For anyone who missed it, the Annual Catholic Evangelism Lecture is now up on the Diocese of Sheffield YouTube channel.
Please also read the below from the diocese:
Dudley MBC has pledged to provide housing for 20 Afghan families. So far it has housed 16, but cannot find suitable accommodation for the remaining four because there is a general shortage in the private rental sector. If you know of anyone with a property which might be suitable, please contact The Reverend Canon Dr Stuart Currie at email@example.com.
It is with great sadness that we learn that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died today, Thursday 8th September 2022. May she rest in peace, and rise in glory.
The Sunday service at St. Edmund’s remains at the usual time of 11 AM for anyone wishing to pay their respects.
An online book of condolence is available here: www.churchofengland.org/remembering-her-majesty-queen
Tributes from Bishop John and Bishop Martin can be read on the diocesan website.
Cradley Heath Community Link urgently needs volunteers.
The Project was set up to meet a need within the community, by enabling families struggling with the cost of providing school uniform for their children, to receive good quality items free of charge. The vision being, to prevent children being stigmatised as well as excluded from school due to the lack of proper clothing and the stress which such action ultimately causes. School uniform is often very expensive, especially if it is branded and only obtainable from certain retailers.
Currently we are receiving donations of unwanted or outgrown uniform which will enable the project to meet its objectives as, once items are sorted, packed an labelled, they are then ready to be given out to families in need. This all sounds very simple, and it is, but it is also a lot of hard work and we urgently need volunteers to help with the sorting and packing and labelling.
Many families have already benefitted greatly from the project and, as a volunteer, it can at times be very emotional but also deeply rewarding – it is a privilege to do God’s servant work in this way and to show his love to those in need. Seen as a re-cycling project it is also eco-friendly which not only helps the local community but the world as a whole.
For more information please see here: https://www.facebook.com/CHClink/
The Dudley Benefice is running an Alpha Course. The course is open to anyone who wants to know more about being a Christian. Details are in the poster above.
The next Church Union Lecture is on Saturday 13th August at St Mary’s Parish Church, Walsingham
Great news! We’re all set for this year’s Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Cuthbert at Durham Cathedral: Saturday 3 September at 11am.
Looking ahead – On Friday 23rd September, The Diocese of Sheffield Lecture in Catholic Evangelism is at St Matthew’s, Carver Street, Sheffield.
The speaker is The Right Revd Tony Robinson SSC, Bishop of Wakefield
To book a place for this free event please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/annual-lecture-on…
This Sunday, the Queen’s Baton Relay will come through Dudley. This will necessitate some road closures in Dudley between 12PM and 6:30 PM. This may cause problems for those who park in town, so a decision has been made that the Mass this Sunday will start at 10:30 AM. To ensure that vehicles are removed from the town centre, everyone should promptly leave church after the service.
To see which road will be closed please see here: https://www.dudley.gov.uk/things-to-do/commonwealth-games/traffic-information/
If you want to know where to see the baton, please see here: https://www.dudley.gov.uk/qbr/
The church magazine is now available for July. The electronic version can be downloaded via the link below. If you wish to receive a paper copy, then please collect one either at our Sunday Service at 11 AM, our Wednesday Service at 12:15 PM, or on our weekly community open day on Thursday at 10:30 AM to 12 PM.
See of Oswestry
A recent Thought for the Day from Bishop Philip North helps us prepare for the feast of Corpus Christi.