Rota of Services in the 6 Parishes – August 2010
Badger Beckbury Ryton Kemberton Stockton Sutton
SUTTON MADDOCK GOOD NEWSLETTER
Maddock SIX PARISHES
9.30am 8.15am 11.00am Badger,Beckbury,Kemberton,Ryton,Stockton,SuttonMaddock
1 Matins Communion Morning
(KH) (KH) trad Worship
5.30pm 9.30am 11.00 am 11.00am 8.15am DIARY DATES for AUGUST 2010 OUT & ABOUT
Evening Communion Morning Morning Communion
Worship ( KH) trad Worship Worship trad
(KH) (LT) (KH) (KH) Every Monday to Friday Oasis Christian Shop in Shifnal open 11am - 3.00 pm.
15 9.30am 9.30am 11.00am 11.00am Every Saturday Oasis Christian Shop open in Shifnal open 11 am to 1 pm
Communion Morning Communion Matins
trad Worship new (TD)
(KH) (LT) (KH) Sun 1st 9.30am & 11.00am Children’s Society Speaker at Badger/Sutton Maddock
9.30am 9.30am 11.00am 6.30pm Tues 3rd 10.30am 2 hour Health Walk, outside Beckbury Church
Communion Morning Communion Evensong
new Worship new (KH)
Tues 3rd 7.30pm MAP meeting at Beckbury Village Hall
(KH) (TD) (KH) Tues 10th 2.00pm Six Parishes Friendship Club meet at Beckbury Church
29th 9.30am 6.30pm 11.00am Sun 15th 12.30pm Garden House Open Day, Caynton
Matins Evening Communion
(KH) Worship new Tues 17th 10.30am 2 hour Health Walk, outside Beckbury Church
(KH) (KH) Tues 17th 10-12noon Reccy Rangers, Norton Village Hall
Sept 9.30am 9.30am 11.00am 11.00am 8.15am Wed 18th10-12noon Six Parishes Holiday Club, Beckbury Church & Village Hall
5th Morning Communion Communion Morning Communion
Worship trad new Worship trad Fri 20th 10-12noon Reccy Rangers, Kemberton Village Hall
(LT) (KH) (KH) (LT) (KH) Tues 24th 10-12noon Reccy Rangers, Beckbury Village Hall
Tues 31st 10.30am Health Walk, meeting place to be arranged- tel.750324
Abbreviations: KH=Rev Keith Hodson; TD=Tina Dalton; LT=Local Team
FLOWERS FOR THE LORD’S TABLE
August 1st & 8th Mrs Jean Hughes THE SIX PARISHES
th BADGER,BECKBURY,KEMBERTON,RYTON,STOCKTON and SUTTON MADDOCK
August 15 & 22nd Mrs Angela Chatham
August 29th & September 5th Mrs Sandra Jones Invite all children (under 5year olds must be accompanied by an adult)
ST.MARY’S SUTTON MADDOCK CHURCH LOTTERY
SIX PARISHES SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB 2010
“A £12 donation lasts for 12months and you could be a winner!” come and make musical stories
The two lucky winners of cash prizes In July were: on Wednesday 18th August 10-12noon
1st Prize of £20 – Number 61 and 2nd Prize of £9.00 – Number 35
start in Beckbury Village Hall then in Church
The next draw on Sunday 1 August at 12.15pm at the Church Lych Gates
Contacts:Angela Chatham 01952730216 or Chris Walker 01952730666
contact –Keith 01952750774, Angela 01952730216, Tina 01952730656
ST. MARY’S SUTTON MADDOCK CHURCH REPAIRS
Thank you for your support everyone, your contributions were most
welcome and have gone some way to covering the extra cost. Note: If you have anything to put in the next Newsletter, please let Angela Chatham
Thank you. from the PCC th
have it in writing by the 14 of this month-Brockton Grange, Shifnal, TF11 9LZ or
email – firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
CHURCH NEWS LOCAL SUMMER PLAY SESSIONS
Children’s Society Allan Baldwin is our speaker at the two services Shropshire County’s ‘Reccy Rangers’ are running summer play
on August 1st, when he will tell us about the work of the Children’s Society. sessions again. There is a range of art, sport, play and nature
MAP Meeting The council members of the six churches meet in equipment for children aged 5 – 12 years old to explore.
Beckbury Village Hall at 7.30pm August 3rd to discuss ideas and initiatives ************************ Beckbury Sports Field August 24 10am-12pm
in our parishes for the next twelve months. ************************Kemberton Village Hall August 20 10am – 12pm
Garden Party Ken and Barbara Powell are opening their garden at the **************************Norton Village Hall August 17th 10am – 12pm
Garden House Caynton for a Sunday afternoon ‘party’ with food and
refreshments on August 15th from 12.30pm.
There is no need to pre-book; there is no charge
Children’s Holiday Club The Six Parishes are running an activities
and craft morning at Beckbury Village Hall at 10am on Wednesday 18th CHURCHES TOGETHER IN SHIFNAL DISTRICT
August. Full details are advertised in this newsletter. Farmyard Praise
New Clergy Revd. Sarah Lawrence has been appointed curate at St
Andrew’s Shifnal and is moving from her present post in Lincoln to join the on Sunday 5th September – 12.30pm
team in September under Revd Chris Thorpe. Muxton and Lilleshall also at Drayton Lodge,Shifnal
have a new curate, Revd David Kitchenside, who has just started with (by kind generosity of Anne and Frank Dakin)
Revd. Mike Jones. Revd Gillian (Jill) Warren has been appointed vicar of Enjoy the worship, fun, games & affordable BBQ
Albrighton, Boningale and Donington and will start in the autumn with the
formal induction service on 7th October. Play Rounders for your church!
Ministry Team; (The Six Parishes won last year!)
Rector – Six Parishes, The Rev’d Keith Hodson: 01952750774 -The Six Parishes will be responsible for the Produce Stall-
Email: email@example.com * all offers of help gratefully received *
Tina Dalton 01952730656, Angela Chatham 01952730216
Church wardens : Monthly informal prayers will be on Friday 3rd September at 11.00am in Oasis.
David Nixon 01746783517, Sue Pearce in Badger
Rosemary Wood 01952750268 in Beckbury, Contacts: Chairman - Shirley 01952433213, Rota – Jacky 01952730500,
Alison Greenwood 01952680163, John Wright in Kemberton, Stock – Angela 01952730216, Tearcraft – Katharine 01952463637
Barbara Powell 01952750352, Caroline Dady in Ryton,
Tina Dalton 01952730656, Hilary Blakeley in Stockton
Allan Chatham 01952730216,Jacky Butlin 01952730500 in Sutton Maddock SUMMER EVENT + BAR B Q
at THE GARDEN HOUSE, CAYNTON
on Sunday 15th August from 12.30 pm
THANK YOU There will be lots to eat and drink.
………………….to everyone who helped to make our wedding day so Bring your costumes to enjoy a swim,or your tennis racket.
perfect. The flowers were much admired, the music was lovely and What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
the Rev Keith Hodson made the service so special. Tickets £10.00 per adult includes a plated meal and pudding.
Our grateful thanks Debbie and Graham Children £5.00 covers what they like – Hot Dogs and Burgers.
Tickets available from Barbara Powell -01952 750352 or at the gate
BECKBURY, RYTON AND BADGER W.I & NORTON Proceeds to aid of Ryton Church
Please bring your own picnic tables and chairs.
OVER 60’S ********we don’t meet in August ******************We look forward to seeing you all******************
BAPTISMS 2010 National Road Rally
Congratulations........ to Isabella Mae Shell, daughter of Gareth and Thank you to everyone who helped to make the ‘St Mary’s Angels’
Gemma baptised at Beckbury Church on June 20th rally checkpoint at Sutton Hall Farm such a great success. It was the
................................. also to Lola-Rose Charlton daughter of Asa best ever year! We were blessed with dry weather for all the time we
and Katie baptised at Stockton Church on July 18th were open (18 hours) and 261 riders came through Sutton Maddock
Please pray for them that with help and encouragement they may on their routes around the country.
grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus. Some of the riders visit us year on year especially to enjoy our home
made sandwiches, cakes, and even cherry pie! They generously
WEDDINGS donated £112 to church funds which is a fantastic amount. Thanks to
Ed and Jacky Butlin for their hospitality and to all the meeters and
Congratulations to Graham Simpson and Debbie Hotchkiss who
greeters who welcomed our visitors, stamped their cards and sent
were married at Sutton Maddock Church on June 26th
them happily on their way. Look out for our photos on the rally.
Thank you Shiona and Alan Ferriday
Our sympathy is extended to the family of the late Constance
Whitney, aged 92, formerly of Sutton Maddock whose funeral The last of the year! Norton Charity
service was held on July 2nd
WALK FOR YOUR CHURCH
SPONSORED WALK & TREASURE HUNT Sunday 15th August – 7:30am – 1:00pm
visit each church - approx 12miles - at your own pace £6.00 a boot, phone 01952 730358 to book
Badger,Beckbury,Kemberton,Ryton,Stockton,Sutton Maddock (Strictly no traders)
On Saturday 9th October, 2010 The Norton Car Boot Sale is organised by Norton
More details from Alison 01952680163-Kemberton, village volunteers in order to raise the Annual running
costs for the Village Hall. We are a registered charity.
Angela 01952730216-Sutton Maddock, David 01746783517-Badger,
Thank you for your support.
Rosemary 01952750268-Beckbury, Caroline 01952750844-Ryton,
Hilary 01952730205-Stockton th
Sunday 26 September – 7:30am – 1:00pm
£20.00 for 1st prize! Heaviest pumpkin wins.
Saturday 23rd October Norton village hall
2:00pm- 4:00pm £1.00 to enter
THE GREAT PUMPKIN WEIGH IN!
..…………………………………………………………………………………………………FROM the In some villages, like our own Badger and Ryton, there are no halls
RECTORY or community centres, and the church or chapel is the only public
Dear Friends building. Some of those old buildings across the country have had
I read with interest the article about Beckbury Village Hall in last sensitive re-ordering, or partitioning to make for some meeting space
month’s Beckbury Newsletter, because I know the challenges of for community groups like mums and toddlers. A few have even been
looking after public buildings. I already share responsibility with altered to allow a post office to be installed inside the church, but
church members for six buildings with all their particular such schemes have required careful research and planning to assess
maintenance issues associated with historic buildings. In my last the need and proposed use before investment and funding are given.
parishes I had to look after a 1970s church hall, a 100 year old In this current climate of government and county cuts however, I will
community centre, and as vice chair of the parish council shared be surprised if there are as many grants available as there have been
responsibility for a modern village hall and an old sports pavilion in the past.
which attracted regular vandals (and I must admit that one of the
very minor attractions of being appointed rector of the Six Parishes All of which brings me back to the Beckbury Village Hall appeal for
is that there are no church halls to deal with !). support which is, I suspect, repeated in many villages and
communities across the country. It is an asset which we use and
While our church buildings are lovely old buildings with atmosphere enjoy, even if only as someone who goes occasionally, as, for
and heritage, and for some of you in the villages very much instance, when the school do their summer term play. It is another
associated with special family occasions, I do sometimes feel case of that old slogan ‘use it or lose it’.
envious of the new style church congregations who meet in hired
premises without maintenance responsibilities - school halls, So hats off to management committees who keep our village halls
community centres, even warehouses if they are a large running and available for us to hire in the Six Parishes. Our thanks to
congregation. Buildings take a lot of care and time and them for doing what can be a difficult, challenging and sometimes
responsibility. Kemberton and Norton have lovely village halls, thankless task.
refurbished with some help from local benefactors. Sutton Maddock
village hall is no longer used by as many groups as it used to be, With best wishes for your summer holidays and activities,
and I suspect that even Beckbury village hall does not have the Keith Hodson
same number of bookings as in past years, because communities,
lifestyles and transport have changed. In my previous villages, a lot PRAYER OF THE MONTH
of local people would tell me about their wedding receptions and Father God, be with us and those whom we love in our travelling and
family parties in the village halls; about the uniformed organisations holidaying.
and monthly groups that used to meet. But for various reasons Give us refreshment and recreation, we pray, and renew us in body,
things changed, and there was less call for local venues for a mind and spirit,
meeting or a party. But our committees still had to raise income for that we may be ready and able to serve you in all our work and play.
cleaners, insurance, maintenance, repairs, and for improvements Amen
like toilets for the disabled, better kitchen facilities and fire protection
and safety measures as legislation to safeguard the public was
introduced. 4 5
BECKBURY, BADGER AND RYTON W.I.
Meeting held on Monday 12th July 2010
At this month’s meeting we had a lovely display of old photographs of
Beckbury which were presented by Josef Lawton from Grindle who is
working on a project of pictures from the past of Beckbury for his Duke of
Edinburgh award. It was a most interesting display with members
discussing memories that old photos always provoke.
We started our meeting with a report on the 90th Birthday Party at Lower
Hall, Worfield, when everyone present who had been to the party all
agreed what a wonderful afternoon it had been. The weather was perfect,
the grounds were beautiful, the catering was superb, the cake made by
Marjorie and Anne was a great treat, as was the sparkling wine provided
by Lisa. A memorable occasion not to be forgotten.
We then had a Planning Meeting for next year, where lots of ideas were
discussed, from sausage making to line dancing and all sorts of other
activities in between. It looks like being an entertaining year.
The competition for ‘Best Idea for fund-raising’ was won by Lisa Holt, 2nd
was Julie Pleydell and Nellie Bartlett came 3rd.
*****The next meeting is on Monday 13th September when Sue
Greenhough will entertain us with “Cooking for Pleasure”. This is an
open meeting where visitors will be made most welcome. See you
After weeks of scorchingly hot sunshine we awoke on the morning of our
much anticipated picnic on the lawns of Ed and Jacky Butlin’s house to
the dreaded sound of RAIN. However our hosts assured us that all would
be well and so over 20 members headed off to Sutton Maddock. We were
met at the door by Jacky and ushered indoors where a large table had
been set out, and so an impromptu afternoon began with a pudding quiz
which caused a few furrowed brows to appear and this was followed by
our picnic (more like a feast). Ed then took a group for a look around the
Church whilst Jacky took another group round their beautiful garden. Our
thanks go to Ed and Jacky for a truly wonderful afternoon in difficult
Our meeting on 10th August will be at Patshull Park Hotel for a
cream tea, meeting at 2 pm by Beckbury Church for transport.
Contact Dave and Beryl Tooth 01952750324