June

A photograph of Caroline's Father's garden in Lichfield in 1986.

Caroline explores June!

Adam’s Final Letter

A photograph of the board at St Thomas' which lists the vicars who have presided.

Following completion of his 3-year Curacy term, Adam writes his last letter on behalf of St Thomas’ before taking up his new post in Kingswinford in July.

Kaizen

Part of a word cloud, in the shape of the world

Andrew talks about a Japanese business process, and how we can apply this to our lives and Christian values as we get ‘back to normal’.

Iona Abbey and Nunnery

A view of the Abbey and surrounding area on the Scottish island of Iona

Our resident writer, Caroline, talks about a very special holiday – a retreat to the Scottish island of Iona.

Mr Ted of Brook Street – part 2

The cover image used on Mr Ted's Facebook page

The final part of our interview with the famous Mr Ted, in which he talks about his favourite adventures and the reward he sees in helping others.

The Lesser Brethren

An illustration, title "Friendship", by Mabel Lucie Attwell

Caroline talks about the life of one of her favourite illustrators, and how she depicted scenes from the life of Jesus.

Falling asleep..

Crucifixion crosses silhouetted against the sky

Our vicar, Andrew, ponders the different ways we and the Bible interpret death, and what resurrection might really be like.

Mr Ted of Brook Street – part 1

The cover image used on Mr Ted's Facebook page

The famous Mr Ted has captured the hearts of many during the COVID-19 pandemic, both local to Stourbridge and much further away. We finally manage to catch up with him for an exclusive interview!

Dudley – As One

Map of Greater Dudley Deanery in the Diocese of Worcester

Andrew talks about the re-organisation of deaneries in the Worcester Diocese and its impact on us as Kingdom People. And there are two exciting projects involving St Thomas’ around climate change and recovering from the pandemic.

Veils and Cauls

In 1854, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert re-enact their 1840 marriage ceremony

A look at the significance, history and power of veils in the bridal attire. And an insight on the “veil” some babies are born with!