125th Anniversary

As I write there are yet more announcements of redundancies, closures and financial crises. But we have decided that this would be a good time to pull our community together and remember that we have much to be thankful for. A time to revisit the joys of our past and rebuild our sense of community for our future. So we have decided to have a celebration for the church, which has served our community so well and will continue to do so for many years to come.

The Church of St Chad in Oak Street Coseley, was consecrated in March 1884, so we are celebrating our 125th Anniversary this year. We have many events planned, from St Chad’s Day, which we are celebrating on Sunday March 1st this year, to All Saints day, which we celebrate in November. We hope that many people with a link to the Church will be able to join us in marking this celebration.

Were you baptised or married at St Chad’s? Did you sing in the choir? Were you a member of the Mother’s Union, Young Wives, Men’s Society, Young Peoples Fellowships, Sunday School, Guides or Brownies, Net Ball or Football teams or one of the many organisations which have flourished here over the years? If so please get in touch. You will then be sent details of events during the year, and we hope to welcome you to at least one of them. From July 11th there will be a decorating the church with flowers and numerous displays focussing on the decades between the 1880s and the present day. To help us with this we would love to borrow any material you may have from, Christenings, Weddings, Fayres, Plays, Dances Special Services, Sunday School Outings, Pilgrimages or anything else of significance to the life of our church. I can put you in contact with the group of people who are organising this. We will need to know what you have to offer quickly! We already have an archive of early parish magazines and of course there is the book written by Beryl Wilkes that covers this church up to its centenary. However, if you would like to write or dictate interesting stories of the past we would be delighted to publish them. Please phone 01902 882285 or write to the following address. 3, Oak Street Coseley Bilston WV14 9TA or contact me on alan@heavensdoor.co.uk. You may like to look at our website at http://www.stchadscoseley.co.uk/. Certainly we will be publishing information about our events on the site, as we shall also attempt to publish in the local media.

 

Fr Alan Howes (Vicar of St Chad’s)

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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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