BILLINGSHURNI in West Sussex has been the scene of an adventurous experiment in ecumenical activity for the last two weeks.
The Catholic, Anglican and inited Reformed churches in the area have been holding a joint mission in the town from June 8 to this Sunday June 15. Bishop Cormae Murphy O'Connor of Arundel and Brighton preached the sermon at the opening service in the Anglican church. The bishop warmly congratulated the Christians of Billingshurs, for their mittative and ecumenical spirit in taking part in the mission.
Priests. vicars and pastors from the area, went houst-to-house visiting with seminarians from both Wonersh and the Anglican theological college at Chichester.
Many of the meetings during the mission, including a healing service this evening, have been lead by American Franciscan. Fr Peter Tarran, a Charismatic whose order is devoted to promoang Christian unity.
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Sr Pauline Gaughan, the secretary of Cornerstone, is leaving London to take up a new appointment in Manchester. Cornerstone is holding an evening of tribute for her on Wednesday June 18 at 6.30 in Westminster Cathedral Conference Centre. The evening will begin with a concelebrated Mass. All her friends are invited.
HOLY MASS will he offered for the repose of the soul of the late Henry Martin Gillett, founder of the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary. at 630pm In St Gregory's Chapel at Westminster Cathedral on Thursday July 17.