Dorothy Inett Tributes Page

From Judy Clements, 30/12/17

Just a few words in tribute to Dorothy:

"My first memory of Dorothy is when I joined the Guides many moons ago: it would be about 1960.

She was strict but fair, encouraging all us girls to do our best. I can remember going to her house to light camp fires and she would test us on our badges. I remember most vividly making tea and serving cakes in her front room and the joy at passing yet another badge.

She took over from Mom (Floss Edwards ) as Mothers' Union leader, so again was part of my life.

I shall always remember how pleased she was to see me, and then Mike, return to church many years later.

I will always remember Dorothy as a strong and determined member of the church who enjoyed a chat , a cup of tea or coffee and even a slice of cake .

God Bless Dorothy.

Judy Clements." 

From Martin Jones, Web Editor, Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry website 27/12/17

I carry out occasional researches into All Saints' history at Dudley Archives, so I'm very aware of the immense contribution Dorothy made towards documenting and conserving the history of our church.

She deposited many valuable documents there, enabling others to access information that would otherwise have been lost. For example, she carried out primary research into the burials in our churchyards - which recently helped us to locate a military grave at the request of the MOD and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. 

One of her most valuable contributions was the transcription of Revd Charles Girdlestone's 'Liber Parochialis' survey, which chronicles in great detail what the parish was like in the late Regency/early Victorian age, and the response of the Parish to a devastating cholera epidemic.

This immense undertaking would have taken her years to complete, and evidences the love she had for the church and its heritage.

Martin Jones, 27th December 2017

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Dorothy - a loyal and dedicated supporter of All Saints'

Over the years this website has recorded a number of occasions when Dorothy's contributions to the church were recognised: 

Dorothy at an All Saints' Christian Fellowship Group meeting in 2001. 

Dorothy is the centre of attention at Noah's Ark pre-school playgroup 20th anniversary celebrations in 2015. 

Dorothy receives a bouquet to mark her contribution to Noah's Ark pre-school playgroup at their 20th anniversary celebrations in 2015. 

Dorothy with other All Saints' volunteers at Noah's Ark pre-school playgroup 20th anniversary celebrations in 2015. 

Dorothy with the founders of Noah's Ark Pre School Playgroup in 2015. She joined as a volunteer shortly after it was set up and supported it throughout its existence. 

Dorothy's 80th birthday is celebrated by the Mothers' Union in 2011.

Dorothy with a map of the Parish of Sedgley. She wrote a history of the church, and did a lot of work on the church's behalf to conserve its records at Dudley Archives - from the 1980s onwards. 

Remembering Dorothy Inett: on behalf of All Saints', thank you Dorothy, for everything you did for our church.