Staffordshire Day at Stoke Minster 1/5/2016
Wedding Fair 2016
Thinking about getting married in Stoke Minster
Churches Together Carol singing Saturday 19th December 2015
Christmas carols on from the ceramic choir on Tues 15th December 2015
Festival of St Peter ad Vincula kept on Sunday 2nd August 2015
After the keeping St Peter at the morning Eucharist, this year Stoke Minster the St Paul’s along the canal members of the parish celebrated the patronal festival with a walk from. The picture shows the intrepid pilgrims are seen having a rest and refreshment at St Paul’s. After this comfort stop the walkers descended back to Stoke Minster down from Mount Pleasant and along the river Trent back to the Minster Church of St Peter ad Vincula for a Bring and Share Picnic tea.
Ordination of Bill Durose “Fr Sainsbury”
On Saturday 20 June 2015 Bill and 5 other candidates were ordained as priests at St Michael’s Stone, by the Rt Rev Geoff Annas, Bishop of Stafford. Bill now serves as an Locally Ordained priest in the Stoke parish, whilst continuing to work full time at Sainsbury.
800 Anniversary of the Magna Carta
William of Stoke, was the Rector at St Peter ad Vincula in 1215. We may speculate what impact or knowledge there was of the momentous sealing of the Great Charter at the time in Stoke-on–Trent. However, 800 years later on 15th June 2015 , the Lord Mayor, city councilors, members of the public and school pupils gather together to mark this anniversary. A short service was held in the Minsterr at which Fred Hughes, a local historian spoke of the significance of this document. At the end of the ceremony the entire congregation when outside and gathered in the ruins of the ancient church that would have been in use in 1215. Here the Lord Mayor symbolically laid a copy of the Magna Carta on site of the High Altar.
Ten year a Minster.
On the 9th May an open day was held in Stoke Minster.
Various exhibits showing the history of Stoke Minster were on display, A series of posters displayed the role of an Urban Minster in a 21st century city.
The Minster was shown as a place of celebration, a sacred space for visitors and a hub for a network ministry. Students from the local schools sang a number of song. Guided tours were provided for those wishing to discover more about the history. Skilled decorators from Wedgwood demonstrated their skills in painting. Blank mugs were provided by Portmeirion so budding artists could also try out their skills. Refreshments were, of course, available.