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The Parish Diary

Here you can find out what is happening in each of the five churches within our Parish. Feel free to come along to any of the events at any church - You will be warmly welcomed!

                           Last updated: 21-Feb-2018

Regular church services are listed on each church's page, accessible via the menu on the left.

To view events at individual churches, scroll down or click on the links below...

 

The Parish

 

Magazine

The Brereton & Rugeley Links Parish Magazine is changing! Click here to read about our plans for the magazine.
There is a monthly Parish diary sheet which gives brief details of upcoming services and events, and will be produced until the launch of the new parish magazine.
Click here for the January issue.
Click here. for the February issue.

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Julian Logo

Julian Meetings are suspended for the time being. Many thanks to Ann Windsor who has organised and led the meetings for many years.

 

Mothers' Union Logo

First Wednesday of each month: 2.15 pm - Mothers' Union at St. Augustine's. All welcome.

 

Hayes
Parish Weekend in Derbyshire - 6th to 8th July 2018
Who is the weekend for? EVERYONE!
The Programme for the weekend will include some time for worship, study and prayer as well as plenty of time for rest and relaxation.
Click here for more information.

 

The Changing Room  - A Counselling Service at St Augustine’s Church
A Professional Counselling Service for people going through bereavement, suffering with anxiety and/or depression.
Call 075 9125 7737 to arrange an appointment or for more information.
Click here for the poster.

 

PARISH MORNING PRAYER: 8.00 am to 8.20 am each Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at St. Augustine's.
This is for the whole parish and anyone is most welcome to join us.
Find some peace before you start your busy day.

Please note there will be no 8am Morning Prayer during Easter.

 

Foodbank: At present, the foodbank is expecting a rise in demand with the introduction of Universal Credit. Please bring non-perishable food items and leave them at church. Also, in response to information in the media about ‘period poverty’, the Foodbank welcomes donations of sanitary products for women.


The Real Easter Egg
! Once again this fairly traded, high quality Easter egg is available to buy for £3.99. To order an egg Contact us.

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Wednesday 28th February: 12.00 noon - Lent Course, St. Michael's.

Thursday 1st March: 7.30 pm - Easter Trail Preparation Meeting, St. Michael's.
This is for everyone who is able to help in any way with setting up, the event itself and putting everything away after the event. All welcome!! Any questions, please call Sue Whitehouse

Wednesday 7th March: 12.00 noon - Lent Course, "Ashdown", Mount Road, Etching Hill.


Saturday 10th March:
8.30 am to 10.30 am - Adam's Return.
A group for men seeking to make sense of life, starting with a cooked breakfast!
Click here for more details.

Saturday 10th March: 10.30 am - Wedding preparation, St. Augustine's.

Tuesday 13th March: 7.30 pm - DCC Meeting (for St. Augustine's, St. Michael's and Holy Spirit), at the Church of the Holy Spirit.

Wednesday 14th March: 12.00 noon - Lent Course, 32 Cross Road, Rugeley.

Saturday 17th March: 10.00 am - Baptism Preparation, St. Augustine's.

Tuesday 20th March: 7.30 pm - PCC Meeting, St. Augustine's.

Wednesday 21st March: 12.00 noon - Lent Course, St. John the Baptist, Armitage.

Friday 23rd March: Music Workshop with Cathy Lamb, St. Augustine's.

Hot Cross Buns
Saturday 24th March: EASTER TRAIL, St. Michael's.
A free event for all ages to mark the start of Holy Week, the week that changed the world.
Come and discover why Friday really is GOOD!
Guided journeys can be taken between 10 am and 1 pm.
Click here for more details.

Saturday 31st March: 8.00 pm - Parish Easter Eve Service, St. Augustine's.


Saturday 14th April:
8.30 am to 10.30 am - Adam's Return.
A group for men seeking to make sense of life, starting with a cooked breakfast!
Click here for more details.

Saturday 21st April: 10.00 am - Baptism Preparation, St. Augustine's.

Tuesday 24th April: 7.30 pm - Annual Parochial Church Meeting, followed by Parochial Church Meeting, St. Augustine's.

 

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The Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury

[Post Code for SatNav WS15 2HG] St. Augustine's

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Flowers
FLOWER FUND: Donations will be warmly welcomed, and can be made to either Ann Windsor, Joan Surplice or the churchwardens.
Arts & Crafts Cross
BOOKS, CARDS & CRAFT TABLE: Need a little gift for someone? Please take a look in the bookcase at the back of church which is ongoing fund raising. All proceeds to St. Augustine’s. Updated regularly so keep looking!

 

CHURCH ESSENTIALS: Can you help with a donation to restock items for church services: Communion wine, wafers, candles, lamp oil, spotlights and flowers? It would be most appreciated.

BIBLE STUDY / PRAYER MEETING: 7.30 pm on Wednesdays, in the Choir Vestry, alternate weeks.
See Parish Section above for dates.

PARISH MORNING PRAYER: 8.00 am to 8.20 am each Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at St. Augustine's.
This is for the whole parish and anyone is most welcome to join us.
Find some peace before you start your busy day.

 

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Tuesday 13th March: 7.30 pm - DCC Meeting, Church of the Holy Spirit.

Sunday 25th March: Palm Sunday.
8.00 am - Said Eucharist.
10.20 am - Celebration of Palm Sunday. Please note early start, from Church Hall.

Monday 26th March: 5.30 pm - Stations of the Cross.

Tuesday 27th March: 5.30 pm - Stations of the Cross.

Wednesday 28th March: 10.00 am - Chancel School Easter Service.
                                         1.30 pm - John Bamford KS2 Easter Service. (Time tbc)
                                         5.30 pm - Stations of the Cross.

Maunday Thursday 29th March:
                                         8.00 am - Stations of the Cross.
                                         
10.00 am - Service of the Word.
                                         2.00 pm - Churchfield School Easter Service.
                                         7.30 pm - Liturgy of Maundy Thursday foot washing with Eucharist
                                                        and Stripping the Altar.

Good Friday 30th March: 9.30 am - Said Eucharist, with children's activity in the Church Hall, followed by tea, coffee and hot cross buns made by the children. Afterwards there will be a procession to Brook Square with Churches Together.
                                  5.00 pm - Liturgy of Good Friday including the Proclamation of the Cross.

Saturday 31st March: 8.00 pm - The Easter Liturgy including Vigil readings.

Easter Sunday 1st April:  8.00 am - Said Eucharist.
                                       10.30 am - Sung Eucharist.

Tuesday 17th April: 7.30 pm - Annual General Meeting, Church Hall.

ADVANCE NOTICE:

Saturday 12th May:
7.30 pm - The Staffordshire Military Wives' Choir.
Adults £10, Concessions £9, Under 18s £15.
Includes light refreshments and raffle.
Tickets are available from the Parish Office at St. Augustine's, or from Joan 01889 800465.
Click here for poster.

 

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The Church of St. Michael of All Angels

[Post Code for SatNav WS15 1DU] St. Michael's

facebook.com/st.michaels.brereton

Floorlight

Flood Lighting
You can sponsor the floodlighting of St. Michael's Church to mark a special day, perhaps in memory of a dearly departed loved one. See St. Michael's page for details.

 

First Monday of each month: 7.30 pm - Beetle Drive.
                £2 per adult, £1 per child, including light refreshments.

Third Monday of each month: 7.30 pm - Bingo.
                £1 entrance fee + 50p per book of 8 Bingo cards, including light refreshments.

Third Wednesday of each month: 12.00 noon - Lunch Bunch.
                (Lunches must be booked, please Contact us.)

Breakfast

Fourth Saturday of each month: 9.15 am for 9.30 am - Big Breakfast.
We start at around 9:15 am with breakfast (cooked breakfast as well as toast, cereal and fruit). All are welcome.
Please book your breakfast by adding your name to the list in the Churchroom.
There will be no big breakfast in January, but Andy Holt will be joining us on Saturday 24th February to talk about the wildlife on Cannock Chase

 

Collecting for the homeless: We will be collecting items for the homeless to be distributed by “House of Bread", Stafford and Portacabin, Cannock. They would like donations of Shaving foam, disposable rasors, men’s deodorant, toiletries, gloves, hats, socks and dog food.

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Saturday 24th February: 9.15 am to 11.30 am - Big Breakfast.
Andy Holt will be joining us talk about the wildlife on Cannock Chase.

Wednesday 28th February: 12.00 noon - Lent Course.

Tuesday 13th March: 7.30 pm - DCC Meeting, Church of the Holy Spirit.

Hot Cross Buns
Saturday 24th March: EASTER TRAIL, St. Michael's.
A free event for all ages to mark the start of Holy Week, the week that changed the world.
Come and discover why Friday really is GOOD!
Guided journeys can be taken between 10 am and 1 pm.
Click here for more details.

Tuesday 17th April: 7.30 pm - Annual General Meeting, Churchroom.

 

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The Church of the Holy Spirit

[Post Code for SatNav WS15 2TL] Holy Spirit
facebook.com/groups/ChurchofHolySpirit


Each Saturday
: 9.00 am to 10.00 am - Office Hours.
                          9.30 am to 10.00 am - Saturday Morning Prayer Group.
                          Come along for quiet reflection and prayers. Everyone welcome.

Monday Group: Meets Mondays 11am – 12.30pm in the hall. £2 a session.
We have a variety of gentle activities – chair exercises, coffee mornings, quizzes, sharing stories/experiences, craft, Murder Mysteries. . . . .and more. For more details see Chris Travers-Brookes or Kathy Smith

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Wednesday 7th March: 12.00 noon - Lent Course, "Ashdown", Mount Road.

Tuesday 13th March: 7.30 pm - DCC Meeting, Church of the Holy Spirit.

Sunday 25th March: 10.00 am - Palm Sunday Service with procession from Etching Hill School.

Tuesday 27th March: 9.20 am - Etching Hill School Easter Agape.

Tuesday 27th March: 1.30 pm - John Bamford KS1 Easter Service.

Tuesday 17th April: 7.30 pm - Annual General Meeting.

 

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The Church of the Good Shepherd

[Post Code for SatNav WS15 1LS] Good Shepherd

 

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Wednesday 14th March: 12.00 noon - Lent Course, 32 Cross Road, Rugeley.

Friday 20th March: 3.30 pm - Stations of the Cross, followed by Hot Cross Buns.

Sunday 15th April: 12.00 noon - Annual General Meeting.

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The Church of St. John the Baptist

[Post Code for SatNav WS15 2TQ] St. John's

 

Tea and cake
First Wednesday of each month
: 10.30 am to 12.00 noon - Coffee Morning.
All welcome to this social, community event, which is proving very popular and well supported.
£2.50 including tea/coffee and homemade cake. There is usually a bric-a-brac stall and Raffle.

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Wednesday 7th March: 10.30 am - Coffee Morning.

Sunday 15th April: 10.00 am - Annual General Meeting.

 

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Local News

 

True North logo
True North is an opportunity for the LBGTI community across the West Midlands to come together to worship. The Facebook page is updated to give details of each service which take place on the 1st Thursday of the month. You will be assured of a warm welcome.
www.facebook.com/TrueNorthWM

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Library Tours are available at Lichfield Cathedral. Click here for more details.

 

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