Archive website content December 2019 to January 2020

ST ANDREW'S OVER CHRISTMAS

Some lovely shots of St Andrew's Christingle Service on Christmas Eve. 

WANTED - FLOWER PEOPLE AT ALL SAINTS!

Now is the time to volunteer to assist with the flowerson a regular basis on Friday mornings - to prepare All Saints' for its weekend services. 

Contact Martin:

mmjones29@blueyonder.co.uk

in the first instance who will put you in touch with the co-ordinators.

ALL SAINTS' CHRISTINGLE WORKSHOP

The elves at All Saints' Christmas-landworked flat out on Monday 23rd Dec on the production line to make over 300 Christingle decorationsfor our Christmas Eve Service at 5.30pm at All Saints'. 

Many thanks to Barbara Price and her familyand all our volunteersfor their efforts to create a great Christmas Eve Christingle Servicefor children and families!

See more photos

REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2019

If you'd like to add any comments, photos or add information to our draft review of the Parish in 2019, please contact: 

mmjones29@blueyonder.co.uk 

We showed the presentation to Revd Guy, Jackie and Keith at the coffee morning on Friday 20th December 2019 and will be incorporating their comments too - here are the two parts of the draft presentation:

Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry Review of 2019 Part 1

Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry Review of 2019 Part 2

 

LATEST ADDITIONS:

Pictures for the following parish activities have now been received:

Mothers' Union Cream Tea

Open the Book 

Macmillan Coffee Morning 

Mothers' Union Lent Collection for Women's Refuge

THANK YOU LIZ! 

These will be added and the presentation updated when all other comments, captions and additions have been received. 

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

 

 

ALL SAINTS' CHRISTMAS FAYRE 2019 A GREAT SUCCESS

Penn Handbellringers performed on stage at the Fayre.

Thank you to everyonewho supported our Christmas Fayrethis year. 

The Church Hallwas 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  

 

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 Sedgleyare the afternoon and evening sessions at St John the Evangelist, 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