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Please contact Sue: 01785 618960

Church location: 

Lichfield Road, 
Stafford ST17 4LJ

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Correspondence to:

The Rev.  Martin Strang
St. Thomas Vicarage
Doxey Road
Stafford ST16 1EQ

This information last updated on:-

26th March 2022

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Parish of Forebridge Stafford

Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire in the UK

Our Vicar is the Revd. Martin Strang
Our Curate is Revd.  Ian Perry

Church Wardens

Mrs J Palphreyman and Mrs C Hollis

Jubilee flyer


Revd. Ian Perry's parachute jump completed

My parachute jump that was booked for the 22nd of October was cancelled due to bad weather. I managed to re-book for the following Friday the 29th of October but unfortunately this too was cancelled due to poor weather. The Parachute Centre closes at the end of October and re-opens on the 4th of March 2022.

I finally was able to do the jump on Friday the 18th of March.

,The Just Giving page remains open until then, so this gives us all even more opportunity raise more fund for our CYF project.



The Church continues to be alive and active within Government guide lines..

Our worship of God and our care for each other is being done in ways which comply with current regulations.

 Online Worship and Prayer

 To get involved with worship and prayer, one of the sources is:


     Our Vicar                      Revd Ian Perry                         

                 Our Vicar Revd. Martin Strang                                     Our Curate Revd Ian Perry.                


Sunday 5th June, 10:30 a.m.  Morning Worship.

Tuesday 7th June, 9:45 for 10:00 a.m.  Morning Prayer on Zoom, followed by Zoom chat time.

Thursday 9th June, 9:45 for 10:00 a.m.  Morning Prayer on Zoom, followed by Zoom chat time.

Future events

Wednesday 20th June, 700 p.m.  Bring and Share meal with a talk by Dave Nwall from Brushstrokes about their work with Afghan refugees.

Earlier services on YouTube

Sunday 18th April, Celtic Easter Service on YouTube.

Link to Service                   Order of Service

Sunday 21st, Celtic Passiontide worship on YouTube.

               Link to Service                     Order of Service

To receive the Revd. Martin Strang's regular news letters: "Together and with God", contact Martin at: mstrang12@btinternet.com    These emailed news letters contain a wealth of encouragement, prayers and links to on-line Christian resources.

And a prayer

 Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious,

be with those who care for the sick,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Resources to feed us spiritually

        C of E digital resources

     S U Daily reading and reflection

Words from Margaret Shoemark (one of our ALM’s at Paul’s), to reflect on and to savour:

The church is quiet and empty,

And yet, there is a presence,

a presence that surrounds,

and sinks deep into the very soul.

The church may be full or the church may be empty,

but, the presence remains.

The people have left, they have gone out,

as a bird flies out through an open window,

and settles on a bough,

and sings with joy.

People who have never heard its song before,

stop and listen, for it sings a new song.

It spreads its message to ears that have been closed

but now are eager to hear this song of hope.

And the presence in the empty church smiles,

for he knows that the bird will return,

for here it will find food and water.

And the people who have never heard before

will enter through the open doors to hear the bird once more.

But even more, they will find rest in the presence,

and be fed, with the bread of life and living water.