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Cafe Church June 2022 (12 photos)
Cafe Church at All Saints' featured craft, singing, a baptism and worship.
Palm Sunday 2022 All Saints' (8 photos)
Some images from the Palm Sunday procession on 10/4/22. This Palm Sunday we were very grateful to be able to celebrate in our usual fashion, starting Palm Sunday in the Church Hall. Jan Humphries our ALM blessed our palms, and we then crossed Vicar Street bearing our palms, while singing the Palm Sunday hymn "All Glory, Laud and Honour", led by our crucifer. We progressed down Dean Street, turning left up the church path by the former Court House pub and into church for the 10.30am service.
Easter Bonnet Parade 2022 (12 photos)
Noah's Ark Easter Bonnet Parade 2022 5/4/22.
We had our Easter Bonnet parade on Tuesday (5/4/22) our moms took a lot of trouble to create many lovely hats, the children and moms enjoyed showing them.
We had an Easter Egg hunt too which the children loved and there was a free raffle..... so something for the adults too.
We asked Maureen Matthews and Lis Little ( many thanks to both) to judge the bonnets, a very difficult decision - they were all wonderful, however we did have 4 prize winners but all of the children had a small Easter egg to take home.
It was a great, if chaotic, morning - but enjoyed by everyone, our thanks to all who helped to make it such a success.
Noahs Ark March 2022 (5 photos)
Scenes from Noah's Ark Pre-School Playgroup
Bell Ringers (0 photos)
Martin Platts Final Service (3 photos)
6/3/22: Martin Platts has now left us as church organist and choirmaster, for pastures new at St Giles Rowley Regis - a church much nearer to where he lives.
At the conclusion of our Holy Communion Service on 6/3/22, he regaled us with a glorious rendition of Bach's classic Cantata and Fugue in D Minor, which made full use of our church organ's tonality and voluminous capacity.
Goodbye and good luck Martin - although we will be seeing you again for the occasional wedding at All Saints' and to continue recording our favourite hymns for digital playback.
Revd Guy Final Service 27/2/22 (18 photos)
A record of the final service led by Revd Guy Hewlett on the occasion of his leaving the Parish. It took place at the 10.30am Team Service with Holy Communion on Sunday 27th February 2022.
ALM Authorisation Dec 2021 (4 photos)
It was a wonderful morning at the 10.30am service on 5/12/2021, as we welcomed three new Authorised Lay Ministers, Joan Sullivan, Sarah Parker and Kath Apperley into the Team Ministry, in a ceremony of authorisation.
Bishop Martin visit 22/11/21 (14 photos)
Bishop Martin Gorick's visit to the Benefice on 22nd November 2021.
Remembrance Sunday 2021 (8 photos)
All Saints' Remembrance Sunday Service 2021 started at 10.15am in church. Due to Covid, the space inside was limited to 133 attendees. Most pews were allocated in advance, in association with Sedgley Royal British Legion, to designated representatives of Sedgley's uniformed organisations; and to members of the congregation of All Saints' who booked in advance.
The church service ended at approximately 10.45am, and the congregation made their way to All Saints' Gardens where the new War Memorial is located. Wreaths were laid at the foot of the obelisk by individuals and uniformed organisations.
At 11am a recording of the Last Post was played, there was a Two Minutes' Silence, ended by a recording of the Reveille. Numbers outside were not limited and many local villagers attended.
Remembrance Sunday 2020 (27 photos)
On 8/11/20 at 10am, the organising group who enabled Sedgley Village War Memorial to be purchased, sculpted and installed, gathered for the dedication of the memorial in Gospel End Street Gardens.
The group consisted of:
Cllr Tina Westwood
Cllr Mike Evans
Revd Guy Hewlett
Ian Dallaway and Julia Brown of Sedgley Ex-Servicemens Club
Bob and Becky Hill of Sedgley Royal British Legion
The memorial was blessed by Revd Guy Hewlett, Rector of Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry and wreaths were laid by local organisations including Sedgley Royal British Legion and Sedgley Ex-Servicemen's Club.
Our MP Marco Longhi attended and laid a wreath.
Trooper Kyle Peplow of the Household Cavalry, based in Bulford -but born and raised in Sedgley, also attended.
Later, just before 11am local people gathered informally in a socially-distanced manner in the gardens around the memorial. The Last Post was sounded; the Two Minute Silence was observed; then Reveille was sounded (recordings were played from inside the church).
The Church was open from 10.30am - 11.30am for private prayer.
War Memorial Installation (16 photos)
The installation of Sedgley Village War Memorial on Friday 6th November 2020 in Gospel End Street Gardens between the west door of All Saints' church and Gospel End Street. The stonemasons were J and A Monuments of Blackheath. The stone is granite, quarried in India. The memorial was financed by Sedgley Community Fund, Sedgley Ex-Servicemen's Club and a private donor and organised by Cllr Mike Evans, Revd Guy Hewlett, Sedgley Ex- Servicemen's Club, and Bob and Becky Hill of Sedgley Royal British Legion.
Lighting Up Dudley All Saints (8 photos)
Floodlighting on the evening of 5/11/20 at All Saints'
Sedgley War Memorial Oct 2020 (7 photos)
Pictures documenting the installation of Sedgley's War Memorial in Gospel End Street Gardens. October 2020.
Farewell to Sheila Oliver (11 photos)
All Saints' church members, friends and former work colleagues of Sheila Oliver gathered in the paved area outside the church to pay their respects to lifelong churchgoer and choir member Sheila Oliver on the morning of Wednesday 12th August 2020 as her coffin arrived.
Reopening of All Saints' (7 photos)
The reopening of All Saints' on 28th June 2020 after 3 months' closure due to the Coronavirus epidemic.
Half Term Workshop 18/2/20 (16 photos)
A craft workshop at half term in All Saints' Church Hall.
Christingle Workshop 2019 (12 photos)
A production line organised by Barbara Price and Family - volunteers make 200 Christingles out of oranges, ribbon, tape, sweets and candles for our 2019 Christingle Service at 5.30pm on Christmas Eve, 24/12/19/
Review of the Year 2019 (13 photos)
A review of some of the activities in Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry in 2019.
Christmas Tree Festival 2019 (29 photos)
All Saints' Christmas Tree Festival held Friday 6th to Monday 9th December 2019.
Christmas Fayre 2019 (23 photos)
All Saints' Christmas Fayre was held 7th December 2019 in All Saints' Church Hall.
St Peter's Xmas Fayre 2019 (9 photos)
St Peter's Christmas Fayre held 23 November 2019 in St peter's Church Hall, Upper Gornal.
Remembrance Sunday Parade 2019 (36 photos)
The annual Remembrance Sunday Parade from The Walk through the Bull Ring up Dudley Street to All Saints' Church, held 10/11/19.
Noah's Ark Summer Party 2019 (24 photos)
Noah’s Ark held their end of term party on Tuesday 16th July 2019, as usual there were lots of activities for the children and of course lovely party food. Each child was given a party bag to take home.
We welcomed Guy and Catherine this term - they come in alternately each month and tell the children (and adults) a short bible story which has been welcomed and enjoyed by all. Many of the children from Noah’s Ark have also attended the Good Friday and Half Term Workshops and also All Saints’ latest venture The Teddy Bears Picnic.
We said goodbye to Charlotte, Evie, Chloe, Avana and Olivia we hope they enjoy the new adventure in their lives.
Noah’s Ark gives a wonderful service to our community it’s where mom’s dads nans aunties (and staff) can have a good natter while the children enjoy the toys and crafts.
Claverley Flower Festival 2019 (33 photos)
In 2019 All Saints' Claverley, well known for its annual flower festivals, chose Children's TV as the theme for their event which was held in church on the 13th, 14th and 15th July.
Martin attended the final day of the Festival and alas only had his smartphone to take pictures rather than his 35mm Canon camera, but this album will give a flavour of the variety of children's TV shows covered and the high quality of the exhibits.
All Saints' Claverley is well worth a visit in any case, given its 13th century medieval 'Good and Evil' wall frescos.
Local schools were also involved in doing project work for the show and mounting exhibition panels.
Martin met up again with Revd Gary Ward, the vicar of All Saints' Claverley - when Gary was at Holy Trinity Wordsley, Gary led his Bishop's Certificate course.
Teddy Bears' Picnic 2019 (19 photos)
Pictures for All Saints'Teddy Bears' Picnic for pre-school children, featuring the story of The Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen.
St Peter's Patronal 2019 (4 photos)
Photos from St Peter's Patronal Festival held 30th June 2019 at St Peter's Church Upper Gornal. It marked the 175th anniversary of the opening of the church in 2019.
St Peter's Fair 2019 (11 photos)
Event held 18th May 2019 in St Peter's Church Hall. 175th Anniversary of the opening of St Peter's Church in Upper Gornal.
St Peter's Pentrenant 2019 (6 photos)
St Peter's Christian Retreat at Pentrenant Hall , Church Stoke, Montgomery, Wales in May 2019.
