Page 3, 11th April 1997

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Organ Restored

AN ORGAN played by the poet Milton and heard by Oliver Cromwell has been returned to Tewkesbury Abbey after a £500,000 restoration. The 17th-century organ will be heard by Princess Margaret at a thanksgiving service on Sunday.

Betty Saunders

JOURNALIST AND author Betty Saunders, who worked for seventeen years on the Church Times, died last week. She had been ill for some time. A former Daily Mirror reporter, Mrs Saunders

published her first book 0 Blest Communion last year.

House of Prayer ARCHBISHOP KEITH Patrick O'Brien will dedicate the House of Prayer in the Isle of Iona, at a special Mass of Dedication at St Columba's Cathedral, Oban at 10am on 15 April 1997.

Priest charged

Fr Seamus Hetherton, 66, parish priest at the Church of the Holy Apostle in Swanlea, Kent, has been charged with four counts of theft totalling over £200,000. He was bailed to re-appear before Dartford Magistrates on 29 April.

High Meeting

AROUND 450 Anglo-Catholics are to gather in Norfolk next week. The group says that their teaching for the threeday event will be based on 2 Timothy 1: 6-7: " God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but the Spirit of power and love and self-control".

Mosque leader

A SPIRITUAL leader told an industrial tribunal this week that he lost his job at a mosque because he went on a pilgrimage to Mecca.

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