The big picture

How have you occupied yourself in the long dark days of winter lockdown? Over the last year we have done a few jigsaw puzzles, mostly 1,000 piece puzzles. However, the hardest puzzle we did had a mere 500 pieces. Even putting the edge pieces together was difficult, so many pieces seemed to fit in more...

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The lifting of restrictions

May's Magazine is here to view in full. O how we’ve longed for the month of May! The pandemic lockdown restrictions have weighed heavily on us. The third lockdown has been harder to endure and perhaps aggravated by finding it more difficult to get out during poorer weather. There is no substitute for being with...

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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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