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TThe Club meets on Friday mornings in the Grosvenor Centre from 10 a.m. to 12

We offer a wide range of activities, speakers, walks and outings. Everyone over the age of 50 is eligible to join. So why not come along one Friday when you will be assured of a warm and friendly welcome. Even if Friday mornings are difficult, you could still join the Club and take part in some of the activities.

Fri 4th October Club Morning

Mon 7th October Table Tennis in the Main Hall 2pm to 4pm.

Tues 8th October Walk round Lilleshall 4.5miles

Fri 11th October “The History of Staffordshire Oatcakes” Talk

Mon 14th October Board Games in the Brearley Room 2pm to 4pm

Tues 15th October Skittles at the Royal Oak 7pm

Wed 16th October Book Reading Group in the Brearley Room 10am to 12noon

Fri 18th October Club Morning Mon 21st October Table Tennis in the Main Hall 2pm to 4pm.

Tues 22nd October Annual Dinner at The Lilleshall Golf Club

Wed 23rd October Walk round Trysull 5:25miles

Fri 25th October “ Making Clean Water” Talk. RAFFLE

Come in and see us one Friday morning- have a cup of tea and see what’s on offer-you may wish to join but we won’t be offended if you find it’s not for you!

Tai Chi takes place every Thursday in the main Hall from 9:15 to 10:45am



Sunday Masses:St Austin’s Stafford,

Saturday 4.30 pm, Sunday 10.30am & 6pm;

Parish Priest : Canon Michael Neylon

St Austin’s, 82 Wolverhampton Road,Stafford ST17 4AW. Tel: 01785 223553

email: staustins_rc@btinternet.com

Parish Website: www.saintaustins.org.uk


Christian Food Help: A message from Peter Haddock, Christian Food Help Team. We take this opportunity to thank you for you continued support which has resulted in Christian Food Help being awarded the 2019 Support Staffordshire award for the work we undertake for needy families which without your help we could not achieve therefore we owe you and all our donors a Big Thank You. For your interest we attach a copy of the certificate award. As you know the annual Harvest Festival has arrived and we hope the month will be marked by the generosity of our Stafford and Gnosall donors who have enabled our charity Christian Food Help to deliver during 7 years in excess of 70,000 meals to the 'needy families' and 'individuals 'of Stafford. Without the support of our donors we could never have provided such tremendous support to our community. Christian Food Help only work with and supply food parcels to other local charities and professional organisation where in partnership their support and professional skills come together to provide real assistance to those seeking help and advice.

We hope, once again you can support us with donations from your Harvest Festival. Of course we can try to arrange collection and to help in the selection of food items

As you know we are only able to handle 'non perishable' items (Tinned and dried) from which we select to make up substantial meals for those in need, therefore for your guidance, we list, in order of preference those items that are in most need.

1-Tinned potatoes/Dried potatoes/ Rice/Pasta.

2-Tinned meat /Chicken/Casseroles/Corned beef/Spam/hot dogs - etc

3-Tinned fruit/Rice pudding

4-Tinned Vegetables/ Peas/ Carrots/ Mixed veg

5-Fruit Juice/ Long life milk

6-Pasta Sauce.

7-Tea/Coffee/Drinking chocolate



10-Pot Noodles etc

We thank you for your assistance and support to enable us to undertake our work in Stafford and district.

The Senior Group: Saint Austin’s Senior Group welcomes parishioners to join them in the Parish Room (adjacent to the church car park) for a social afternoon at 2.00pm usually on the first Wednesday each month. However, this month Brian Shackleton has arranged a lunch at The Riverside Restaurant, Stafford College, at 12 noon on Thursday 3rd October. If you wish to join this event please contact Brian on 01785 601802 to book a place as soon as possible. You will be made most welcome as Brian is always anxious to receive people from the Gnosall area.

ECUMENICAL SERVICE: On Sunday 13th October 2019 the Catholic Community of Gnosall is hosting an Evensong Service in St. Lawrence Church, Gnosall at 6.30pm. The evening is a celebration of the anniversary of the plaque being installed at St. Lawrence in 1974. It would be nice to see as many people as possible at this event which is also a recognition of the close relationship we have with both the Methodist and Anglican communities. All would be most welcome to attend. We appreciate the kindness of the PCC and Church Wardens for inviting us to share this service in St. Lawrence Church.

News From St. Austin’s : The Deanery Mass to prepare for the canonization of Blessed John Henry Newman will be celebrated on Sunday 6th October at 2.00pm in St. Dominic’s Church, Stone. Further details of this day can be obtained from Canon Michael Neylon at St. Austin’s Church, Stafford.

Local News: The next gathering of the Catholic Group in Gnosall will be at the home of Nuala and Steve, Silverbirches, Broadhill, Gnosall, ST20 0ED, on Thursday 3rd October at 2.30pm for tea and cakes and a social chat. You are most welcome to join us at this very informal gathering and if you have not been before you can be assured of a very warm welcome.


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