Good Friday Workshop 2019 (14 photos)
The Good Friday Workshop was held in the church hall at All Saints' on 19th April 2019. Children from 4-11 were involved with various craft activities on the theme of Easter.
Good Friday Bull Ring Service (13 photos)
Each year on Good Friday, Sedgley churches of all Christian denominations come together to worship. This involves the clergy and congregations of All Saints' C of E in Vicar Street, St Chad's Catholic Church in High Holborn; St Andrew's URC Methodist Church in Bilston Street and Sedgley Community Church in Bilston Street.
Palm Sunday Procession 2019 (22 photos)
The annual Palm Sunday Procession into church on Sunday Morning, 14th April 2019. The service was led by Revd James Makepeace.
Noah's Ark Easter Fun 2019 (12 photos)
Noah's Ark Easter themed session, 9/4/19. Linda Watkins writes: 'It was a lively and enjoyable morning at Noah’s Ark, moms nans aunties and of course children came along with their Easter Bonnets which were amazing.
A difficult decision had to be made by judges Maureen and Jean. The winners were Felicity, Macy, Leo and Lola all were given an Easter Egg for a prize but all children were given a small Easter Egg as they left the hall.
Thank you to all who helped make the morning so successful.'
Mothers' Day Uniformed Parade (11 photos)
A parade by uniformed organisations at the start and finish of the Mothers' Day Service on 31st March 2019 at St Peter's Church Hall in Upper Gornal.
Noah's Ark March 2019 (27 photos)
Noah's Ark March 2019: Noah’s Ark provides a useful service to our community. It meets the need for moms, nans and aunties to socialise - and of course for the children to mix.
The craft was making Mothering Sunday cards - and all of the children left with daffodils (with many thanks to Asda for providing them).
Funeral of Mike Edwards 2019 (15 photos)
The funeral of the late Mike Edwards took place at All Saints' on Tuesday 26th March 2019 at 10am.
Well over 300 people packed into All Saints' to show their respects for this wonderful local man who touched the lives of so many over the years.
There were touching eulogies to Mike by his family and close friends.
Sedgley Scouts held an honour guard with scouting standards at the entrance to church.
Sedgley Morris Men, of whom Mike was co-founder in 1979, dressed in their traditional Morris costumes, were also there outside the church to honour Mike as he was brought into church.
Afterwards a reception was held at Wombourne Civic Centre where people who knew him had an opportunity to share their reminiscences about Mike’s life.
Mike was 77.
Singing Angels March 2019 (12 photos)
The Singing Angels' showcase and service was held in front of the Archdeacon of Worcester, Nikki Groarke - on the theme of Peace. Many congratulations to all the Angels and to all the helpers who put the service and songs together.
200 Club Dinner 2019 (13 photos)
The 200 Club held its annual dinner to raise money for the maintenance of All Saints' Church Hall, on 9/3/19.
Pancake Party 2019 (23 photos)
The Pancake Party held on Shrove Tuesday 5/3/19 at St Andrew's was a huge success in all respects. It was attended by a lot of local families and there was a range of activities to suit everyone.
It began with workshop art and craft activities based on the theme of Jesus's 40 days in the wilderness, eg making sackcloth bags and snakes; then everyone went next door to the church and collected pictures of pancake ingredients, and took part in a story with Pancake buzzwords (eg Flour!) allocated to each member of the audience, at the sound of which they had to stand up!
Then there was a team game of building a pancake pathway in the hall; and finally everyone was served a delicious pancake made by the kitchen crew. Well done to Helen Laird and the young people's team who all contributed to such a memorable day.
Children's Holiday Workshop (9 photos)
Holiday workshop held at half term 17/2/19 in All Saints' Church Hall.
Pets Service Feb 2019 (14 photos)
A pets' service at St Peter's Church Hall on Sunday 10th February 2019. A new initiative by the Team Vicar of Gornal and Sedgley has filled St Peter's Church in Upper Gornal.
Owners of all kinds of pets were encouraged to bring them to a special service in the church hall on Sunday 10th February 2019, where they were blessed by the vicar. Hymns with an animal theme, such as 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' were sung by the congregation.
Revd Mitchell said: "It was great to fill the church with pets and their owners. It's brought a whole new group of people into church and shows we want to provide the kind of service that is relevant today. All our pets were remarkably well-behaved!"
All Saints' Christingle 2018 (6 photos)
Photos from All Saints' Christingle service held on Christmas Eve 2018 at 5.30pm.
Decorations 2018 (29 photos)
Detailed images of the decorations used to create the Christmas trees in the Christmas Tree Festival 2018.
All Saints' Xmas Fayre 2018 (13 photos)
All Saints' Christmas Fayre was held on Saturday 1st December 2018 in All Saints' Church Hall.
Many thanks to everyone who organised it, ran stalls, all who came along to raise money.
Christmas Tree Festival 2018 (34 photos)
All Saints' Christmas Tree Festival opened on Friday 30th November 2018. Choirs from Woodsetton School and St Chad's Catholic School sang at the event. A wide selection of trees were decorated by local groups and were on show around All Saints'.
St Peter's Xmas Fayre 2018 (18 photos)
St Peter's Christmas Fayre held on Saturday 24th November 2018 in St Peter's Church Hall from 11am - 2pm.
Remembrance Sunday 2018 (71 photos)
The annual parade of uniformed organisation through Sedgley, to attend the Remembrance Service, this year marking the 100th anniversary of the Armistice on 11th November 1918.
St Andrew's Xmas Fayre 2018 (17 photos)
St Andrew's Xmas Fayre 2018 held in St Andrew's Hall on 10th November 2018.
Children's Society Fayre 2018 (24 photos)
Children's Society Autumn Fayre in All Saints' Church Hall 13th October 2018.
Macmillan Coffee Morning 2018 (8 photos)
The World's Biggest Coffee Morning held for Macmillan Cancer Support at All Saints on 28/9//18 raised £370.
Mothers' Union Cream Tea 2018 (5 photos)
Held in All Saints' Church Hall on Tuesday 3rd July 2018.
Junior Church Festival 2018 (11 photos)
All Saints' Junior Church prizegiving was held at the 10.30am service on Sunday 1st July 2018.
St Peter's Wild West 2018 (17 photos)
Fair in St Peter's Church Hall 26th May 2018
Praying for Dudley 2018 (18 photos)
20th May 2018: churches from around the Borough of Dudley gathered together in the Priory Ruins to pray for the town and its inhabitants.
The Big Brekkie (3 photos)
The Big Brekkie event at St Andrew's Bilston Street, 9am - 11am Saturday 19th May 2018
World War One exhibition. (12 photos)
5th and 6th May 2018 at All Saints' Church Hall.
Ascension Day 2018 (29 photos)
The morning of May 10th 2018. We ascended the tower at 7.30am, sang 'Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise' , said prayers for the village, and took photos of the surrounding landscape. We attended Communion at 8am, then some of us went to Cafe Cappella for a fellowship breakfast.
2018 Confirmation Service (16 photos)
Sunday 29th April 2018, All Saints', Sedgley. Parish confirmations for Gornal and Sedgley and Wordsley.
Sedgley The Great War (6 photos)
Feature in the Express and Star about the Great War Exhibition 5/6 May 2018 in the Church Hall.
Palm Sunday 2018 (18 photos)
Photos from Palm Sunday 2018.
Mothers Day 2018 (7 photos)
Junior Church's production of 'Automum' performed at 10.30 service on Sunday 11th March 2018 at All Saints'.
Christingle Workshop 2017 (7 photos)
Volunteers attended a Christingle making workshop on Saturday 23rd December 2017 at All Saints' Church Hall.
Noahs Ark Christmas 2017 (9 photos)
Noahs Ark Christmas Party was held in the church hall at All Saints on Tuesday 19th December from 9.30am to 11am. Father Christmas was there to greet the children in the Meeting Room.
Junior Church Nativity Play 2017 (17 photos)
All Saints' Junior Church Nativity Play performed at Sunday 17th December 10.30am Holy Communion Service.
Carols Vicar Street Gdns 2017 (6 photos)
A carol service in Vicar Street Gardens on Saturday 9th December 2017 at 2pm. All four Christian denominations in Sedgley attended for a United service.
Ladies Society Christmas 2017 (12 photos)
Bring and Share Christmas meal in All Saints Meeting Room; Evening Christmas Meal at Cafe Casita Christmas 2017.
Christmas Tree Festival 2017 (35 photos)
All Saints' Christmas Tree Festival took place 1st-3rd and 8th-10th December 2017. On Sunday 3rd December it remained open for visitors to the Sedgley Christmas Lights Switch On event in the village. Trees were decorated by various local clubs and organisations. The Festival is organised by Chris, Liz and Jonathan Williams each year.
Switch On Christmas 2017 (23 photos)
The switch on of Sedgley's Christmas lights 3rd December 2017 in Sedgley Bull Ring and surrounding streets. The centre was closed for traffic 2pm-8pm with the switch on at 6pm, when All Saints' church bells rang out.
All Saints Quiz Night 2017 (2 photos)
Quiz Night raised £100 for church funds.
St Andrew's Stained Glass 2017 (5 photos)
St Andrew's has replaced its stained glass windows, thanks to fundraising and donations.
St Andrews Christmas Fair 2017 (20 photos)
Christmas began at St Andrew's The Straits with their Christmas Fair on Saturday 18th November 2017.
All the customary stalls were there again this year, plus the cafe, with wonderful food cooked and served by volunteers to cheer us up on a cold wet day.
The event was beautifully launched by the Singing Angels choir who are based at St Andrew's and who meet there every Sunday afternoon.
Congratulations to all concerned for another really enjoyable event!
Remembrance Sunday Parade 2017 (79 photos)
Sedgley Royal British Legion's annual Remembrance Sunday parade from The Crown in High Street Sedgley to All Saints' Church Vicar Street. Around 400 people including local uniformed organisations took part. The procession was preceded by a Scottish Bagpipe band who were superb and raised everyone's spirits on a cold day.
Children's Society Fayre 2017 (16 photos)
Children's Society Fayre held 14th October 2017 in All Saints' Church Hall.
The churches that participated were St Chads, St Mary’s, St Francis, St Peter’s, St James and All Saints’.
There was in excess of £1,500 raised on the day with more funds to come in.
Thank you to Singing Angels , who were delightful.
Guy and Jackie's Open House 17 (12 photos)
Revd Guy Hewlett and his wife Jackie opened their house to a party for parishioners on Saturday 7th October 2017 - allowing them to get to know people.
Harvest October 2017 (14 photos)
Preparations for Harvest at All Saints Sedgley; the Junior Church play about Harvest, October1st 2017.
Macmillan Coffee Morning 2017 (20 photos)
The annual Macmillan Coffee Morning held at All Saints Sedgley on 29th September 2017.
Canon Jan - Keith's shots (37 photos)
The investiture of our LLM Jan Humphries as an Honorary Lay Canon at Worcester Cathedral on 23rd September 2017.
Canon Jan Humphries (6 photos)
Gornal and Sedgley's LLM receives an honorary Canonship from the Bishop at Worcester Cathedral on 23rd September 2017 - and celebrations afterwards at the Straits.
Revd Hewlett Licensing (Linda) (23 photos)
James Hewlett's shots of Revd Guy Hewlett's Licensing as Team Rector of Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry 3rd September 2017 at All Saints' Sedgley.
Revd G Hewlett Licensing 2017 (31 photos)
Photos of the Licensing Service at All Saints' Sedgley for Revd Guy Hewlett, Rector of Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry, 3rd September 2017.
Cherry Picker crane cleaning (9 photos)
John Anderson's photos of the cleaning of the higher reaches of All Saints' Church by a 'cherry picker' crane that was brought into church on Wednesday 5th July 2017. Thank you to All Saints' cleaners who cleaned up the dust and debris afterwards.
Len Millard 95th birthday (20 photos)
Head Server at All Saints', Len Millard, was 95 on Friday 23rd June 2017. A presentation was made to him at the 8am service at All Saints' on Sunday 18th June 2017.
Lauren and Liam's Wedding (54 photos)
The wedding of Lauren and Liam Bannister on Saturday 10th June 2017, 3pm at All Saints'. Ceremony conducted by Revd Catherine Mitchell.
St Andrew's Summer Fayre 2017 (14 photos)
St Andrew's Summer Fayre Saturday 10th June 2017, held in St Andrew's Church and Hall.
Praying for Dudley 2017 (11 photos)
An event in the ruins of Dudley Priory on Sunday 4th June 2017. Joint event with the area Methodists. Community Gospel Choir and giant puppets who reenacted the events of Pentecost.
Ascension Day 2017 (38 photos)
Ascension Day morning Thursday 25th May 2017. 6.45am Keith Tomlinson opens church; 7am Bells ring; 7.30am - ascent to the parapet of All Saints' Tower, singing Hail The Day That Sees Him Rise by Charles Wesley; Prayers from the Tower: 8pm -Holy Communion in church with Revd Catherine Mitchell; 8.45am - fellowship breakfast at Cafe Cappella.
Sedgley May Celebrations 2017 (7 photos)
May Celebrations in Vicar Street Gardens 20th May 2017 involving Sedgley Morris Men, St Chads Catholic School, Alder Coppice, and Sedgley Scouts
St Peter's Fayre 2017 (10 photos)
St Peter's Fayre was held on 20th May 2017. Everyone put in a huge amount of effort and the place was buzzing!
Bishop's Open Garden 2017 (8 photos)
Bishop Graham's Open Garden event at Bishop's House in Cradley Heath, Saturday 13th May 2017.
Licensing Catherine Mitchell (47 photos)
The licensing and installation of Revd Catherine Mitchell as Team Vicar of Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry.Sunday 7th May 2017 by the Bishop of Worcester, Rt Rvd Dr John Inge.
Good Friday Workshop 2017 (24 photos)
A craft workshop on the theme of Easter for children in Sedgley, run in the Church Hall on Friday 14th April 2017. Led by Barbara Price and her team of helpers from Junior Church.
Good Friday Bull Ring 2017 (14 photos)
The Ecumenical Service in the Sedgley Bull Ring on Good Friday April 14th 2017.
Palm Sunday 2017 (33 photos)
All Saints Holy Communion Sunday 9th April 2017 - Palm Sunday.
Barn Dance 2017 (19 photos)
All Saints' Barn Dance organised by Roger Berry, 8th April 2017.
Mother's Day Play 2017 (10 photos)
Junior Church's Mothering Sunday play, presented at the 10.30am service on Sunday 26th March 2017.
200 Club Dinner 2017 (18 photos)
The annual 200 Club dinner held in the church hall 11th March 2017.
Big Brew Coffee Morning 2017 (10 photos)
3rd March 2017: Traidcraft Big Brew Coffee Morning held at All Saints'.
Donations collected help farmers in Third World countries receive a fair price for their produce.
Junior Church Nativity 2016 (14 photos)
Junior Church Nativity Play performed at All Saints' on Sunday 18th December 2016. Produced by Barbara Price.
Noah's Ark Christmas Party 16 (13 photos)
Noah's Ark Christmas Party 13th December 2016 in the Church Hall, with Santa Claus.
Junior Church Christmas 2016 (27 photos)
Junior Church's preparations to celebrate Christmas in December 2016.
A/S Singers Christmas 2016 (10 photos)
All Saints' Singers and Friends led by Joyce Withers, concert and tea party Thursday 8th December 2016 in the Church Hall.
2016 Review of the year (75 photos)
Highlights of the Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry's year.
Ladies Society B&S 2016 (20 photos)
All Saints' Ladies' Society Bring and Share Christmas Meal in the Meeting Room 5th December 2016
Shapes & colours of Christmas (29 photos)
Detail from the Christmas Tree Festival 2016 displays
Christmas Fayre 2016 (29 photos)
All Saints' Christmas Fayre 2016 held 11-3 in the Church Hall.
Christmas Tree Festival 2016 (32 photos)
Liz, Chris and Jonathan Williams organise the annual Christmas Tree Festival at All Saints' Sedgley, featuring 17 trees decorated by community organisations.
On Friday 2nd December 2016 our Christmas Tree Festival opened at 10am. The trees were blessed by our LLM, Jan Humphries. A huge thank you to the Williams family for all the time, trouble and effort they have put in to organise the event.
Thanks also to our churchwardens Keith Tomlinson and John Anderson for their efforts regarding the Festival and Christmas Fayre.
Choirs from Cotwall End, St Chad's and Woodsetton Schools all sang for visitors. Thank you very much to the teachers and children.
Martin Jones provided a photo exhibition about Shropshire churches entitled 'Sacred Shropshire'.
St Peters Christmas Fayre 2016 (22 photos)
St Peters Christmas Fayre 2016
Jookulele/Rough Diamonds (3 photos)
The Jookulele ukulele group and Rough Diamonds acapella group at All Saints' on Saturday 12th November 2016 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support - they raised £900. Organised by Mike Edwards.
Remembrance Sunday Parade 2016 (134 photos)
Sedgley Remembrance Sunday Parade 13th November 2016.
We were fortunate to enjoy bright, sunny weather again this year. This is surely Sedgley's most impressive show of community spirit - over 400 people combine to remember the sacrifice made by people from our village (and servicemen and women throughout the country) for freedom and for peace.
From 10am, organisations begin to arrive and gather together in The Walk, Sedgley - outside the ex-servicemen's club and The Crown pub. Organisations include the Scouts and Guides, Brownies and Beavers and St John Ambulance.
They are put into marching order by David Screen and Bob Hill of the Royal British Legion, and at 10.15am the march begins, proceeding down High Street towards the Bull Ring.
Police and a team of volunteers provide marshalling along the route. Roads are temporaily sectioned off to allow safe passage through the Bull Ring and up Dudley Street, wheeling right into Vicar Street. Once in Vicar Street, the procession is led into All Saints' churchyard.
Colour parties remain outside on the piazza as organisations file into church.
On the return parade, the procession back to The Walk is led by Sedgley Branch of the Royal British Legion.
2017 Calendar images (13 photos)
A review of 2016 as a 2017 calendar.
Singing Angels October 2016 (10 photos)
Claire Cox founded the group Singing Angels in October 2016 for children aged 4-11 to enjoy the experience of singing together. The group meet on Sunday afternoons at 4pm at St Andrew's Church The Straits Lower Gornal.
The Swindell Photos (13 photos)
A collection of photos belonging to Dee Onions whose Aunt worked for Revd Swindell and his wife at the old vicarage.
Archbishop Justin Merry Hill (7 photos)
Archbishop Justin Welby's visit to Merry Hill 2.30-3.30pm Sunday 9th October 2016.
Childrens Society Fayre 2016 (12 photos)
Saturday 8th October 2016 All Saints' Church Hall Sedgley.
Harvest Supper and Concert 16 (12 photos)
All Saints' Harvest Supper and Concert held the Church Hall 1st October 2016.
Harvest Festival 2016 (4 photos)
Preparations for Harvest Festival October 2nd 2016 All Saints Sedgley
Macmillan Coffee Morning 2016 (5 photos)
Macmillan Coffee morning September 30th 2016 All Saints' Sedgley.
Junior Church September 2016 (11 photos)
Junior Church resumed its programme with activities based around 'The Parable of the Weeds'. (Matthew 13:24-43)
Pokemon stops at All Saints' (5 photos)
Pokemon Go stops around All Saints' Church Sedgley.
MU Worcester 14th July 2016 (96 photos)
All Saints' Mothers' Union trip to Worcester Cathedral and Severn Boat Trip 14th July 2016.
St Benedict Biscop Wombourne (8 photos)
The Priors of Dudley built or rebuilt the Parish Church of St. Benedict Biscop around 1170, the only parish church dedicated to this Anglo-Saxon cleric. The building as it is seen today, however, is the result of numerous reconstructions and refurbishments, particularly in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Cream Tea 5th July 2016 (5 photos)
The Mothers' Union Cream Tea in the Church Hall on Tuesday 5th July 2016 raised £360 for Mothers' Union projects, as well as All Saints' & St Andrew's churches.
Claverley Flower Festival 2016 (39 photos)
The 40th Annual Claverley Flower Festival was held 1st-4th July 2016 at All Saints' Church in the village. The theme this year was 'Happy Anniversary' - most of the exhibits were based on various traditional wedding anniversary gifts (eg Gold, Silver, Silk, Steel). While many of these are universal, some US gifts have crept in.
Somme 100 year anniversary (4 photos)
The young men of Sedgley who died on the first or second day of the Battle of the Somme.
Junior Church Festival 2016 (13 photos)
The Junior Church Festival and Prizegiving at Holy Communion at All Saints' 26th June 2016.
Open The Book play 26 June 2016 (17 photos)
The Open the Book team perform stories from the Bible in local primary schools - this performance was at Holy Communion at All Saints' 26/6/16.
All Saints Summer Fete 2016 (22 photos)
The All Saints' Summer Fete was held in the Church Hall from 11am - 3pm on Saturday 25th June 2016.
Floral arrangements/banners (14 photos)
Various flower arrangement representing the decades of Her Majesty's life - and display banners.
E II R 90 Day 3 (36 photos)
The final day of All Saints' Open Weekend hosted an Interfaith Service, attended by the Mayor of Dudley representing the Muslim Community, and Rajesh Patel representing the Hindi Community in Dudley. The service was led by Revd Canon Andrew Wickens, of Dudley Interfaith Network.
E II R 90 Day 2 (25 photos)
The second day of the Sedgley's E II R 90 exhibition. Martin Platts played a number of organ pieces, and 1st Sedgley Morris Men entertained us on the paved area outside church.
E II R 90 Exhibition Day 1 (42 photos)
The first day of the Sedgley's E II R 90 exhibition at All Saints' Church Sedgley to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.
E II R 90 Displays (7 photos)
The displays arranged into the decades of Her Majesty's life.
E II R 90 Preparations (8 photos)
Sedgley's E II R 90 was held at All Saints from 10th to 12th June 2016 to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday.
Andy Stand Licensing 7/6/16 (12 photos)
The licensing of former Team Vicar of Gornal and Sedgley Revd Andy Stand, at St Mark's in the Cherry Orchard, Worcester. 7/6/16.
Rob Lavender churchwarden (6 photos)
Rob Lavender's presentation in thanks for his 9 years as Church Warden at All Saints'.
St Peter's Fair May 2016 (14 photos)
Royal Celebration theme fair at St Peter's Upper Gornal, May 14th 2016.
Father Andy's Farewell (10 photos)
Pictures from Father Andy Stand's farewell service at St Peter's Church Upper Gornal, and his party in the Church Hall, on 8th May 2016.
Ascension Day 2016 (19 photos)
All Saints' bells were run at 7am on the morning of Ascension Day May 5th 2016. Thank you so much to John and Sue Anderson and the Ringers.
We went up the tower with Churchwarden Keith Tomlinson at 7.30am - alas there were only 7 of us. We recited the Lord's prayer on the parapet, and sang the 1739 Ascension Day hymn 'Hail the Day that sees Him Rise' by Charles Wesley.
It was also a wonderful opportunity to view the village and surrounding countryside from a unique perspective - and thankfully the weather was outstandingly sunny.
There was then an 8am Holy Communion Service in church at All Saints' led by our Rural Dean, Colin Jones who was assisted by Jan Humphries and our altar server Len Millard.
Afterwards we went over for breakfast to Cafe Cappella in Gospel End Street.
Sedgley images 2016 (15 photos)
Library images of Sedgley taken in April-May 2016.
Barn Dance April 2016 (13 photos)
A barn dance to raise money for All Saints Church Sedgley held on 9th April 2016 in the Church Hall, Vicar Street, Sedgley.
Good Friday 2016 CraftWorkshop (22 photos)
A craft workshop organised by Barbara Price and Laura Robinson and helpers in the Church Hall, making Easter related crafts. Good Friday March 25th 2016.
Good Friday 2016 Bull Ring (7 photos)
Service of communal worship with other denominations in front of the Red Lion, Sedgley Bull Ring 2016.
Palm Sunday Team Service 2016 (41 photos)
Palm Sunday Team Service 2016. Led by Father Andy Stand and LLM Jan Humphries, at All Saints', 20th March 2016.
200 Club March 2016 (28 photos)
The 200 Club dinner and dance in All Saints' Church Hall on March 12th 2016, raising money for the upkeep of the Church Hall.
All Saints' Social Club (3 photos)
Photographs taken at the last of the
'Friday Nighters' in All Saint's Social Club, together with the last official event on New Year's Eve 2015.
Jamie and Zhu Reception (14 photos)
Jamie and Zhu Apperley's Wedding Reception on 23 January 2016.
Farewell Father Andy (6 photos)
Photos from Father Andy Stand's ministry to Gornal and Sedgley. Father Andy will join Worcester South East Team Ministry in May 2016.
Jamie and Zhu Apperley Wedding (44 photos)
Jamie and Zhu Apperley's wedding on 23rd January 2016.
Christingles Service 2015 (32 photos)
Pictures from the Christingles Service for children and families on Christmas Eve 2015.
Christingle Making 2015 (24 photos)
A Christingle Making Workshop in the Church Hall at All Saints', on 23rd December 2015.
Nativity Play 2015 (31 photos)
All Saints' Junior Church Nativity Play December 20th 2015.
Coffee morning carols 2015 (9 photos)
Carols at the coffee morning on Friday 18th December 2015
Noahs Ark Xmas Party Dec 2015 (38 photos)
Noahs Ark Christmas Party 2015.
Junior Church Nativity 2015 (18 photos)
Junior Church Nativity Play Rehearsals 2015.
Christmas Tree Festival 2015 (30 photos)
Christmas Tree Festival 4-6 and 11-13 Dec 2015.
Our annual Christmas Tree Festival kindly organised by the Williams family and others began on Friday 4th December at 10am with a blessing from Father Andy Stand, team vicar of Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry.
The theme of this year's festival is 'Days to Remember'.
Choirs from The Straits, Woodsetton, Alder Coppice and St Chad's primary schools in Sedgley delighted parents and other attendees with carols and Christmas songs.
Church and local groups have been busy decorating over 25 trees provided by Sandiacre Farm Shop and Nursery.
The Festival is open all day Fri-Sun 4-6 December; and 11-13 December 2015.
Noahs Ark Christmas Service 15 (31 photos)
The annual Christmas blessing of Noah's Ark children at All Saints' church.
Ladies Soc Christmas Meal 15 (12 photos)
The Ladies' Society Christmas Meal at The Forge in Lower Gornal 30th November 2015.
Stephen's last day (7 photos)
Revd Canon Stephen Buckley's final day as Team Rector of the parish of Gornal and Sedgley.
Noahs Ark Adieu Stephen (5 photos)
Stephen's last Noahs Ark pre school playgroup before his retirement.
Youth group farewell Stephen (14 photos)
Junior Church and All Saints' Youth Group said goodbye to Stephen on 22nd November 2015.
St Andrews Christmas Fayre 15 (19 photos)
St Andrews Christmas Fayre 15
Stephen's Farewell Concert (27 photos)
Recv Stephen Buckley's Farewell Concert at All Saints Parish Hall, 14th November 2015.
Servers presentation 2015 (3 photos)
Altar servers at all saints present gifts to Stephen and Christine.
Noahs Ark Children in Need 15 (15 photos)
on Tuesday 10th November 2015 Noah's Ark Pre School Playgroup raised £101 for Children in Need.
Remembrance Day 2015 (62 photos)
The Sedgley Remembrance Day Parade of uniformed organisations through the village, from The Crown Pub in High Street to All Saints', attended by around 350 people.
MU goodbye to Stephen Nov 15 (3 photos)
The Mothers; Union said goodbye to Stephen at their meeting in November 2015.
Skittles evening Nov 2015 (24 photos)
The Skittles Evening in the Church Hall in November 2015.
Parish Confirmations Nov 2015 (3 photos)
Parish Conformations conducted by Bishop John Inge at All Saints on November 1st 2015.
Harvest Festival Play Oct 2015 (22 photos)
Junior Church led by Barbara Price performed a Harvest Festival Play about how we get our bread.
Macmillan Coffee Morning 2015 (7 photos)
A Macmillan Coffee Morning held at All Saints on 25th September 2015.
All Saints Altar Servers 2015 (19 photos)
Shots taken for the commemorative photo of Revd Canon Stephen Buckley with the All Saints Altar Servers July 15th 2015.
Noahs Ark 20th anniversary (32 photos)
Noah’s Ark Toddler group started on Tuesday 10th January 1995, after a suggestion from the Rev Peter Ashby, at Ladies Society, that he would like to start a toddler group attached to the church. Four of us decided to give it go. Linda Edwards, Jenny Lavender, Elisabeth Little and Kath Apperley, together with Audrey Russell and Eileen Sherwood helping with refreshments, with Joyce Withers and Dorothy Inett joining them a few weeks later.
When we set up, we had donations from the congregation and a loan of £100 from the PCC, which we repaid during 1995.
We opened at 9.30am. The weather was very bad and we didn’t expect anyone to come, but surprisingly a couple of Moms braved the weather. By March, we had 25 members - and at the end of the year we had 40, which we have maintained throughout our 20 years.
Over the years we had trips to the Safari Park, Hatton Park, Hoo Farm and Dudley Zoo. We have regular hotly contested Easter Bonnet Parades, Services in Church, Christmas Party with Father Christmas and end of Term Party in July. We’ve started new service at Easter and Mother’s Day over the last couple of years, with Stephen blessing the children and each child lighting a candle.
We have been successful in obtaining grants to refurbish several areas of the Church Hall. We support the Fetes, Christmas Tree Festival, numerous Charity events and raffles, to which our moms are very generous.
Our team from 1995, who have continuously helped with the group for the 20 years, are Linda Edwards and Jenny Lavender as Leaders, and Joyce Withers who has helped with refreshments and played the piano. Our other current helpers in order of length of service (we think!) are Sandra Hill, Jean and Keith Pound, Linda Watkins, Elisabeth Little, Jackie Rubery, Barbara Baker, Anne Hart, Liz Williams, Hilary Raper and Rev Canon Stephen Buckley. We have also been very fortunate to have had the help of numerous volunteers over the years.
Finally, we must also say a BIG THANK YOU to all the Moms (and the children!) who have supported us through the 20 years, and all our team at the moment – without whom it wouldn’t have been the success it is.
MU Cream Tea July 2015 (14 photos)
Images from the MU's Cream Tea event held in the Church Hall on the afternoon of Tuesday 7th July 2015.
MU Iffley by Keith Tomlinson (24 photos)
More photos of the MU trip to Iffley and Oxford from Keith Tomlinson.
Iffley and Oxford MU Trip (29 photos)
30/6/15 - Mothers Union trip to Stephen Buckley's first parish in Iffley, and a look round Oxford.
St Peter's Patronal 2015 (6 photos)
Highlights from the Patronal Festival held at St Peter's Upper Gornal June 29th 2015.
All Saints' Fete 2015 (23 photos)
Highlights of All Saints' Fete June 27th 2015.
Studio Martino June 2015 (13 photos)
Martin ran his Studio Martino portrait studio again at the June All Saints' Fete in 2015. Here are a few examples of his work.
St Peters Tea Party June 6th 2015 (5 photos)
On Saturday 6th June from 2-4.30pm St Peters Upper Gornal organised a summer tea party.
Ascension Day panoramas 2015 (4 photos)
Panoramic views from the church tower at All Saints Sedgley taken on 14th May 2015, Ascension Day.
Ratlinghope (16 photos)
St Margaret's Church, Ratlinghope. Visited on 15th May 2015.
St Michael and All Angels Wentnor (12 photos)
Photos taken on a tour of Church Stretton and the Long Mynd.
Church Stretton Reordered (15 photos)
The interior of the church was reordered in 2010, when the previously exposed rubble stonework of the walls was lime plastered, the floor tiled and a central dais created. Modern chancel furniture was introduced and upholstered chairs replaced the Victorian pews. Glazed west doors improved the visibility of the interior and new lighting, heating and sound systems were installed. The communion table by local craftsman John Holden was dedicated in 2012.
St Peters Spring Fair 2015 (13 photos)
St Peter's Spring Fair 16th May 2015.
St Andrews Spring Fair 2015 (9 photos)
St Andrews Spring Fair Saturday 16th May 2015.
Ascension Day 2015 (12 photos)
Thursday May 14th 2015. Pictures of the ascent of the church tower at All Saints, the bell ringers, and congregation, and several shots of the panoramic views of the Black Country and Shropshire from the church tower parapet.
The 200 Club March 2015 (30 photos)
On Saturday 14th March The 200 Club held a very successful dinner and dance with entertainment from Roy Watkins on keyboard and raconteurship/witticisms from Father Stephen in the Church Hall - all to raise money for the upkeep of the Hall. Catering was provided by Lee of Sedgley's Cafe Cappella in Gospel End Street Sedgley.
Jenny Lavender writes:
The evening started with Roy playing the organ until everyone was seated at 7.30pm for the meal from Lee and the team of Café Cappella, We then had entertainment from Stephen and Martin Platt, Roy at the organ again, then the March Draw which was won by Eileen Pannell, Jean Fieldhouse, and Linda Edwards.
The raffle then took place for which we thanked everyone who had donated gifts, Stephen and Martin again and then Roy played us out for the rest of the evening.
John Baker had had a" special birthday" on the 11th March, and Geraldine got him a cake so we sang 'Happy Birthday' to him and cut the cake for everyone to have a piece. There were two other birthdays - Denise Chappell and Mike Edwards this week so they got Happy Birthday too.
Fair Trade Fortnight launch 15 (18 photos)
Sedgley Community Centre 21/2/15 2015
Laura and James Wedding (14 photos)
The wedding day on 21st Feb 2015 of Laura Price and James Robinson.
Christmas Day 2014 (4 photos)
Images fro the Christmas Morning 9.30am Service, 2014.
Des Round final rehearsal (9 photos)
Des Round's final choir rehearsal Thursday 18 December 2014.
Bob Webb Guard of Honour (15 photos)
Bob Webb's funeral 16th December 2014 at All Saints'. Bob was a serviceman with 617 Squadron The Dambusters.
Jonathan's CTF shots (37 photos)
Jonathan Williams' record of the All Saints' Christmas Tree Festival 2014.
Christmas Tree Martin's shots (22 photos)
Christmas Tree Festival 2014 Martin's shots
All Saints Christmas Fayre 14 (12 photos)
All Saints Fayre 2014.
Christmas Tree Festival 2014 (7 photos)
All Saints' Christmas Tree Festival 2014.
Ladies Society Christmas Meal (6 photos)
Christmas Meal 1 Dec 2014
The Limes interpretation board (15 photos)
Unveiling ceremony and reception at All Saints, Friday 21st November 2014. The Limes, former home of Eliza Tinsley.
Remembrance Sunday 2014 (50 photos)
Photos from the Remembrance Sunday Parade in Sedgley 9th November 2014.
Open the Book (10 photos)
The good Samaritan performed on Sunday 12th October 2014 at St Andrew's The Straits.
Ladies Society Arch Building (13 photos)
Ladies Society Arch Building Monday 6th October 2014
Children's Society Fayre 2014 (19 photos)
Children's Society Fayre 4th October 2014
St Ives and St Just in Roseland (14 photos)
A holiday trip visiting churches in West Cornwall.
WW1 Vigil Service August 4th 2014 (24 photos)
The village held a very moving vigil and commemoration/remembrance service on Monday 4th August, the date marking the 100th anniversary of the declaration of war.
The church was completely full, with representation from Sedgley's uniformed organisations (Scouts, St John Ambulance and Royal British Legion), St Peter's Upper Gornal and St Andrew's the Straits, as well as our fellow Christian denominations (Methodist and Catholic).
The service was interspersed with readings eg 'The Glimmering Landscape' by Charles L Warr and 'Sad is not a Soldier's Word' from 'Forgotten Voices of the Great War'.
One of the most touching aspects of the service was the lighting of memorial candles by our altar servers as the names of Sedgley's fallen were read out. Not only those on the official village memorial were read, but those who were not included yet who lie in the Gospel End St cemetery, and those who are commemorated at St Andrew's Bilston St and St Chad's Catholic Church.
The Mayor of Dudley Councillor Margaret Aston attended in an official capacity along with two Sedgley Councillors, David Caunt and Michael Evans.
Mention should be made of: Rob Lavender's construction of a large sand-filled wooden cross to hold the memorial candles; Becky Hill's floral memorial by the pulpit; Bob Hill's liaison with Sedgley Royal British Legion; and Rosemary's floral displays by the official village memorial.
And thank you Father Stephen for your efforts in bringing people in the village together - making this a wonderful, fitting tribute to The Fallen.
MU Outing SVR and Ludlow 2014 (23 photos)
Pictures from the MU outing to Severn Valley Railway and Ludlow 10th July 2014. Liz Williams said: "We had a lovely day, the weather was perfect. The train journey was great a highlight being seeing the baby elephant at the Safari Park and the beautiful hanging baskets, tubs and gardens at the stations along the way. A group of schoolchildren had dressed as evacuees for their journey which added to the authenticity of our journey.
The Farmers Market was on at Ludlow and St Laurence Church was, as always, well worth a visit.
The journey home through the beautiful countryside made one realise how lucky we are to live in this lovely corner of 'God's green and pleasant land'.
Ladies Society anniversary (61 photos)
The Ladies' Society held their 30th anniversary celebration in the church hall on Monday 7th July. Members were asked to bring in photos of themselves taken in 1984 and they were passed around randomly (without ID) to see whether fellow members could match the images to their 2014 selves. Baby photos were also brought in.
An anniversary cake was cut, celebratory glasses of wine drunk, and strawberries/raspberries and cream served.
Kindle June 2014 (13 photos)
The parish's youth group presented their Kindle service on 29th June at 6.30 in All Saints'.
St Peter's Patronal & BBQ 2014 (16 photos)
St Peter's Patronal Festival & BBQ 29th June 2014
Studio Martino portraits (22 photos)
Portraits taken at the Summer Fete by Martin Jones.
Summer Fete 2014 (12 photos)
All Saints' Summer Fete 28th June 2014.
The Life Exhibition 2014 (10 photos)
The ecumenical 'Life' Exhibition made a welcome return to Sedgley in late June. It was wonderful weather and all the local primary schools' years 5 and 6 walked to Sedgley Community Church in pleasant summer sunshine (a new venue for the show) to gain an introduction to the Christian faith. Over 700 children saw the exhibition. The main innovation tis year was the replacement of the old PDA units with tablet PCs, which kept the exhibition up to date. The discrete content for each pod was activated by passing the user's tablet over the bar code.
Junior Church June 2014 (8 photos)
Junior Church wall displays June 2014.
Flower Ladies 15 June 2014 (5 photos)
The flower ladies' creations w/c 15th June 2014.
MU Deanery Festival 2014 (25 photos)
On Wednesday June 11th 2014, the Kingswinford Deanery held its annual festival at All Saints'. It was a delightful service attended by well over 200 delegates from MUs in the deanery. One of the highlights was the presentation of a long service award to Stephen.
St Andrew's Fair 2014 (19 photos)
Pictures from St Andrew's The Straits Fair 2014
Ascension Day 2014 (58 photos)
May 29th 2014: members of All Saints' congregation went up the tower at 8am to sing the Ascension Day hymn and for prayers, followed by Holy Communion in church at 8.30am and breakfast at Cafe Cappella at 9.15am.
Cafe Cappella, Sedgley (17 photos)
Brian Chappell's new 'church- friendly' cafe in Gospel End Street.
Baptism Jack William Brookes (8 photos)
Jack William Brookes's baptism 18/5/14.
St Peter's Summer Fayre 2014 (29 photos)
St Peter's Upper Gornal Summer Fayre 2014
Morville Flower Festival (14 photos)
The Flower Festival held at St Gregory the Great church in Morville near Bridgnorth from 3rd-5th May 2014. It was on the theme of Great British Books.
Flowers May 2014 (4 photos)
Church flowers arranged by the Flower Ladies, May 2014
Memories of Derrick Turner (17 photos)
An album dedicated to Derrick Turner, Treasurer of All Saints' Sedgley for 38 years, who sadly died in May 2014.
Easter Flowers 2014 (10 photos)
Easter Flowers at All Saints 2
Easter Saturday 2014 (27 photos)
Easter Saturday - Easter Ceremonies
Good Friday 2014 (27 photos)
Good Friday Service in the Bull Ring and Children's Craft Workshop in the Church Hall.
Easter 2014 (23 photos)
Photos from Holy Week and Easter 2014.
Fair Trade 7/3/14 (9 photos)
A Fair Trade Coffee Morning at All Saints' on the morning of Friday 7th March 2014 attended by Ian Austin MP.
St Andrew's 100th anniversary (134 photos)
Photos, parish magazines and memorabilia about St Andrew's Church, The Straits, Lower Gornal.
Candlemas 2nd February 2014 (7 photos)
Photos of the Candlemas procession and Junior Church play to mark the presentation of the infant Christ at the Temple.
Judy Clements' Archive Album (17 photos)
Various photo from All Saints' past.
Father Rob Licensing (20 photos)
Father Rob Licensing 12th January 2014 Geddington. Our former curate in the Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry, Rob Parker-McGee, was installed as Priest in Charge at Geddington in Northamptonshire, near Kettering, on Sunday 12th January 2014. A large party of Gornal and Sedgley parishioners travelled to Geddington to attend his licensing ceremony. Chris and Liz Williams say: "We had a good journey with a short stop for coffee at Kettering and arrived at St. Mary Magdalene at about 2.20pm. Robert Wootton, with whom we had corresponded about the arrangements for the day, was there to welcome us and show us into the church. St Mary Magdalene is a beautiful church and we were made very welcome by the members of the congregation.
It was a surprise to see a familiar face on entering the church, that of Alan Thompson who had come with his daughter Ruth.
The service was conducted by the Bishop of Peterborough and the Archdeacon of Oakham. The patron of the benefice is Richard, Duke of Buccleuch. It was an uplifting service with good hymns and an address by the Bishop. Rob was welcomed to the parish by the Duke, the Bishop, the Dean of Peterborough Cathedral, one of the churchwardens, the head teacher of Geddington C. of E. Primary School, the local councillor and representatives of the youth organisations in the parish.
There was an amusing moment at the end of the service when Rob was led to the bell tower to toll the bell. Try as he would it took several pulls on the rope and some assistance before the bell rang.
Everyone was invited for refreshments in the school hall where we had the opportunity to speak to Duke Richard, who was very sociable, and other members of the congregation.
Despite a wet journey home we all reflected on an enjoyable day. We feel sure that Rob, Sarah, Jasmine and Thomas will be very happy in their new parish.
We arrived back in Sedgley at about 7.15pm."
Making Christingles 2013 (16 photos)
Junior Church and Youth Group and leaders make 250 Christingles for the Christmas Eve Service 2013.
Noahs Ark Santa Claus 2013 (11 photos)
All Saints' Noah's Ark pre school playgroup met Santa Claus and his elf on Tuesday 17th December 2013
Farewell Day for Father Rob (29 photos)
On Sunday December 15rh 2013, Father Rob Parker-McGee led his final Holy Communion service at All Saints'; afterwards there was a celebratory farewell Bring and Share meal for Rob and the family in the church hall.
Noah's Ark Xmas Service 2013 (21 photos)
Noah's Ark Christmas Carol Service and Blessing 2013
Open the Book Nativity Play (8 photos)
Open the Book Nativity Play at All Saints' 8th December 2013.
Christmas Fayre 2013 (31 photos)
All Saints' Christmas Fayre in the Church Hall, 7th December 2013.
