89 Albert Road, Haleshowen, B63 4SL 

0121 550 9461 or 0121 585 7323

Minister: Rev. Peter Brown, 0121 602 3048



For a PDF Version of Sylvia's Thanksgiving service can be accessed at this link SSTS 

A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of

Sylvia Adult


Sylvia Smith

30 September 1949 - 13 April 2020

Thursday 30th April 2020 


Stourbridge Crematorium

Conducted by Revd. Peter A. Brown



Entrance Music

Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" - 9. Nimrod (Adagio) 

Opening Sentences


In Christ Alone: Spring Harvest

Reading: Psalm 23:1-6 - Mr. Alex Spencer

Tribute: Mr. Michael Webb

Words of Comfort: Revd. Peter A. Brown

A Time of Reflection

Commendation and Committal

Hymn of Repose:

The Lord Bless You and Keep You - John Rutter and Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia 

Closing Prayers

Exit Music

All Things Bright and Beautiful - John Rutter and Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia



In Christ alone my hope is found, He is my light, my strength, my song; This Cornerstone, this solid Ground, Firm through the fiercest drought and storm. What heights of love, what depths of peace, When fears are stilled, when strivings cease! My Comforter, my All in All, Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! - who took on flesh, Fullness of God in helpless babe! This gift of love and righteousness, Scorned by the ones He came to save: Till on that cross as Jesus died, The wrath of God was satisfied – For every sin on Him was laid; Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay, Light of the world by darkness slain: Then bursting forth in glorious Day Up from the grave He rose again! And as He stands in victory Sin's curse has lost its grip on me, For I am His and He is mine – Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death, This is the power of Christ in me; From life's first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny. No power of hell, no scheme of man, Can ever pluck me from His hand; Till He returns or calls me home, Here in the power of Christ I'll stand!

John, David, Robert and Jennifer extend their sincere thanks and love to all family and friends for their prayers, messages, kind thoughts and support

Any donations received in memory of Sylvia, will be forwarded to Action for Children and The Mary Stevens Hospice

In better days, which will surely come, we intend to have a Service of Thanksgiving and a ‘bit of a do’ where we can come together to celebrate Sylvia’s life.

Sylvia Child


You can shed a tear that she is gone

Or you can smile because she lived

You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back

Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left


You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday

Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday


You can remember her and only that she is gone

Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on


You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back

Or you can do what she would want – SMILE – Open your eyes


If you have any news, can you let me know   OR Eileen Adams We will try to keep you updated by email and on the church website

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10-11.30am - U3a folk dancing (alternate weeks, begins 13/1)
3.15-5.45 - Kumon Maths
7.30-9pm - Choral Society
7.30-9pm- Monday Club (alternate weeks begins 6/1)

2-4pm - Open Door (alternate weeks begins 14/1)

6-9pm - Boys Brigade


10-2pm - U3a
2-4pm - Craft club (2nd &4th weeks of each month)
7.30-9pm - Sheila’s Keep Fit
7.30-9pm - Fellowship group (last week of each month)

9-12am - Toddler group

6-9pm - all rooms -Girls Brigade

3.15-5.45 - Kumon Maths
7.30-9pm -Beta bible study group (last week of each month)


10:30 - Morning Worship (All Age Worship - 2nd Sunday in the month and Junior Church - 3rd and 4th Sundays)
3.30-6pm - Messy Church (1st Sunday in every month)