Sunday 28th November 2021 marks the start of Advent. Advent it a time where we think about Jesus Christ’s first coming into the world on 25th December, and his second coming at the end of time; and is a time for us to prepare spiritually for the feast of Christmas. It is also the start of the church’s year.
The Benefice is assisting a charity called Safe Families, who are volunteers currently working with 17 families in Dudley. These families are often facing financial hardship and social isolation. If you want to find out more place contact Team Vicar: Rev Rachel Newell (firstname.lastname@example.org /01384 74777), or see the leaflet below:
Black Country Food Bank
The Black Country Food Bank require Christmas food donations. Please ask in church for more details.
At the Heart of Christmas
‘At the heart of Christmas’ is the Church of England’s theme for Advent and Christmas 2021. Looking to sign up for the reflections emails or download the app? Get involved today The event will be launched on Thursday at 6PM, you an watch it here:
Christmas services at St. Edmund’s are as follows:
11AM Sunday 19th December 2021: Sung Mass with Carols
7 PM Friday 24th December 2021: First Mass of Christmas (Sung)
10AM Saturday 25th December 2021: Said Mass
11AM Sunday 26th December 2021: Sung Mass
The Christmas edition of Together is now available either in paper form at the back of church, or electronically here: http://www.sswsh.com/together.php
Service times remain the same through Advent: 11AM Sundays – Sung Mass, 1215PM Wednesdays – Said Mass. All welcome.
The Church of England have made a virtual reality service for their YouTube channel. The service is the Blessing of the Light (best watched after sunset), and allows you to either stand next to, or move around, the choir. You do not need a VR head-set to watch the video. You can watch the video here:
The Bishop of Dudley, Rt Revd Martin Gorick, will be undertaking a Deanery Pilgrimage on Monday 22nd November 2021 & Tuesday 30th November 2021. All are welcome.
Bishop Martin’s schedule can be found here:
The order of service can be found here:
Please advised that the Mass on Sunday 14th November 2021 (Remembrance Sunday) will start at 1050 rather than the usual time of 1100. This is so we can observe the two minutes silence at 1100.
All are welcome to the service.
The October issue of the church magazine is now available, in printed form from the church, or on this web site via the link below.
Incidentally, this is issue number 150 of the magazine, a landmark, and many thanks to the team that have produced all those issues of the magazine.
HERITAGE OPEN DAY Saturday 11th September from 10am to 2pm.
Several displays about the church and also by Dudley MBC photographic displays based on ‘Growing up in Dudley’.
Tea and coffee will be served.
Please read the statement regarding the Bishop of Ebbsfleet here: https://www.sswsh.com/fullposts.php?id=315&fbclid=IwAR08xd2yt5v3uJnj5oGhIRT_lx7W4iXSYEiWTIRe1mqzH-Ko4Gq-faERS6c