The Boningale Bugle february 2019

(St. Chad’s, Boningale)

Church Wardens:

Pauline Hill 01902 372758                                                       


Trevor Elton 01902 789561                                        

Paper Copies of this newsletter are available from St. Chad’s. If you have any news you want to share or know of anyone who would be interested in receiving a copy of The Boningale Bugle please contact Pauline Hill.

Remembrance 2018

What a wonderful turn out we had on 11th November to remember the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. We had 84 people in church and many other people who came along to the exhibition set up during the preceding week. WELL DONE BONINGALE!

Christmas 2018

It was lovely to see so many friends old and new at our Christmas services. Thanks once again to all those who helped in any way.

Christmas Wreaths

Just a reminder that Christmas wreaths should be removed from graves by Lent. This year Lent begins on Wednesday 6th March. If you are unable to get to church by that date, the church wardens will remove them on your behalf.

Gift Sunday

Thank you to all those who gave generously, we now have enough funds to install a hearing loop in church.

 February–April 2019 SUNDAY Services (At 11.15a.m. unless otherwise stated):

3rd Feb

Holy Communion

(Revd MaryThomas)


Family Praise

(Worship Team)

17th Feb

Holy Communion at

St. Mary’s - 10.30a.m.

(Faith Breakfast at 9.30 a.m.)

24th Feb

Morning Praise

Bill Sharples &

Jess Harper


3rd March

Holy Communion & Patronal Festival

(Revd MaryThomas)

10th March

Family Praise

(Worship Team)


17th March

Holy Communion at

St. Mary’s - 10.30a.m.

(Faith Breakfast at 9.30 a.m.)

24th March

Morning Praise

Bill Sharples &

Jess Harper

 31st March

Mothering Sunday

Family Praise

7th April

Holy Communion & Baptism

(Revd MaryThomas)

14th  April

Palm Sunday

Holy Communion at

St. Mary’s - 10.30a.m.

Liturgy of the Palms & the Passion

21st April

Easter Sunday

Holy Communion

 (Revd Mary Thomas)

28th April

U.B. Service

at St. Cuthberts

at 9.30 a.m.

(Revd MaryThomas)



Special Services & Events leading up to Easter:

Quiet Thursdays has taken a break until the summer months


Quiet Day Programme 2019

 Saturday 9th February              PCC Away Day Booked by St Mary’s Albrighton


Saturday 23rd February             PCC Away Day Booked by Lapley with Wheaton Aston


Saturday 23rd March                  PCC Away Day Booked by St Andrews, Church Aston


Wednesday 1st May                   Quiet Day Booked by Trysull Deanery


Saturday 11th May                      PCC Away Day for St.Andrews, Whitmore Reans


Saturday 18th May                      Quiet Day for PCN


Please contact Evelyn & Jess Harper to book or inquire about other Quiet Days for 2019 on 07767390860 or email:

If you want to know more about our series of Quiet Days for 2019, leaflets are available at the back of church or you can contact Jess & Evelyn

World Day of Prayer 

Friday 1st March at 2.30 p.m. at St. Cuthbert’s, followed by light refreshments. The theme is: “Come – Everything is Ready”  For more details see The Parish Magazine

 Lent Lunches 

“Churches Together” is organizing the annual Friday Lent lunches from Friday 8th March to Friday 12th April at the Methodist Church from 12 to 1.30 p.m. It is St. Chad’s turn to host on Friday 29th March. All proceeds will be split between  Kevin Lawrence’s Burkina Faso Charity and The Good Shepherd Ministry in Wolverhampton.

Lent Study Group

“From Now On”, a Lent course on Hope & Redemption based on The Greatest Showman will be held at 7p.m. on Monday evenings at St. Mary’s Church Centre, starting with a screening of the film on Monday 4th March. Other course sessions will be 11th, 18th, 25th March, 8th and 15th April.

Mothering Sunday Service – 31st March (11.15 a.m.)

Please come along with your children on Mothering Sunday, flowers will be presented to all

mum's at the end of the service and tea/coffee and cakes will be served afterwards. 

A lovely way to say THANK YOU for everything our mothers do for us.


Holy Week


Friday 19th April  2.00 – 3.00p.m. Good Friday Vigil


An hour of prayer and quiet reflection. 

Easter Sunday 21st April at 11.15 a.m. Service of Holy Communion


Refreshments will be served after the service and there will be an

Easter Egg hunt for the children and the young in heart.


 Annual Boningale Dinner at The Horns –  Wednesday 8th May. More details coming soon.

St Chads Supports the Good Shepherd

 The Good Shepherd Ministry was established in 2003 by the Brothers of Saint John of God to address poverty, homelessness and inequality in Wolverhampton. After starting as a soup kitchen supporting a few hundred individuals the Good Shepherd has grown to a service that provides support services, hot meals, and food parcels to over 3,500 registered clients. They deliver advice and information sessions, support to access benefits, support to gain accommodation and referrals to external agencies. They offer homeless individuals and rough sleeper’s intensive support as well as practical support including showers, laundry facilities, clean clothes and a postal address.

More info can be found on their Facebook page at Good Shepherd Wolverhampton

St Chads is now a collection point for the Good Shepherd and a list of required items can be found at the back of the church


Parish News

Help Needed

If you would like to join our group of volunteers who will start to renovate

 the K6 telephone kiosk as the weather improves, please contact us via the

parish council website. We would be very grateful for your help.



There is an awful lot of litter about in our lanes and hedgerows, mainly due to people throwing rubbish out of their car or van windows. It is easier to see it this time of year before the grass begins to grow. May be we could organise a few groups around the Parish to do some litter picking? Contact Pauline at if you think this would be a good idea.


Burnhill Green Road

Boningale Parish Council is very aware of the need to get the speed limit reduced and traffic calming measures on this dangerous road and are trying to push Shropshire Council to do something about it through a community – led safety concern.

 If you need to get in touch with the Parish Council on any matter, please use our website: