An excellent Bank Holiday Organ Concert by Roger Sharp

The Bank Holiday Organ Concert from Roger Sharp was up to its usual excellent standard and enjoyed by all who attended as were the rolls and soup (did you try the Flamingo Soup?) – thank you to all who made the event possible – proceeds went to CoPAA – Conservation of the Priory Alabaster Arch.

Metallic confetti in the Churchyard

Apologies to everyone who walks through the Churchyard and sees metallic confetti on the ground.  Unfortunately at the wedding last weekend someone used non-biodegradable confetti specifically against the request of the Church.  Two people had to spend an hour on Saturday afternoon cleaning up as much confetti as possible but those who have seen it … [Read more…]

CoPAA Grant from ChurchCare

CoPAA, Conservation of the Priory Alabaster Arch, are pleased to announce that our grant application to ChurchCare, the grant making arm of the Church of England, has been successful. They have awarded us £10,000: This is a number only previously reached by the very generous British Gypsum contribution It is a massive statement of confidence … [Read more…]

CoPAA Gets the Go-Ahead

Yesterday, the Lichfield Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) approved our request to go ahead with the work to Conserve the Priory Alabaster Arch (CoPAA).  It is hoped that the work will commence in August 2018 and complete in October – during the work the West Door area of St. Mary’s will have scaffolding over it and … [Read more…]