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June Issue.

In this issue:
Alrewas news
Methodist Church News
Fradley news

Wychnor News
Contact details
Message from the Vicar:

Alrewas News
Royal Prosecco Strawberry Tea
The Royal Prosecco Strawberry Tea was well attended on a beautifully sunny Sunday afternoon and everyone seemed to really enjoy it.  Many hats or fascinators were worn and the atmosphere was very warm and happy.  Entertainment was provided by the Fradley Five - sadly down to the Fradley Four on the day! - but that in no way diminished the very accomplished performance which was appreciated by all.  The tables looked very festive with small wild flower arrangements and union jack serviettes and the welcome glass of prosecco put everyone in a good mood to enjoy the afternoon. Many thanks to all who helped make it happen and to all those who attended on the day.


A recent survey of the churchyard shows that a number of Tombs and Headstones are, due to deterioration of the stonework or other damage, liable to cause safety concerns to users of the churchyard and the PCC wishes to take appropriate action to eliminate these concerns.


There is a standard procedure which we must follow which starts with a public notification of our intentions coupled with an attempt to identify and make contact with any living descendants of those interred in the graves. Descendants of the deceased remain owners of these memorials in perpetuity and are responsible for the upkeep of the memorials. We are therefore keen to identify any such descendants.


This will be followed by a Faculty application for permission to carry out the work to an agreed specification and cost.


The public notice below will be displayed both inside and outside the church and at various other public places in the village for a period of two months from 1 May 2018. If no contact information is received by this date the PCC reserves the right to take necessary action without further notice.


Public Notice


Notice is hereby given that the PCC of All Saints, Alrewas is seeking to identify any living descendants of those whose names are inscribed on the Tombs and Headstones in Alrewas churchyard and as listed below.


This information is needed to enable the PCC to take any action necessary to ensure the safety to persons using the churchyard from these memorials falling and causing personal harm.


Triple Tombs dedicated to the Whitehouse family dated 1859/1881 lying to the SW of the church.


Single Headstone Slabs – one dedicated to the Yeld family, the other unidentifiable but possibly also the Yeld family lying to the SW of the church.


Single Tomb with all engraving completely erased lying to the NE of the church.


Double Tombs dedicated to the Smith family of Orgreave dated 1861/1868 lying to the NE of the church adjacent to the footpath from Church Road.

Three Modern Headstones dedicated to George Coleclough, Iris Jefferson, and Alfred and Constance Dolman all lying in the new graves section of the churchyard.


All relative information should be addressed to the Vicar, Wardens and PCC and forwarded to The Vicarage, Church Road, Alrewas DE13 7BS no later than 12 noon on Sunday 1 July 2018.


1 May 2018

GDPR and the Parish News

Please be reassured that the Parish News will never share your details with any third party and if you want to update or remove your name and email address you can do so by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.
Please check out our church website to see details of our data privacy notice.
A warm welcome awaits you. Come and join us to share tea and biscuits, fellowship and fun!
Bring along whatever craft project you are working on or come along to be inspired by other people's handiwork!
Call Sally on 01283 790486 for more information.

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

Heritage Project
At All Saints Church

It's not long now until Peter Ralley launches the Heritage project for All Saints Church during Arts Festival Week and we are really excited about it! The video above is a little taster about how the Vis Box will work when visitors come to the church and how they can access the information on their smart phones or tablets. Also below are some beautiful old photos of our church. Our thanks to Peter for this clip and the photos and don't forget if you want to be involved with the Heritage project as a volunteer, please get in touch with Peter at or go to
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

Is your house insurance due for renewal?

To celebrate their 130th anniversary, Ecclesiastical Insurance are offering a very generous £130 to All Saints Church for every insurance policy taken out by our church members through to Oct 31st 2018.

When you renewal is due, why not ask them for a quote? or call them on 0800 783 0130 and quote TRUST130 and All Saints Alrewas.

