After a successful evening last Sunday to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, a further event is being planned for Sunday 12th June.
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Services at St James’s Church during May will be held at the following times:
  • Sunday 1st: Family Service, 10.30am (with Angela Gerrard)
  • Sunday 8th: Holy Communion, 10.30am (Ven. Chris Liley)
  • Sunday 15th: Morning Praise, 10.30am (Peter Stansbie)
  • Sunday 22nd: Holy Communion, 10.30am (Rev. Claire Lording)
  • Sunday 29th: No service
Please note that there will be no service in Birlingham on Sunday 29th May. Instead there will be a Benefice Service in St Mary's, Wick, at 10.30am.
The next Cuppa & Chat takes place on Wednesday 4th May, from 3.00pm to 4.30pm. Come and enjoy tea, coffee and cake in Birlingham Village Hall – an opportunity to meet friends and discuss the next day’s election for Police and Crime Commissioner.
All are welcome and transport can be provided if required. For more information, please contact Adrianne Woodward on 01386 750936.
Elections for Police and Crime Commissioners will be held on Thursday 5th May. There are six candidates for West Mercia and their details can be downloaded from
Voting takes place at Birlingham Village Hall from 7.00am until 10,00pm on 5th May.
The Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Wednesday 11th May in Birlingham Village Hall at 7.00pm. This meeting will be followed by the regular bi-monthly Parish Council meeting at 7.30pm. The Parish Council is your link to the District and County Councils and is there to protect the interests of the village. So do come along and have your say on village matters.
The Agendas for the meetings will be available from next Wednesday (4th May) at and The draft minutes of the last Annual Parish Meeting on 20th May 2015 will be available shortly at and the draft minutes of the last Parish Council meeting on 16th March can now be viewed at
Western Power has informed us that work to install underground power cables will begin on Tuesday 3rd May. The whole operation is expected to last two months. They will begin work in Whitehall Lane and then continue from the middle of Church Lane, down to Church Street and along as far as the Swan. Access to houses should still be available, particularly at night. As they will only be working on one area at a time diversions should be minimal.
The map of the road closures can be viewed at
The special service to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday was enjoyed by about seventy people last Sunday. The service included nine popular hymns, along with the National Anthem and a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday to You’. Thank you to everyone who helped make this such a colourful and enjoyable event. In particular, thank you to the flower arrangers for the wonderful window displays, the bell ringers, those who put up bunting and contributed to the refreshments, Rev. Claire Lording who led the service, Jon Komor for his brilliant organ playing, Basil Barke for proposing the birthday toast, and the churchwardens, PCC and Jubilee Committee for organising the evening.
Meanwhile, a further event is being planned for Sunday 12th June to mark the Queen’s official birthday. If you would like to be involved in organising the day or have suggestions as to how we should celebrate the occasion, please contact the Jubilee Committee at or leave a message on 01386 751717.
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