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August Issue.

In this issue:
Alrewas News
Methodist Church News
Fradley News
Wychnor News
Contacts
        
Please click on the link below to hear this weeks video which was filmed in All Saints Church. John is joined by Connor who our church supported on his year out with Youth for Christ. 
 
                                                        https://vimeo.com/444888977                  

      

Alrewas News
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All Saints Church Services are now proceeding as 'said' services only.
Wednesdays 10am, Sundays 8am & 10am
All care has been taken to ensure your safety. Please follow the guidance of the notices around the church and the wardens upon your arrival.
 Government guidance now advises us that face masks must be worn for our services unless you have an exemption.
We look forward to welcoming you back and seeing you very soon!

 

Message from The PCC Treasurer - All Saints

Dear All

As we are now able to begin the process of holding services, once more there will be opportunity for congregation members to contribute to the ministry of All Saints via the regular weekly offerings.

You will I am sure be very aware that one of the many issues arising from the pandemic has been a very marked shift away from cash transactions because notes and coins passing between individuals present a material risk of transmitting the virus.

Prior to lockdown whilst the majority of our regular income from congregation members was received via standing orders, a significant level of income continued to be received in cash via those who use regular giving envelope scheme as well as some loose plate.

As we move forward, and given the level of infections that continue to be seen and the government restrictions in place, the PCC would like to encourage giving via alternative means to cash if at all possible.
For those members who use the weekly envelope scheme we would ask you to consider making your gifts via a regular standing order. If for any reason this is not possible and you need to continue giving in cash then it would be really appreciated if you could consolidate your giving using just one envelope a month and the smallest possible number of notes and coins. This will help protect those who have to handle the cash as well keeping the number of visits to the Bank to as few as possible.

If you are in the position of being a non-tax payer then we would ask that you continue to give via cash as the PCC is able to obtain gift aid on your donation via a separate scheme which is an important part of our income. Again as per the message above we would ask use the smallest number of notes and coins possible. Unfortunately donations via cheque from non-tax payers don’t qualify for the scheme.

If you are not a tax payer but your partner is, and you share a joint bank account, then if your partner is willing to sign the Gift Aid declaration this would also enable us to make a valid claim.

If you are able to give directly via either regular standing order or less regular ‘one off payments’ directly to our Bank Account , the PCC’s details are as follows:-
Account Name -               Alrewas PCC
Sort Code                            40-28-18
Account No                        00100404

Gift Aid declarations will be available upon request from Rev John Allan at Sunday services.
Thank you for your continued support of our ministry together as we continue our journey in these challenging times.

If you have any questions then please get in touch. My contact details are 07912 359237 and nickkilford@totalise.co.uk
Nick Kilford
PCC Treasurer

Alrewas Parish Council
The Parish Council have updated their website to a more phone friendly version. It contains lots of information about the Parish Council as well as what’s going on in Alrewas, including the Village News and the Village Directory where you can get links to all the village organisations and businesses as well as add your own.

Click on the link below to go to the website

https://www.alrewasparishcouncil.org.uk/

Alrewas Surgery News


For the latest news from the surgery please click on the following link

https://www.alrewassurgery.co.uk/news/
 
Alrewas Surgery. Mini update!

Surgery update
Firstly, a big thank you to all patients who have understood the need for changes to our services and for being mindful of the need to wear a mask or face covering when visiting. We have some masks available in the surgery if you do not have one. A donation to Alrewas & Fradley Charities, would be welcome to help pay for the material and as a support for our local charity. We heartily thank all of the local mask makers who have worked so diligently over the last few months, helping to make life easier for the patients and staff of the surgery.
The surgery is still open, as it has been throughout the pandemic, and here is an update on the services we offer.

Appointments: ‘Talk before you walk’
We are now starting to see more patients in the surgery as the Government lifts lockdown further. However, we are still limited to 6 in the waiting room at any one time. We are continuing to offer telephone calls as the first contact with a doctor or nurse. Patients needing a face-to-face consultation will be booked in for a specific time and date after these initial telephone consultations. If you have been specifically invited to make an appointment with a nurse for your annual check, you can book this in advance. You may also be offered a video consultation.

