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For valour and gallantryHOLDERS of the Victoria Cross and the George Cross at a service iWestminster Abbey on Monday to mark the 150th anniversary of the medals. Amonthem was the latest recipient, Private Johnson Beharry VClooking at camera)Queen's first woman chaplain dies
CANON Marion Minginsthe first female chaplain to the Queen, died on Monday in St Nicholas'Hospice, Bury St Edmunds. She had been suffering from cancer. Born in 1952Canon Mingins was also the first female senior selection secretary at thAdvisory Council for the Church's Ministry. She became a Residentiary Canon aSt Edmundsbury Cathedral in 1993, and Canon Pastor in 1999. She continued twork there voluntarily after her retirement through ill health in 2002. Tribute to Welsh ecumeni
THE ARCHBISHOP of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, paid tribute to thretiring general secretary of Churches Together in Wales (Cytn) before  special retirement service last week at Llandaff Cathedral. Dr Morgan describethe Revd Gethin Abraham-Williams as a close colleague and staunch advocate foecumenism.Double award for Church Commission
A CHURCH COMMISSIONER, John Spence MBE, has been awarded an OBE ithe Queen's Birthday Honours list for his work for the charity Business in thCommunity. Mr Spence was chairman of the Chelmsford Round Table as well aEssex area chairman, before becoming national treasurer. He has also beeawarded the Round Table National Marchesi Medal, only the third person treceive the award in the Round Table's 80-year histor
 Young disabled lack choices, says chari
YOUNG DISABLED PEOPLE are being denied a real choice about how anwhere they live, says a new report from the disability charity John Grooms. Thcharity blames lack of government funding, a postcode lottery of services, lack of data, and negative attitudes about residential care among policy-makerand professionals.St Paul's pulls ahead
THE NATIONAL Twelve Bell RinginCompetition at Worcester Cathedral on Saturday was won by ringers from St Paus Cathedral. They took the crown from Birmingham, who have won 14 of thprevious 32 titles. About 600 people packed the Cathedral Green for the eventwhich ended with an evening concert of Mozart's Requie

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