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Morning Prayer – Friday, 20 July 2018 

20 Jul

Margaret of Antioch, Martyr, 4th century Bartolomé de las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1566 Psalm 17 Hear my just cause, O Lord; consider my complaint; listen to my prayer, which comes not from lying lips.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 18 July 2018. 

18 Jul

Elizabeth Ferard, first Deaconess of the Church of England , Founder of the Community of St Andrew, 1883 Psalm 119.1-32 Blessed are those whose way is pure, who walk in the law of the Lord.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 17 July 2018 

17 Jul

Psalm 5 Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my lamentation.

Still very quiet 

16 Jul

Saturday 14th July 2018 Lethergy rules.

Morning Prayer – Monday, 16 July 2018 

16 Jul

Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury, 1099 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 – Saturday, 14 July 2018 

14 Jul

John Keble, Priest, Tractarian, Poet, 1866 Psalm 147 Alleluia.

Morning Prayer – Friday, 13 July 2018 

13 Jul

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

Morning Prayer – Thursday, 12 July 2018 

12 Jul

Psalm 143 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications; answer me in your righteousness.

Is it really ‘Poor old Judas?” 

11 Jul

Let's ask Jesus Christ Superstar - for I think there are many influences to be found in it.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 11 July 2018 

11 Jul

Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Cassino, Father of Western Monasticism, c.550 Psalm 119.153-end O consider my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 10 July 2018 

10 Jul

Psalm 132 Lord, remember for David all the hardships he endured; How he swore an oath to the Lord and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: ‘I will not come within the shelter of my house, nor climb up into my bed; ‘I will not allow my eyes to ...

Morning Prayer – Monday, 9 July 2018 

9 Jul

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

Morning Prayer – Friday, 6 July 2018 

6 Jul

Thomas More, Scholar, and John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, Reformation Martyrs, 1535 Psalm 139 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

Morning Prayer – Thursday, 5 July 2018 

5 Jul

Psalm 113 Alleluia.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 4 July 2018 

4 Jul

Psalm 110 The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 3 July 2018 

3 Jul

Thomas the Apostle Psalm 92 It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to tell of your love early in the morning and of your faithfulness in the night-time, upon the ten-stringed instrument, upon the ...

Night of the Owls 

2 Jul

Saturday 30th June 2018 Extraordinary events this evening.

Morning Prayer – Monday, 2 July 2018 

2 Jul

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

Can’t make it to church – Sunday, 1st July 2018 

1 Jul

Many years ago I had a meeting with an Archdeacon to discuss my going off to train for the Anglican ministry.

Morning Prayer – Saturday, 30 June 2018 

30 Jun

Ember Day Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.

Morning Prayer – Friday, 29 June 2018 

29 Jun

Peter and Paul, Apostles Ember Day Psalm 71 In you, O Lord, do I seek refuge; let me never be put to shame.

The Dolomites – Northern Italy 

28 Jun

Sunday 24th June 2018 Hardly time to unpack before jetting off again on a very different trip.

Morning Prayer – Thursday, 28 June 2018 

28 Jun

Irenæus, Bishop of Lyons, Teacher of the Faith, c.200 Psalm 90 Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another.

Faith – is it personal (part the second)? 

28 Jun

Having just been and got a drink I’m back and up for the next bit of our journey (if you’re wondering what’s going on, this the second part of a discussion - this should be standalone, but might make more sense if you read the first bit - ...

Faith – is it personal? 

28 Jun

I bump in to so many people who tell me of their ‘personal’ faith in God.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 27 June 2018 

27 Jun

Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher of the Faith, 444 Psalm 119.105-128 Your word is a lantern to my feet and a light upon my path.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 26 June 2018 

26 Jun

Psalm 87 His foundation is on the holy mountains.

Morning Prayer – Monday, 25 June 2018 

26 Jun

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.

Morning Prayer – Friday, 22 June 2018 

22 Jun

Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.250 Psalm 55 Hear my prayer, O God; hide not yourself from my petition.

Be careful – people are watching 

21 Jun

It always comes down to choices doesn't it? The choice to bless or curse, to believe or reject, to do right or do wrong.

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Obituary: Ken Jackson 

7 Jul

Tributes paid to former West Midlands journalist.

WMCA award grant to employment support pilot 

23 Jun

Scheme to help disadvantaged into work given the go-ahead.

Birmingham to host future stars final 

19 Jun

SoundWaves Music Competition this Saturday.

Dementia Risk Now Included as Part of NHS Health Check 

16 Jun

Adding the dementia element to the NHS Health Check programme will enable healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about how they can reduce their dementia risk, such as by maintaining their social life, keeping mentally and physically ...

