Beryl Shedden – Funeral and Thanksgiving Service at St John’s

Photo of Beryl SheddenThe service will be at St John’s Church Harborne B17 9PT on
Friday 23rd May at 11.30am.

Beryl chose the following bible verse to go on her service sheet:
‘I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.’ Psalm 17 verse 15b

Beryl passed away very peacefully on Good Friday morning aged 92, following a lengthy stay in nursing homes. She was a long standing former member of St John’s.

All are welcome to attend the service and Helen Nixon, Beryl’s daughter, and all the family would also like those who come to the funeral to join the family for a buffet lunch in the Main Hall after the service.

Helen says: “The family are very grateful for all the prayer and support during this time, and for the excellent care she received over the last month.”

It would be really helpful if the family could have some idea of numbers who are hoping to stay for the meal for catering purposes; although all will be welcome on the day.
Please contact Helen by Sunday 18th by email, by phone 0121 426 2998, or via pigeonholes.

Please pray for Helen and the family at this time, especially Beryl’s widowed daughter in law Debs, and her three grandsons, Greg, David and John.

Helen has given us some more information about Beryl’s involvement at St John’s which might jog people’s memory.

“Beryl first came to St John’s when Canon Leathem was still vicar in the mid 1960s. She left Birmingham to move to Church Stretton in 1983.

“During her time at St John’s Beryl was a member of the PCC ( I am not sure which years), and with Thelma Jones and Kitty Ismay had a ministry among women, particularly older members of the congregation; and also some students, involving Bible studies and prayer.

“She was a member of the worship sub group of the PCC (though it probably was not called that then) which studied and commented on the various proposals for amendments to the Prayer Book e.g. Series 1.

“Beryl worshiped at St John’s when visiting us regularly after our return to Birmingham in 1994, until she became unable to travel easily in 2007.

“She moved into nursing care in January 2008.”

7th May 2014 Posted in: News by Stella Jennings 0

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