Welcome

  • Welcome to the Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry website. 

    Our parish includes All Saints' Church in Sedgley, St Andrew's in The Straits and St Peter's in Upper Gornal.

    We've been a team ministry since 2005: team working allows us to provide spiritual and pastoral care to a wide area including  Upper Gornal, the Straits and Sedgley.

    We look forward to meeting you at one of the churches in our parish soon.

    Revd Guy Hewlett (Team Rector, Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry)

    Revd Catherine Mitchell   (Team Vicar, Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry)

    Canon Jan Humphries (Licensed Lay Minister, Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry

    Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry

    Safeguarding

    The Parish of Gornal and Sedgley takes the issue of safeguarding very seriously.  

    Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life.

    If you or someone you know feels unsafe the following information may be helpful to you:

    In the Parish:

    Barbara Baker, Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator. Tel 01902 882847

    safeguarding@allsaintssedgley.co.uk

    Revd Guy Hewlett, Team Rector: 

    Phone: 01902 295164

    email: rectorgornalandsedgley@allsaints.co.uk

    In the Diocese:

    Hilary Higton Safeguarding Adviser 
    07495 060869  
    hhigton@cofe-worcester.org.uk

    In emergency situation:

    Dudley Social Services: 01384 813200

    If there is an immediate risk or danger contact the Police by dialling 101.

    Other helplines:

    Childline  0800 1111

    Samaritans 116123

    NSPCC  0808 800 5000

    Domestic Violence 0808 2000 247

    Action on Elder Abuse 020 8835 9280

    Use this link for the Diocese of Worcester Safeguarding Team contact details:

    Diocesan Safeguarding Team

    CHURCH OF ENGLAND SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

    BAPTISM AND WEDDING BOOKINGS

    For baptism and wedding bookings, please click here. 

     

    SERVICES AND EVENTS AT ALL SAINTS'

    Click here for a list of services and events at All Saints'

    Please notify us of any services or events that are missing from the listings. 

     

    CHRISTMAS 2019 SERVICES

     

     

    THE BEACON PARISH MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2019/JANUARY 2020

    NEWS FROM THE PEWS

    Services, news and events from the latest notice sheet:

    Sunday 15th December 2019 

     

    Our Facebook site

    Our Facebook site provides an added facility for communicating with other members of our church community and with our Team Ministry. 

    Link to Facebook site

     

     

    NO VESTRY HOURS IN DECEMBER

    Would you please note that there will be no Vestry Hours during December 2019. The next one will be on 5th January 2020. Chris Williams. 

     

    GORNAL AND SEDGLEY CALENDAR 2020

    See the images of some of the services, events and activities that took place around the Parish in 2019 - for the Gornal and Sedgley calendar 2020. 

    Gornal and Sedgley Calendar 2020

     

    REVIEW - A YEAR IN THE PARISH 2019

    In addition to our 2020 calendar, we're putting together a more extensive presentation to represent what we've done together as a Parish in 2019, from one-off events to special services, children's activities and regular church clubs.

    If you'd like to contribute any of your own photographs and explanatory text/captions, please send them to Martin at

    mmjones29@blueyonder.co.uk 

    We're hoping to show the presentation for comment on Friday 20th December 2019 at 11am at All Saints' Coffee Morning - and a PDF copy of the final version will then be available on the church's website.

     

    ALL SAINTS' CHRISTMAS FAYRE 2019 A GREAT SUCCESS

    Penn Handbellringers performed on stage at the Fayre.

    Thank you to everyone who supported our Christmas Fayre this year. 

    The Church Hall was full - and the range of stalls was as vibrant as ever. 

    A special thanks to the 'forgotten army' - all those who come in to prepare the hall, putting up tables and moving chairs etc. and then clearing up afterwards long after all of us have gone. 

    More pictures of the Christmas Fayre 2019

     

    'DISNEY' THEME AT ALL SAINTS' CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

    Aladdin

    101 Dalmatians

    Ratatouille

    The Christmas Tree Festival at All Saints', organised each year by Chris, Liz and Jonathan Williams, was opened on Friday 6th December by Revd Guy Hewlett, who blessed the trees. 

    There were a multitude of designs, all decorated by local organisations, around the theme of Disney films. 

    Thank you to everyone who helps to make this a highlight of our village's Christmas celebrations. 

    More pictures of the Christmas Tree Festival  

     

    CHRISTMAS EVENTS AND SERVICES

     

     

     

    THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH

    Bishop John has recently sent this letter to parishes concerning consultations about the future of our Diocese: 

    The nearest consultations to Gornal and Sedgley are the afternoon and evening at St John Kates Hill on Monday 20th January 2020. 

     

    NEW BISHOP OF DUDLEY 

    The Venerable Martin Gorick

    On 4th November 2019 Downing Street announced that the new Bishop of Dudley will be The Venerable Martin Gorick, currently Archdeacon of Oxford and Residentiary Canon at Christ Church College and Cathedral.

    Martin will be consecrated as a Bishop on 28 January 2020 and will be officially welcomed into his new role in the Diocese of Worcester with events in Worcester and Dudley in February.

    Please keep Martin and his wife Katherine in your prayers as they prepare to move to the area, and for Martin's consecration and his new ministry within the Diocese as Bishop.

    See the official announcement:

    Diocese of Worcester Announcement

     


     

    Are you searching for the grave of a relative?

    If you're searching for a relative who was buried in one of All Saints' three graveyards, please let us know if you are intending to visit.  We may be able to do some preparatory work that can help you in locating the grave. 

    Alas, there is little we can do to help when people arrive unexpectedly. 

    There is usually a Friday Coffee Morning from 10.30am - 12 noon, when All Saints' Church is open to all (ring us 01902 540289 to confirm one is definitely on), and you can come and talk to us then. 

    To contact us in advance, please email the Parish Office: 

    admin@allsaintssedgley.co.uk

    Parish contact details 

    PARISH OFFICE

    Address: 

    All Saints' Parish Office

     

    Ladies Walk

     

    Dudley

     

    DY3  3UA

    Phone number: 01902 540289

    Our Administration Assistant is Gail Griffiths. 

    admin@allsaintssedgley.co.uk

    TEAM RECTOR

    Revd Guy Hewlett

    Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry

    All Saints', Sedgley

    St Peter's, Upper Gornal

    St Andrew's, The Straits

    Phone and email contact details:

    Phone: 01902 295164

    email: guyhewlett18@gmail.com

    TEAM VICAR

    The Revd Catherine Mitchell

    Team Vicar

    Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry

    All Saints', Sedgley

    St Peter's, Upper Gornal

    St Andrew's, The Straits

    Tel 01902 677897

    revcatherinemitchell13@gmail.com

    LICENSED LAY MINISTER

    Canon Jan Humphries: 01902 661275

    janhumphries@hotmail.co.uk

     

    Other email addresses:

    Keith Tomlinson, Churchwarden: 

    churchwardenkeith@allsaintssedgley.co.uk 

    John Anderson, Treasurer and Churchwarden:

    treasurer@allsaintssedgley.co.uk

    Jenny Lavender, Assistant Treasurer: 

    asstreasurer@allsaintssedgley.co.uk

    The parish office is open 10am-12noon, Monday to Friday. 

    Information should be sent to Gail by Wednesday for inclusion in Sunday's pewsheet.

      

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    Our website 

    If you'd like to contribute any information about forthcoming church events, write an article, or correct anything on the site, please send your information to Martin our website editor.

    Contact our web editor

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