Services we have continued to offer during the pandemic:
  • Nurse and doctor general appointments via telephone or video.
  • Face-to-face appointments in the surgery or in the car park, and home visits for patients who have been shielding.
  •  All prescribing of medication.
  • 2-week wait cancer and urgent care referrals.
  • Wound care.
  • Blood tests, urgent ECGs, medication reviews, midwifery service, post-natal and 8-week baby checks, all immunisations, supplying of hearing aid batteries, insurance and medical reports, and new patient registrations.
Services we have restarted following government guidance
These include: Routine ECGs, smear tests, coil and implant service, routine long-term conditions checks, minor injuries, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, podiatry and minor surgery.

Services still on hold
Ear irrigation, travel vaccinations

Online services for patients over 18
The following are really useful services and can all be accessed via our website. We encourage everyone over 18 to use them.
  • Online medication ordering, test results and medical record information viewing via Patient Access or the NHS App.
  • ‘Online Consult’ which gives you 24- hour access to a wealth of health advice, self-care tips and information. If the algorithm considers it’s best to speak with a doctor or a nurse it sends us a message and we’ll get in touch with you within two days.
  • ‘Q Doctor’ – provides telephone consultations on Sundays and Bank Holidays that can be booked via Reception.
New website
We will have an exciting new look website from August 2020. It will be much easier to navigate. The web address will not change and is: https://www.alrewassurgery.co.uk/

A New Service - Social Prescriber
Katy Lawrence, our Social Prescribing Link Worker is here to listen to your concerns and help connect you with services or activities that might help to improve your health and wellbeing.  She may also be able to help you to find legal advice or debt help. Everyone has different needs and she aims to help you to take more control over your health in a way that is focussed on what matters to you.  Contact Katy via the surgery, or directly at katy.lawrence@nhs.net  or on 07739 090562.

New Staff
A very warm welcome to Dr Tim du Sautoy and Dr Nasreen Sayed.  They are starting in August and are both experienced doctors who are now training to be GPs. Please give them a warm Alrewas Surgery welcome when you see them!

Flu vaccinations
Flu vaccinations will start in mid-September. As you can imagine, we’ll have change the format of the clinics to keep everyone as safe as possible. We will be doing our very best to ensure a speedy and efficient service.  More details soon.
                     
                                                                                      Paula
Alrewas Surgery Patient Group (the PPG)
 
Here’s an update on what we are doing – we hope that you find it useful.
Alrewas village response to COVID-19
Members of the PPG team continue to play a coordinating role in providing help for villagers during this pandemic. We would like to give heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers – you have made a huge contribution!
The COVID-19 helpline (0330 1332 106): We’ve taken over responsibility for managing and answering the calls. As it is difficult to predict what will happen in the future, it makes sense to continue to have a system in place for those who may need support. If you need help, please ring us.
 
PPG Projects
Alrewas Companions: For many these are still anxious and worrying times. With this in mind, we are drawing up plans on how we might further develop the work we have been doing to help counteract the detrimental effects of social isolation and loneliness. We’ll keep you posted.
Defibrillators: We continue to maintain these and will be producing resources to help refresh people’s memories on how best to use them.
Alrewas Surgery Annual Patient Survey: We are working with the surgery to devise questions for the survey and will be distributing it widely to the practice population. We really appreciate feedback on the services offered by the surgery and would be very grateful if you could spare the time to complete the survey.
Promoting wellbeing: Here are some services that may be of interest to you.
Your Emotional Support Service (Yess): Support for people in South Staffordshire, with help for those affected by bereavement and for people whose mental health and wellbeing have been impacted by COVID-19. Call: 01889 567756 or 07907 360238. www.yess.uk
Stoke and Staffordshire Carers' Hub: Free virtual coffee mornings and training opportunities for carers in Staffordshire. Call 0330 1231937 or email info@thecarershub.co.uk.
Wellbeing Apps: Discover the best apps to improve your health and wellbeing in Staffordshire’s health app library: www.staffordshire.gov.uk/appfinder
NHS Weight Loss App: Extra weight puts extra pressure on your body which makes it harder to fight against diseases like cancer, heart disease and now, COVID-19. Public Health England’s Better Health campaign has produced a free NHS 12-week weight loss plan, available via a new app. To find out more, visit nhs.uk/BetterHealth

