Welcome

  • 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.

    Revd Guy Hewlett (Team Rector, Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry)

    Revd Catherine Mitchell   (Team Vicar, Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry)

    Canon Jan Humphries (Licensed Lay Minister, Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry

    Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry

    Safeguarding

    The Parish of Gornal and Sedgley takes the issue of safeguarding very seriously.  

    Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life.

    If you or someone you know feels unsafe the following information may be helpful to you:

    In the Parish:

    Barbara Baker, Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator. Tel 01902 882847

    safeguarding@allsaintssedgley.co.uk

    Revd Guy Hewlett, Team Rector: 

    Phone: 01902 295164

    email: rectorgornalandsedgley@allsaints.co.uk

    In the Diocese:

    Hilary Higton Safeguarding Adviser 
    07495 060869  
    hhigton@cofe-worcester.org.uk

    In emergency situation:

    Dudley Social Services: 01384 813200

    If there is an immediate risk or danger contact the Police by dialling 101.

    Other helplines:

    Childline  0800 1111

    Samaritans 116123

    NSPCC  0808 800 5000

    Domestic Violence 0808 2000 247

    Action on Elder Abuse 020 8835 9280

    Use this link for the Diocese of Worcester Safeguarding Team contact details:

    Diocesan Safeguarding Team

    CHURCH OF ENGLAND SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

    BAPTISM AND WEDDING BOOKINGS

    For baptism and wedding bookings, please click here. 

     

    SERVICES AND EVENTS AT ALL SAINTS'

    Click here for a list of services and events at All Saints'

    Please notify us of any services or events that are missing from the listings.

     

    THE BEACON PARISH MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2019/JANUARY 2020

    NEWS FROM THE PEWS

    Services, news and events from the latest notice sheet:

    Two week notice sheet: 

    Sunday 26th January 2019 

     

    Our Facebook site

    Our Facebook site provides an added facility for communicating with other members of our church community and with our Team Ministry. 

    Link to Facebook site

     

    WELCOME TO GORNAL AND SEDGLEY 2020!

     

    DO YOU RECOGNISE ANYONE FROM THIS 1950S/EARLY 60S PHOTO?

    Chris Williams has kindly brought in a pack of All Saints' press cuttings and photos from our past. Do you recognise anyone from the All Saints' (Easter?) Procession around the village (this is Netherby Road) in the 1950s/early 60s? 

    Linda Watkins says: The crucifer is Roy Hancox (He is still a server at Christchurch Tettenhall, I see him regularly at our monthly Servers Guild meetings); The man holding his left hand to his face is Edgar Perks who was a church warden Clergy Andrew ( Bert ) Collins and Vicar Stanley Lloyd; I think the curate who is it the right of Bert Collins is Ian Chisholm -Thanks Linda.

    Ken Slater says: Looking over the car is Bert Gommery, warden is Reg Slater and server to left of Rev Stanley Lloyd is David Screen. - Thanks Ken.

     

    A VERY USEFUL AND CONSTRUCTIVE AFTERNOON!

    Over 20 of us representing our 3 churches in Gornal and Sedgley attended the consultation on the future of the Diocese on Monday 20th January 2020. 

    The afternoon was very well organised. We were grouped around tables with a facilitator on each table. 

    Between us we worked through the various issues that confront us in a methodical way - and there was plenty of opportunity for giving one's views which were recorded by the facilitator. 

    Congratulations to all those who helped to put this together. 

     

    GREAT NEWS! 

    ALL SAINTS CHURCH HALL - at Monday’s Sedgley Community Forum,following a formal bidding process, £5000 funding was approved to install a sound system in the hall. John Anderson.

    Well done and thank you John!!!

     

    ST ANDREW'S OVER CHRISTMAS

    Some lovely shots of St Andrew's Christingle Service on Christmas Eve. 

    WANTED - FLOWER PEOPLE AT ALL SAINTS!

    Now is the time to volunteer to assist with the flowers on a regular basis on Friday mornings - to prepare All Saints' for its weekend services. 

    Contact Martin:

    mmjones29@blueyonder.co.uk

    in the first instance who will put you in touch with the co-ordinators.

    ALL SAINTS' CHRISTINGLE WORKSHOP

    The elves at All Saints' Christmas-land worked flat out on Monday 23rd Dec on the production line to make over 300 Christingle decorations for our Christmas Eve Service at 5.30pm at All Saints'. 

    Many thanks to Barbara Price and her family and all our volunteers for their efforts to create a great Christmas Eve Christingle Service for children and families!

