About Ash Centre

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Paddy Sterrett

Life President



Paddy Sterrett was a founder Member and President of ASH Centre from 1989 until he passed to Spirit in 2008 aged 79 years.  He was a trance Medium who went into a very deep trance state, and one of his guides was Catholic Father O'Leary, a priest from Southern Ireland and a friend with whom he used to go salmon fishing.  


Paddy was an International Medium, working in Spiritualist Churches around the country and abroad. He was always well respected by members of his Psychic and Development Circles.


Paddy was a prolific writer of the Spiritual Philosophy of life, given by his spiritual guide: Father O'Leary,  and these writings were regularly featured in the monthly ASH Magazine.


The Association of Spiritualists & Healers started officially in April,1989 when 20 regular sitters in our spiritual Development circle became too many for the small room where our meetings were held and the group moved out into the community - meeting at the Kingsbury Road Community Centre, Erdington, until it was closed down three years later, after vandals set fire to the building.


We spent time in deciding the name of our new group: 'The Association of Spiritualists & Healers' as we wanted a name that members could live up too.   In time other titles were added to incorporate:


The Academy for Reiki Healing

      The Academy for Spiritual Healers

   The Academy for Crystal Healers


Members of ASH Centre think themselves as being part of a happy family of friends in which we are all united in our desire to develop our Spiritual and Psychic gifts.


Complementary Healing therapies are offered in warm and comfortable surroundings including the following:


                             Reiki Healing,         Crystal Healing

                             Spiritual Healing    Counselling

                             Pranic Healing        Hypnotherapy


   Twice Daily sessions of Distant Healing is given by our

   Healers at 11am and 10pm -


   This Healing service is offered free of charge to those who

    request this help.




We  hold  weekly Psychic and Spiritual development circles and workshops:


We offer occasional Development Courses including:  Mediumship training;, Tarot card  Readings and Angel Card Readings. 


Respected  Clairvoyant mediums  and Tarot Card readers attend ASH CENTRE daily, as requested, to offer private 1 - 1 Clairvoyant readings, Angel card and Tarot card readings -  at times to suit the client.


We offer regular private Spiritual & Reiki Healing sessions on request.




                                  HISTORY OF ASH CENTRE. 

ASH was officially established on 4th April 1989 - but had originally started as a  small group of twelve friends who met informally at  12 Poppy Lane, Erdington.  Numbers increased to such an extent that we had to find  suitable premises to accommodation to meet the requirements of our growing membership numbers.


At first we moved to Kingsbury Road Community Centre. This was once a picturesque and warm Victorian Home which had been left by its original owners  to the people of Erdington.  We were very happy there, and for nearly three years met  4 days each week, using two large upstairs rooms to continue with our teaching and  meditation circles.


We chose the title 'Association of Spiritualists and Healers' (instead of The Thursday Group)  as a name to live up to -  as we were a friendly group of spiritualists and healers - and this new itle was deemed most representative of our meetings and our aims. 


A couple of months after holding development circles at this centre, we started to run weekly Sunday service with clairvoyance


We very soon commenced giving  Spiritual Healer training every Friday evening when our healers used to meet to send distant healing to those who had requested this service.


Sadly, youths set fire to this Centre whilst we were holding a Sunday Service upstairs, and this resulted in the immediate closure to the public of this popular and well-loved venue - and the grounds have since been transformed into a housing estate.


Luckily, we were offered rooms for hire at the Friendship Hall, Erdington - next to the police station, and we enjoyed meeting at this venue for nearly three years - but then new management upgraded their fees to such a high level, that we were forced to move again.


This time we moved to the welcoming Lyndhurst Centre Community Hall, Erdington, until 1994, when, as Patricia's mother: Winifred Rogers, passed to Spirit World, ASH members decided to return to their original venue:   

ASH House, 12 Poppy Lane, Erdington, Birmingham.  We still meet at this Spiritual venue today.   


Patricia Sterrett has taught Healing since 1989,  and the healing school has provided an opportunity for people to train as Reiki Healers, Crystal Healers and Spiritual Healers   

Paddy Sterrett,  Life President of ASH CENTRE, passed to spirit 4th October 2008, but his wife, Patricia,  keeps the doors open - with the help and support of trusted ASH Members and friends.

All of the activities at ASH are offered on a cost effective basis,  and not with a commercial attitude towards profit or gain.



Contact Details:

Donations to Ash Centre are gratefully received and can be made via: 






 Bank Transfer.

ASH Centre
12 Poppy Lane


B24 0EJ


0121 350 9169



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