come along to any of the events at any church - You will be warmly welcomed!

                           Last updated: 23-Mar-2017

Regular church services are listed on each church's page, accessible via the menu on the left.

To view events at individual churches, scroll down or click on the links below...

 

The Parish

 

Magazine

The latest issue of The Brereton & Rugeley Links Parish Magazine is available, priced just 50p. Pick up a copy in any of our churches. Why not ask for one to be reserved for you each month? Free delivery may be possible. Talk to a Churchwarden or Contact us.

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Julian Logo

First Monday of each month: 7.00 pm - Julian Meeting, Sneydlands, Bryans Lane, Rugeley.
A time of quiet reflective prayer. All welcome.

 

Mothers' Union Logo

First Wednesday of each month: 2.15 pm - Mothers' Union at St. Augustine's. All welcome.

 

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Electoral Roll

At our Annual Meetings that are coming up soon, we will be revising the Electoral Rolls for each church. Please check your details with the Electoral Roll Officer for your church and make any alterations necessary. Please include your phone number and email address if you have one. Thank you.

 

Hayes
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.
Click here for more information.

 

Christ
Easter Trail - Saturday 1st April - 10am to 1pm
A reflective journey in the footsteps of Jesus for all ages.
Explore the Easter Story through meeting the characters, visiting the key places and listening to their story.
Easter crafts, activities and warm hospitality. Refreshments.
Volunteers are required to help set the scene on Friday 31st March, and to help on the day!
For more information contact Sue 01889 800939.

 

Prayer
31 Days of Prayer for March - Our Common Life

Prayer is an essential focus of Christian life and something we do regularly. Throughout the Parish, during 2017, we will be making prayer even more of a focus. As part of this, through the year, we will be designating various months as ’28 Days of Prayer’ for specific issues, such as the local community, world mission, etc.
A Prayer Diary will be available each month (except April) at all the Churches in the Parish. Please feel free to take one home and use in your daily prayer life.
We also encourage those who lead Prayers during our Sunday and Mid-Week Services to use these diaries as well, which will suggest a different focus for prayer each day.
We hope you will be able, in whatever way, to take part positively in our Parishes focus on prayer for 2017.

As an expression of our commitment to prayer, the focus for MARCH is Our Common Life. Please use this prayer diary in your daily prayers, as well as during the Prayers of Intercession for Sunday and mid-week Services.
You can download a copy of March's prayers by clicking here.

 

St. Chad
The Season of Lent 2017
- Rhythms of Grace
The Parish Lent Course will help us to explore the depths and richness of God's love for all of us. It is being run at two different times in two different locations - Wednesday lunch times (12-2pm) at St. Augustine's and Wednesday evenings (7-8.30pm) at St. Michael's on March 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and April 5th.
Leaflets will be available soon in any of our parish churches, or click here to download a copy.

Resurrection of Christ
Easter Services in the Parish:
There is a leaflet with the main services across the parish.
Click here
to view.

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Saturday 25th March: 11.30 am to 12.30 pm - Confirmation Preparation, St. Augustine's.

Tuesday 28th March: 7.30 pm - Parochial Church Council Meeting, St. Michael's.

Wednesday 29th March:
          12.00 noon to 2.00 pm - Lent Course followed by Lunch, St. Augustine's.
               7.00 pm to 8.30 pm - Holy Communion followed by Lent Course, St. Michael's.

Friday 31st March: Setting up for the Easter Trail, St. Michael's. Volunteers welcome!
(See paragraph above for details.)

Christ
Saturday 1st April:
10.00 am to 1.00 pm - Easter Trail, St. Michael's.
A reflective journey in the footsteps of Jesus for all ages. (See paragraph above for details.)

Saturday 1st April: 11.30 am to 12.30 pm - Confirmation Preparation, St. Augustine's.

Wednesday 5th April:
          12.00 noon to 2.00 pm - Lent Course followed by Lunch, St. Augustine's.
               7.00 pm to 8.30 pm - Holy Communion followed by Lent Course, St. Michael's.

Saturday 8th April: 11.00 am to 2.30 pm - Communications Review Meeting, St. Augustine's.

Good Friday 14th April: 11.00 am - Open Air Service in Brook Square, Rugeley.
All the local churches will be taking part. Come and join us!

Starburst
Holy Saturday 15th April:
8.00 pm - Easter Liturgy.
A Service for the whole Parish at St. Augustine's marking the resurrection of Jesus.
A spectacular service starting in darkness and solemnity bursts into light and celebration!

