The Boningale Bugle november 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.



Quiet Days 2019

Our Quiet Days this year have again been well supported. We started on 7th January with a private Quiet morning for the teachers of St. Mary’s C of E Primary School. On the 26th March another private booking based on 23rd Psalm for the Severn Loop Parishes. Our final Quiet Day of the year was 21st September – ‘Our Spiritual Seasons’. St. Chads has also facilitated 7 P.C.C. Away Days for various Churches within the diocese.

Thank you to all those at St Chads, the United Benefice and the wider diocese of Lichfield for their continued support.

Good Shepherd Ministry

St Chads PCC has agreed to support the Good Shepherd in Wolverhampton as its local charity for the next 3 years. Previously we had supported them by providing children’s Gift Bags for Christmas. However, this year they have asked that due to overwhelming supply during the festive season they would appreciate it if we could collect items that they run short of during the year. So, we will now be collecting the following items - Men’s & Women’s Toiletries Deodorant, Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes - Men’s & Women’s Underwear & Winter Socks - Food Items Instant Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Long Life Milk     -   ALL DONATIONS WELCOME

Harvest 2019 (October 4th – 6th)

Thanks to everyone who donated produce and helped to decorate the church for harvest – it looked beautiful.Thanks also to all who helped to organize the Harvest Supper and those who brought food to share. It was good to see so many people there.

Repairs to the Church Windows

Some of you may have noticed a stone mason working on the windows. This is part of our quinquennial repairs & maintenance program for the church. Over the years the sandstone mullions have begun to erode away, and Paul is replacing and repairing the stone.

Church Cleaning

We are looking for volunteers to help with the cleaning of the church. We have a rota for cleaning, which means you would only need to do it about every 8 weeks. Some of our congregation who are still cleaning the church are now well into their 80’s and could do with a well - earned rest! So if you think you could help us out (you don’t need to be a regular attender) please get in touch with the church wardens. THANK YOU 

Churchyard Workday – Saturday 23rd November
All friends of Boningale Church are asked to assist at our annual workday between 10am and 1pm. Please bring gardening tools, rakes and brushes. We will provide soup and a roll afterwards to warm 
 us up! Please volunteer your services to either warden or just turn up!

Ride and Stride

Thank you to all those who sponsored me for the walk around the Benefice Churches on Saturday 14th September. I raised £100 for Shropshire Historic Churches.


NoveMBER To JANUARY SUNDAY Services (At 11.15a.m. unless otherwise stated):


3rd November

Holy Communion


10th November

Remembrance Sunday

 (Worship Team)

At 10.45a.m.

17th November

Holy Communion at

St. Mary’s - 10.30a.m.

(Faith Breakfast at 9.30 a.m.)

24th November

Morning Praise





1st December

Holy Communion


4p.m. C.T.A.A. Advent Service


8th December

Morning Praise

(Worship Team)

15th December

Holy Communion at

St. Mary’s - 10.30a.m.

(Faith Breakfast at 9.30 a.m.)

22nd December

Christmas Praise!

(Worship Team)

30th December

United Benefice Service

at St. Cuthberts


See also Christmas Services below for details of Carol Service & Christmas Day Holy Communion

5th January

Holy Communion


12th January

Family Praise

(Worship Team)

19th January

Holy Communion at

St. Mary’s - 10.30a.m.

(Faith Breakfast at 9.30 a.m.)

26th January

Morning Praise

(Worship Team)





Remembrance Sunday – 10th November

This will begin at 10.45 am with Bagpipes in the churchyard followed by the Service of Remembrance in the church. Last year we had 84 people attending the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1. Let’s see if we can make it a well - attended annual Boningale event.

It will be followed by refreshments in the School Room

Churches together Albrighton Area Advent Service – Sunday 1st December, 4.00 p.m.

A service of Hymns – Candles – Taize and Reflection – hosted by St. Chads – we would love to see as many of you as possible to enjoy this very meaningful service – followed by minced pies and mulled wine.


Please make a note of these dates in your diaries:

Friday 20th DecemberCarols by Candlelight at 7.30 p.m with “The Boningales Choir”  followed by minced pies and mulled wine.

Sunday 22nd December at 11.15 a.m Christmas Praise! – an informal service of readings, poems and carols followed by refreshments in the old school room.

Tuesday 25th December – Christmas Day Holy Communion at 9.30 a.m. 

Gift Sunday – 8th December

Have you ever thought about contributing to St. Chad’s on a regular monthly basis or in a one off annual gift? We will be getting in touch before Gift Sunday to show you how you can help

United Benefice Christmas Lunch at The Horns

This Christmas we are again holding a United Benefice Christmas lunch,

This time it will be at The Horns of Boningale on Friday 13th December at 1.00 for 1.30 p.m.

Cost : £20.00 for a three course meal plus coffee. (See last page for menu)

A menu and sign up sheet is on the table at the back of each church or email or phone Pauline to book your place. Meals need to be ordered and paid for by Monday 25th November

Parish News

Telephone kiosk

We have cleared the area around the telephone kiosk &

now need to start painting it. However, the Parish Council is rather

short of funds at the moment, so we need to raise the money for

the paint. We would be very grateful for any donations you can make

towards this project. Contact Pauline if you would like to help.


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



The Horns Christmas Menu for Fri 13th December: