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Parish News - Extra - 13th March 2021
         
Here is Wednesdays service for those who didn't get chance to see it. Please click on the link below to access the video:
                                                                
 
Weekly Online Services

We are now offering two online worship services each week which you can access by going to our website.
Every Sunday at 10am there will be a longer pre recorded service (about half hour) which is a bit more like our traditional Sunday service.
Every Wednesday at 10am there will be the shorter video with worship by John and his guitar (which will also be sent out via the Parish news each week to our whole Parish for those who haven't seen it.)
These two services are being added to our website at the times that we used to hold our weekly services in church. We hope that you will enjoy both of these regular online videos and that it provides you with the spiritual refreshment you need until we can meet again for worship together!

Our next service is Sunday 14th March 10am.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Mothering Sunday Service!




You can access the services by clicking on this link:
https://www.alrewasallsaints.church/
 
 
Lent Discussion Group

This continues this week - please check out the link below if you haven't yet seen the details of this years study which is for all churches in our benefice.

https://www.alrewasallsaints.church/activities/lent-discussion-group


 



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 as detailed below. With our huge thanks and appreciation for your support!

To Donate

Text

21ALREWAS followed by the amount

To 70085

e.g. to donate £10 text 21ALREWAS10

Texts cost the amount of your donation plus one standard rate message.

Alternatively go to our Just Giving Page - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/All-Saints-Church-Alrewas
 

St. Stephen’s Church
 Fradley
Sunday 14th March

 
10.30am
Online Service

 Mothering
                              Sunday 
          
 
Click on the link below
to access the Service
https://youtu.be/YleLD0e9pzY
St Stephen’s in Fradley                        14th March 2021
Bulletin                                              Mothering Sunday

 
As we approach Mothering Sunday, this pandemic has perhaps brought home to us all just how important relationships with elderly parents and relatives and close friends are. Lockdown has separated us from them and from being with them physically. We have been unable to give them the time and attention – parted as we are because of Covid. Annual commemorative events like Mothering Sunday make the situation even more poignant.
In England, Mothering Sunday goes back as far as the 1600’s and it’s celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent. The fourth Sunday in Lent (Laetare or Refreshment Sunday) was allowed as a day of relief from the austerity of Lent. This break led to our modern observance of Mothering Sunday.
Centuries ago, it was considered important for people to return to their home or ‘mother’ church once a year. So each year, in the middle of Lent, everyone would visit their ‘mother’ church or the main church or cathedral of the area. This return to the ‘mother’ church became an occasion for family reunions when children who were working away, returned home. It would be quite common in those days for children to leave home and start work once they were 10 years old. So this day would be a welcome day off for many youngsters who worked far from home as servants or apprentices.  
This Sunday has also been a day for thinking about Jesus’ own mother and our Gospel reading today takes us to Mary and the encounter Mary had with Simeon in the Temple when she and Joseph took the baby Jesus to be presented there on 40 days after his birth. From the moment Mary knew she was to be the mother of Jesus she accepted that he was not hers to keep.
Mary is such a symbol of what it means to nurture and care, a symbol of compassion and we cannot be compassionate without real engagement with what others feel. It was a reciprocal relationship as even in his last moments on the cross, Jesus provided help for his own mother and for John, his beloved disciple – help for two individuals at the time of their greatest loss.
We are coming up to the one year anniversary of the first lockdown. I and my family experienced the loss of three family members during it (although none to Covid). And although Mothering Sunday is a mixed day for many people, we can give thanks for those special relationships which have meant and still mean so much us. It can be a painful reminder for many that it is not their experience to have a mother to visit physically any longer or a child to be a mother to. But we give thanks for those who have had a good experience of mothers and motherhood. We give grateful thanks also for those – not necessarily related to them- who show loving care and attention beyond the call of duty to each of us.
So we think of all those who have had a special relationship in our lives….those, perhaps whom we see no longer, but who have shaped us into who and what we are today….those who we would want to say ‘thank you’ to for all their love and care…..those who have held on to us, but who have also let us go.

Elizabeth
Mothering Sunday 
Whatever your thoughts on this poignant day please do visit St Stephen’s.
There you will find some posies of daffodils, kindly put together by Elaine Lloyd.   
 Please take one as you say a prayer for someone who is special to you.

 
Light an online candle to make space to pray


  Click here to light a candle
 
 
 
 
A Prayer for Mothering Sunday
 
God of compassion,
whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary,
shared the life of a home in Nazareth,
and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself:
strengthen us in our daily living that in joy and in sorrow
we may know the power of your presence to bind together and to heal;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
 
Readings:        Exodus 2. 1-10 Colossians 3. 12-17     Luke 2. 33-35

 
 
EAW March 2021
Can you help to support St Stephens Church?
 




St Stephens 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 or by text.
With our huge thanks and appreciation!

 
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ststephensfradley
 
Text -  21FRADLEY to 70085 followed by an amount
e.g. to donate £10 –  text 21FRADLEY10
 

Texts cost the amount of your donation plus one standard rate message.
               

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

Curate:                     Rev'd Ashley Hines      Email: revdashleyhines@gmail.com                  07733 595893

          
Reader                      Mrs Carole Ellis
                                  49 Heritage Court, Lichfield                                                                    01543 254448

Reader                      Dorothy Giles                                                                                          01283 487831

All Saints, Alrewas
http://alrewasallsaints.church/

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: treasurer@alrewasallsaints.church    
               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   Email:  treasurerststephensfradley@gmail.com            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

 
Alrewas Methodist Church
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
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