The exit music at a funeral today associated them with a hooly-hooly skirt - what a super track to leave by, does it get any better than that? Today has been more of the same, and there's been as many funerals for me this month that I usually get in ...
Walter Hilton of Thurgarton, Augustinian Canon, Mystic, 1396 Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, Martyr, 1980 Paul Couturier, Priest, Ecumenist, 1953 Lent Psalm 22 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me, and are so far from my salvation, from...
This little girl did very well indeed yesterday! What has happened is this: Tia and her mum came to see us a month or two ago, to ask if we could help.
what a stunning day! It was another long one but it totally rocked as we did a back-to-back services with Communion and then a funeral for one of our lovely ladies.
Wednesday 22 Marsh 2017 It rained all day but at the end of it I'd seen a few new birds for the year.
Lord, in a day where wicked hands have acted to take life, We look to you whose desire is to bring healing, peace, unity and concord to this world.
Psalm 56 Have mercy on me, O God, for they trample over me; all day long they assault and oppress me.
Lent Psalm 38 Rebuke me not, O Lord, in your anger, neither chasten me in your heavy displeasure.
Well, a third of a day off anyway! Before the world starts the, "You have to take your day off," tirade, I had to square away some of the funerals in terms of getting the CDs burnt, the service paperwork done, a regimental flag found (ended up buying...
Cicily Bridal will be hosting an Augusta Jones Designer Trunk Show on Saturday, 15th April (Easter Saturday).
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, Reformation Martyr, 1556 Lent Psalm 6 O Lord, rebuke me not in your wrath; neither chasten me in your fierce anger.
"What you need is a meeting!" Well that's what so many who call themselves Church seem to think! In fact, it seems to me, on reading the Bible, that's exactly what He never said.
Joseph of Nazareth Lent Psalm 25 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies triumph over me.
Three Communions and a couple of baptisms were on the calendar for today.
Sunday 19th March 2017 The end of last week saw a definite movement of birds across the area.
Had a go at a men's breakfast today - good turn out and great fun.
I have been wandering around in all my usual areas seeing what's about, but this has been a quiet period from end of February to early March.
Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, Teacher of the Faith, 386 Lent Psalm 3 Lord, how many are my adversaries; many are they who rise up against me.
Patrick, Bishop, Missionary, Patron of Ireland, c.460 Lent Psalm 40 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
Another action packed day: Started with the Daily Office followed by Admin and service prep, Thursday Communion, funeral visit, service in the Crem', cup of tea, service in the church building, quick stop to chat and drink tea with the mourners, home...
Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
Amazing day, both up and at 'em before the streets were fully aired today with one of us heading for Brum and the other off to Stafford as we were engaged in pastoral and evangelism stuff.
Lent Psalm 35 Contend, O Lord, with those that contend with me; fight against those that fight against me.
Looking like a very interesting month as the number of funeral services keep on growing! Monday saw a ninety-five year old lead me to the Crem' on a motorcycle hearse - a life of military service celebrated - a good day's work indeed.
Psalm 50 The Lord, the most mighty God, has spoken and called the world from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Monday 13th March 2017 The previous week saw visits to several local sights with the hope of finding early migrants but with no success.
Psalm 26 Give judgement for me, O Lord, for I have walked with integrity; I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.
Today was taken up with pastoral things and green things as I found myself in a couple of locations talking to people about ethical, morals and the values and standards that define us and our nation.
The service which provides free, independent, impartial and confidential advice to anyone in Tamworth who needs it has a new provider, a new name and more services, but it’s business as usual for the people who use it.
The Tamworth Dementia Action Alliance and Cllr Andrew James are inviting knitters in Tamworth to pick up their needles and use their craft skills and creativity to help people with dementia.
The British servicemen and women who gave their lives in the D-Day landings and in the Normandy Campaign will be commemorated with a new memorial, supported by £20 million, the Prime Minister and Chancellor today announced.
An independent university is to conduct a “six-figure” Football Association study into whether there is a link between playing football and dementia.
Prime Minister’s Questions is nothing more than cliche time in Parliament, says political commentator Will Mapplebeck ‘Would my right honorable friend agree with me…?’ There are fewer depressing phrases uttered in Parliament, a signal that...
The Government has tabled amendments to the Children and Social Work Bill, which will make it a requirement that all secondary schools in England teach relationships and sex education (RSE).
Lichfield District Council likely to reject request from Tamworth to create a new site for travellersLichfield Live 2 Mar
Lichfield District Council says it is unlikely to build an additional site for travellers despite a request from a neighbouring local authority to do so.
Burntwood councillor says communities in Lichfield and Burntwood aren’t bound together by voting boundariesLichfield Live 1 Mar
A Burntwood councillor says residents in Hammerwich and Wall will be well represented at Westminster, regardless of which constituency they end up in.
People in Lichfield and Burntwood could soon have to pay extra to have their garden waste collected.
Chair of Lichfield Green Party says plan to move Whittington voters into Tamworth is “mindless and insensitive”Lichfield Live 28 Feb
The chair of the Green Party in Lichfield has backed calls for the Boundary Commission to rethink plans to move Whittington and Streethay into the Tamworth constituency.
Warning community ties will be broken if Whittington and Streethay are moved out of Lichfield voting boundaryLichfield Live 28 Feb
Community ties in Lichfield risk being broken if voting boundaries are changed, the chairman of the local Conservative Association has warned.
People living in parts of Lichfield have been urged to make their voices heard on plans to move some areas of the city into the Tamworth voting area.
Former leader of Lichfield District Council says area has lost one of the last great local government statesmenLichfield Live 25 Feb
The area has lost one of the last great local government statesmen, according to the former leader of Lichfield District Council.
Careful coordination of works to support a major new homes development in Tamworth will mean a big reduction in the number of roadworks and less disruption for people and businesses.
Tamworth Borough Council is looking for an organisation or individual to help us with producing our Visitor Guide, potentially over the next 3 years.
Applications are open to become the UK’s first Small Business Commissioner – a high profile role supporting small businesses in payment disputes with their larger customers.
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Tamworth's MP Christopher Pincher has criticised opposition MPs who seek to disrupt or prevent Brexit as 'undemocratic and disrespectful'.
People Movers have announced a new bus service, the 9A, running between Tamworth and Hockley will start on Saturday 11th February.
Tamworth's MP Christopher Pincher has welcomed the Government's plans for a new modern 'Industrial Strategy' which aims to support businesses in Tamworth and around the country to grow and create more highly paid and skilled jobs.
Sir Robert Peel hospital Last Monday (16 Jan), I attended Staffordshire County Council’s Joint Health Scrutiny Accountability Session with Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and I have to say that I was very surprised not to see any opposition ...
F rom over 16,000 sites across the UK, the high quality and organisation of Keepers Road in Little Aston by Geoff Hale from Firstpost Homes in Tamworth has been celebrated as part of the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards.
Jaguar Land Rover has been fined after a worker lost their leg following a car accident.
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Tamworth's MP Christopher Pincher has welcomed new measures to transform the way we approach and deal with mental health so more children and young people receive support and care.
Tamworth Rugby Club, Wigginton Park, Tamworth Tamworth Borough Council’s Mercian ward councillors will be holding their first residents surgery of 2017 on Saturday 14th January.
Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, together with other local MPs met NHS leaders just before Christmas to discuss potential changes to the area's hospital services.
A new PHE film shows children creating personal images and warnings about the damage smoking causes to convince smokers to stop.
Drayton Manor Park’s Chief Executive Colin Bryan has received an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.
Comedy legend Ken Dodd has been knighted for services to entertainment and charity, at the age of 89.
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