Welcome to the Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry website.
Our parish includes All Saints' Church in Sedgley, St Andrew's in The Straits and St Peter's in Upper Gornal.
We've been a team ministry since 2005: team working allows us to provide spiritual and pastoral care to a wide area including Upper Gornal, the Straits and Sedgley.
We look forward to meeting you at one of the churches in our parish soon.
Jan Humphries (Licensed Lay Minister)
Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry
SERVICES AND EVENTS AT ALL SAINTS', ST ANDREW'S AND ST PETER'S
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Who's Who at All Saints'
GREAT NEWS! Jan is set to be an Honorary Canon of Worcester Cathedral
The Venerable Nikki Groarke, Archdeacon of Dudley (left) with our new Honorary Canon Jan Humphries after Holy Communion at St Andrew's on Sunday 30th April 2017.
At the Team Service on Sunday 30th April 2017 at St Andrew's it was announced that in recognition of the outstanding ministry of our LLM Jan Humphries, she is to be made an Honorary Canon of Worcester Cathedral.
There is no one, anywhere, more deserving of this honour. Jan gives her whole life to the church and to supporting others - she inspires everyone she meets.
What you don't see is the countless hours Jan spends with the lonely, the desolate, the elderly, the sick and the bereaved and it's wonderful news that Rt Revd Dr John Inge, our Bishop, has recognised her work in this way.
Gornal and Sedgley awaits....
All Saints' Altar Servers with guest vicar Revd Canon Judith Oliver on Palm Sunday 2017.
Gornal and Sedgley is eagerly awaiting the licensing of our new Team Vicar Revd Catherine Mitchell, on Sunday 7th May 2017.
Revd Catherine Mitchell, who will be licensed to serve as Team Vicar in Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry on May 7th at All Saints' at 5pm.
Catherine will be licensed to serve in the Team by the Bishop of Worcester, Rt Revd Dr John Inge.
The licensing service starts at 5pm at All Saints' Sedgley - a full church is expected, with coaches coming from Catherine's past parishes in Durham and Coventry.
The Bishop of Worcester, Rt Revd John Inge will conduct the licensing.
Many clergy from around the Diocese who have assisted us as 'guest vicars' in the past 18 months have been invited, as well as local politicians and dignitaries.
Afterwards there's a Bring and Share buffet in the Church Hall.
Our chosen charity for April 2017
Patron of Acts 435 is Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York.
A Different Kind of Charity
Founded six years ago under the patronage of the Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, ACTS 435 is indeed different in many ways.
Perhaps the most important, and unusual, is that all of the money donated to ACTS 435 - yes 100% - is given direct to people in desperate need. Running costs are kept to an absolute minimum since necessary administration costs are met by tax relief on Gift Aid donations.
The recipients are generally identified as needing financial support by members of local churches - from many denominations - associated with the charity. All of the requests are targeted for some specific purpose; current examples being:
• School travel costs
• Baby essentials
• Bedding for children
• A debt relief order
• Carpet for a living room
One of the most rewarding part of the ACTS 435 operation is that donors receive messages of thanks sent by recipients – such as:
“To our Guardian Angels. We needed help you were there. We needed love and your care. You gave your time and that was fair. We didn’t even see you there. The love you’ve shown will stay forever. We love you so much our birds of a feather. You will always be in our grace. You saved us –‘D’ and family.”
For more information or to make a personal donation visit firstname.lastname@example.org
ACTS 435 is All Saints’ Sedgley chosen charity of the month for April 2017.
Baptism and weddings - bookings
If in doubt whether a Vestry Hour will be held at All Saints', and to avoid a wasted trip, call our Parish Secretary Gail:
01902 540289 between 10am-12noon, Monday - Friday.
Parish contact details
All Saints Parish Office
Phone number: 01902 540289
Our Administration Assistant is Gail Griffiths.
Other email addresses:
Keith Tomlinson, Churchwarden:
John Anderson, Treasurer and Churchwarden:
Jenny Lavender, Assistant Treasurer:
David Bell: email@example.com
Telephone Number: 07933 204132
The parish office is open 10am-12noon, Monday to Friday.
Information should be sent to Gail by Wednesday for inclusion in Sunday's pewsheet.
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