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Hereford Cathedral School Combined Schools Carol Service

This service, organised by the Hereford Cathedral School, gives pupils from schools all over the county the chance to perform in the Cathedral and Lucy and I were the gusts of Paul Smith BSc, Headmaster. Schools included Cross Ash Primary School, who sang “Once in Royal David’s City” in Welsh, St Paul’s Church of England […]

Street Pastors/Vennture, Hereford

The Hereford Street Pastors patrol the centre of Hereford on Saturday nights and any other party nights to help young people as required, but usually as they are returning home after enjoying themselves in one of the city’s bars or night clubs.  They provide a very useful service which fills a gap where no criminal […]

Diocesan Service of Farewell for The Right Reverend Richard Frith, Bishop of Hereford

This was a very well-attended service to mark the retirement of Bishop Richard and his wife, Kay. Worship was led by the Dean, the Very Revd Michael Tavinor, and the Cathedral Choir sang at their best, with some help by a music group from Church Stretton Parish church as the diocese, of course, includes Shropshire. […]

Herefordshire Community Foundation AGM

As the HCF looks after the High Sheriff’s Fund, from which donations to local charities are made, I was invited to attend the AGM, held in the Fred Bulmer Centre, Hereford.  It was chaired by Frank Myers MBE. The HCF made 197 grant donations in the year ending 31st March 2019, a total of £380,226, […]

Visit to YSS

Visit to YSS

James with Cayden I visited YSS https://www.yss.org.uk/our-work-in-herefordshire at HVOSS (No Wrong Door) in their new premises at 1 Union Walk, Hereford.  We followed a visit by the charity’s Patron, The Princess Royal, who had been there on 8th November. The Chairman, David Chantler OBE, introduced Lucy and me to the wide range of services provided […]

Service of Remembrance & Hope for those affected by Road Traffic Accidents

RoadPeace is a national charity that recognises the importance of remembering family and friends who have died in road traffic accidents.  Services of commemoration are held every year on the third Sunday of November, so I attended the Herefordshire service held in Hereford Cathedral. The service was conducted by the Dean and attended by Bob […]

Herefordshire Group Training Association - Annual Apprentice Awards Evening

Herefordshire Group Training Association – Annual Apprentice Awards Evening

The HGTA http://www.hwgta.org/ is the champion of vocational training in Herefordshire, with over 550 apprentices training with companies where they learn engineering, business administration, customer service, accountancy. Others can also attend courses on management, leadership and first aid, so that a total of 2000 people have passed through 250 different courses in the last 12 […]

Visit to Lady Hawkins School, Kington

Visit to Lady Hawkins School, Kington

. On 11th November, I was invited to Lady Hawkins School, Kington, to be part of the unveiling ceremony of large carved limestone rock, erected in front of the school as a memorial to pupils from the school who had died in wars from 1914 to date. I shared the unveiling with Bob Widdowson, the […]

Remembrance Day Service and Parade

Lucy & I attended the Hereford city Remembrance Service and Parade at the city war memorial on 10th November.  The Act of Remembrance was led by Col. Andy Taylor OBE DL, the Rifles County Colonel.  Lord Lieutenant was represented by Bob Tabor DL, who laid the first wreath at the end of the two minutes’ […]

The High Sheriff's Lecture

The High Sheriff’s Lecture

Sir David Calvert-Smith His Honour Judge Daniel Pearce-Higgins QC and I co-hosted the annual High Sheriff’s lecture on 8th November in the Shire Hall. It was largely organised by Erica Manley, Event Coordinator and Fundraiser at Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust https://www.herefordcathedral.org/hereford-cathedral-perpetual-trust with the ticket proceeds from nearly 90 guests divided between the Trust and the […]