Alrewas WI

Next meeting 
Monday 4th June 7:30 to 9:30
Alrewas Village Hall. 
Guest speaker 
David Wright from Staffordshire Lowlands Trust, talking about missing and vulnerable people in Staffordshire, how we as a community can help. 
Visitors always welcome. £3:00. Including refreshments.
any queries contact Helen 01283 790618. 

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 12th and 26th June 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 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

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.
Whist Drives
Welcome to our regular whist drives which are held on alternate Thursdays in the Methodist Hall. Our dates are 7th and 21st June 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 15th and 29th of June and is parked in Post Office Road

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 July issue

If you would like anything included in the July issue then please email or ring 01283 791941
by Monday 25th June
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                                     8am                                 10am                                              

3rd June            Norman Hunt            Christine & Ian Kirkland
10th June          Sheila Pennell           Elizabeth & Colin Cox
17th June          Helen Newman          Roger Hailwood & Pam Foster
24th June          Norman Hunt             Nick & Pauline Kilford
1st July             Sheila Pennell            Frank Parker & Jeff Jacks
Alrewas        Altar Flowers                                        Coffee Rota
3rd June       Mrs B Newall                                      Julie Willis
10th June     Mrs E Cox                                           Jan Tams
17th June    Mrs H Cocks                                     Liz and Christine
24th June    Mrs E Newton                                     Jenny Jenkins
1st July        Mrs S Billington                                 Nikki Burns
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
4th and 18th June at All Saints Church
11th  and 25th at the Methodist Church
Friday 8th June
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.

Come and join us at Alrewas Methodist Church on Wednesdays during term time.
9.15-11.15 am

Dates in June
Wed 6th, 13th,20th and 27th

Ring or text Helen
on 07515 940060 to find out more

Fradley News

A fundraiser for the above charity is taking place at Bilash, Sterling Centre in Wed. 20th June at 7pm.
Tickets £15pp. to include starter and main courses.
We are hoping to raise the profile of the charity,  particularly in Fradley as many residents are unaware of its existence, especially newcomers.
Many local causes had received generous grants in the last few years, indeed the charity donated the first defibrillator for the village.
So get your tickets now from Jo Spence, 01283 701492 or Fradley P.Office before they sell out!
St Stephen’s, Fradley

Services in June
Sunday 3rd June
9am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am Family Communion
The Music Group will be leading music at this service
Sunday 10th June
10.30am Family Communion
Friday 15th June
3.30-5.30pm Messy Church Games
A time of craft, play, fun and celebration for children,
with their parents, grandparents and carers.
A meal is provided for children.
Sunday 17th June
10.30am Family Communion
Sunday 24th June
10.30am Family Communion
Find us on Fradley St.Stephen
Fradley Community Choir
On Saturday 12 May St. Stephen’s Church was full as people came to enjoy the ‘May Time Concert’ performed by Fradley Community Choir.  The concert was a delightful selection of classical, traditional folk, screen and stage music including Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus, Haul Away Joe, Teddy Bears Picnic, Super-Trouper and You’ll Never Walk Alone.  At the end of the concert Verina Gillard, Musical Director and Joe Cooper, Musical Accompanist were thanked for their efforts in helping to produce such a successful evening.  There was then an unexpected vote of thanks to the choir by a Swedish visitor in the audience who thanked ‘the choir’ for the music which spurred an impromptu rendition of Mamma Mia.  Afterwards everyone tucked into homemade canapes and wine. A thoroughly enjoyable evening
Plant Sale
Thank you to everyone who supported the Bring and Buy Plant sale on 5 May.  The event raised over £200 in plant sales and over £120 in refreshments.  A special thanks must go to Pam Greenleaf who provided delicious scones and cakes.

Wychnor News
St. Leonard's Services in May
10th June            11.30am – Holy Communion
24th June            11.30am – Family Service
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:                  Cindy Davies 85 Church Lane                                                                 01283 790317 

PCC Secretary:      Jenny Summers 12 Bailye Close, Streethay, Lichfield WS13 8LD           01543 263359
PCC Treasurer:      Mrs Jenny McKean, 31 Jackman Road                                                    
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

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