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Advertising enquiries

Lisa Cuthbert - Sales Manager

Tel: 01785 318704

Email: info@thestafforddirectory.co.uk

Kate Hood - Sales Associate

Tel: 01785 318704

Email: info@thestafforddirectory.co.uk

Editorial enquiries

Jennifer Dellicompagni - Editor

Tel: 01785 318704

Email: info@thestafforddirectory.co.uk

The December edition of The Stafford

Directory will be distributed during

December to 10,000 homes and businesses

in selected areas of Stafford.

If you wish to place an advert or editorial

feature, please ensure copy is submitted to

us no later than 15/11/2021.

Please note: All information was correct at time of

printing but may be subject to changes.

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

The Painsley Catholic Academy

Stafford Lions Supports Cradle

Recipe of the Month

Stafford Flower Club

Property of the Month

New Children’s Book by David Stone

Number Seven Albrighton

Slimming World Stafford

Lichfield Cathedral Illuminated

Seasonal Craft Fair

Christmas Fancy Dress Cycle

National Miners Memorial

Useful Numbers

Local Trades

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THE GATEHOUSE THEATRE URGE BUSINESSES TO HELP

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Businesses across Staffordshire are being urged to

help give families a great night out at the theatre this

Christmas.

The Gatehouse, in Stafford town centre, is urging

companies to donate tickets for this year’s recordbreaking

Snow White pantomime to families in need.

The show runs from December 10-31 and thousands of

tickets have already been snapped up.

However, theatre manager Tim Ford said: ‘We don’t

want anyone to miss out on our brilliant panto, so we’re

asking companies if they can spare a little bit of money

to help those in need to have a great night out.

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‘We recognize that not everyone can afford to take their

family to a show, especially at Christmas and especially

after the Covid-affected year we’ve had.

‘But we’re hoping local firms, businesses, shops or

restaurants will be able to sponsor some tickets which

we will make sure go to deserving causes. It’s about

breaking down walls, bringing people together and

making the theatre more accessible for everyone, no

matter what their background is.’

The classic fairy tale show features legendary pop

queen Maureen Nolan, CBeebies’ Rebecca Keatley and

West End star Keith Jack, as well as dozens of local

children alongside the star-studded professional cast.

Gatehouse marketing manager Keith Harrison said: ‘It’s

a great opportunity for local firms to show their festive

spirit. We can offer those who take part a wide range of

benefits and look forward to hearing from companies

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As a Catholic Academy, Gospel values are at the centre of our family of schools

and nurseries. We share a clear vision of how our schools can operate effectively,

ensuring that each and every one of our children achieves their full potential in a

caring, safe, stimulating and disciplined environment, from age 3 to 18.

We are committed to providing each of our children with the best care and education possible and

to develop and fulfil their full potential. The largest multi-academy company in the Archdiocese of

Birmingham, all 13 member primary schools are set in beautiful locations in the heart of Staffordshire.

Working together and supporting each other as a close family of schools we believe that we are, and will

continue to be, better together. Applications are welcome from families of all faiths and none. Contact

your local school to find out more.

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Open Mornings: 2nd November and 9th November, 9.30am

We warmly invite you to visit our Reception Class and Early Years setting so that you can find

out more about our school and how we can support you in getting the best for your children.

Please contact the school office to book your place and in the meantime, head to our school

website and click the ‘about us’ section where you watch our virtual prospectus.

Marston Road, Stafford, ST16 3BT www.st-patricksstafford.com

office@st-patricks-stafford.staffs.sch.uk

St John’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Every day is an Open Day!

We would love to invite prospective parents to contact our school to book a time to come and

see us in action and why, in a recent survey 93% of parents said they would recommend our

school. Hidden away in a beautiful setting, St John’s offers fantastic teaching and a caring,

nurturing environment for all our children.

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St Anne’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Open Mornings: 4th November and 10th November, 9.30am

At Anne’s we offer children a chance to grow as individuals who meet their full potential in a

safe, stimulating & happy setting. We very much welcome visits from prospective parents to

view our fantastic school. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our school

family. If you would like to attend one of our open mornings, please contact the school office to

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St Austin’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Open Mornings: 2nd November and 11th November, 9.30am

Hidden in the heart of Stafford, our school has extensive fields and wonderful outdoor areas

for our children. St Austin’s offers an environment where we foster a love of learning together in

Christ. We warmly invite prospective parents to come and see for yourself just what makes our

school so special. Please contact the office to book your place for one of our open mornings.

