24th DECEMBER 2011 CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE AT THE ABBEY AND OUR LAST ENGAGEMENT OF 2011


CHRISTMAS EVE CAROL SERVICE AT SHREWSBURY ABBEY

This evening we attended the Christmas Eve Carol Service at the Abbey, where I read the first lesson of the service. Also attending this annual service was The Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, Algernon Heber-Percy and his lovely wife.

The church as always was standing room only by the time the service started. The Choir as always were perfect and the atmosphere well all I can say felt special. The service was conducted by the vicar of the Abbey the Rev Paul Firmin.

This time last year the temprature was over 20 degrees lower than tonight and it was nice to feel warm throughout the service, as last year nobody could get warm. The service seemed to just fly past and in no time at all the service had ended and feeling rather tired we left and made our way home to rest a while and relax before the big day tomorrow.

This evening also saw the end of our official engagements for 2011, with our first engagement of 2012 being on the 6th January at The Wilfred Owen School.

[© Copyright Mr M Evison.]

Pictured above, The Wilfred Owen School at the Monkmoor Campus. Just half way between where Robert the Mayors Officer and we live, so its nice to start the year with a truly local visit.

 

A COLUMN IN THE SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE EVERY WEEK

A feature all about good positive stories, a must read if you want to put a smile on your face and be Proud of Shrewsbury, and become Part of the Team. Make sure you get your copy this week and read the article. Thank You.  Tony

 http://www.shrewsburychronicle.com/

 

Click on the following link to go to the Shrewsbury Town Council’s Web-site.   Thank you.

 http://www.shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk/shrewsburytowncouncil

 

Click on the following link to go to the SHREWSBURY/ ZUTPHEN Twinning Web-site. Thank you.

http://www.shrewsburyzutphentwinning.co.uk/live/welcome.asp?id=3506#page_content

Please click on the following link to go to theZUTPHEN Holland web-site. Thank you.  http://www.zutphen.nl/

 

Please click on the following link to go to the KLAGENFURT Austria web-site. Thank you.

 http://www.klagenfurt.co.uk/

 

 

Please click on the following link to go to the CARPITERIA CAL USA    web-site. Thank you.

http://www.carpinteria.ca.us/

 

 

MY NEW ON-LINE SURVEY

Please click on the link below to go to my new on-line survey. You can only vote once per computer. Thank you.

http://mayorofshrewsbury.surveydaddy.com/s/new-survey

As reported in the Shropshire Star, I am campaigning to have the footbridge from the Frankwell Car Park to the Riverside Shopping Centre called “The Zutphen Bridge”. As many will know that we are twinned with Zutphen a town in Holland and this connection between the two towns goes back further than the official 1977 Twinning ceremony, also further back than the Second World War. In fact our association with Zutphen goes back as far as 1586, when a certain Sir Philip Sidney was killed whilst attempting to push the Spanish out of Zutphen.  In Zutphen they have Shrewsbury a traffic island named after Shrewsbury, as they are Proud in being twinned with Shrewsbury, I feel we should show our pride in a similar way and what better than a bridge.

 

MAYORS CHARITY SPRING BALL

 Please have a look at the MAYORS CHARITY SPRING BALL page as I have added a preview of what the menu of the evening should look like. Please click on the following link to take you there. Thank you.
https://mayorofshrewsbury.wordpress.com/mayors-charity-spring-ball/

 

 Please click on the following link to take you to the Shropshire Live Web-Site. Thank you.   http://www.shropshirelive.com/

THANK YOU

&

HAPPY NEW YEAR

TO YOU ALL

 

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