Salisbury college courses merge
TWO Salisbury-based theological training institutions have
merged to become one college. STETS (the Southern Theological and
Training Scheme) and Sarum College formally joined forces last
month. The new college will be called Sarum College, and remains
based in Cathedral Close, next to Salisbury Cathedral.
MPs block questioning of Lord Green
CONSERVATIVE MPs on the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee
have blocked an attempt to require Prebendary the Lord Green of
Hurstpierpoint, the former chairman of HSBC, to answer questions
about the tax-avoidance scandal at the bank. The Labour MP Austin
Mitchell had wanted to question Lord Green, but his suggestion was
voted down by the committee's Conservative MPs.
'Dishonest' treasurer sentenced
A CHURCH treasurer convicted of stealing more than £20,000 from
a Newcastle parish was described as "unchristian" and "thoroughly
dishonest" as he was sentenced to a suspended eight-month prison
sentence and 200 hours of community service. The treasurer, Mark
Conway-Wilcox, who used the money to fund a gambling habit,
admitted four counts of theft from St Wilfrid's, Newbiggin
Church musician dies in road accident
ONE of the leading British Roman Catholic church musicians, Nick
Gale, died after being knocked off his motorbike by a cement lorry,
which did not stop, in central London. Mr Gale, aged 39, who was
previously director of music at St George's Cathedral, Southwark,
was involved in the collision on Kensington High Street on Tuesday
Correction: In a recent Diary column (20
February), the Ven. Christine Allsopp was given the wrong title.
She is Archdeacon Emeritus. Our apologies.