Lorna Lewis
Chair, Alrewas PPG

If you would like to know more about what the PPG does or would like to contribute to our work, please contact us at: alrewas.ppg@nhs.net

Roll up, roll up, the Alrewas and Fradley Charities Summer of Covid Quiz is now out!

 

As we can’t hold our annual Summer sit down Quiz with Fish and Chips, why not buy a copy of our Summer of Covid quiz, and help us raise even more funds for our Corona Virus Appeal?

 

Copies are just £2 and available at The Bank Coffee House, Coates the Butcher, Fradley Post Office and Fradley Fryer (who have all kindly donated prizes), or electronically by emailing alrewasdoc@aol.com.

 

The Judges' decision is final and in the event of a tie, a draw will be made.  A copy of answers and winners will be published at the Bank and via e-mail on Tuesday September 1st.

Deadline for the September issue

If you would like anything included in the next issue then please email nikkiburns152@hotmail.com or ring 01283 791941 by 25th August.
Minister: Revd Joanna Thornton 01543 253744
61 Burton Road, Streethay, Lichfield WS13 8LR  email:
revjo@hotmail.co.uk  
Steward: Mrs Pam Handscomb 01543 257594
Bookings: Mr John Henley 01283 752016
 
There is a weekly Methodist service available on https://www.tamworthandlichfieldmethodist.org.uk/circuit-service-videos/

"Worship at Home" materials are also available every week, by email or through the post.  If anyone is interested in receiving these resources, please get in touch with me!
         
                                                                                        Bless you,  Jo

Fradley News
St Stephen’s Church, Fradley
 
 
 Services in August
 
Sunday 2nd August
9am Holy Communion (BCP)
 
Sundays 9th , 16th, 23rd, 30th August
10.30am Family Communion
(said)
 
Every care has been taken to ensure safety and hygiene regulations.
Please follow the advice and guidance in church upon arrival

 
 
 
Find us on www.achurchnearyou.com Fradley St.Stephen

 
 
Worship in Church
 
We are committed to keeping everyone who enters our building, and those who worship in it, safe. We have already introduced a number of new measures to ensure this happened as we reopened for private prayer and reflection. Now we are continuing with the directive issued by The Church of England and Lichfield Diocese to implement further measure as public worship resumes.
 
  • Firstly- a warm welcome!
 
  • You will be asked for contact details (these will be kept for 21 days)
 
  • We ask that all who come to Church sanitise their hands on entry and exit.
 
  • Please keep to a social distance of 2 metres and wear a face covering if possible.
 
  • There will be no singing but we have tried to have some pre-recorded music. We have tried innovative ways of exchanging The Peace whilst socially distancing – signing, a smile, or a wave seem to work well!
 
  • Please sit only in a pew or seat marked with a ‘green tick’. Of course, those who are from the same household may sit together.
 
  • During a Communion Service, please sanitise your hands before taking Communion. Only bread will be administered, with no words spoken to avoid aerosols when closer than 2 metres. You will be asked to stand at the altar rail and not kneel.     
                                                                             
  • A Steward will guide you and if possible a one-way system will be operational, depending on numbers and weather.
St Stephen’s Church

Fradley

 

Sunday 9thAugust

10.30am

Family Communion in Church
(said)

Every care has been taken to ensure safety and hygiene regulations

Please follow the advice and guidance in church upon arrival

You are strongly advised to wear a face covering

 
Prayers, Readings and Music

Online Worship

Live at 10.30am

Click on the link below to access

https://youtu.be/2eAY886QtjM
Message from The PCC Treasurer - St Stephens

Dear All

As we are now able to begin the process of holding services, once more there will be opportunity for congregation members to contribute to the ministry of St Stephens via the regular weekly offerings.
You will I am sure be very aware that one of the many issues arising from the pandemic has been a very marked shift away from cash transactions because notes and coins passing between individuals present a material risk of transmitting the virus.

Prior to lockdown all but a small number of the congregation have provided their giving via cash with just a handful giving directly via standing orders. Given the level of infections that continue to be seen and the government restrictions in place, the PCC would like to encourage you to give via an alternate means if at all possible providing that you are a tax payer and able to complete a Gift Aid declaration, if you have not already done so.

If you are not a tax payer but your partner is, and you share a joint bank account, then if your partner is willing to sign the Gift Aid declaration this would also enable us to make a valid claim.

For those of you who do not pay tax then we would prefer that cash donations continue as we are able to obtain gift aid from HMRC via a separate scheme which is an important part of our income. It would be helpful however if you are able to minimise the number of coins and notes that need to be handled. Unfortunately donations via cheque from non - taxpayers don’t qualify for the scheme.

If you are able to give directly via either regular standing order or less regular ‘one off payments’ directly to our Bank Account , the PCC’s details are as follows:-
Account Name -               PCC St Stephen’s Fradley
Sort Code                            30 – 95 – 04
Account No                        00662396

Gift Aid declarations will be available upon request from Rev Elizabeth Wall at Sunday services.
Thank you for your continued support of our ministry together as we continue our journey in these challenging times.

If you have any questions then please get in touch. My contact details are 07912 359237 and nickkilford@totalise.co.uk
Nick Kilford
PCC Treasurer
 
 


  
Year of the Burial Ground 2020
 


How did your churchyard grow?   
 
Since the 1940s over 97% of flower-rich grassland, that was once widespread in the countryside, has vanished. The beautiful ancient grassland found in a churchyard is a relic of that once common meadow and the community of meadow plants, fungi and creatures is very special.
 
By August, any areas of grass that were left to flower in the summer should have been cut and raked off. Since the flowers we are looking to encourage are perennials, we do not need to wait until they all set seed, and the grassland should be cut whilst still green and vigorous. If left uncut for too long the grass dies back which looks unsightly and also allows nutrients to go into the roots, increasing fertility and encouraging lush grass growth next year (at the expense of more delicate flowers and finer grasses). Wildflowers thrive in low fertility soil so removing nutrient-rich cuttings is vital.
 
A good trick to reduce grass growth is to introduce the wildflower Yellow Rattle which is partly parasitic, drawing nutrients from grasses. This is the time of year to purchase seed which needs to be sown before the winter. Please have a look at ‘News and Blog’ on our website for more information about Yellow Rattle. Not only will this pretty flower assist you in encouraging other wildflowers, it may also save you from cutting so often!
 
Andrea
 
Andrea Gilpin
andrea@cfga.org.uk
www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk
 
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Church Contacts

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

Associate Minister:   Revd Elizabeth Wall          Email: ayton265@gmail.com
                                 Gaia Cottage. 15 Gaia Lane, Lichfield. WS13 7LW                                01543 254891

Reader                      Mrs Carole Ellis
                                  49 Heritage Court, Lichfield                                                                    01543 254448

Reader                      Dorothy Giles       Email: dot_giles@hotmail.co.uk                                01283 487831


 

Wardens:                  Mr Ian Kirkland, 29 Micklehome Drive    ianrjk@icloud.com                  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,                                                                                        07912 359237
Organists:                 Mr David Hall and Mr Chris Greenhalgh
Captain of Ringers:  Mr David Hall                                                                                          01283 792464
Church Flowers:       Mrs Maureen Johnson,                                                                                        
Pastoral Care:          Mrs Julie Willis,                                                                                       01283 791719
Children's society:    Mr and Mrs Peter & Lynn Lerigo,                                                            01283 791544

 
St Stephen's, Fradley
 
Warden:                  Mrs Cindy Davies 85 Church Lane                                                          01283 790317 
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: nikkiburns152@hotmail.com

 
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