As well as the usual round-up of forthcoming events, this time we also have news from New Zealand.
In this issue:
Services at St James’s Church during March will be held at the following times:
  • Sunday 1st: Family Service, 10.15am.
  • Sunday 8th: Holy Communion, 10.15am.
  • Sunday 15th: Mothering Sunday. Morning Praise, 10.15am.
  • Sunday 22nd: Holy Communion, 10.15am.
  • Sunday 29th: Palm Sunday. Evensong, 5.30pm.
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting of St James's Church will be held on Thursday 16th April at 6.00pm in Birlingham Village Hall.
The church rota for March can be viewed at
The popular Cuppa & Chat takes place again on Wednesday 4th March, from 3.00pm to 4.30pm. Come and enjoy tea, coffee and cake in Birlingham Village Hall. All are welcome and transport can be provided if required.
For more information, please contact Brenda Fletcher on 01386 750173 or Adrianne Woodward on 01386 750936.
We have received a letter from Walter Fielding-Cotterell, who was born in Whitehall House in 1940. He has lived in New Zealand since 1971 but came back to visit Birlingham in 2007 and has many memories of the village from 75 years ago.
You can read his fascinating letter at
The County Council are currently reviewing speed limits and have asked for comments on the existing limits. They are not planning to change the existing 40mph limit on the A4104 Pershore-Defford road, which currently starts just before the turn to Upper End (as shown on the map at
They have asked for comments by Wednesday 4th March, so if you have any views on the matter please let us know as soon as possible or contact the Parish Council Clerk, June Hiden, at
A reminder that Number 8 are proposing to introduce a Village Film Bus and would like to know whether there is any demand for it to call in Birlingham. The bus would be free and would take anyone interested to and from Number 8 on Thursday afternoons. The afternoon would include tea or coffee, a chat and a film. Normal charges would apply for the film (and, presumably, the tea and coffee).
The Parish Council will be sending in a response at the beginning of next week, so if you think you might be interested in this service at some time in the future, please let us know as soon as possible.
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