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Christmas Services 2017

Christmas Eve:
Christ Church Services at 9:15am Eucharist and Crib Service at 2pm: 
Holy Trinity Services at 4pm Crib Service and Midnight Mass at 11:30pm
Christmas Day: 
8am Traditional BCP Eucharist at Christ Church
StopGap Family Eucharist at Holy Trinity at 10am

Monday of Holy Week


April 3rd 2017

Tonight is a very special evening for our Christ Church members, friends and community. Bob Wyesome BEM, our Organist and Musical Director will be conducting for the final time before taking a step back in his wonderful career.
How moving that Bob with the New College Chorale and a small orchestra, will be providing us with special music for Passiontide. We are delighted that Bob is continuing with the Chorale, Church, and many other projects, just taking it a bit easier. All our best wishes Bob, you really are a Star that lights up all who you meet.

5th March 2017

People often ask me what it means to be a liberal catholic Church, as our Parish is described. I am conviced that you wlll find as many differing opinions as there are members of the Church. For myself as Vicar it feels as though it is like this:

26th February 2017

It was exactly four years ago that I was installed as Vicar of Hadley Holy Trinity + Wellington Christ Church. Bishop Jonathan of Lichfield who had back in the seventies as a Curate led the youth group to which I belonged took the service. Looking back over these last four years, there has been much to celebrate, and some sadness too.

23rd February 2017

Today this country has felt the effects of storm Doris, and I have to say my own encounter with Doris may well be typical of most encounters.

19th February 2017

StopGap last Friday went really well, amazed at the superb food on offer, and the folk attending had plenty to please them, young people and old tucked into home made Lasagne or Cottage Pie, with varied veggie options too, a grand Cheesboard Grommit, and cakes, all washed down with various soft drinks or  glass of red or white wine.,

12th February 2017

A very busy week as usual last week, with the addition that a small group of us from both Churches have made a start on a few changes at Holy Trinity.

6th February 2017

We have now held our first StopGap Friday and our first StopGap Sunday: Both were well attended with over thirty folk of all ages exploring the GOD THE FATHER. Last Sunday we were presented with some of the many names of God, names from the Hebrew which describe something of the Character  of God. With a gentle mix of traditional hymns and music written this January 2017, there really was something for everyone.

23rd January 2016

Another week and having returned from morning prayer at Christ Church I have been looking at the Diary for the week ahead. In which in addition to the services and events on the front page fo the website, I am also taking one funeral this week, and one funeral visit. Two meetings to ensure that couples wishing to marry in Church are legally entitled to do so. One Churches together prayer meeting and at least two people who need a home visit to meet with.

15th January 2017

Sometimes people think a Vicar only works on a Sunday, when I look at the diary for the coming week, Sunday actually appears to be the day with the fewest things to do in it!
So what does your Vicars week look like then?
Monday: Morning Prayer, Mtg with the Area Dean, Admin and Preperation for the Parish Prayer and StopGap and other services during the week.
Tuesday: Memorial Service at Holy Trinity, Pastoral Visit at Morris Care, Office hour
Wednesday: Eucharist at Holy Trinity, Chapter Mtg, Funeral at Telford Crematorium, Launch Parish Prayer at Christ Church


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