    See more photos

    REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2019

    If you'd like to add any comments, photos or add information to our draft review of the Parish in 2019, please contact: 

    mmjones29@blueyonder.co.uk 

    We showed the presentation to Revd Guy, Jackie and Keith at the coffee morning on Friday 20th December 2019 and will be incorporating their comments too - here are the two parts of the draft presentation:

    Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry Review of 2019 Part 1

    Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry Review of 2019 Part 2

     

    LATEST ADDITIONS:

    Pictures for the following parish activities have now been received:

    Mothers' Union Cream Tea

    Open the Book 

    Macmillan Coffee Morning 

    Mothers' Union Lent Collection for Women's Refuge

    THANK YOU LIZ! 

    These will be added and the presentation updated when all other comments, captions and additions have been received. 

    GORNAL AND SEDGLEY CALENDAR 2020

    See the images of some of the services, events and activities that took place around the Parish in 2019 - for the Gornal and Sedgley calendar 2020. 

    Gornal and Sedgley Calendar 2020

     

     

    ALL SAINTS' CHRISTMAS FAYRE 2019 A GREAT SUCCESS

    Penn Handbellringers performed on stage at the Fayre.

    Thank you to everyone who supported our Christmas Fayre this year. 

    The Church Hall was full - and the range of stalls was as vibrant as ever. 

    A special thanks to the 'forgotten army' - all those who come in to prepare the hall, putting up tables and moving chairs etc. and then clearing up afterwards long after all of us have gone. 

    More pictures of the Christmas Fayre 2019

     

    'DISNEY' THEME AT ALL SAINTS' CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

    Aladdin

    101 Dalmatians

    Ratatouille

    The Christmas Tree Festival at All Saints', organised each year by Chris, Liz and Jonathan Williams, was opened on Friday 6th December by Revd Guy Hewlett, who blessed the trees. 

    There were a multitude of designs, all decorated by local organisations, around the theme of Disney films. 

    Thank you to everyone who helps to make this a highlight of our village's Christmas celebrations. 

    More pictures of the Christmas Tree Festival  

     

    THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH

    Bishop John has recently sent this letter to parishes concerning consultations about the future of our Diocese: 

    The nearest consultations to Gornal and Sedgley are the afternoon and evening sessions at St John the Evangelist, Kates Hill on Monday 20th January 2020. 

     

    NEW BISHOP OF DUDLEY 

    The Venerable Martin Gorick

    On 4th November 2019 Downing Street announced that the new Bishop of Dudley will be The Venerable Martin Gorick, currently Archdeacon of Oxford and Residentiary Canon at Christ Church College and Cathedral.

    Martin will be consecrated as a Bishop on 28 January 2020 and will be officially welcomed into his new role in the Diocese of Worcester with events in Worcester and Dudley in February.

    Please keep Martin and his wife Katherine in your prayers as they prepare to move to the area, and for Martin's consecration and his new ministry within the Diocese as Bishop.

    See the official announcement:

    Diocese of Worcester Announcement

     


     

    Are you searching for the grave of a relative?

    If you're searching for a relative who was buried in one of All Saints' three graveyards, please let us know if you are intending to visit.  We may be able to do some preparatory work that can help you in locating the grave. 

    Alas, there is little we can do to help when people arrive unexpectedly. 

    There is usually a Friday Coffee Morning from 10.30am - 12 noon, when All Saints' Church is open to all (ring us 01902 540289 to confirm one is definitely on), and you can come and talk to us then. 

    To contact us in advance, please email the Parish Office: 

    admin@allsaintssedgley.co.uk

    Parish contact details 

    PARISH OFFICE

    Address: 

    All Saints' Parish Office

     

    Ladies Walk

     

    Dudley

     

    DY3  3UA

    Phone number: 01902 540289

    Our Administration Assistant is Gail Griffiths. 

    admin@allsaintssedgley.co.uk

    TEAM RECTOR

    Revd Guy Hewlett

    Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry

    All Saints', Sedgley

    St Peter's, Upper Gornal

    St Andrew's, The Straits

    Phone and email contact details:

    Phone: 01902 295164

    email: guyhewlett18@gmail.com

    TEAM VICAR

    The Revd Catherine Mitchell

    Team Vicar

    Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry

    All Saints', Sedgley

    St Peter's, Upper Gornal

    St Andrew's, The Straits

    Tel 01902 677897

    revcatherinemitchell13@gmail.com

    LICENSED LAY MINISTER

    Canon Jan Humphries: 01902 661275

    janhumphries@hotmail.co.uk

     

    Other email addresses:

    Keith Tomlinson, Churchwarden: 

    churchwardenkeith@allsaintssedgley.co.uk 

    John Anderson, Treasurer and Churchwarden:

    treasurer@allsaintssedgley.co.uk

    Jenny Lavender, Assistant Treasurer: 

    asstreasurer@allsaintssedgley.co.uk

    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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