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.
If you need to talk to someone, and/or request them to pray for you, here is our team - please call or email them:
Revd Catherine Mitchell - Acting Team Rector
Tel 01902 677897
(PLEASE NOTE: For enquiries concerning Baptisms, Marriages, and arranging for 'Away Banns' to be read for marriages outside this Parish, contact Gail Griffiths our Administration Assistant, 01902 540289, email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Canon Jan Humphries, Licensed Lay Minister
Tel: 01902 661275
Mobile: 07954 314102
Revd Calum Burke
Curate attached to Top Church Dudley; on extended placement with the Gornal and Sedgley Team
Contact details: email@example.com
If you wish to contact Calum by phone please contact the Parish Office or Revd Catherine initially (see above)
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, a list of people who can help is available on this link:
The latest news, events and forthcoming services are included in our weekly notice sheets.
THIS IS WHERE YOU WILL FIND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION:
ALL SAINTS' WHO'S WHO
SERVICES ACROSS THE PARISH OF GORNAL AND SEDGLEY
(updated March 2023)
'CHURCH' EMAILS - PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS
Recently members of our congregations have been receiving emails purporting to be from Revd Catherine Mitchell and addressed to them personally, asking for 'assistance online'.
These do not bear Revd Catherine's real email address, and are almost certainly intended to defraud the recipient if replied to.
The names of other members of the congregation may also have been used falsely.
Please be vigilant - and certainly never reply to any unusual or unexpected communications or click on any links without checking their validity.
SOULS OF OUR SHOES
In All Saints' Church church there is a display board with information about the 'Souls of Our Shoes' Mothers' Union campaign against domestic violence. You will find pairs of shoes displayed around church, with quotes about the issues covered by the campaign displayed alongside them.
More information can be found here:
A TASTE OF CHRISTMAS IN CHURCH
Picture: Left to right: Revd Catherine Mitchell, Rector of Gornal and Sedgley;
Karen Moore, Vice-chair of Sedgley Evening Townswomen's Guild; Cicely Thomas and Anne Wakefield both of Sedgley Evening Townswomen's Guild and All Saints' Church.
The Sedgley crafting community has united to produce an impressive Christmas-themed patchwork crocheted tree. The patchwork squares were made by members of Sedgley Evening Townswomen's Guild and crafters from the local community.
The tree, consisting of scores of patchwork squares, was blessed on the morning of 30/11/23 by the Rector of Gornal and Sedgley, Revd Catherine Mitchell, in the narthex/porch area at All Saints'.
TASTE OF CHRISTMAS 1-2 DECEMBER 2023
Starting on Friday 1/12/23 and continuing till Saturday 2/12/23, a 'Taste of Christmas' was held at All Saints' Church. On Friday at 10am school choirs from Woodsetton, The Straits and St Chad's primary schools sang Christmas Songs and Carols in the morning, and there was cake and a craft stall all day.
On Saturday morning 2/12/23 there was a cake and craft stall in church and at 2.30pm there was a concert in church by Sedgley Strummers Ukulele Band.
ALL SAINTS' CHRISTMAS FAYRE
All Saints' Christmas Fayre was held from 11am - 2pm in All Saints' Church Hall on Saturday 2nd December 2023.
UPDATE, OCT 23 - PARISH INFORMATION LEAFLET
ARRANGEMENTS FOR BAPTISMS AND WEDDINGS
There have been some recent changes in the information we provide about arrangements regarding Baptisms and Weddings...
For enquiries concerning Baptisms, please contact Gail Griffiths our Administration Assistant, 01902 540289, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DISCUSSING OR BOOKING A WEDDING
To discuss the Reading of the Banns, or to make any enquiries about arranging a wedding, please contact the Parish Office, from 10.00am-12.30pm, Monday to Friday:
Phone number: 01902 540289
Please do not contact the Acting Team Rector directly.
GIVING TO ALL SAINTS' CHURCH
If you have a smartphone, use your camera to access the 'Give a Little' website, then press the arrow to 'thyg.uk' to choose how much you wish to contribute:
Alternatively you can use this link to the 'Give a Little' website:
An independent service supporting survivors of church-related abuse.
Launched in September 2020, this service offers support to survivors of church-related abuse, whether or not a report has been made.
This independent service is run by the charity Victim Support and funded by the Church of England, the Catholic Church in England and the Church of Wales.
It is free to access via telephone, email or web-chat
Tel: 0300 303 1056 (answerphone is available)
Web-chat is available via the Safe Spaces website: https://www.safespacesenglandandwales.org.uk/s
Our Facebook site
Our Facebook site provides an added facility for communicating with other members of our church community and with our Team Ministry.
All Saints' Parish Office
Phone number: 01902 540289
Our Administration Assistant is Gail Griffiths.
Other contact email addresses:
Keith Tomlinson, Churchwarden:
John Anderson, Treasurer and Churchwarden:
Jenny Lavender, Assistant Treasurer:
If you'd like to contribute any information about forthcoming church events, write an article, or correct anything on the site, please send your information to Martin our website editor: