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A ​Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

This year’s week of prayer for Christian Unity runs from 18 – 25 January. 

Praying for the unity of the Church involves a recognition not only of the brokenness of
Christian relationships but also how injustice in the world at large separates Christian
communities and impedes our participation in God’s mission. History too plays a part,
casting a shadow over how we live our lives together in community. 

All of these issues emerge from the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity materials for
2018. The churches of the Caribbean region describe their own context, how the hand
of God was active in ending slavery, and how God’s mission in the world is a call to us
all to unite together in ending injustice, that which casts a shadow from the past and
current forms of injustice such as poverty, trafficking and discrimination. 

This particular Caribbean experience is a challenge to us in our context to reflect more
deeply on the injustices in our own nations in Britain and Ireland which create the
divisions that impede our participation in God’s mission, with the call to actively work
to end all division. 

Barrier-breaking God,
You embrace all cultures and lands,
But keep a special place in your heart
For the stranger, the widow and the
orphan.
Grant us the gift of your Spirit
That we may become as You are,
Welcoming all as brothers and sisters,
Your cherished children,
Citizens together in Christ’s kingdom
of justice and peace.
Amen 

Stourport Deanery – Rural Dean: Mark Turner; Lay Chair: Andrew Quinn

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​Retired clergy in Stourport Deanery

We ask God’s blessing on the retired clergy who live and worship in Stourport Deanery, giving thanks or their vocation and ministry over the years. We give thanks too for
the continuing ministry some are able to offer in our parishes. For Paul Brothwell,
Robin Walters, Sally Jones.

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Craft Fair

February 17, 2018, 11:00am - February 17, 2018, 3:00pm

The Craft Fair is being held in the Church Hall with local Crafters exhibiting their talents. Items can be brought and ordered on the day. Refreshments will be sale and entrance is free.

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Let’s start a dementia friendly community cinema in Coseley!

January 22, 2018, 10:00am - January 22, 2018, 1:00pm

East Coseley Big Local and Black Country Touring are looking for enthusiastic people to drop by and join them to chat, plan and share ideas to potentially start a dementia friendly community cinema within the Coseley area. We will be talking with Olivia James of Black Country Touring about starting and planning for a community cinema in Coseley. On the day, Lee Allen, Dementia Friends volunteer champion from the Alzheimer’s Society, will be delivering a Dementia Information Session for anyone interested to learn more about dementia and how it can affect people’s lives. If you would like to get involved and come along please let us know, and also whether you would like to bring anyone along with you, by contacting neil@eastcoseleybiglocal.net Date: Monday 22nd January Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm Venue: The Apple Tree Inn, 5 Central Drive, Bilston, WV14 9EW All welcome! Here’s a bit of background information for the day: What is a dementia friendly cinema? A dementia friendly community cinema provides a safe, welcoming and fun environment for people, families and carers living with dementia. The cinema is open to the whole community but the screenings are enhanced to suit the needs of people living with dementia who may feel a little isolated in the community. What is a Dementia Friends Information Session? A Dementia Friends Information Session is a fun, interactive way to learn a little about dementia and how it can affect people’s lives. Led by a volunteer Dementia Friends Champion, the Session lasts 45-60 minutes and covers five key messages that everyone should know about dementia, through activities and discussion. What is East Coseley Big Local? East Coseley Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their community. It brings together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make the area an even better place to live. Big Local is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and managed by Local Trust. There are 150 Big Local areas in England which have been allocated £1million each. East Coseley was selected as a Big Local area by the Big Lottery Fund in 2011. Find out more at www.eastcoseleybiglocal.net.

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