New Bishop of Grimsby named
THE next Bishop of Grimsby will be the Revd Dr David Court, it
was announced last Friday. Dr Court, currently Vicar of Cromer, in
Norwich diocese, trained for ordination at Oak Hill Theological
College, and has also served in parishes in the dioceses of
Peterborough and Salisbury.
Deaf church put up for sale
THE first purpose-built church for the deaf in the UK is for
sale. St Saviour's, Acton, in West London, first opened on Oxford
Street, but was demolished and rebuilt in Acton in 1925. The
church's owners, the Royal Association of Deaf People, said that
they could not afford the substantial repairs that the building now
Bishop condemns mosque intimidation
THE Bishop-designate of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, has
condemned members of the far-right party Britain First, who stormed
into mosques across Bradford on Saturday, intimidating Muslims and
handing out Bibles. Writing on his blog, Bishop Baines said the men
were not Christians, and that there was no place for "race and
blood nationalism" in the faith.
Dioceses assent to women-bishops
MORE than 90 per cent of those in the 33 dioceses who have so
far voted on the new women-bishops legislation have voted in
favour: 97 per cent of bishops, 91 per cent of the clergy, and 90
per cent of the laity.
New director for CCJ
THE new director of the Council of Christians and Jews will be
Dr Jane Clements, it was announced last Friday. Dr Clements, who
succeeds the Revd David Gifford, is currently the director of the
Forum for Discussion of Israel and Palestine, and is a member of
the Anglican-Jewish Commission. She is a former trustee of the
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.
Call for Edith Cavell to be commemorated
RELATIVES of Edith Cavell, a nurse who "saw no sides" during the
First World War, are calling for her to be commemorated on special
centenary £2 coins. Descendants of Nurse Cavell were due to hand in
a 100,000-signature petition on Thursday. The Royal Mint has not
yet responded to the campaign.
Former Third Estates Commissioner Margaret Laird
MARGARET LAIRD, who was Third Church Estates Commissioner from
1989 to 1999, died on Sunday. Among her other appointments, Mrs
Laird was a Vice-President of the Society for the Maintenance of
the Faith, and a Governor of the Dr Pusey Memorial
Fund. Obituary to follow.
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