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

    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. 

    THE BEACON CHURCH MAGAZINE 

    The Beacon Parish Magazine February 2019 

    LATEST CHURCH NEWS FROM THE PEWSHEET

    All Saints' pewsheet 17th February 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

    Who's Who at All Saints' - updated 14/1/19

    All Saints' Who's Who, January 2019

    Click on the image above to view an enlarged version.

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    WE ARE CURRENTLY ADVERTISING FOR A HALL CARETAKER

    BRAMBLE IN THE NEWS!

    Revd Catherine Mitchell, our Team Vicar, with her puppy 4-month-old Bramble in the Dudley News 13/2/19.

    A new initiative by Gornal and Sedgley  Team Ministry has filled St Peter's Church in Upper Gornal - and reached the pages of the Dudley News in the bargain! 

    Owners of all kinds of pets were encouraged to bring them to a special service in the church hall on Sunday 10th February 2019, where they were blessed by the vicar. Hymns with an animal theme, such as 'All Things Bright and Beautiful (All Creatures Great and Small)' were sung by the congregation.

    Revd Mitchell said: "It was great to fill the church with pets and their owners. It's brought a whole new group of people into church and shows we want to provide the kind of service that is relevant  today. All our pets were remarkably well-behaved!"

    The hall was full with pets and their owners.

    All the pets were remarkably well-behaved!

    Over 50 people attended - we gave thanks for the love, companionship and devotion that our pets give us. 

    Helen Laird, our Mission Enabler - Calling Young Disciples, with her dog Tilly, 9, a King Charles Spaniel.

    What's all the fuss about?

    Thank you so much to all of the organisers who devised this novel way of engaging children and families.

    Album of pictures featuring some of the pets and their owners 

    Note: Please email Martin on mmjones29@blueyonder.co.uk if any caption is incorrect. 

    Our pet service last Sunday (10/2/19) also hit the headlines in the Dudley News online edition:

    Bramble breaks the internet!

    LENT GROUPS AND THE ALPHA COURSE 2019

    Last year we ran a Lent Group at the Vicarage, and from this developed a Fellowship Group - who later went on to study an Alpha Course

    The style and format of such meetings was well received by members of the Fellowship Group, who have shared their reflections on what the Group meant to them: 

    Parish Fellowship Group 

    This year's Lent Group dates: 

    CHILDREN'S HALF-TERM WORKSHOP

    Barbara Price writes: 

    "We are trying some new things to get more children and families involved with our church activities.

    "I am running a Children's Holiday Workshop for one morning in the February half-term to see what response we get, and whether we might do more of these in future.

    "It will be similar to the Good Friday Workshop (we will still be doing that) and will be based on Candlemas."

     

    DAYS OUT: THE GARGOYLES OF BATTLEFIELD - AND CHURCHES NORTH-WEST OF SHREWSBURY

    One of the famous set of gargoyles on the outside of Battlefield Church, near Shrewsbury. 

    The latest travelogue in our 'Days Out' series  explores the country churches north-west of Shrewsbury. 

    Possibly the best known of these is St Mary Magdalene's Church in the village of Battlefield. It was built on the site of the 1403 Battle of Shrewsbury between Henry IV and Henry "Hotspur" Percy, and was originally intended as a chantry - a place of intercession and commemoration for those killed in the fighting.

    Other village churches included on the tour are: Preston Gubbals, Ruyton XI Towns, Loppington and Colemere. 

    A sculpture depicting medieval weaponry used in the 1403 battle, in the churchyard at Battlefield.

    Exploring Ruyton XI Towns church.

    Battlefield; and churches north-west of Shrewsbury

    Suggestions for outings to country churches in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire (and further afield) in the 'Days Out' section of this website. 

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    How to book a wedding or baptism:

    Baptism and weddings - bookings

    If in doubt whether a Vestry Hour will be held at All Saints', and to avoid a wasted trip, call our Parish Secretary Gail: 

    01902 540289 between 10am-12noon, Monday - Friday.

    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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