New Dean of Brecon appointed
THE next Dean of Brecon will be Canon Paul Shackerley, who is
currently Vicar of Doncaster Minster. He was brought up in
Tredegar, south Wales, but has so far worked only in the Church of
England. He was a Church Army officer for eight years, before being
ordained and serving in London and Chelmsford, and at Sheffield
Cathedral. He will be installed on 13 September.
Bishop of Bradwell tweets about his cancer
THE Bishop of Bradwell, the Rt Revd John Wraw, has been
diagnosed with myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow, he said on
Twitter on Saturday. The Bishop tweeted that it was "treatable
through radio[therapy] & chemotherapy". He wrote: "Strange
emotional roller coaster but really value support and prayers of
friends and colleagues. Feel very much at peace about this
Kitemark for night shelters launched
NIGHT SHELTERS will now be able to apply for a quality mark,
developed by Housing Justice. Launched yesterday, the mark will be
awarded to those shelters that meet standards of good practice
developed by the charity, including training for volunteers and
operating safely. The launch is part of the Housing Justice
roadshow, which is currently travelling the country.
Protesters arrested at Burghfield nuclear site
TWO anti-nuclear protesters were arrested at the Atomic Weapon
Establishment (AWE) in Burghfield, Berkshire, on Monday.
Demonstrators locked themselves to cars and to each other to
prevent vehicles' entering the site. In total, 29 campaigners
attended. The oldest was 82.
Retired vicar jailed for indecent assault
A RETIRED priest was sentenced to four years in prison last
Fridayafter being found guilty of the indecent assault of four
girls aged between ten and 15. Brian Spence, aged 74, was Vicar of
Crowthorne, in the diocese of Oxford, when he committed the
offences between 1994 and 1998.