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Interview: Sister Monica Tywang, community worker, Notting Hill Carnival

by Rachel Harden

A habit is just that, a habit. It is what people expect me to wear, and I do sometimes wear it if I need to be identified easily, but it is not what makes the person. I tend to wear casual clothes with a cross around my neck. At the Carnival everyone knows me, anyway, as I have been around for so long.

The late Cardinal Hume is responsible for my involvement in the Carnival. When I was working in London, he asked my congregation to release ...

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House for Duty Preist

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THE DIOCESE OF ST DAVIDS wishes to appoint a HOUSE FOR DUTY PRIEST TO SERVE IN THE PARISHES OF ST DOGMAELS & NEVERN & MONINGTON. The parishes comprise the village of St Dogmaels with the ru...  Read More

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Why boosts to self-esteem don’t cure all ills

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Fri 29 Aug 14 @ 10:33
RT @CanonIMG@Steven_Croft @churchtimes churches can be a beacon of hope in these situations if we roll up our sleeves and get working together

Fri 29 Aug 14 @ 10:32
@WealandsBell Happy returns home. The cartoon by @davewalker today is appropriately on the Peace (though it is on the letters page)