Walking to Work Could Cut Risk of Dying from Heart Disease 

26 May

Leaving the car at home and walking to work could cut the risk of dying from heart disease and stroke by almost a third, according to new research from Cambridge University.

Tesco Fined £1.6m After Pedestrian Crushed Against Loading Bay 

26 May

Supermarket chain Tesco has been fined £1.6m following a prosecution brought by Ealing Council.

Break Through for FOBTs 

21 May

Problem gambling can devastate individuals' lives, families and communities, so I welcome the decisive action being taken to ensure a responsible gambling industry protects players appropriately.

Dementia Awareness Week 

19 May

The week 21st-25th May marks Dementia Awarness Week.

New chairman and vice chairman sworn in at Lichfield District Council 

16 May

The new chairman and vice chairman of Lichfield District Council.

Survey Says Mental Health Conditions and Stress on the Up 

7 May

Reported levels of “presenteeism” – or turning up for work while unwell or injured – have more than tripled since 2010, according to a survey of more than 1000 employers carried out by the CIPD and health insurance group Simplyhealth.

DHL Fined £2m Over Worker’s Death 

2 May

Logistics company DHL has been fined £2 million over the death of a worker at one of its depots.

Transport Secretary insists HS2 will create opportunity for more West Coast Main Line services to stop at Lichfield Trent Valley 

21 Apr

Passengers have been reassured that HS2 will provide an opportunity for more West Coast Main Line services to stop in Lichfield.

Currency Stolen from Tamworth Business 

27 Mar

Over £3,000 in British and foreign currency has been stolen from a scaffolding business in Tamworth.

Police Launch Investigation Following Suspicious Incident in Tamworth 

22 Mar

Staffordshire Police are investigating the report of a man stopping his van by a 12-year-old boy who was walking his dog and then attempting to grab the boy by his jumper.

PHE Report says Water Fluoridation is Effective and Safe 

22 Mar

Public Health England (PHE) has today published its Water fluoridation: health monitoring in England 2018 report on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

Hear the State of Tamworth Debate on Thursday 

20 Mar

Tamworth goes under the spotlight later this week when all 30 councillors take part in the annual State of Tamworth Debate on Thursday.

Gold Falls from the Sky 

17 Mar

Tons of gold have fallen out of the sky in Russia after a cargo plane malfunctioned in mid-air.

Positive Steps For Employment 

14 Mar

​ In 2016-17 , Dig-iT Adults provided a dyslexic perspective to barriers to employment as part of a consultation with Warwickshire County Council (WCC) Human Resources Department.

Meet Your Mercian Ward Councillors This Saturday 

8 Mar

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

Job Show beats the Beast from the East! 

6 Mar

Winter blast fails to stop employment show.

£1.1 Million Fine for Company following Red Arrows Pilot’s Death 

4 Mar

An ejection seat manufacturer has been sentenced and fined £1.1 million following the death of a Red Arrows pilot in 2011.

Drug Drivers Caught 25,000 Times within Three Years 

3 Mar

Almost 25,000 motorists in England and Wales tested positive for drug-driving within three years, figures have revealed.

Research Suggests Diabetes is Five Separate Diseases 

3 Mar

Scientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form.

Councillors Vote for to Give another Year of Free Swimming to Tamworth’s Residents 

27 Feb

Free swimming in Tamworth will continue for another year following a majority vote of the town’s Borough councillors that were present at the budget Full Council meeting.

Cold Weather Prompts Further Health Warnings from PHE 

26 Feb

With much of the country experiencing very cold weather, and some places forecast to see conditions not experienced for several years, PHE doctors are again reminding people to take care.

Food from Tamworth FC’s Postponed Match Donated to Homeless Shelter 

25 Feb

Big-hearted  Salford City FC  bosses made sure no food from the club’s postponed clash with Tamworth was wasted, by donating it all to a homeless shelter.

Taxi Driver used Costa Coffee Lid as Fuel Cap 

24 Feb

An “irresponsible” taxi driver who used the lid of a Costa coffee cup as a fuel cap has had their Hackney Carriage licence suspended.

Borough Council to Hold Public Briefing on Arkall Farm Application 

24 Feb

The public hearings for the appeal to the Planning Inspector have now finished, however the outcome of this inquiry will not be known for several months.

Heavy Snow to Hit Most of UK 

24 Feb

Heavy snow is expected to hit most of the UK next week as a cold blast of air known as “the Beast from the East” arrives from Russia.

Vehicle Nuisance Prosecution 

22 Feb

Tamworth Borough Council has successfully prosecuted Vincent Turley of Brook Avenue, Wilnecote, for vehicle nuisance.

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    Was hoping to submit an action shot from the Tamworth Snowdome as my photo of the day yesterday, but due to poor lighting, I was disappointed technically by the photos. However, it was still a great night

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