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Parish News - Extra - 19th December 2020

Please note that we will be having a week off next week, so the next edition will be the January full edition on Saturday 2nd January 2021. Everyone involved in the Parish News would like to wish all our readers a peaceful, safe and very happy Christmas!
For the latest video message please click the link below:                                 

Opportunities to Worship Online
this Advent and Christmas
with the National Church of England
and other organisations…..

To enjoy an on-line Carol Service…..
The Big Christmas Carol Service (RSCM), Saturday 12 December at 6.00pm (GMT):
…other Carol Services are available too! 10 virtual Christmas carol concerts you can sing along to this year….get into the festive spirit with these beautiful and uplifting livestreams:
For a wide variety of Advent and Christmas services from the national Church of England, including a National Christingle Service on 13 December 2020, see

For beautiful Advent and Christmas worship services from our very own Lichfield Cathedral, see
Christmas at All Saints, Alrewas
Christmas Eve,
Thursday 24 December
In the interest of public safety this year, and to include many more people than we could accommodate in church due to Covid-19 restrictions on numbers attending, we’ve decided to offer on-line provision only
for the following special favourite services:
‘Waiting for Jesus’ 4:00pm 
Click on the link below for this service

In the warmth and comfort of your own home, have your favourite soft toys ready to ‘wait for Jesus’ as we invite you to join in telling the wonderful Christmas story with Vicar John, our Curate Ashley, and our puppet friends Mikey and Millie….and be prepared for some very special surprises along the way!!
Late Night Christmas Celebration Service 9:00pm
Click on the link below for this on line service

Experience the wonder and joy of the birth of our Saviour though the creative use of SONG, STORY AND CANDLELIGHT
in a service designed to take the place of the traditional ‘Midnight Mass’.
Can you help to support All Saints Church?

All Saints Church is heavily dependent on voluntary donations and income from events in order to fulfil its ministry to the local and wider communities. The continuing pandemic is having a material impact on our income. If you feel able, and would like to support us at this time, donations can be made via our Just Giving page.
With our huge thanks and appreciation!
A note from Elizabeth………………….

I watched with excitement this week, the rollout of the first vaccine against Covid -19. One of the first people in the world to receive the vaccine was 91-year-old Martin Kenyon. He became an overnight star but his matter of fact approach was an example to us all. He was seen as an epitomy of the determined, courageous people of his generation but it turns out it was a little bit more than that. This is a man of great humility for he declined all efforts to tell the press of his distinguished career or his long standing relationships with some great figures in recent history.
I took a funeral this week of another gentleman – almost the same age as Martin – whose distinguished career in the army was borne with great humility. So much so that a surprise letter of condolence from Her Majesty the Queen was read out at his funeral. Humble, sacrificial service.
These figures seem to carry a profound seasonal message, for they bring hope and remind us that however dark these times are there are those who inspire us by bringing a little light into dark times.
We await the birth of another figure this week – that of Jesus Christ – born in poverty and the most humble of circumstances, but bringing hope and light into the world.            
Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas and the hope of a better year in 2021 for all whom you love and care for.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Elizabeth
                                                                                                                                                                Christmas 2020  

Join us Online live at 10.30am
St. Stephen’s Church

Please note that there will be no Service here
Sunday 27th December

Join us at

All Saints Alrewas


Family Communion
Update of our journey to Bethlehem
on Sunday 20th December

We have made it!


Please check out our Just giving page on St. Stephen’s Website if you feel you would like to make a donation to the ‘Together at Christmas’ charity, which we are supporting as well as St. Stephen’s
Carole Griffiths     01543258907  Mob 07813620622


Church Contacts

Vicar:                        Revd Preb John W Allan.  Email:
                                 The Vicarage, Church Road, Alrewas, Burton on Trent DE13 7BT        01283 790486

Associate Minister:   Revd Elizabeth Wall          Email:
                                 Gaia Cottage. 15 Gaia Lane, Lichfield. WS13 7LW                                01543 254891

Curate:                     Rev'd Ashley Hines      Email:                  07733 595893

Reader                      Mrs Carole Ellis
                                  49 Heritage Court, Lichfield                                                                    01543 254448

Reader                      Dorothy Giles       Email:                                01283 487831

All Saints, Alrewas

Wardens:                  Mr Ian Kirkland, 29 Micklehome Drive                  01283 790622 
                         Mr John Feathers,                                                                                  01283 791842
Assistant Warden:    Mr Edward Gould                                                                                    07896 929113
PCC Secretary:       Ms Laura Jacks,                                                                                      07904 774589
PCC Treasurer:       Mr Nick Kilford,  Email:    
               07912 359237
Organists:                 Mr David Hall and Mr Chris Greenhalgh
Captain of Ringers:  Mr David Hall                                                                                          01283 792464
Church Flowers:       Mrs M Johnson                                                                                       
Pastoral Care:          Mrs Julie Willis,                                                                                       01283 791719
Children's society:    Mr and Mrs Peter & Lynn Lerigo,                                                            01283 791544
St Stephen's, Fradley
Warden:                 Vacancy 
PCC Secretary:      Mrs Jenny Summers 12 Bailye Close, Streethay, Lichfield WS13 8LD   01543 263359
PCC Treasurer:      Mr Nick Kilford                                                                                          07912 359237
Altar Flowers:         Mrs Elaine Lloyd, 34 Long Lane                                                               01283 790655

St Leonard's, Wychnor
Warden:                  Mrs Frances Mayes, Blackenhall Lodge,
                               The Green, Barton under needwood                                                        01283 713058
PCC Secretary:      Mrs Jackie Coates, Keeper's House, Wychnor                                        01543 473173
PCC Treasurer:     Mrs Karen Mercer, Hill Farm, Wychnor                                                     01283 791515

Parish News

Editors:                   Mrs Nikki Burns                                               email:

Alrewas Methodist Church
Minister: Revd Joanna Thornton 01543 253744
61 Burton Road, Streethay, Lichfield WS13 8LR  email:  
Steward: Mrs Pam Handscomb 01543 257594
Bookings: Mr John Henley 01283 752016

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