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 

    LATEST CHURCH NEWS FROM THE PEWSHEET

    All Saints' pewsheet Sunday 8th April 2018

    Our Facebook site

    We've had a Facebook site for nearly 2 years now. It provides an added facility for communicating with other members of the church community and with our Team Ministry. 

    Link to Facebook site

    Who's Who at All Saints'

    Click on the image above for a larger version of All Saints' Who's Who.

    'VESTRY HOUR'  - ENQUIRING ABOUT WEDDINGS AND BAPTISMS

    If anyone wishes to enquire about weddings or baptisms, this will only be done on the first and third Sundays in each month at All Saints' Sedgley, from 12noon to 1.00pm.

    FINAL ADDITIONAL LENT GROUP SESSION 

    A final Lent Group session - to replace the session missed through bad weather - will be held at the vicarage on Thursday 12th April at 7.30pm.

     

    SPRINGTIME AROUND WORCESTER'S CHURCHES

    An Eastertide display complete with bunnies at St Mary Magdalene, Broadwas

    The churchyard in bloom at St Philip and St James, Hallow.

    The 'Tree of Jesse' mosaic in the chancel at St John the Baptist, Claines, tracing the lineage of Jesus. 

    By happy coincidence Martin and Magda bumped into our former Team Vicar The Revd Andy Stand on their visit to Claines. 

    Martin and Magda travelled to Worcester on a two day trip to explore another set of churches for their continuing series 'Days Out with a Religious Connection'. 

    Giant gravestones by the porch at All Saints' Spetchley, where there are superb albaster effigies of the Berkeley family. 

    On Day One they met up with our former Vicar Revd Andy Stand at Claines Church north of Worcester where Andy was providing cover for Holy Communion on Thursday morning; they then continued westwards to Broadwas, the abandoned Saxon Church at Brockhampton - and St Leonard's Cotheridge.

    St Leonard's Church, Cotheridge. 

    On Day Two they visited churches to the east and south east of Worcester, ending at Spetchley Park Gardens and visiting the ancient All Saints' Church in the grounds of the visitor attraction. 

    Churches around the periphery of Worcester - Day One: North and West Worcester

    Day Two featured a visit to the Berkeley family chapel at All Saints' Spetchley.

    Churches around the periphery of Worcester - Day Two:  East, and South East Worcester 

    QUIZ NIGHT 

    Gail writes: 

    "There will be a quiz night on Saturday 21st April at 7.30pm in the meeting room at All Saints' church hall.

    £10 per team of four which will include a cob." (err, presumably one each!)

    BARBARA'S RESEARCH MAKES THE FRONT PAGE!

    WORLD WAR ONE EXHIBITION - EXPRESS AND STAR FEATURE AND APPEAL

    A full page feature appeared in the Express and Star on Easter Monday about Barbara Price's impressive research into the lives of those who served, and those who fell from this area in the Great War

    The article encourages their relatives to come forward with photos, documents and memorabilia for an exhibition in May 2018.  

    The exhibition will take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May in the Church Hall. 

    Anyone with information should contact Barbara at: 

    ww1archive@allsaintssedgley.co.uk

    The full feature can be viewed here:

    Express and Star feature on the Great War Sedgley and District Fallen 

    BANNERS ANNOUNCE EASTERTIDE AT ALL SAINTS'

    Two eye-catching banners - one at our Vicar Street entrance and one on the graveyard fence in Gospel End Street  - have been erected at All Saints' to announce the season of Eastertide to the village. 

    After a peaceful and reflective set of daily Holy Week services, Easter Sunday was a joy and delight for the many who attended the 10.30am service: 

    Judy Clements said: "Absolutely fabulous service this morning. Church was buzzing, everybody chatting, no one seemed in a hurry to go home - they were just enjoying the friendship of the church. Well done Guy. God Bless."

    ROUTE CHANGE HAILED A SUCCESS FOR PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION AT ALL SAINTS'

    We began our Palm Sunday Communion Service at the back of church at 10.30am,  where Revd Guy blessed our palms and sprinkled us with holy water from an 'Aspergillum' (a Holy Water Spraying Vessel). 

    Roy Watkins our Crucifer led us out of church straight up the path in the direction of the Vicarage; then we turned left along Vicar Street.

    We turned left down Dean Street to the pathway near the Court House, thence back into church. 

    For several years past the procession has begun in the Church Hall and crossed Vicar Street, holding up traffic in the process, then straight up the main pathway to church.

    The change in arrangements worked very well - and blessed by some lovely spring weather, it was a welcome variation on an old Palm Sunday tradition

    More pictures of Palm Sunday 2018

    PILGRIMAGE TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

    The final part of the reality show about the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela has now been screened. 

    You will recall that our former rector Revd Stephen Buckley first undertook the 'Portuguese Camino' nearly five years ago. He walked the 150-mile, 18-day sponsored pilgrimage walk from Porto in Portugal to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

    The last episode of the celebrity documentary show was shown on Good Friday - when the team covered the final 100 miles of the northern route to the Cathedral of St James in Santiago - and then travelled on by bus to the coastal cliffs at Cape Finisterre. 

    The series has been intriguing by virtue of its exploration of contemporary views of religion and spirituality revealed through the shared experience of a group of celebrities on a pilgrimage.  

    BBC 2 The Road to Santiago on iPlayer - Part 3

    A reminder of Stephen's pilgrimage:

    Stephen Buckley's Pilgrimage 2013

    PRAYING FOR DUDLEY 

    Giant puppets at last year's Praying for Dudley event in Priory Park.

    THIS YEAR'S PRAYING FOR DUDLEY event is on Sunday 20th May from 2.30pm till 4pm at Priory Park, Dudley, DY1 4EU. 

    ARCHIVE WEB CONTENT 

    Periodically older news items need to be cleared from the Home Page to accommodate new material. 

    Some items that have appeared on the Home Page of this website covering January-March 2018 have now been archived and are available here: 

    Archive home page content

    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 Peters, Upper Gornal

    St Andrews, 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 Peters, Upper Gornal

    St Andrews, 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

    David Bell: caretaker@allsaintssedgley.co.uk            

    Telephone Number: 07933 204132

    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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