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The Leominster Civic Service – 29th October 2018

The Mayor of Leominster, Councillor Jenny Bartlett, held her civic service in the Priory in Leominster. This is a church that is worth a special visit at any time. Look here. A well designed service included beautiful singing by the Honey Brook Singers from Ivington School and a sermon from The Revd Prebendary Michael Keen that […]

A night with the Hereford Street Pastors – 27th October 2019

The night life of Hereford was an eye opener for us both, with the added excitement of Halloween. We arrived for our briefing at 20:30. We were all going to finish at about 3:30 in the morning. However, when we left, just before the rest of the team, we saw a situation that kept us […]

Meeting with the Defence Medical Welfare Service – 23rd October 2018

The Defence Medical Welfare Service provides support to the Armed Forces Community over the age of 65  whenever they are receiving medical treatment. This makes it different to most military charities which are not focused on hospitals and all the worry and stress that this can entail for the person and their family. It works […]

Inauguration of the New Model In Technology and Engineering (NMITE) – 19th October 2018

Hereford’s new University is up and running. At Hereford Cathedral, a great celebration was held to mark its Inauguration. A splendid procession of academics from far and wide with civic leaders made their way from the Town Hall to the Cathedral in a blaze of colour. Hereford folk took it in their stride, no doubt […]

Conference held at HMP Hewell – 16th October 2018

The conference was organised by the Diocese of Worcester Diocesan Criminal Justice Affairs Group. The Venue was the Great Hall at The Grange, Her Majesty’s Prison, Hewell in Worcestershire. I am very grateful to the Worcestershire High Sheriff for organising my invitation. The subject of the conference was “The dilemma of the sentence of Imprisonment for […]

Worcestershire Legal Service – 14th October 2018

These legal service used to be held specifically at the beginning of the legal year, or at least one of the legal terms during the year. This group of services has been held at or near the beginning of the Michaelmas legal term. The Worcestershire service is the last in this group that we attended. […]

The Adam Darnley Memorial Lecture – 12th October 2018

This first Adam Darnley Memorial Lecture was given by the Right Honourable Sir Andrew McFarlane, for the benefit of the Herefordshire Historic Churches Trust, for which Adam did so much, . Sir Andrew McFarlane has just been made head of the family division. However, as a man of many parts, his lecture was about what it […]

Visit to St. Michael’s Hospice – 11th October 2018

The Trustees and Staff of St. Michael’s Hospice, Bartestree, Hereford, invited a number of people to learn more about what ahs been happening at the Hospice recently. We missed out on a tour when we attended the Royal Visit back in May (too much talking) so it was very good to see around the new […]

West Midlands Shrieval Service – 9th October 2018

And so to Birmingham where the legal service was held in Birmingham Cathedral. This is an unusual baroque building consecrated in 1715. Learn more here. The West Midlands High Sheriff has a rather different job to the neighbours because the population that the office covers is several times that of its nearest neighbour. It is the […]

Staffordshire Legal Service – 9th October 2018

From Warwickshire to Staffordshire. The service was held at the Collegiate church of St. Mary’s, Stafford, another beautiful church about which you can learn more here.  Another feast of music and words and a new group of people to meet and talk. The service sheet reminds us that one of the most important roles of […]