Christmas Tree Festival 2013 (33 photos)
All Saints' Christmas Tree Festival 2013
Ladies Society 2013 (10 photos)
Photos of Ladies Society events in 2013
Dec 2014 (2 photos)
November 2014 (2 photos)
October 2014 (3 photos)
September 2014 (3 photos)
August 2014 (1 photo)
July 2014 (4 photos)
June 2014 (2 photos)
May 2014 (2 photos)
April 2014 (2 photos)
March 2014 (2 photos)
February 2014 (2 photos)
January 2014 (1 photo)
Confirmations 2013 (14 photos)
Confirmations took place at Worcester CAthedral by Rt Revd Dr John Inge Bishop of Worcester on 24th November 2013 at 6.30pm.
St Andrews Christmas Fair 2013 (18 photos)
St Andrews The Straits Christmas Fair 16th November 2013
Remembrance Day 10/11/13 (31 photos)
Photos of the Sedgley Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance parade.10th November 2013.
Life and times of Father Rob (11 photos)
Photos from Father Rob Parker-McGee's curacy at Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry.
Junior Church Remembrance 2013 (28 photos)
Junior Church did a display about how we remember the dead of two world wars on Remembrance Day.
Patronal Festival 2013 (3 photos)
All Saints Patronal Fesitval 2013
Coffee morning November 2013 (9 photos)
Fundraising coffee morning for Christmas Tree Festival 1st November 2013. Flowers for Patronal Festival and war memorials for Remembrance Day.
Childrens Society Fair 2013 (8 photos)
Childrens Society Fair in All Saints Church Hall 19th October 2013.
Father Dirk Bring and Share (4 photos)
Father Dirk's visit to Gornal and Sedgley in October 2013.
MU Choir concert Oct 5th 2013 (7 photos)
The All Saints' Mothers' Union Choir Concert in the church hall on 5th October 2013.
Macmillan Coffee Morning 2013 (7 photos)
Macmillan Coffee Morning Friday 27th September 2013. All Saints'
Heritage Open Day Sept 2013 (27 photos)
Photos of displays and artefacts/documents brought in by attendees.
Kindle June 31st 2013 (36 photos)
Sedgley 1st Scout Troop assisted with the Kindle Service on 30th June 2013
Noah's Ark party July 2013 (24 photos)
Noah's Ark party July 2013
Farewell Revd Roger Hides (7 photos)
The farewell service for Revd Roger Hides held at St Andrew's URC Bilston Street Sedgley on Sunday 14th July 2013.
MU Trip to Llandudno 2013 (16 photos)
The All Saints' Mothers' Union Trip to Llandudno on 11th July 2013.
Maisiewatch (9 photos)
Photos of Revd Canon Stephen Buckley's dog Maisie.
All Saints Church Fete June 29th (38 photos)
The annual church fete at All Saints Church Sedgley.
The Limes completed June 2013 (8 photos)
Photos taken shortly after ROE Developments moved off site on completion of the renovation of The Limes, Eliza Tinsley's former home in Catholic Lane Sedgley.
Coronation anniversary flowers (8 photos)
2nd June 2013 - display of flowers at All Saints' to mark the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
Wedding of Liz & Luke Elwiss (17 photos)
Wedding of Liz & Luke Elwiss Saturday June 1st at 2pm, All Saints', Sedgley.
A tour round The Limes (26 photos)
A tour round the Limes in May 2013, Eliza Tinsley's former home in Caholic Lane Sedgley, prior to the completion of its conversion into flats.
Wartime Sedgley (2 photos)
Photos from the Second World War in Sedgley.
Kennedy Slater archive (6 photos)
More rare photos of All Saints' and Sedgley village.
St Andrew's Spring Fair 2013 (34 photos)
St Andrew's Spring Fair 2013, 11th May 2013 - held in the church hall and in St Andrew's itself.
Ascension Day 2013 (20 photos)
Panoramic views from up the tower at All Saints' on 9th May 2013. Pictures from the bell ringers' chamber, and our celebratory breakfast afterwards at The Clifton.
The Gardens of Morville Hall (39 photos)
on May 4,5,6 2013 the gardens created and maintained by National Trust tenants at Morville Hall near Bridgnorth were opened to the public as part of the Morville Flower Festival.
Morville Flower Festival 2013 (14 photos)
Flower Festival displays at St Gregory the Great, Morville, Bridgnorth on the theme of Fables and Fairy tales.
Attingham Park 2013 (23 photos)
An album of photos showing God's beauty as the countryside awakens after a long winter, taken at Attingham Park Shrewsbury, April 2013
Annual Parish Council 28/4/13 (3 photos)
Annual Parish Council Meeting at All Saints' 12.00 noon 28/4/13
Youth Group on Camp 2013 (16 photos)
Youth Group on Camp with Sedgley 1st Scouts on 1st March 2013
Sedgley UDC Guide possibly 1938-40 (34 photos)
An official council guide to Sedgley, dated around 1938-40, published by Sedgley UDC.
Deanery Mothers Union (4 photos)
A Deanery Mothers' Union Coffee Morning was held 13/4/13 at All Saints' in aid of Halesowen Women's Refuge.
Easter 2013 (39 photos)
Photos from the Good Friday Ecumenical Service in Sedgley Bull Ring and the Good Friday workshop in the church hall at All Saints'.
'Thermo', a play by Barbara Price (17 photos)
Barbara Price's Mothering Sunday play was performed by Junior Church at All Saints' on 10 March 2013. Heaven's Anatomical Laboratory Organisation (HALO) asks children to design someone very special to help them with their lives.
MU Memorial Tree March 2013 (4 photos)
In March 2013 the MU planted a tree in the churchyard at All Saints' in remembrance of past MU members.
George Cox's funeral (33 photos)
Pictures of George Cox's funeral
Kindle Service 24 Feb 2013 (3 photos)
The parish youth group's Kindle service in February 2013.
Sedgley UDC c1963 (32 photos)
The official guide to Sedgley published by Sedgley Urban District Council in around 1963 (no specific date appears in the publication).
Parish Magazine 1916 (4 photos)
All Saints' Parish magazine from the middle of the Great War.
Confirmations Candlemas 2013 (1 photo)
Confirmations on Sunday 3rd February 2013 at All Saints.
Jenny Lavender archive (10 photos)
Jenny Lavender's collection of news cuttings and the Parish Magazine of December 1957
Week of Prayer Christian Unity (3 photos)
The inter denominational service at St Chad's Catholic Church Sedgley to pray for Christian Unity.
All Saints' snow Jan 2013 (8 photos)
All Saints'under snow on 20th January 2013.
Alan Thompson's farewell (12 photos)
Former churchwarden Alan Thompson was made an emeritus churchwarden in a ceremony honouring his 29 years of unbroken service as churchwarden at All Saints'. He's leaving the parish to live with his daughter.
Epiphany Play Jan 6th 2013 (8 photos)
Junior Church's Epiphany Play at All Saints' January 6th 2013.
Worcester Cathedral 2012/13 (34 photos)
A look round Worcester Cathedral in the last days of Christmas 2012/13.
Christmas Tree Festival 2012 (66 photos)
The 2012 Christmas Tree Festival at All Saints'
Christmas Bazaar 2012 (22 photos)
All Saints' Christmas Bazaar in the Church Hall 1st December 2012
Nativity 2012 (22 photos)
Nativity Play 2012
Review of All Saints in 2012 (11 photos)
A look back at some of the key events in 2012, month by month.
Remembrance Day Parade 2012 (12 photos)
The return leg of the 2012 Royal British Legion parade from All Saints' to the Crown, Sedgley.
Harvest Festival Displays 2012 (4 photos)
Flowers and wall displays for All Saints' 2012 Harvest Festival by Rosemary.
Children's Society Fayre 2012 (24 photos)
The event held at All Saints' Church Hall on 6th October 2012.
Mothers' Union Archive (7 photos)
Press cuttings and old photos of All Saints' Mothers' Union events and activities.
Macmillan Coffee Morning 2012 (11 photos)
Macmillan Coffee Morning 28th September 2012 All Saints
Olive Rigby Archive (52 photos)
A collection of Victorian fundraising flyers, prayer sheets, evangelical tracts and other memorabilia relating to All Saints' Church Sedgley from the late Olive Rigby's Family Bible, obtained for us from her nephew thanks to Kennedy Slater.
Batsford Arboretum (11 photos)
Mothers' Union outing to Batsford Arboretum Moreton-in- the-Marsh, 6th September 2012
Bob and Becky Hill's wedding. (47 photos)
The wedding took place on Saturday 25th August 2012 at All Saints'.
Artefacts and memorabilia (6 photos)
Artefacts and memorabilia from All Saints'.
Life Exhibition 2012 (11 photos)
The Life Exhibition 18th-22nd June 2012 held at St Andrews URC Church Bilston Street Sedgley. An exhibition to introduce local Year 5 and 6 schoolchildren to Christianity.
