Sponsored walk!


Our Treasurer  set out today, Friday 19th August, on his 10 mile sponsored walk on behalf of the repairs to the church clock. on the 20th there is a coffee morning at the church in support of the same cause.

The weather forecast was not good for Friday, and rain was falling quite steadily when he set out, although it did improve a bit mid-morning.

Above: Jon on his way to Himley on his 10 mile walk

Clock Appeal

The clock in the tower of St Edmund’s church recently decided that time had caught up with the interior workings, and it stopped. The repairs have been expensive, so an appeal is being launched to raise £1150.

On Friday 19th August the Treasurer will launch the Appeal with a 10 mile sponsored walk. On Saturday 20th August there will be a Coffee Morning in the church. There will also be a Raffle and Tombola. Please sponsor our Treasurer for the walk, donate prizes for the Tombola and Raffle, and be there on the morning of Saturday 20th.

June Issue of the Parish Magazine


The June issue of the Parish Magazine is now available, and for the first time you can not only buy a copy in the church, but you can access it on-line, via the web. It is in the form of a PDF file, so as long as you have Reader of an equivalent on your computer (and Adobe Reader is free, and often installed already on a new computer), you can access it. Just use the links on the right of this page to select Parish Magazine (under publications) to find out more, or for the June issue, just click here.


Following the Annual Parochial Church Meeting the following people were elected to serve the church for the next twelve months:

Churchwardens: Mrs Anne Mullaney, Mr Adrian Baillie

Deanery representatives: Mr Jon Harcourt, Mr Gerald Mullaney

Members of the PCC: Mr Malcolm Clews, Mr Paul Flavell, Mr Graham Foulkes, Miss Beryl Harris, Mrs J Lamert, Mrs Mary McGraghan

Mrs Hilary Atkins has stepped down from the PCC. We thank her for her commitment during her term of service, particularly for her expertise on the Chancel Repair Liability.

Church Treasurer: Mr Jon Harcourt

Secretary to the PCC: Mrs Mary McGraghan

The Great Dudley Bake-off

This event was held in the church on the morning of 9th April, and was very well supported.

Donations and the proceeds of the sale of the cakes afterwards went towards the Mayor’s Charities.

The first stage of the judging was carried out by the Brierley Hill Inner Wheel, who picked out 3 items from each of the categories. They obviously enjoyed themselves!

The final judging was carried out by the Mayor and Mayoress, and involved some difficult choices.

Once the order of the positions had been sorted out, certificates and prizes were handed out to the winners.

This was one of the most spectacular entries, though it wasn’t actually a prize winner.

More photographs below …

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