Parish magazine for May 2014

You can download the May 2014 parish magazine in PDF format using the link below. Click here to download. The parish magazine is in Adobe PDF format, if you can’t view the magazine you can download a reader at adobe.com.

Parish magazine for April 2014

You can download the March 2014 parish magazine in PDF format using the link below. Click here to download. The parish magazine is in Adobe PDF format, if you can’t view the magazine you can download a reader at adobe.com.

Bill’s Letter for April 2014

It is still very strange driving around Stanley without the old church as a landmark and reference.  It is going to be a while before we get used to its absence.  The Easter story reminds us of the possibility for New Life out of death: that painful loss can lead to a future with hope. Plans are still being formulated for the site of the old church.  We will be looking at what can be done with the stone we are left with and ideas…

Film Club details for April 2014

Friday evening, 11th April, 7:30pm  ‘The Miracle Maker’ (2007) U Rating This animated feature-length film uses a mix of 3D models and 2D animation to tell the story of Christ through the eyes of a child.  Originally a BBC Wales production, it showcases the voices of some of Britain’s finest actors: Ralph Fiennes as Jesus, Miranda Richardson as Mary Magdalene, Richard E. Grant as John the Baptist and David Thewlis as Judas.  In    ancient Israel young Tamar (voiced by Rebecca Callard) meets Jesus, a carpenter,…

Parish magazine for March 2014

You can download the March 2014 parish magazine in PDF format using the link below. Click here to download. The parish magazine is in Adobe PDF format, if you can’t view the magazine you can download a reader at adobe.com.

Bill’s Letter for March 2014

For the last few years, the March magazine has been published as we begin Lent.  Once again we have an opportunity to use this month as a preparation for the great festival of Easter, with the powerful theme of death and resurrection.  A theme that we see in life around us. We have seen the dismantling of the old church, with the main part of the building coming down very quickly.  I would like to say thank you to those who came to the outdoor…

Film Club details for March 2014

Friday evening, 14th March, 7:30pm  ‘Defence of the Realm’ (1985) PG Rating Gabriel Byrne stars as Nick Mullen, a newspaper reporter for the    London Daily Dispatch who is eager for the big story that will make him a star and make his newspaper famous.  He uncovers what appears to be a simple sleaze story about an MP and despite warnings from his mentor Vernon Bayliss (Denholm Elliott), exposes the story and      becomes a celebrity himself.  Set during the Reagan/Thatcher Cold War period, Nick soon discovers…

News of the old church

This is a very significant month in the life of the community in Stanley.  It is the month when the old church building will begin to be dismantled.  It will be a great loss to the sky line of the village and many people have fond memories of  special occasions celebrated there. We are inviting people to a service to commemorate the building on 9th February at 3pm. Full details can be read here.

Bill’s Letter for February 2014

This is the first letter of 2014, so I would like to begin with wishing you a Happy New Year. This is a very significant month in the life of the community in Stanley.  As you will see elsewhere, it is the month when the old church building will begin to be dismantled.  It will be a great loss to the sky line of the village and many people have fond memories of  special occasions celebrated there. We are inviting people to a service to…