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Morning Prayer – Wednesday 23 August 2017 

23 Aug

Psalm 77 I cry aloud to God; I cry aloud to God and he will hear me.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 15 August 2017 

15 Aug

The Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.

Morning Prayer – Saturday 12th August 2017 

12 Aug

Psalm 41 Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.

Morning Prayer – Friday 11th August 2017 

11 Aug

Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Minoresses (Poor Clares), 1253 John Henry Newman, Priest, Tractarian, 1890 Psalm 31 In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 10th August 2017 

10 Aug

Psalm 37 Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 9th August 2017 

9 Aug

Psalm 34 I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 8 August 2017 

8 Aug

Dominic, Priest, Founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221 Psalm 32 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.

Morning Prayer – Monday 7 August 2017 

7 Aug

The Transfiguration of our Lord John Mason Neale, Priest, Hymn Writer, 1866 Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid? UIKEYINPUTUPARROW When the wicked...

Morning Prayer – Monday 31 July 2017 

31 Jul

Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus, 1556 Psalm 1 Blessed are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the assembly of the scornful.

Morning Prayer – Friday 28 July 2017 

28 Jul

Psalm 142 I cry aloud to the Lord; to the Lord I make my supplication.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 27 July 2017 

27 Jul

Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher of the Faith, 1901 Psalm 143 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications; answer me in your righteousness.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 26 July 2017 

26 Jul

Anne and Joachim, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm 119.153-end O consider my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 25 July 2017 

25 Jul

James the Apostle Psalm 7 O Lord my God, in you I take refuge; save me from all who pursue me, and deliver me, Lest they rend me like a lion and tear me in pieces while there is no one to help me.

Morning Prayer – Monday 24 July 2017 

24 Jul

Psalm 123 To you I lift up my eyes, to you that are enthroned in the heavens.

Morning Prayer, Saturday 22 July 2017 

22 Jul

Mary Magdalene Psalm 30 I will exalt you, O Lord, because you have raised me up and have not let my foes triumph over me.

Sale Cabinet – Kate Halfpenny 

21 Jul

Sometimes we have to say goodbye to some of our wedding dresses to make room for the new girls in town.

The Changing Face Of Bridal Retail In The UK 

20 Jul

BORING! Yes, I know.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 20 July 2017 

20 Jul

Margaret of Antioch, Martyr, 4th century Bartolomé de las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1566 Psalm 113 Alleluia.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 19 July 2017 

19 Jul

Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, and his sister, Macrina, Deaconess, Teachers of the Faith, c.394 and c.379 Psalm 110 The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.

Cornwall and Beyond 

18 Jul

Tuesday 18th July 2017 Not much to report on the local front but events further afield have been interesting to say the least.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 18 July 2017 

18 Jul

Elizabeth Ferard, first Deaconess of the Church of England , Founder of the Community of St Andrew, 1883 Psalm 106 Alleluia.

Morning Prayer – Monday 17 July 2017 

17 Jul

Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.

Morning Prayer – 13 July 2017 

13 Jul

Psalm 90 Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another.

Morning Prayer – 10 July 2017 

10 Jul

Psalm 80 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that led Joseph like a flock; Shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim, before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.

Can’t make it to church – 9 July 2017 

9 Jul

The Zechariah reading is for me (and hopefully others) a walk down memory lane as I find Jesus and Palm Sunday racing into my mind's eye and the words of Handel's Messiah echoing in my ears (yes, I know it's silent!).

Abuses of Trust and Power: whose problem is it? 

8 Jul

There are many who would provide me with the answer: 'The Church' .

Morning Prayer – 8 July 2017 

8 Jul

Psalm 76 In Judah God is known; his name is great in Israel.

Morning Prayer – 7 July 2017 

7 Jul

Psalm 55 Hear my prayer, O God; hide not yourself from my petition.

Morning Prayer – 6 July 2017 

6 Jul

Thomas More, Scholar, and John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, Reformation Martyrs, 1535 Psalm 78.1-39 Hear my teaching, O my people; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Morning Prayer – 5 July 2017 

5 Jul

Psalm 77 I cry aloud to God; I cry aloud to God and he will hear me.

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Cross Party Support for Fire Safety Procedures in Tamworth 

16 Aug

Policies and procedures for fire safety across all blocks of flats owned by Tamworth Borough Council have been successfully scrutinised by members of the Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee.

Still Time to Sign up to Staffordshire Fire’s Cadets+ Scheme in Tamworth 

15 Aug

There is still time to sign-up to this summer’s Cadets+ Scheme with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Proposals to Better Protect Holidaymakers Launched by Government 

15 Aug

Enhanced regulations will better protect an extra 10 million UK package holidays booked online, under proposals outlined by Consumer Minister Margot James.

Driving Lessons on Motorways Heading this Way 

15 Aug

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced learner drivers will be able to have lessons on motorways in a bid to improve road safety.

New Mercedes Dealership Set for Tamworth 

15 Aug

Tamworth has been chosen as the prime location for a brand new Mercedes-Benz dealership and regional test drive facility in a major multi-million pound investment, which has been described as a huge coup for the area.

Nuisance Motorbikes in Glascote 

13 Aug

Staffordshire Police are continuing to have reports of nuisance motorbikes in the Deltic fields area of Glascote in Tamworth.

Domestic Violence Protection Orders Protect Victims and Help Reduce Police Demand 

10 Aug

Staffordshire Police has said the introduction of orders to protect people from domestic violence has resulted in a significant drop in the number of incidents reported after an order is issued.

“Damn Close” Asteroid Due to Speed Past Earth 

10 Aug

The asteroid is about 15-30m long.

Tamworth’s Rail Passengers to Get New Longer Trains with More Seats 

10 Aug

Tamworth’s rail passengers who travel on the West Coast line between London Euston and Crewe will get new longer trains with more seats and more space as nearly £1 billion is invested in services on the West Midlands network.

Be Aware – Bogus Officials/Distraction Burglaries 

10 Aug

Staffordshire Police are urging residents, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, to be on their guard as they continue to receive reports of bogus officials and distraction burglaries across the County.

Have Your Say on How Tamworth Council Spends its Money 

6 Aug

If you want to have your say on how the council spends its money and help to prioritise spending, you can take part in our Budget Consultation.

Meet the Mercian Ward Councillors on Saturday 

6 Aug

Tamworth Rugby Club, Wigginton Park, Tamworth The monthly surgery will take place at Tamworth Rugby Club in Wigginton Park from 11am until noon.

Number of UK Drivers Aged Over 90 Tops 100,000 

26 Jul

The number of people aged over 90 holding a driving licence in Britain has topped 100,000 for the first time.

UK-US Trade Deal Could be Big 

26 Jul

Donald Trump has said he is working on a “major trade deal” with the UK.

No More New Diesel and Petrol Vehicles in UK from 2040 

26 Jul

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government is set to announce.

BMW to Build Electric Mini in UK 

26 Jul

BMW have said a fully electric version of the Mini will be built at their Cowley plant in Oxford.

More People Can Give Blood Following Scientific Review 

23 Jul

The government has announced changes to blood donation rules following a review by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO).

First Class Seats Could Be Cut On Busy Trains 

22 Jul

Train firms could be forced to reduce first class seats on busy commuter lines to ease overcrowding, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said.

Drones to be Registered and Users to Sit Safety Tests 

22 Jul

Drones will have to be registered and users will have to sit safety awareness tests under new rules to better regulate their growing use , the government announced today (22 July 2017).

Study Says Nine Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Dementia Risk 

20 Jul

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet.

Flog Your Rubbish for Cash 

17 Jul

Are you sitting on a small fortune in household waste? Stop throwing out your old loo roll tubes, jam jars and wine corks – you might be flushing cash down the toilet.

NHS Ranked Number One Health System 

16 Jul

The NHS has been ranked the number one health system in a comparison of 11 countries.

Home Secretary Announces Action Plan to Tackle Acid Attacks 

16 Jul

Victims and survivors will be at the centre of a new government strategy aimed at reducing the number and impact of acid attacks.

Sexual Grooming Arrest after Altercation in Tamworth 

15 Jul

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted sexual grooming of a child following reports of an altercation, Staffordshire Police said.

Tamworth Aiming to Reach Dementia Friends Target of 3,000 

15 Jul

A staggering two million people across the UK have united against dementia by becoming ‘Dementia Friends’ – and Tamworth is now going all out to reach its own target of 3,000.

State of the Nation’s Health Revealed in Landmark Report from PHE 

13 Jul

The Health Profile for England  report is the first time PHE has used its wealth of population health data to give an overall picture of the health of England.

Help Shape the Future of Policing in Tamworth 

12 Jul

Tamworth Police Station People aged 18 and over in Tamworth are being urged to step forward to join their local Safer Neighbourhood Panel (SNP) to help hold the Local Police Commander to account and look at wider criminal justice and community safety...

UK-US Trade Deal to Happen Quickly 

8 Jul

US President Donald Trump has said he expects a trade deal with the UK to be completed “very, very quickly”.

Meet Your Mercian Ward Councillors This Saturday 

6 Jul

Tamworth Rugby Club, Wigginton Park, Tamworth Tamworth Borough Council’s Mercian ward councillors will be holding their next residents surgery on Saturday 8th July.

Parents Urged to Remind Teenagers to Get MenACWY Vaccine 

5 Jul

Parents are being reminded this summer to encourage their 18 year old children to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis and septicaemia.

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