Garden Street, Stafford, ST17 4BT www.st-austins.org.uk

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Blessed Mother Teresa’s Catholic Primary School

Open Mornings: 3rd November and 9th November, 10.30am

We are delighted to invite prospective parents to come and look around our small and friendly

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We work hard to ensure that all our children are happy and fully supported to achieve their

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STAFFORD LIONS CLUB SUPPORTS ‘CRADLE”

‘Cradle’ Staffordshire UHNM NHS Trust is a charity

that supports women and their partners during early

pregnancy loss up to 24 weeks as a result of miscarriage,

molar pregnancy of unknown location, ectopic pregnancy,

missed miscarriage and termination for medical reasons.

One of the services they offer are Comfort Bags and

Comfort Packs to be given to a variety of units at Royal

Stoke Hospital including Bereavement Midwives. The

bags contain toiletry and comfort items and an important

item “Dear Friend”, which is a letter that signposts them to

their website cradlecharity.org and their Facebook page.

All of the bags contain donated items, no fundraising is

used to pay for this.

So when Stafford Lions were contacted to give support

to this very worthwhile cause they were more than happy

to do so.

Lion Chris Lewis compiled a large collection of items

purchased by the Lions and presented them to Jules

Lindop who is the Ambassador for ‘Cradle’.

If you would like to get involved in helping your local

community why not consider joining Stafford Lions.

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Chicken DHANSAK

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INGREDIENTS

1 large onion, peeled and roughly chopped

2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

2 tsp grated fresh root ginger

2 tbsp sunflower oil

2 tbsp mild curry paste (such as Patak’s)

500g skinless chicken fillets

100g red lentils

600ml chicken stock or water

2 large tomatoes, roughly chopped

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Fried onions, to garnish

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add a chopped red or green chilli pepper to the

minced onion mixture.

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whizz for a few seconds until finely minced.

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mixture for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened and golden

brown. Stir in the curry paste and cook for 1 minute.

3. Cut the chicken fillets into large chunks and add to the frying pan.

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red lentils and stock or water. Cover and simmer gently, stirring

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If you want to add little sparkle in your decorations

then come and join the meeting of Stafford Flower

Club who are having their Christmas Flower Arranging

Demonstration.

Sionedd Hughes will be demonstrating “A Touch of

Sparkle”. This will be an entertaining afternoon when

our Welsh friend will be demonstrating her skills of floral

art and giving us hints and ideas of adding Sparkle to

Christmas.

The flower arrangements will be raffled along with other

prizes during the afternoon. Our Christmas Quiz will be

on sale and please have a go at Guessing the Weight of

the Cake. We shall also be holding the popular “In It to

Win It” draw with the winner announced along with the

raffle. With the other fundraisers, there will be a jewellery

stall with all sorts of beadwork for sale – come and get

your unique special Christmas gifts while enjoying our

light refreshments. Our Christmas flower arranging

items will also be available to purchase.

ers,

who

The Flower Club meet at Rising Brook Methodist

Church starting at 2.15 pm.

All are welcome. For more information

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or ring Mrs M. Keast on 07708 025255

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The Adventures of Tom, Jack and Joe

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Friday 10 December 2021 • 7:30 – 11:30

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A Spectacular L ight and Sound Show at

LICHFIELD CATHEDRAL

As the nights draw in and winter approaches,

Lichfield Cathedral is preparing to shine out in the

darkness with the return of two popular light and

sound shows, Poppy Fields and The Cathedral

Illuminated.

Poppy Fields, which runs from 6th-13th November will

see the Cathedral filled with sound and light as images

of poppies cascade down the walls and across the floor

and ceiling of the stunning 900 year old building, calling

us to remember all those who have fought so bravely

for our freedom through two world wars, and in in

countless conflicts since. Created by the award-winning

team Luxmuralis, specially composed music has been

created for Poppy Fields by musician and composer,

David Harper. Hear too the voice of the Oscar winning

actor, Eddie Redmayne who recorded poetry for the

show.

Poppy Fields will allow visitors a much-needed

opportunity to reflect not only on past and present

conflicts, but also the global pandemic which continues

to affect us all, as we begin to consider how we might

live differently as a result of all that we have lived

through.