Tuesday 18th April: 7.30 pm - Annual Parochial Meeting, St. Michael's.

Saturday 22nd April: 11.30 am to 12.30 pm - Confirmation Preparation, St. Augustine's.

Saturday 29th April: 11.30 am to 12.30 pm - Confirmation Preparation, St. Augustine's.

 

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The Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury

[Post Code for SatNav WS15 2HG] St. Augustine's

facebook.com/st.augustines.rugeley

Flowers
FLOWER FUND: Donations will be warmly welcomed, and can be made to either Ann Windsor, Joan Surplice or the churchwardens.
Arts & Crafts Cross
BOOKS, CARDS & CRAFT TABLE: Need a little gift for someone? Please take a look in the bookcase at the back of church which is ongoing fund raising. All proceeds to St. Augustine’s. Updated regularly so keep looking!

 

CHURCH ESSENTIALS: Can you help with a donation to restock items for church services: Communion wine, wafers, candles, lamp oil, spotlights and flowers? It would be most appreciated.

BIBLE STUDY / PRAYER MEETING: 7.30 pm on Wednesdays, in the Choir Vestry, alternate weeks.
These will now resume after Easter, to avoid conflicting with the forthcoming Lent course. Further details will be available later.
Please contact Simon Robinson for confirmation and more details.

ST. AUGUSTINE'S OFFICE HOURS: Please note that Office Hours is Wednesday evenings, from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm (as from 29th March).

ST. AUGUSTINE'S DISTRICT CHURCH COUNCIL MEETINGS: Please note that these meetings now start at 7.00 pm unless stated otherwise.

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Tuesday 4th April: 1.30 pm - John Bamford School Easter Service (KS2).

Wednesday 5th April: 9.30 pm - John Bamford School Easter Service (KS1 & Reception).

Thursday 6th April: 2.00 pm - Churchfield School Easter Service.

Friday 7th April: 10.00 am - Chancel School Easter Service.

Palm Sunday 9th April:
                  8.00 am - Said Communion.
                10.30 am - Eycharist preceded by procession with palms.
                  5.30 pm - Service of contemplative prayer.

Monday 10th April: 6.00 pm - Stations of the Cross.

Tuesday 11th April: 6.00 pm - Stations of the Cross.

Wednesday 12th April: 6.00 pm - Stations of the Cross.

Maundy Thursday 13th April:
                  8.00 am - Stations of the Cross.
                10.00 am - Holy Communion
                  7.30 pm - Liturgy of Maundy Thursday
                                  with foot washing and Communion and stripping of the Sanctuary.
                                  A moving service marking the Last Supper
                                  and when Jesus washed the feet of his followers.

Good Friday 14th April:
                9.30 am - Said Eucharist with childern's activities in Parish Hall.
                                Procession to Brook Square for...
              11.00 am - Good Friday Open Air Service with all the local churches.
                5.00 pm - Liturgy of Good Friday.

Starburst
Holy Saturday 15th April:
8.00 pm - Easter Liturgy.
A Service for the whole Parish at St. Augustine's marking the resurrection of Jesus.
A spectacular service starting in darkness and solemnity bursts into light and celebration!

Easter Sunday 16th April:
                  8.00 am - Said Communion.
                10.30 am - Easter Eucharist.

 

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The Church of St. Michael of All Angels

[Post Code for SatNav WS15 1DU] St. Michael's

facebook.com/st.michaels.brereton

Floorlight

Flood Lighting
You can sponsor the floodlighting of St. Michael's Church to mark a special day, perhaps in memory of a dearly departed loved one. See St. Michael's page for details.

 

Children
Last Sunday of each month: 4.00 pm - Kidz Church.
Join in with a fun, informal family service, with lively songs, creative prayers and interactive talk. All welcome.

Click here for details and any special events.

 

First Monday of each month: 7.30 pm - Beetle Drive.
                £2 per adult, £1 per child, including light refreshments.

Third Monday of each month: 7.30 pm - Bingo.
                £1 entrance fee + 50p per book of 8 Bingo cards, including light refreshments.

Third Wednesday of each month: 12.00 noon - Lunch Bunch.
                (Lunches must be booked, please Contact us.)

Cafe Logo
First Thursday of each month: 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm - Café Style Church
A relaxed, informal service. A time of light worship and prayer, hearing one another's stories and talks, friendship and fellowship, and of course tea and cake!
All are welcome. Totally free.
Particularly suitable for those who are new to Church, who have questions about God, or who would rather meet with others in a more informal context, and everyone else in-between!
We meet in the Hall next to St. Michael's Church. Do come along and experience cafe style Church for yourselves.

