Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry

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.

 

 

 

If you need to talk to someone, and/or request them to pray for you, here is our team - please call or email them:

 

 

Revd Calum Burke 

Curate attached to Top Church Dudley; on extended placement with the Gornal and Sedgley Team

PLEASE NOTE – that Revd Catherine is now unavailableRevd Calum Burke can be contacted if needed revcalum@allsaintssedgley.co.uk or by phone 07931 319405.

(PLEASE NOTE: For enquiries concerning Baptisms, Marriages, and arranging for 'Away Banns' to be read for marriages outside this Parish, contact Gail Griffiths our Administration Assistant,  01902 540289, email: admin@allsaintssedgley.co.uk )

 

Canon Jan Humphries, Licensed Lay Minister

Tel: 01902 661275

Mobile: 07954 314102 

janhumphries@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

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, here is a list of people who can help:

Barbara Baker
Parish Safeguarding Officer
Tel 01902 882847
Email: safeguarding@allsaintssedgley.co.uk

Catherine Mitchell (note: Revd Catherine is on leave until after Easter) 
Acting Team Rector
Tel. 01902 677897
Email vicargornalandsedgley@allsaintssedgley.co.uk

Diocesan Safeguarding Team
Email: safeguardingadvice@cofe-worcester.org.uk

Dudley Adult & Children’s Social Care
Tel 03005 550055 ( out of hours 03005 558574)
If you have concerns that someone is at risk of immediate harm, contact the police on 999.

 

SAFE SPACES


An independent service supporting survivors of church-related abuse.

Launched in September 2020, this service offers support to survivors of church-related abuse, whether or not a report has been made.

This independent service is run by the charity Victim Support and funded by the Church of England, the Catholic Church in England and the Church of Wales.

It is free to access via telephone, email or web-chat
Tel: 0300 303 1056 (answerphone is available)
email: safespaces@victimsupport.org.uk
Web-chat is available via the Safe Spaces website: https://www.safespacesenglandandwales.org.uk/s

 

 

 

The latest news, events and forthcoming services are included in our weekly notice sheets.

 

THIS IS WHERE YOU WILL FIND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION:

Notice Sheet 3rd March 2024

 

BEACON MAGAZINE

March 2024 magazine

ALL SAINTS' WHO'S WHO 

All Saints' Who's Who updated October 2022

 

 

PATTERN OF SERVICES ACROSS THE PARISH OF GORNAL AND SEDGLEY

(updated March 2023)

 

An announcement from Revd Calum

St James The Great, Pudsey; and St. Margaret's, Thornbury 
Dear friends, 
For those who were not present on Sunday morning, it was announced that the Bishop of Leeds has appointed me as Interim Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Thornbury, Woodhall with Waterloo in the Bradford Episcopal area. There are two churches in the benefice, St Margaret’s and St James. My departure date from the parish and licensing in Bradford is not yet confirmed. However, I will not be leaving the parish until after Easter. Thank you for all your support and encouragement over the last year. There will be a time for goodbyes. However, I will say now that I will be sad to leave. 
Best wishes, 
Calum 
 

 

All Saints' Bench Mark 

Unless you happen to be looking for it, it's most likely you wouldn't notice it - this metal plate is set into the lower part of the south-east face of All Saints' church tower. What is it, what's its purpose, and why is it located on the church wall? 

Find out more here...

 

Stained Glass at All Saints'

John Anderson has kindly compiled and printed an excellent report about the many beautiful stained glass windows at All Saints', based on research by experts Dan Humphries Stained Glass Ltd. Occasionally we receive enquiries from external researchers about them - and the eminent companies that fabricated them - as they are all of great historical interest, so it's very useful to have what we've found out about them available in a concise publication of this sort.  There is a printed version available in church - the pdf version can be viewed here: 

Stained Glass All Saints'

 

 

'CHURCH' EMAILS - PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS 

Recently members of our congregations have been receiving emails purporting to be from Revd Catherine Mitchell and addressed to them personally, asking for 'assistance online'. 

These do not bear Revd Catherine's real email address, and are almost certainly intended to defraud the recipient if replied to. 

The names of other members of the congregation may also have been used falsely. 

Please be vigilant - and certainly never reply to any unusual or unexpected communications or click on any links without checking their validity. 

 

 

PARISH INFORMATION LEAFLET

Click here to see leaflet with info about Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry activities

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION 

 

BEREAVEMENT HUB


 
The hub meets once a month in the Community Room at the rear of the Church Hall. 
 
If you know someone affected by loss and grief who would appreciate a safe supportive environment to meet others, please encourage them to contact our parish office on 01902 540289 to book a place. We pray this will be a blessing to our community. Everyone in need is welcome!

 

 

ARRANGEMENTS FOR BAPTISMS AND WEDDINGS 

There have been some recent changes in the information we provide about arrangements regarding Baptisms and Weddings... 

 

BAPTISM BOOKINGS

For enquiries concerning Baptisms, please contact Gail Griffiths our Administration Assistant, 01902 540289, email: admin@allsaintssedgley.co.uk 

 

 

DISCUSSING OR BOOKING A WEDDING

To discuss the Reading of the Banns, or to make any enquiries about arranging a wedding, please contact the Parish Office, from 10.00am-12.30pm, Monday to Friday:

admin@allsaintssedgley.co.uk

Phone number: 01902 540289

Please do not contact the Acting Team Rector directly.

A typical wedding at All Saints

 

GIVING TO ALL SAINTS' CHURCH 

If you have a smartphone, use your camera to access the 'Give a Little' website, then press the arrow to 'thyg.uk' to choose how much you wish to contribute:

 

Alternatively you can use this link to the 'Give a Little' website: 

tinyurl.com/allsaintsgivealittle

 

 

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

 

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

 

Other contact 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

 

 

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:

mmjones29@gmail.com

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