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Summer Fair all set for All Saints Bloxwich this Saturday

All Saints Church in Summer (pic Stuart Williams)
All Saints Church in Summer (pic Stuart Williams)

As the summer rolls on in Bloxwich, one of the highlights of the village year is almost upon us, this Saturday 25th July!

The annual Summer Fair at All Saints Church, Elmore Row, is open in the Church Hall and the grounds around the church from 11am-3pm, and admission is free but some attractions may be charged for.

Judging by last year’s event, there should be a lot of fun on offer for the whole family!

Telephone 01922 476598 for details.

All Saints Bloxwich Summer Fair advert (click to enlarge)
All Saints Bloxwich Summer Fair advert (click to enlarge)

Bloxwich Rector to walk 87 miles for family worker

Revd. Roger Williams
Revd. Roger Williams

At this Easter season it seems only appropriate to cover a church-related story which is also important to local families.

Revd. Roger Williams is well-known to the people of Bloxwich as the affable, approachable and very active Rector of All Saints Church.

In the modern parlance of the church, he is very much the ‘Team’ Rector, and does a lot of work to support not only local people but also his team at All Saints which includes Curate Monica Arnold and the team Vicars of Holy Ascension, Lower Farm (Kareen Lowther), St Thomas, Mossley (Carlton Turner), and the smallest C of E church in Bloxwich, St James in Old Lane.

Roy Burley
Roy Burley

Also part of the team is the energetic part-time Family Worker, Roy Burley, who has been working at All Saints since 2010, when Bloxwich Parish raised sufficient funds to support his post for three years.  In that time, Mr Burley has become an indispensable part of the life and work of All Saints.

Roger Williams said of Roy:  “He has helped and supported many families, through their struggles and joys. At the same time he has enabled us to found a new family-friendly service on Sunday afternoons, to develop a youth club, and to reach out to a wide range of local people that had no link to church before. It’s been brilliant!”

Now Roger is stepping out to support the post by walking the Two Saints Way, a pilgrimage route from Chester to Lichfield, to raise funds to help keep Roy’s work going for another three years, and is asking for the support of Bloxwich folk.  Funds raised by the walk, which is 87 miles long (see map below) will supplement some of the church’s money and some grants.  Click on the map for details of the Two Saints Way.

The Two Saints Way
The Two Saints Way

There are various ways to support Revd. Williams’ walk.  A sponsorship form is available from the church in Elmore Row, and payment can be made in advance or afterwards.  Internet-savvy sponsors can also donate via Justgiving.com where Roger’s fundraiser name is Roger-Williams4:

See:  http://www.justgiving.com/Roger-Williams4

You can also sponsor Roger via your mobile phone by texting ROGW58 £10 (or £1, £2, £3, £4, or £5) to 70070.  Or simply send him or give him cash, or a cheque made out to All Saints’ DCC.

For further information on the walk, Roy Burley’s work or sponsorship: contact Revd. Williams on 01922 476598 or email to:  williams.roger@gmail.com – you can also find out more about the Parish of All Saints on the official Bloxwich Team Parish website: http://www.bloxwichparish.org.uk/welcome.htm

Happy Easter!

Bloxwich Churches – Services for Christmas

To Bless You This Christmas

Here in Little Bloxwich at Telegraph Towers we’ve received a nice little card from all of the Bloxwich churches, listing their Christmas services.

We haven’t seen this information online all together elsewhere, so we thought we’d pass this on to Bloxwich Telegraph readers, with the compliments of the season!

Here are the listings…

Bloxwich Churches Christmas Services
Bloxwich Churches Christmas Services