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Shrewsbury Darwin Festival

We welcomed Fr Hywel Snook as our guest preacher on Darwin’s birthday, 12th February

Full details of the Festival can be found at Shropshire Wildlife Trust

 

 


5th Annual Christmas Tree Festival

A real community event! Supported by:

11th Signal and West Midlands Brigade who helped move the forest of trees into the church.

 

Many local schools and performers, including Shrewsbury Morris and Suzuki violins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And many great sponsors who decorated their trees beautifully

 

 


 

The Children’s Christmas Crafts group had great fun making candles, decorating cards for the housebound and making decorations for their tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Severn Hospice Lights of Love Services – Sunday 4th December

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St Chad’s was packed for both Lights of Love services organised by the Severn Hospice

 

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Photography Exhibition in aid of the Royal British Legionphotography-exhibition

To mark the 100th anniversary of the last days of the Battle of the Somme, we hosted an exhibition of photographs by local photographer Peter Acs. £5 from every purchase was donated to the RBL.  The exhibition finished on 18 November, the 100th anniversary of the last day of the battle.

 

 

 

 


 

Remembrance

We were very proud to hold the Civic Remembrance Service for Shrewsbury.  The church was full with over 1100 and thanks to working with Shrewsbury Town Council we were able to broadcast the service outside to over 400.

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Image courtesy of Ian Sheppard

 


 

St Chad’s Choir

Our choir sang evensong at Hereford Cathedral on Saturday 5th November.

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Bonfire Night Party

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Members of the congregation of all ages enjoyed a bonfire night party at the Vicarage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving

img_1117 img_1114 Fr Mark and Emma joined Val Jones at Lichfield Cathedral on 30 October for the last part of the Lichfield Diocese celebrations of 150 years of the ministry of lay readers in the Church of England

The service was conducted by the Bishop of Lichfield and the Cathedral filled with Readers from all over the Diocese and their guests.

 

 

 

 

 


Pilgrims from St Chad’s joined hundreds from around the world at Westminster Abbey

edwardtide The annual pilgrimage on Saturday 15th October was a unique opportunity to visit the Abbey along with other pilgrims to experience its beauty and space in a prayerful atmosphere.

We prayed at the Shrine of St Edward (the only shrine in this country which still contains the body of the saint) and joined in the Festival Eucharist.

 

 

 

 


 

Shrewsbury High Prep School Harvest Festival – 3rd October

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A thoroughly enjoyable service for all involved!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Harvest Festival – 2nd Octoberharvest-lunch

We welcomed Richard Barrett from USPG as guest preacher for our Harvest Festival, which was followed by a harvest lunch in church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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It was an uplifting day in London the the National Festival with keynote address by Bishop Rowan Williams.

We are already looking forward to next year’s festival at St James’s, Sussex Gardens

 

 

 

 

 


 

Shrewsbury High School Speech Day – Thursday 22nd September

shs-speech-2 shs-speechThe Mayor of Shrewsbury was one of the special guests at the Speech Day held in St Chad’s

 

 

 

 

 


 

Annual Battle of Britain Service and Parade – Sunday 18th September

The sun shone and we were treated to a wonderful flypast by a Spitfire following the service and wreath laying in the Quarry.

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Rifles Freedom Service and Parade – Wednesday 14th September

St Chad’s welcomed Brigadier Edward Chamberlain (representing General Sir Nick Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the General Staff) and members of The Rifles for a service to mark the granting of the Freedom of Shrewsbury to The Rifles in succession to the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.  The service was followed by a parade through the streets of Shrewsbury and an inspection by the Mayor in front of the Guildhall.

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The annual Ride+Stride Event was on Saturday 10th September in aid of Shropshire Historic Churches Trust

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Shrewsbury Flower Show

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We had a great time at the Flower Show with

 

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We will be welcoming the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain this week for 2 special concerts

2.30pm Wednesday 27th July    Free concert at St Alkmund’s – featuring NCCGB Senior and Tour choirs

7pm Saturday 30th July          Concert at St Chad’s – adults £12, children £8. Tickets on the door

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Our moving WW1 Exhibition continues until the end of July – marking the anniversary of the first month of the battle of the Somme.  Artists exhibiting in the church include:

escape velocity 02 Keith Ashford

Escape Velocity – Porcelain Gliders

During the air war in WW1 statistics show that far more RFC pilots were killed in training than they were in combat.

 

 

 

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No trees were harmed in the making of this lie

Installation with wood, film and sound

 

 

 

 

 

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Lost in France

Inspired by the poem by Stephen Rhys.

 

 

 

 

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BOG Standard

In the fighting of 1917 at Passchendaele, for each individual death only two inches of ground was re-taken by the Allies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JulieJulie Edwards

Our  – Silk, metal, paper

 

The work is about personal loss of loved ones and the family as a casualty of war. ‘Our’ is inspired by the artist’s family mementos from the First World War, which consist of medals, photographs, newspaper cuttings, memorial ribbons and some drawings from a small note book.

 

 

 

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