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 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
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF SEDGLEY ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
The Sedgley branch of the Royal British Legion was founded in June 1921, shortly after the national organisation was founded following World War One.
This month sees the 100th anniversary. To mark this wonderful landmark in the proud history of this local organisation, Becky Hill put together a special commemorative flower arrangement for display at All Saints' Church which was first shown on Sunday 6/6/21 - the 77th anniversary of D Day.
Becky has done displays to mark many other occasions in church, contributing to All Saints' flower festivals, community exibitions, services and events.
THE CLOSURE OF ST PETER'S CHURCH BUILDING
Sadly, arrangements are currently being made between the Church Commissioners and the Diocese of Worcester to close the St Peter's Church building officially, on a permanent basis. Please note that it is only the church building, and not the church hall that will close under this arrangement.
The link below takes you to the required notices and documentation that set out, and take forward the due process for closure.
There's a deadline for any objections of 28th June 2021.
David Screen's funeral at All Saints', held on 19th May 2021.
David Screen (left) led the annual Remenbrance Sunday Parade through Sedgley for many years.
The funeral of David Screen, who attended All Saints' Church all his life, was held on 19th May 2021 at All Saints'. His cortege was preceded by a standard-bearer from Sedgley Royal British Legion.
David was a leading figure at the Legion and co-organised the Remembrance Sunday Parade from The Walk, through the Bull Ring, to All Saints' every year, regularly attended by 400-500 people.
His selfless work and kindness will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
If you would like to send a tribute to David, to appear on this website, please email:
A page has been set aside for tributes to David's life and about his contribution to the community:
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
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:
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.