Tickets are sure to sell out quickly, so book now through

the Lichfield Cathedral website. Lichfield Cathedral

has been awarded VisitEngland’s ‘We’re Good to Go’

accreditation for following the Government’s Covid-19

guidelines. The Cathedral is grateful to Friel Homes who

have sponsored this event.

At Lichfield Cathedral we’re turning our thoughts to

Advent and Christmas and the award-winning The

Cathedral Illuminated is back by popular demand. From

16th-22nd December, the Cathedral and The Close will

be filled with sound and light around this year’s theme

of The Manger. Awe-inspiring and fun for all the family,

The Cathedral Illuminated will turn our thoughts to what

lies at the very heart of Christmas, a baby born in a

Bethlehem stable. The Cathedral is grateful to Richard

Winterton Auctioneers for sponsoring this spectacular

event.

The Christmas Tree Festival is also back for another

year, with the opportunity to vote for your favourite

tree. And see the Lichfield Cathedral website for the full

programme of Carol services and concerts throughout

December, including the ever-popular Christingle

Service, and Carols around the Christmas Tree.

Of course, we’ve travelled together through a

challenging year, and for many people this Christmas

will be difficult. On 13th December we’ll be holding a

special candlelit vigil for those who want to escape for a

while to reflect and remember.

Further information available here:

lichfield-cathedral.org/advent

You are always welcome at Lichfield Cathedral!

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A SPECTACULAR LIGHT AND SOUND SHOW

CREATED BY THE ARTISTIC COLLABORATION LUXMURALIS

16 - 22 DECEMBER

Ticketed time-slots from 17:30 onwards

Four-times winner of ‘The Best Event in

Staffordshire’ and the perfect family

event to kick off the festive season.

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Adult £7.50

Child £6 (3-16 years)

Family £25 (2 adults + 2 children)

Under 3s go FREE

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CHRISTMAS FANCY DRESS CYCLE

IN AID OF HOUSE OF BREAD HOMELESS CHARITY

Join us on Sunday 28th November, in Penkridge, for

a 40 mile (65km) Christmas fancy-dress cycle ride

in support of the House of Bread charity in Stafford.

Bostin’ Ride, a company based in Brewood, have

been organising cycling events for a number

of years and they donate any surplus food leftover

from their feed stations, to local charities. In

recent times, their nominated charity has been the

House of Bread who not only help the homeless

of Stafford and surrounding areas but also provide

food and assistance to other people and families by

way of food banks and support. Despite generous

donations of food and produce by the local

community and businesses they still need money

to help them ‘keep the lights on’ and so, in 2019,

the Bostin’ Charity Santa Ride was born with all

proceeds from the event being given directly to

House of Bread.

countryside back to the event HQ for tea, coffee,

biscuits and perhaps a drink from the bar while they

rest awhile and let their saddles cool!

So whether you are an old-hand or new to road

cycling - join us and help make a difference to

someone’s life.

All the event details can be found on the Bostin’

Ride website (www.bostinride.com) where you

can also enter online.

Santa suits, fancy-dress, fairy lights, tinsel, etc. are

strongly encouraged to add to the fun of the event -

but don’t forget your helmet!

Join us if you can but also spread the word to family,

friends and fellow cyclists and help us to raise as

much money as we can for this well deserving

charity at Christmas!

This years road-based fully-signposted route takes

riders from the event HQ in Penkridge across to

Cannock Chase with a chance of seeing some

deer (probably not reindeer though - as we all know

that they will be in training for the big night!) and

through country lanes before heading into Stafford

city centre for some much needed refreshment,

including mince pies and mulled wine, at Cafe

43 (the House of Bread’s own cafe). Afterwards,

riders continue their ride through the Staffordshire

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DEDICATION OF

NATIONAL MINERS’ MEMORIAL

Chase Arts for Public Spaces [CHAPS] and all

connected with the National Miners’ Memorial were

honoured to be joined at the service of dedication by

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of

Gloucester on Friday 3rd September.

Those present at the service, which was led by the Rt

Rev’d Dr Michael Ipgrave OBE, Bishop of Lichfield,

found it to be most appropriate, often emotional.

