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February Issue.

In this issue:
Alrewas news
Methodist Church News
Fradley news

Wychnor News
Contact details
Click here to watch John's video message

Alrewas News

Women’s World Day of Prayer.

This year’s service has been prepared by Christian women in Suriname.
The theme is ‘All God’s Creation is very good.’
The service is at 7.30pm on Friday 2nd March
at Alrewas Methodist Church.
Please come along - Everyone is welcome.

All Saints Pastoral Care Team

Are you, or is someone you know facing difficulties? Would you like someone to talk to? Our Pastoral Care team can offer a listening ear and support. For more information please contact Rev. John Allan 01283 790486 or Julie Willis 01283 791719 or see the church website for more details

Dementia Friendly Coffee Mornings

Please come and join us at our coffee mornings for anyone with Dementia or related illnesses and their carers.
A very warm welcome will be given to all.                                                                    
It is a chance for you to relax and to talk and to get support
It’s at The British Legion, Rykneld St
on the first and third Tuesday of each month,
10-30 am to 12-30 pm.

Ring Maureen on 01283 790381 for more information
Alrewas Bridge Club

We meet each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
at the Royal British Legion at 2pm
Visit our website for more details
Alrewas Arts Festival
For the latest news and upcoming events visit:
Alrewas Show

For all the latest news on the Alrewas show visit:

Alrewas Surgery News

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

Alrewas WI

7.30 Till 9:30
( first Monday of the month unless a bank holiday ) 

Join us for an evening of friendship and fun 
Our guest speaker is Cas Bailey
“Handcuffs and Handbags “ humerus stories from one of the first 1960s female police women

 Visitors always welcome at a cost of £3:00 to include refreshments. 
Enquiries to Helen 01283 790618

Monday March 5th  
AGM and fish and chip supper and quiz night 
( names for fish and chips in advance please ) 
7:30 pm till 9:30 pm. 

Alrewas Women’s Institute would like to invite the village community to join us as we celebrate 100 Years of inspiring women in Alrewas! 
        A service of Thanksgiving and Celebration at
         All Saints Church Sunday 15th April 3pm 
       To be followed by celebratory refreshments.
Please do join us on this very special occasion
The over 50's Club

Do come and join us at our Club which is held at the British Legion on alternative Tuesdays.

This month we meet on 6th and 20th February 2 til 4pm. 
 A friendly welcome will be given to all over a cuppa and a chat. Phone Yvonne on 791623 for more details

Alrewas Parish Council
The Parish Council have recently updated their website to a more phone friendly version with villagers photos. It contains lots of information about the Parish Council as well as what’s going on in Alrewas, including the Village News (as it appears in the Lichfield Mercury), 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
Whist Drives
Welcome to our regular whist drives which are held on alternate Thursdays in the Methodist Hall. Our dates are 1st and 15th February commencing at 2pm. Just £1 to include refreshments. We are a friendly club and newcomers are always welcome! Contact Georgina on 01283 790713 for more info.

THE TRAVELLING LIBRARY comes to Alrewas from 9.30 am to 1.30pm on Fridays 9th and 23rd of February and is parked in Post Office Road


Alrewas Knit Club

We meet in the William IV to knit and natter every Wednesday at 1pm. We have yarn and knitting pins available for beginners or if you are working on something for yourself come along and join us. All crafters are welcome.

If anyone is holding a fund raising event and would like our support please get in touch.

To find out more you can reach me, Jane Pegg at:   or telephone 01283 791226.


Coming to The Crown Inn this month...

Friday the 9th Feb, "THE SHOOTERS"... A fantastic night of Rythym and Blues From one of the best Bands in the West Midlands, you must see these guys for yourselves, 9pm start, free admission, 18+ only...

Friday 23rd of Feb, SYLVIA JUBILEE/CRAIG DEEGAN, The best Female Impersonator This side of Hollywood, a great night of comedy and great tunes, 8PM start free admission 18+ only...

Keeping fit in Alrewas

Barrie's Fitness class
Each Monday (except bank holidays)
From 10 to 11am in the Methodist Hall cost £3 contact Barrie on 01543 418242

Extend Class
Each Thursday from 10.00 to 11.00 am in the Methodist Hall
organised by Marilyn Feathers
Contact her on - 01283 791842

Otogo Class
Each Thursday from 11.15 to 12.15 in the Methodist Hall
organised by Marilyn Feathers

Delyse's Yoga class
Each Monday in the Methodist hall
8 til 9pm - contact 01283 790832

Move it or lose it
Exercise for the over 60's
All exercises are seated or standing
Every Tuesday 1pm til 2pm  in the Methodist hall followed by tea, coffee and biscuits. £4
Contact Cat Stuart 07973 819629


Art in Alrewas

Sylvia's Art Group meet each Wednesday at  10.30 til 12.30 and also 1.30pm til 3.30 at 30 Wellfield Road (except school holidays)
Check out Sylvia's workshops at:

Delyse's Art Group meets each Wednesday at 2.00pm in the Alrewas Scout Hut
William IV Road contact her on 01283 790832

Deadline for the March issue

If you would like anything included in the March issue then please email or ring 01283 791941
by Friday 23rd February
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                                     8am                                 10am                                              
4th Feb                Sheila Pennel          Viv Wilmer & Jenny Jenkins
11th Feb              Helen Newman        Peter & Lynn Lerigo
18th Feb              Norman Hunt           Barbara & Bill Stonehouse
25th Feb              Sheila Pennel          Jeanette Hodgkinson
4th March            Helen Newman       Jenny Eastwood & Sarah
Alrewas        Altar Flowers                                        Coffee Rota
4th Feb         Mrs J Jenkins                                       Nikki Burns
11th Feb       Mrs N Boucher-Giles                           Jean Emly
18th Feb       LENT 1                                                   Pam Foster
25th Feb       LENT 2                                                   Liz & Christine
4th March     LENT 3                                                   Helen Bacon
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
Afternoon Drop-in
Mondays from 2pm (except bank holidays)
A welcome to all for a chat and refreshments

Prayer Time
For Alrewas, it's people and the wider world
Mondays 9.15 - 9.45
5th and 19th  February at All Saints Church
12th  and 26th at the Methodist Church
Friday 9th February
5.00 to 7.00 pm
Crafts - Celebration - Food

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Alrewas Messy Church and Little Fishes toddler group are joint ventures between All Saints Church and Alrewas Methodist Church as we seek to share God's love with our village.
 Methodist Church Services in February
Sunday 4th - 10.30am Revd Robert Russell 
Sunday 11th - 11am - We will be joining Methodists from across the Tamworth and Lichfield Circuit for a special service at Nether Stowe School in Lichfield.  This is to mark the beginning of a period in which we will be focussing on Mission as we take part in the Church Without Walls initiative.  Please note the change of time and venue - and let Revd Jo know if you would like a lift.
Sunday 18th - 10.30am Revd Elizabeth Cresswell.  Communion.
Sunday 25th - 10.30am Revd Jo Thornton


Fradley News
Candlelit Supper

Friday 12 January 7.30pm saw St. Stephen’s Church lit with candles as 26 guests enjoyed a home cooked three course meal of brussels pate or melon, beef or chicken casserole finishing with white chocolate torte or trifle or meringues and raspberries and accompanied by a glass of wine.  After dinner entertainment included songs from the 50s sung by Julia Usher and Graham Griffiths accompanied by Tim Chamberlain which was followed by a raffle.  Over £300 was raised to help maintain the church.  Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make it a successful evening. 

The Walking Group
The walking group enjoy a 5-7 mile walk on the 4th Saturday of the month.
Members of St. Stephen’s Church, Fradley and St. Chad’s Church, Lichfield
join together for fresh air, exercise and fellowship!
The walks are usually fairly local, meeting either in Lichfield or in Fradley
and each one is organised by a different leader.
The next walk will be on Saturday 24th February.
See the Weekly Bulletin for more details or phone or email any of the Fradley contacts

With all the excitement of Christmas the October Harvest 'bring and share' luncheon seemed a distant memory but in January a small group of friends were able to enjoy their harvest auction purchase - a delicious afternoon tea at the home of Derek and Elaine Lloyd.  They were treated to a choice of sandwiches on bone china plates followed by scones with clotted cream and jam with  a selection of home made cakes washed down with a variety of different teas. It was a splendid way to spend a cold winter afternoon reminding us that summer was on the way and that the church had benefited from the occasion. Thank you Derek and Elaine

St Stephen’s, Fradley
Church services in February

Sunday 4th February
9am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30amd All Age Worship
The Music Group will be leading music at this service
Sunday 11th February
10.30am Family Communion
Friday 16th February
3.30-5.30pm Messy Church
A time of craft, play, fun and celebration for children,
with their parents, grandparents and carers.
A meal is provided for children.
Sunday 18th February
10.30am Family Communion
Sunday 25th February
10.30am Family Communion
Find us on Fradley St.Stephen

St Stephen’s church is planning to produce a calendar for 2019. The 2017 one ‘celebrated the area and village of Fradley’. The 2019 wants to reflect the many clubs, groups and activities in the village. If you belong to a group of walkers, flower arrangers, cyclists or local history and would like your group included in the calendar contact Jenny Watts on

The Craft Group at St Stephen’s Church Fradley is working to produce a ‘Poppy Curtain’ and is keen to involve as many people in the local community as we can. The curtain is to commemorate both the airmen buried in the churchyard and all those who gave their lives in the World Wars. You can knit, crochet, weave, macramé or use felt and fabrics to make the poppies. Patterns and ideas are available on Once on the site click onto ‘Woolschool’ and then click onto ‘poopy curtain’. Collection points are Fradley Post Office and St Stephen’s Church. For further information contact Jenny Watts on

St Stephen’s church is also raising money for Guide Dogs for the Blind by collecting stamps, coins and keys. We aim to be able to name a dog ‘Fradley’, so want as many people from the local community to become involved. Any postage stamps, used or collected, old and foreign coins including those no longer accepted currency and new and old keys. So when spring cleaning and clearing out drawers, cupboards and bags don’t throw the stamps, keys and coins away they can change a life. Collection points are Fradley Post Office, St Stephen’s School and St Stephen’s Church. Further information from Jenny Watts at  

Wychnor News
St. Leonard's Services in February
11th February      11.30am – Holy Communion

25th February      11.30am – Family Service

From the registers
Baptisms: Go therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

January :Sofia Giovanna
               Oliver Raymond Eddie Tranter

Weddings: God is love and those who live in love live in God and God lives in them.

none to record

Funerals: Whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.

13th December: Steven Pritchard 

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:                      Revd Chris Precious         Email: 
                                  23 Croft Close, Elford, Staffs  B79 9BU                                                  01827 383933

Reader                      Mrs Carole Ellis
                                  49 Heritage Court, Lichfield                                                                    01543 254448


Wardens:                  Mr Ian Kirkland, 29 Micklehome Drive                  01283 790622 
                         Mr John Feathers,                                                                                  01283 791842
Assistant Warden:    Mr Colin Cox, 22 Micklehome Drive                                                       01283 790343
PCC Secretary:       Ms Laura Jacks,                                                                                      07904 774589
PCC Treasurer:       Mr Richard Newton,                                                                                01283 790281
Organists:                 Mr David Hall and Mr Chris Greenhalgh
Captain of Ringers:  Mr David Hall                                                                                          01283 792464
Church Flowers:       Mrs E Newton,                                                                                        01283 790281
Pastoral Care:          Mrs Julie Willis,                                                                                       01283 791719
Children's society:    Mr and Mrs Peter & Lynn Lerigo,                                                            01283 791544

St Stephen's, Fradley
Warden:                  Mrs Joan Lee, 12 Edwards Farm Road                                                   01283 790442
Deputy Warden:      Mr Chris Brown, 30 Edwards Farm Road                                                01283 792388
PCC Secretary:      Jenny Summers 12 Bailye Close, Streethay, Lichfield WS13 8LD          01543 263359  
PCC Treasurer:      Mrs Jenny McKean, 31 Jackman Road                                                    01543 830146
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

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