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.
Our standing committee has decided not to open our churches for public worship whilst we are in lockdown.
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 Guy Hewlett, Team Rector
Phone: 01902 295164
Revd Catherine Mitchell - Team Vicar
Tel 01902 677897
Canon Jan Humphries, Licensed Lay Minister
Tel: 01902 661275
Mobile: 07954 314102
As announced above, all our churches are now closed while we're in lockdown.
Our intention at the moment is to keep the Sunday 10.30am service on Zoom and Facebook Live, the coffee morning on Zoom at 11.45am and the service of Compline at 6.30pm. There is a further Compline Service on Wednesdays at 6.30pm on Zoom. We will also have parish prayers on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 9.15am on Zoom.
Please email Revd Guy Hewlett (see above) if you'd like to take part and your name will be added to the email list with a link enabling you to join the Zoom meetings.
We are having to re-arrange those weddings and baptisms disrupted by the current situation so, regretfully, cannot consider any enquiries for baptisms until further notice.
NEW DEANERY FOR GORNAL AND SEDGLEY
As part of the Diocesan restructuring, at the end of February, our parish will become part of a newly formed Deanery called ‘The Greater Dudley Deanery’ which is a bringing together of Kingswinford, Stourbridge and Dudley.
It is hoped that this will enable us to work more closely with a wider group of parishes. Please pray for the new relationships which will form and please pray for the new Area Dean, who is the Reverend Canon David Hoskin.
Two people have been appointed as Sub-Deans, and they are the Reverend Rachel Newell and the Reverend Andrew Silas - please keep David, Andrew and Rachel in your prayers as they settle into their new roles.
THE BEACON MAGAZINE
ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, ELECTORAL ROLL
The Electoral Roll for 2021 has now been revised.
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)
Web-chat is available via the Safe Spaces website: https://www.safespacesenglandandwales.org.uk/s
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, a list of people who can help is available on this link:
Our Facebook site
Our Facebook site provides an added facility for communicating with other members of our church community and with our Team Ministry.
All Saints' Parish Office
Phone number: 01902 540289
Our Administration Assistant is Gail Griffiths.
Other contact email addresses:
Keith Tomlinson, Churchwarden:
John Anderson, Treasurer and Churchwarden:
Jenny Lavender, Assistant Treasurer:
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