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Every Wednesday evening 6.30 – 7.45 in the layby in front of Chelmsford library Janet and June as part of three voluntary groups offering help to rough sleepers and vulnerable people. The Rough Sleeper Support Team from Chelmsford Community Church have food available. They also have Grace Breakfast Bags and Hygiene Bags. Warm Hearts for Cold Hands have much-needed clothes, tents, sleeping bags, shoes etc. Streetfood, run by John Wealleans, provides home cooked meals from his catering van. They also provide a listening ear and can guide people to appropriate help. Janet and June both felt that in many ways this was the most important part of the evening because the people who come to the layby might not be speaking with anyone else. At the end of the evening any surplus food is delivered to Sanctus on Thursday mornings. They said that up to forty people have come seeking help on the Wednesday evenings. Clearly they both found being involved personally rewarding and would encourage others to participate in this or similar activities in helping others. They emphasised that volunteers, as well as donations, are essential to this undertaking that is clearly needed in Chelmsford.
More information, including how to support and be involved can be found on
George Harrison – Give me love – 1973 UK n0 3, USA no 1, Top 10 in six more countries. From the album – Living in the material world – USA no 1 and in 4 more countries. UK no 2.
Joby Fox – Falling – from the album – I was a hawk, now I am a dove – released on 6th of October.
Labi Siffre – Something inside so strong – UK no 4 1987
Florence and the Machine – You’ve got the love – 2009 track no1 album – Lungs – UK single no 5.
Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill – Glorious day (live 2017) – singer/ songwriter and worship leader from Atlanta Georgia.
Jaki Graham is 67 years old. We heard 1986 UK no 7 and charted in Switzerland and Netherlands – Set me free.
Above, image from the video for Nine million bicycles.
Below, 2023 tour poster
Georgian born Katie Melua recently celebrated her 39th birthday. We heard the 2005 track – Nine million bicycles – UK no 5 and charted in Netherlands and Belgium. From the album – Piece by piece – UK no 1 and no 1 in four more countries.
Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers in 31 years old. We heard the Jonas Brother’s 2020 track – What a man gotta do – UK no 22, USA no 16, hit around the world including no 4 in Slovakia, no 5 in Israel.
Thanks to Chris and Bob in Harlow, Patrick in Ingatestone, Chris in Guildford, Janet and June in the studio for taking part. Our joint winners today with one point were Chris in Guildford and June and Janet in the studio.
Patrick in Ingatestone and Sue in Brentwood both requested Roger Whittaker RIP – The Last Farewell – 1975 release, UK no 2, Top 10 in five more countries, USA no 19. This track has sold over 10 million copies world-wide.
Brent Cobb – Southern Star – title track from the album released on 22nd of September. Four previous albums have all had Grammy nominations.
Lauren Diagle – Thank God I do – from her eponymous album released in May 2023. USA Christian albums no 1, UK no 4.
Chart this week in
No 3 Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster (Jammin’) – tracks highest position. From the album – Hotter than July – UK no 2 and USA no 3.
No 7 Queen – Another one bites the dust. USA no 1 and wold-wide hit selling over 7 million copies.
No 14 Billy Joel – Still Rock & Roll to me – No 14 was the highest position for the track in UK USA no 1 selling over one million copies. Peaked in the UK at no 7.
Ewan McFarland – You’re wasted on me – from the PhoenixFM A list.
James Blunt – Beside you – also from the PhoenixFM A list.
Coldplay – Everyday life – 2019 track from the album that was no 1 in the UK and nine more countries. USA no 7.
Next week we have a return visit to the studio from author and Vice-dean at Chelmsford Cathedral, Ivor Moody. He will be talking about his new book, Six more songs.
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