COMMENT on Luke Ch.12 vs 13-21 – SUNDAY 31 ST JULY 2022
This Sunday’s gospel reading warns against storing up material wealth, for life is precarious and if we died tomorrow who would benefit from all the ‘stuff’ we’ve collected? Things may give us pleasure or have emotional attachments but are other generations going to want them and would they have any second-hand value? The lesson is not to only value the things we have accumulated,
what has lasting value are our relationships – with family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues, and with God. For those things are about love and as the song says, ‘Love is all we need’.
Angela Gerrard, LLM – Pershore Abbey
We humans love, and need, to gather together. During the pandemic this was always difficult and sometimes impossible. Gathering with our groups, friends and family was something we missed so much. So recent events – the Platinum Jubilee, the Lionesses
winning the cup and the Commonwealth Games have allowed us to show our support and joy together. And for so many of us that is what our churches offer. A chance to gather, celebrate God and enjoy being together. Yes, we can worship God without church, but the joy of being together is just wonderful. Why not try it sometime? You will be very welcome.
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Hughes & Company book wins Murdoch Medal 2022
The winner of the British Golf Collectors Society prestigious Murdoch Medal was announced at The Open in St Andrews. Captain of the Society Bob Chadwick said, ‘I am delighted to announce that Swing Time: A Celebration of Golf and Music, 1870 to 1939 by Rand Jerris and Peter Lewis has won this year’s Murdoch Medal. The book that celebrates the popularity of the game and how it featured in popular music, theatre and film of that era, is a sublime publication and beautifully produced.'
The Murdoch Medal award is made in recognition of a 'contribution to the heritage of golf' and is usually, though not exclusively, given for what the Committee regard as the outstanding publication on the history of golf in the previous year. Originality and substance are important considerations, but other, more general, contributions to golfing heritage are often taken into consideration. The winning medal is struck individually in sterling silver by Alexander Kirkwood and Sons, Scotland’s last remaining medallists.
The book was designed and produced by Hughes & Company and published by Grant Books Ltd. of Pershore.
Young. Margaret Peggy
Passed away on July 8th 2022, aged 87 years. Much loved wife of Arthur, a devoted mum and grandmother, Peggy will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Funeral service at Pershore Cemetery Chapel on Monday August 1st at 2.30pm followed by a burial.
Family flowers only. Donation, if desired for the Blue Cross may be sent to E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore, WR10 1Hz.
Bunch. Michael Edward
Passed away on June 27th 2022, in Worcester Royal Hospital, aged 88 years.
Beloved husband of the late Elsie and a much loved father, grandfather and great grandfather. He
will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
Funeral service at the Vale Crematorium, Fladbury on Monday July 25th at 11am. Family flowers
only please. Donations, if desired, to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity may be sent to
E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore WR10 1HZ.
Passed away on Saturday July 9th 2022, aged 75 years.
Devoted wife of the late Ray, a much loved Mother and Grandmother. Marlene will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Funeral service at The Vale Crematorium on Friday July 22nd at 10am.
Family flowers only. Donations, if desired for Myeloma UK & the British Heart Foundation may be sent to E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore, WR10 1HZ. 01386 552141
“Colourful attire welcome”
Griffin. Andrew Theodore “Andy”
Passed away on 9th June 2022, in Worcester Royal Hospital, aged 90 years.
Beloved husband of Marie and a much loved father of Hazel, Carol and son in laws Nigel and Rob, devoted grandad to Alan, Lee, Pol and Lorna, great grandad to Luke, Millie and Thomas. Andy will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Funeral service at the Vale Crematorium, Fladbury on Thursday June 30th at 11am. Family flowers
only please. Donations, if desired, to the British Lung Foundation (for COPD) may be sent to E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore WR10 1HZ
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