 

Breakfast

Fourth Saturday of each month: 9.15 am for 9.30 am - Big Breakfast.
We start at around 9:15 am with breakfast (cooked breakfast as well as toast, cereal and fruit). All are welcome.
Please book your breakfast by adding your name to the list in the Churchroom.

 

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Sunday 26th March: No Kidz Church this week.

Thursday 30th March: 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm - Lent Lunch.

Friday 31st March: Setting up for the Easter Trail. Volunteers welcome!

Christ
Saturday 1st April:
10.00 am to 1.00 pm - Easter Trail, St. Michael's.
A reflective journey in the footsteps of Jesus for all ages. See paragraph above for details.

Smiler
Saturday 1st April
: 7.00 pm for 7.15 pm start - "When You're Smiling"
A Variety Show for your entertainment, which includes songs, instrumentals, monologues and a special surprise item!
£3 at the door (concessions for children).

Monday 3rd April: 11.00 am - Redbrook Hayes School Easter Service.

Tuesday 4th April: 6.30 pm - Hob Hill School Easter Concert.

Thursday 6th April: 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm - Lent Lunch.

Thursday 6th April: 9.45 am - Hob Hill School Easter Service.

Palm Sunday 9th April: 9.30 am - Family Communion Service.

Sunday 9th April: 6.00 pm - Evensong.

Sunday 9th April: 7.00 pm - Annual Church Meeting.

Monday 10th April: 7.30 pm - Stations of the Cross.

Wednesday 12th April: 10.00 am - Said Communion Service.

Maundy Thursday 13th April: 7.00 pm - Agape Meal –with Communion, the Stripping of Altar and Church, and optional watch until midnight.

Good Friday 14th April:
        10.20 am - Churches Together Walk of Witness
                         (from St. Michael’s to Rugeley town centre, meeting other Churches along the way)
        11.00 am - Service of Witness, Brook Square, Rugeley –Churches Together.
          2.00 pm - Last Hour Reflection Service, followed by hot-cross buns

Starburst
Holy Saturday 15th April:
8.00 pm - Easter Liturgy. (see Parish section above.)

Easter Sunday 16th April: 9.30 am - Family Communion Service –with brazier for lighting the Paschal Easter Candle and sprinkling with water for renewal of Baptismal vows

 

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The Church of the Holy Spirit

[Post Code for SatNav WS15 2TL] Holy Spirit

Fourth Wednesday of each month after the evening Service - District Church Council.

Each Saturday: 9.00 am to 10.00 am - Office Hours.
                          9.30 am to 10.00 am - Saturday Morning Prayer Group.
                          Come along for quiet reflection and prayers. Everyone welcome.

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Starburst
Holy Saturday 15th April:
8.00 pm - Easter Liturgy. (see Parish section above.)

 

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The Church of the Good Shepherd

[Post Code for SatNav WS15 1LS] Good Shepherd
Flowers
FLOWERS: Donations for flowers will be warmly welcomed, and can be made to churchwardens.


Tuesdays: 7.30 pm - Bingo!

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Thursday 6th April: 7.30 pm - Annual Church Meeting after Holy Communion at 6.45 pm.

Sunday 9th April: 11.00 am - Holy Communion with Blessing of Palms.

Maundy Thursday 13th April: 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm - Holy Communion with Stripping of the Altar and Vigil.

Good Friday 14th April: 3.30 pm - Stations of the Cross followed by hot-cross buns.

Starburst
Holy Saturday 15th April:
8.00 pm - Easter Liturgy. (see Parish section above.)

Easter Sunday 16th April: 11.00 am - Holy Communion with Dressing of the Cross and Easter Eggs.

Wednesday 31st May: 6.45 pm - Holy Communion
followed by District Church Council Meeting at 7.30 pm.

 

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The Church of St. John the Baptist

[Post Code for SatNav WS15 2TQ] St. John's

 

Tea and cake
First Wednesday of each month
: 10.30 am to 12.00 noon - Coffee Morning.
All welcome to this social, community event, which is proving very popular and well supported.
£2.50 including tea/coffee and homemade cake. There is usually a bric-a-brac stall and Raffle.

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Sunday 26th March: 9.30 am - Annual Church Meeting, following morning service at 9.00 am.

Wednesday 5th April: 10.30 am - Coffee Morning.

Starburst
Holy Saturday 15th April:
8.00 pm - Easter Liturgy. (see Parish section above.)

 

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Library Tours are now available at Lichfield Cathedral. Click here for more details.

 

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