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The Club meets on Friday mornings in the Grosvenor Centre from 10 a.m. to 12

We offer a wide range of activities, speakers, walks and outings. Everyone over the age of 50 is eligible to join.

So why not come along one Friday when you will be assured of a warm and friendly welcome. Even if Friday mornings are difficult, you could still

join the Club and take part in some of the activities. If you would like to know more contact: ericaaddison@hotmail.com

Fri 3rd April Club Morning

Mon 6th April Table Tennis in the Main Hall 2pm to 4:00pm

Tues 7th April Walk in Norbury Area 4 miles

Wed 8th April Book Reading Group in the Brearley Room.10am to 12noon

Fri 10th April GOOD FRIDAY No Club Tues 14th April Crown Green Bowling at Newport Bowling Club. 10am to 12noon

Fri 17th April Club Morning 

Mon 20th April Board Games in the Brearley Room 2pm to 4pm

Thurs 23rd April Skittles at Moreton Village Hall, 7pm

Fri 24th April “Gardens of the Northern Lakes” Talk, Raffle

Sun 26th to Thurs 30th April: Walking Holiday in Criccieth

Mon 27th April Crown Green Bowling at Newport Bowling Club. 10am to 12noon

Mon 27th April Table Tennis in the Main Hall 2pm to 4:00pm

Come in and see us one Friday morning have a cup of tea and see what’s on offer-you may wish to join but we won’t be offended if you find it’s not for you!


Tai Chi takes place every Thursday

in the main Hall from

9:15 to 10:45am


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Sunday Masses:St Austin’s Stafford,

Saturday 4.30 pm, Sunday 10.30am & 6pm;

Parish Priest : Canon Michael Neylon

St Austin’s, 82 Wolverhampton Road,Stafford ST17 4AW. Tel: 01785 223553

email: staustins_rc@btinternet.com

Parish Website: www.saintaustins.org.uk


Other Local Masses: For those unable to attend Sunday Mass at St. Austin’s in Stafford there are Masses at SS Peter & Paul, Salter Street, Newport on Saturday at 6.30pm or Sunday at 9.15am. At Eccleshall in Sacred Heart Church, Stone Rd, on Sundays at 9.15 am. And at Penkridge on Sundays in the Anglican Church of St. Michael and All Saints at 9.00am. You can go to www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk for other services in the Deanery.

The Senior Group: Saint Austin’s Senior Group welcomes parishioners to join them in the Parish Room (adjacent to the church car park) for a social afternoon at 2.00pm on the first Wednesday each month. Invited speakers give talks on topics of interest and regular coach trips are organized. For further information contact - Brian Shackleton (601802) or John Morris (748255).

Christian Food Help: Your kindness to this project is very much appreciated. As you know collections of your contributions are picked up every 2 weeks from the Churches in Gnosall and taken to the Food Bank at Stafford. Donations can be brought to Chapel at normal Service times, and St. Lawrence Church is open every day from 9.00am until 5.00pm for you to drop off any donations of food. In these crisis times it is even more important that we support the most needy and vulnerable families, so If you have never donated before and would like to make a contribution for the first time but are not able to make the nominated collection points, please ring 822348 and we will collect from you. During February this year 930 meals were provided, compared with 1148 for the same period last year. Please continue to support those families in need. Thank You for your support.

St. Austin’s News: Please remember in your prayers the families and children now preparing to celebrate the Sacraments of First Reconciliation; First Holy Communion and Confirmation later this year. Arrangements for Holy Week Services at St. Austin’s, Stafford: Palm Sunday: Blessing and distribution of Palms at Vigil and Sunday Masses. Mass of the Oils. At 11.30am in St. Chads Cathedral, Birmingham, The Archbishop will bless the Holy Oils for use in the Sacraments of the Sick, Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders in the coming year. The Priests of the Archdiocese will renew their commitment to the Priesthood during the Mass. Holy Thursday: 8.00pm. Mass of the Lord’s Supper with the welcoming of the Oils, Washing of Feet, and Eucharist followed by Watching until Midnight. Good Friday: 3.00pm. Liturgy of the Passion. 7.00pm. Stations of the Cross. Holy Saturday: 9.00am. Morning Prayer in Church. 9.00pm. Easter Vigil, Mass of the Resurrection. Easter Sunday: Masses as usual at 10.30 am. and 6.00pm.

Ecumenical Services: On Sunday 5th April there is a Lunch Event at Chapel at 12 noon, and on 6th, 7th and 8th April there are short Holy Week devotional services in St. Lawrence church at 7.00pm each evening. On Maundy Thursday (9th April) the Anglican Community is holding an AGAPE SUPPER in St. Lawrence Church at 7.00pm. This of course, is an opportunity to share a meal with fellow Christians in commemoration of the celebration of “The Last Supper” before Christ’s death on the cross. Members of all Christian communities are welcome to attend. On Good Friday (10th April) there will be a Workshop in St. Lawrence church at 10.00am and a Walk of Witness starting from church at 2.00pm. All are welcome to attend. In addition there will be an Evening Service of Meditative Readings, Prayers and Hymns in Church.

Local News: We shall again be helping with the distribution of Easter Cards around the Village so if anyone wishes to help with this it would be appreciated if you could contact me on 822348 so that an area can be allocated to you. Many Thanks. On Thursday 12th March we gathered together at the home of Steve and Nuala to share news and prayer. During this season of Lent, Rupert led us in Prayer and Readings which gave us a spiritual reflection and a deeper understanding of the Paschal Mystery, the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. Cathy reported on the World Day of Prayer which took place at St. Lawrence church on 6th March. This year the service was prepared by the Christian women of Zimbabwe and was led by our Anglican friends. We learned about the difficulties and unrest in their country and heard their stories and their challenges as they constantly seek love, peace and reconciliation. A big Thank You to all who attended. Our grateful thanks to Steve and Nuala for providing hospitality. 



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