Christ Church 103 years ago

Shirley has found some old magazine copies, so here is what was happening in August 1918. Note that schools were closed due to the Influenza outbreak (p23), which first reached Staffordshire in July 1918. THE VICARAGE, July 23rd, 1918 Dear Friends, I have heard of only one distinction this month, but it is a very...

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The Steep and Narrow Path

We enjoy walking and like doing sections of long-distance paths. The Two Saints Way goes through the centre of Stone, so we have been able to do several chunks of that path. A path that is for holidays is the Welsh Coastal Path and what a diverse and interesting path that is! We have walked...

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Bin Twinning

Many of you will be familiar with Toilet Twinning.  Christ Church has a twinned toilet, sponsored by the Parents & Toddlers group. Tap Twinning was next helping communities to have their own clean water supply. These 2 projects focussed on hygiene & sanitation. Bin Twinning was launched in 2020. It raises funds to set up...

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How YOU saved Bible mission

In March and April 2020, a survey among Bible Societies painted a worrying picture of how Covid-19 was impacting their work: around 30 were in ‘critical’ condition, and another 65 were ‘at risk’ if restrictions continued for much longer. Basically, two-thirds of Bible Societies worldwide were facing serious difficulties. ‘I was in despair and had...

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The Worn Step

As a teenager I attended a beautiful old Norfolk church. It had the traditional round tower covered in flintstones. Parts of the church dated from Norman times and the ornate woodwork was Jacobean. There were many interesting and unusual features of the church but what always made the most impression on me was the step....

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