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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: 20-Sep-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.

The Links is changing! Click here to read about our plans for the magazine.

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Julian Meetings are suspended for the time being. Many thanks to Ann Windsor who has organised and led the meetings for many years.

 

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

 

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.

 

Praying hands DAYS OF PRAYER: 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 ’Days of Prayer’ for specific issues, such as the local community, world mission, etc.
(No Days of Prayer for September).
A Prayer Diary is available 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.

 

PARISH MORNING PRAYER: 8.00 am to 8.20 am each Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at St. Augustine's.
This is for the whole parish and anyone is most welcome to join us.
Find some peace before you start your busy day.

 

BIBLE STUDY / PRAYER MEETING: 7.30 pm on Wednesdays, in the Choir Vestry, alternate weeks.
Currently we are taking a break, and will resume with a new Bible Study series in September. Watch this space!
Please contact Simon Robinson for confirmation and more details.


Rev George and Ian are hugely grateful to you all for your well wishes, cards, gifts and donations, which have been very much appreciated and useful. Thank you.

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Tuesdays 19th September to 31st October (excluding 24th October): 7.30 pm - Mental Health Course.
This course is being run at St Michael's and All Angels, Colwich. Contact Rev Pam Merriott 01889 883610 to register. It is free. Please let Fr David know if you’re going to do the course.
Click here for more details.

Tuesday 26th September: 7.30 pm - Parochial Church Council Meeting, St. Michael's.

Saturday 14th October: 10.30 am to 12.30 pm - Pastoral Carers' Meeting. Venue tba.

Wednesday 18th October: 1.30 pm - Peace Service with local schools, St. Augustine's.

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The Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury

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

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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.
See Parish Section above for dates.

PSALMS: With the summer holiday season upon us, the choir is taking a well erned break from singing the Psalm during our 10.30 am service. Instead we will be saying the Psalm together.

PARISH MORNING PRAYER: 8.00 am to 8.20 am each Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at St. Augustine's.
This is for the whole parish and anyone is most welcome to join us.
Find some peace before you start your busy day.

 

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Friday 29th September: 10.00 am - World's Biggest Coffee Morning (Raising funds for Macmillan cancer support)
Take part in the World’s biggest coffee morning and support those wonderful Macmillan Nurses. Entry is £3 for as much coffee and cake as you can eat.

 

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The Church of St. Michael of All Angels

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

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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.

 

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.)

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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.
On 26th August we have guest speaker Peter Taunton who will be returning with lots more tales. Peter is an award winning Town Crier! who also lent his vocal skills to Steve and Tinas wedding! Peter is a popular guest this is open to everyone but please let Steve know or drop your name on the sheet in the church room if you would like to come along.

 

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Sunday 24th September: Family Games Night has unfortunately been cancelled.

Sunday 8th October: 6.00 pm - Evensong.

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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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Sunday 8th October: 4.00 pm - Pet Service.


Tuesday 31st October:
4.00 pm to 6.00 pm - Pumpkin Party for 5s to 11s!
There will be lots of Pumpkin themed fun and games led by Mrs Whitehouse .
There will be prizes for the best pumpkin costumes & we are holding our first lantern competition.
Pumpkin Lantern Competition. Carve your lantern at home & bring it along & we will judge them during the party. Prizes for the best examples.


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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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Wednesday 20th September: 7.00 pm - Quiz Night.

 

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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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Local News

 

True North logo
True North is an opportunity for the LBGTI community across the West Midlands to come together to worship. The Facebook page is updated to give details of each service which take place on the 1st Thursday of the month. You will be assured of a warm welcome.
www.facebook.com/TrueNorthWM

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

 

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