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For those who might not be aware, Ahmed Merabet was the French police officer who was shot and killed by a terrorist when lying on the ground wounded. He was Muslim.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me
—and there was no one left to speak for me
War Memorial Wreath Holder
Visitors to St. Mary's Priory Church, Tutbury, will have noticed a new structure to the left of the War Memorial -
This is an experiment (funded by a private donation, erected by volunteers) to see what works and what does not. From the lessons we learn, we will improve what we are doing.
Come to St. Mary’s (Priory Suite) on Saturday mornings for coffee and (home made) cake
10 am -
just walk in
First Tutbury Soldier Killed -
William Edgar Priestley, aged 22, of Cornmill Lane, was the first Tutbury soldier to be killed in WWI -
The fabled "Christmas Truce" did not apply to most soldiers.
Read about it on the Tutbury Book of Remembrance website.
Mothers Union 2015
The Mothers’ Union Programme is now on the website here
25 Jan -
All the pages have been grouped under the menu headings at the top of the page.
The House of Bishops' Letter
On the 17th February 2015, the House of Bishops of the Church of England expressed the hope for political parties to discern "a fresh moral vision of the kind of country we want to be" ahead of the General Election in May of this year.
The letter also encourages church members to engage in the political process ahead of the General Election and to put aside self-
"The privileges of living in a democracy mean that we should use our votes thoughtfully, prayerfully and with the good of others in mind, not just our own interests."
There has been much adverse comment to the Bishop’s Letter in the press and by politicians -
Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. -
On Sunday 29th March the annual Palm Sunday Walk will take place again in Tutbury, led again by Harry the Donkey! Details can be found here and pictures from last year’s very enjoyable walk can be seen here.
Information about all Easter services can be read here.
The volunteers from Sudbury should be starting work in the churchyard shortly, until then the volunteers will continue as they have done during the winter.
A particular area to be dealt with as a matter of urgency this year is the rubbish dump which has built up at the East End of the Churchyard. New notices have been put up to try deter people from continuing to use this area and a working party is to be organised to remove dump (see Churchyard page).
Another Spring Clean inside is also planned.
Help will be needed for both events and we will let you know the details.
As ever we are grateful to all for your help and support.
Fun Quiz on April 17th -
Elections at St. Mary’s
Elections have been for church posts -
Open Gardens Service -
31 May: The Open Gardens Service on Sunday 28 June will now take place at 6:30pm, not as originally planned at 6:00pm.
The doors will be open and there will be someone here if anyone arrives early
31 May: A couple of interesting pictures have been added to the website here.
Long (and short) Grass in the Churchyard
30 May: Contrary to what you may have heard, the Sudbury volunteer(s) have NOT started! Hence the long grass in the north and east sides of the churchyard -
However, on the south side of the church and around the War Memorial the grass is short and the flower beds weeded thanks to the churchyard volunteers led by Roger Sharp and Shirley & Brian Newton (picture here).
Can you help? We welcome any help -
War Memorial Conservation Start Date
11 July: Midland Stonemasonry (MSM) have advised us that they plan to start the conservation work on the War Memorial at St. Mary's Priory Church, Tutbury, on Monday 3rd August. It is thought that the work will take 4 weeks, ending on Friday 28th August.
In the last two weeks of July, prior to the conservation work starting, we will be moving the plants from the War Memorial Garden to other parts of the churchyard -
If you have any queries or concerns about the work or while the work is taking place please contact Rick or Jane Nuth at email@example.com or 01283 810 166 or the Wardens or Verger at St. Mary's
25 July: an excellent evening was had by all -
Burton and Uttoxeter MP Andrew Griffiths who introduced the evening, pictured with his wife Kate (left), the Rev Ian Whitehead (right) and Church Warden Judith Collison (left but one) details about the concert here (click on this picture for a larger image).