Sedgley panorama comments (13 photos)
Visitors to Sedgley's Diamond 60 add their comments about the village.
God Save the Queen (31 photos)
God Save the Queen Flower Festival floral tableaux, All Saints' Church, JUne 1st to 5th 2012.
Holy Week and Easter 2012 (93 photos)
All Saints' celebrations in Holy Week and at Easter 2012
Men's Society (4 photos)
Pictures of All Saints' Men's Society activities and talks.
Cotwall End 1977 (9 photos)
Pam Garrington was School Secretary at Cotwall End Middle School at the time of the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977. These pictures of the classes were part of an anthology of children's writings produced to mark the occasion.
Best mince pie in Sedgley (8 photos)
A competition that ran from 1940-1997.
Guiding and Scouting (9 photos)
Pauline Gregory has started an album on Guiding and Scouting at All Saints' - and in Sedgley as a whole.
Diamond Jubilee Philately (8 photos)
A collection of stamp scans to be exhibited at Sedgley's Diamond 60 exhibition
Sedgley Diamond 60 memorabilia (16 photos)
Memorabilia from the Queeen's 60 year reign to be exhibited 2-5 June at All Saints' Parish Hall.
Mary Davenport's album (13 photos)
Mary Davenport's archive collection of photographs from the 1950s onwards including coronation year.
Christmas Tree Festival 2011 (27 photos)
Photos of the All Saints' Christmas Tree Festival 2011
All Saints' Nativity 2011 (5 photos)
The Sunday School Nativity Play at All Saints' Morning Service on Sunday 4th December 2011.
All Saints' Christmas Bazaar (36 photos)
Photos of the event on 3rd December 2011.
2012 Calendar (13 photos)
Shots of a proposed 2012 All Saints' calendar
Mary Wright's presentation (5 photos)
Mary Wright was presented with flowers, gardening tools and a plaque after Morning Communion on 27th November 2011 to mark her contribution to preparing wedding flowers at All Saints' since 1969.
St Peter's Christmas Fair 2011 (11 photos)
St Peter's Christmas Fair on Saturday 26 November 2011
Remembrance Sunday 2011 (24 photos)
A selection of shots from Remembrance Sunday in Sedgley.
Wenlock Priory, Shropshire (19 photos)
The village of Much Wenlock and Wenlock Priory ruins.
Tyntesfield Chapel and House (9 photos)
National Trust property Tyntesfield House and CHapel, North Somerset visited by Linda and Roy Watkins
St Leonard's Bridgnorth (19 photos)
A half day outing to St Leonard's Church Bridgnorth
Church Hall Foundation Stones (7 photos)
Pictures of the stones laid at the front of the church hall when it was constructed in the 1950s revealing some prominent individuals of the day.
Croft Castle (21 photos)
The 14th century church of St Michael and All Angels in the grounds of Croft Castle between Ludlow and Leominster.
The Children's Society Fair (17 photos)
Sedgley Children's Society Fair, All Saints' Church Hall, 8th October 2011.
Hassocks Project (208 photos)
All Saints' hassocks (kneelers) were created over a number of years from 1977 onwards. Please let us know if you made or sponsored one!
Powis Castle, Welshpool (17 photos)
Images from Powis Castle on the Welsh border, on 1st October 2011, the hottest October day on record.
Hergest Croft Sept 2011 (15 photos)
God's glorious colours in the gardens, pastures and woods of Hergest Croft gardens.
Attingham Park September 2011 (14 photos)
God's wondrous beauty at he turn of the seasons, Attingham Park, Shrewsbury
Jonathan and Jenny's Wedding (12 photos)
Jonathan Dudley married Jennifer Worthington at All Saints' on 6th August 2011.
Sedgley Local History Museum (25 photos)
Pictures taken in 1999 by Martin Jones on a tour of Sedgley Local History Museum. The museum used to be located at Cottage Blinds in Brick Street Sedgley. It closed in 2004 when Cottage Blinds required more space. The exhibits were taken to the Black Country Museum where they are stored - they are not on display.
Kindle 31st July 2011 (10 photos)
Some images from the July Kindle youth service at All Saints'.
MU Outing 28th July 2011 (10 photos)
All Saints' Mothers' Union Outing on the Severn Valley Railway and to Ludlow 28th July 2011
St Mary's Fete 16th July 2011 (13 photos)
Photos of the stalls and stallholders
Bob and Connie's local photos (33 photos)
Can you help us with captions, dates and information on Bob and Connie Webb's photo selection?
All Saints' Sunday School (3 photos)
Photos of All Saints' Sunday School festivals, services and activities.
All Saints' Summer Fete 2011 (31 photos)
Photos from All Saints' summer fete on 9th July 2011.
Rob Parker-McGee's Ordination (38 photos)
Rob Parker-McGee's Ordination at Worcester Cathedral on Sat 2nd July 2011.
John Hemingway's Land Use (12 photos)
A presentation by former Dudley Borough Archeological Officer John Hemingway on the use of land in Sedgley from medieval times to the present day.
Civic Service 12th June 2011 (14 photos)
All Saints' hosted a Civic Service for the Mayor of Dudley to mark the beginning of his year of office: Stephen is his official chaplain.
When Bombs Fell on Gornal (3 photos)
The night in 1940 when the Germans bombed Upper Gornal.
Queen Victoria School Sedgley (12 photos)
Class photos of Queen Victoria School from the 1930s and early 40s.
Curates of Sedgley (9 photos)
Curates, either of All Saints' or of Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry
Kindle (Youth Service) 29/5/11 (31 photos)
The first Youth Service prepared by Father Rob and the Youth Group which took place on 29/5/11.
St Peter's Spring Fayre 2011 (15 photos)
St Peter's Spring Fayre at St Peter's Parish Hall, 21st May 2011.
All Saints' Choir (16 photos)
Contemporary and archive photos of All Saints' Choir
Vicars of Sedgley (14 photos)
A photo gallery of the vicars of All Saints' Sedgley. Unfortunately this is very much incomplete. We are doing our best to find images and information about the missing vicars .
St Andrew's Spring Fayre 2011 (16 photos)
St Andrew's Spring Fayre held at the church hall and in St Andrew's Church on 14th May 2011
Thomas Swindell Pocket Watch (11 photos)
Close ups of the Thomas Swindell pocket watch returned to the parish in April 2011 after nearly 100 years.
Worfield and Dudmaston (20 photos)
A trip out during Holy Week to St Peter's Worfield and Dudmaston Estate.
All Saints' Mothers' Union (11 photos)
Photos of All Saints' Mothers' Union activities.
Easter 2011 (43 photos)
Photos from the Palm Sunday procession at All Saints' on 17 April 2011 and the united Easter Service in Sedgley's Bull Ring on Good Friday.
Annual Parochial Meeting (5 photos)
The Annual Parochial (All-Parish) Church Meeting on Sunday 10th April 2011.
All Saints Weddings (26 photos)
Were you married at All Saints? If so send us a photo along with your consent and the year you were married.
St. Andrew's Silver Threads (7 photos)
A bingo session on Wednesday morning at St. Andrew's Silver Threads Club in the Church Hall.
FairTrade Coffee Morning March 11th 2011 (16 photos)
Photos from FairTrade Coffee Morning on 11th March 2011 at All Saints' Church
St Andrews (20 photos)
Photos of St Andrews, The Straits
Exploring Worcester Cathedral (and Hartlebury) (34 photos)
A day out to Worcester Cathedral (also visiting the former Bishop's Palace at Hartlebury), by All Saints' parishioner Martin Jones in Feb 2011
Church and Village 2011 (6 photos)
Some new archive images from Sedgley's past that have been submitted for All Saints' Church and Village exhibition in July 2011.
Pam and Stan Hunt's collection of memorabilia from All Saints' past.
St Peter's, Upper Gornal (24 photos)
A tour of the sculptures, friezes, embroideries and religious artefacts inside St. Peter's, Kent Street, Upper Gornal.
Team Ministry photos (4 photos)
Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry 2011
Remembrance Day 2009 (13 photos)
Images of the parade from the Crown pub to All Saints' and back on Remembrance Sunday 2009.
Vestments (3 photos)
Images of church vestments
Saints Alive July 2009 (14 photos)
Floral displays at the 'Saints Alive' Flower Festival held at All Saints' Church in July 2009.
All Saints' November 2009 (8 photos)
Shots taken in Nov 2009 as part of a documentary photo project.
All Saints' Architecture (9 photos)
A look at the graveyards at All Saints' and some of the features of All SAints' architecture.
Ron Baker's Church and Village (10 photos)
Ron Baker's drawings from the last century, featuring All Saints' Church and nearby locations. Exhibited in DEcember 2010 at All Saints'.
Archive shots of All Saints' (42 photos)
Photos suppied by parishioners of All Saints' in the past
All Saints' images 2010 (9 photos)
Images of events that took place at All Saints' CHurch in 2010.