Before unveiling the stone plaque, His Royal Highness

the Duke of Gloucester spoke from the heart about

the work done by all men, women and children who

worked in this country’s coal industry over hundreds

of years and the part they all played in keeping other

industries operating.

Following the unveiling of the plaque the memorial

itself was unveiled by four former miners, together

with the artist and the stonemason.

His Royal Highness read a passage from the Book

of Revelation and Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant

read a very moving poem written originally by Julie

Shires which accurately portrays all aspects of the

life of a miner. Lea Hall Brass Band and choristers

from Wolverhampton and Walsall Orpheus Male Voice

Choirs added greatly to the occasion.

At the end of the service Mike Mellor, President of

CHAPS spoke, thanking everyone for not only being

there on that day but also for giving such wonderful

support over the four years taken to reach this

point. One section resonated with all present: “In the

absence of accurate records it is believed from the

1870s up to the start of the First World War, over a

million people were employed in the United Kingdom

coal mining industry. During that period it is estimated

that one miner was killed at work every six hours – a

truly staggering statistic”.

Following the service, Their Royal Highnesses took

time to speak with as many as possible: artist Andy

DeComyn, Stonemason Mark Walker, members of the

band and choir, those who had donated plaques or

their services as well as members of the public present

on the day. A truly memorable and very special day!

Progress of the project can be followed on the

group’s Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/ChaseArtsForPublicSpaces,

or on twitter @miners_memorial

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USEFUL NUMBERS

Emergency Services

Police station (Non-emergencys) 101

National Gas Emergency 0800 111999

National Grid Electrical Emergency 0800 404090

Flood line 0845 9881188

Health/Medical Care

Stafford General Hospital 01785 257731

North Staffordshire Hospital 01782 715444

Cannock Hospital 01543 572757

New Cross Hospital 01902 307999

Rowley Hall Hospital 01785 223203

Rising Brook Surgery 01785 251134

Mill Bank Surgery 01785 258348

Wolverhampton Road Surgery 01785 258161

Councils

South Staffordshire Council 01902 696000

Staffordshire County Council 0300 1118000

Stafford Borough Council 01785 619000

Village Halls/Libraries

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Baswich Library 01785 663355

Rising Brook Library 01785 242155

Holmcroft Library 01785 253 908

Walton Village Hall 0845 748 4950

Derrington Village Hall 01785 242175

AUTUMN TALKS

The Staffordshire Centre continues its

Autumn talks programme at Walton

Village Hall, Green Gore Lane in Stafford.

There is no need to book in advance,

just turn up at the door and pay as you

go in. However, it would help the organisers if you

book your place(s) on our new website

www.ntstafford.org.uk

All talks start at 2.30 pm and you do not have to be a

member of the Centre to attend. Admission is £4.50

for non-members of the Centre and talks are followed

by tea and biscuits.

Our next talk is:

One Day There Was A Next Morning

on November 9th

A Talk by Ingrid Wagner

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washing line, all related to each other?

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to your door and challenges you to change and move

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To keep up with our future events watch out for us in

these pages or check out our Events page at:

www.ntstafford.org.uk

Travel

Travel Line 087120022 33

National Rail Enquiries 08457484950

Stafford Railway Station 0845 748 4950

Schools

Walton High School 01785 356300

Stafford Grammar School 01785 249752

Weston Road High School 01785 356700

Stafford Manor High School 01785 258383

King Edward VI High School 01785 258546

Sir Graham Balfour Schoo 01785 223490

Stafford Grammar School 01785 249752

Weston Road Academy 01785 413600

Yarlet School 01785 286568

Chase Grammar School 01543 501800

St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School 01785 663128

Barnfields Primary School 01785 356356

Leasowes Primary School 01785 356365

Stafford College 01785 223800

Staffordshire Music Centre 01785 335852

Blessed William Howard 01785 244236

Help Lines

Samaritans (Stafford) 116 123

RSPCA 0300 1234555

Citizen’s Advice Bureau 08444 111 444

Jobseeker Direct 0800 100 900

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Age UK 0800 169 6565

Rethink Mental Illness 0300 5000 927

Young Minds 0808 802 5544

Runaway Helpline 116 000

Alcoholics Anonymous 0845 769 7555

Victim Support 0845 30 30 900

FRANK 0800 77 66 00

Crimestoppers Charity (Non-Emergency) 0800 555 111

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