will be one of many English cathedrals receiving £2.4 million worth of grants from English Heritage. The Chairman of English Heritage, Jocelyn Stevens, visited Southwark Cathedral on 7 December to announce the recipients of the grants.
MOUNT CARMEL SCHOOL,
Alderley Edge held an innovative "A" level workshop earlier this month. Run by the English Shakespeare Company, the workshop starred a group of actors working with the sixth form English students from Mount Carmel, St Ambrose College, Hale Barns and All Hallows, Macclesfield.
THE DOMINICANS' publication, "Religious Life Review" will run, as part of its programme for the forthcoming year, two series: "Which Way to the Next Millennium?", which will be delivered by religious; and "As Others See Us?", talks given by lay women and men, including Sheila Cassidy, Associate Specialist in Palliative Care, Eamon Duffy, Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and Ian Linden, secretary general of the Catholic Institute for International Relations.
THE MEDJUGORJE Appeal will send DM 100,000 of funds collected over the year to Medjugorje, where they will build a kindergarten and houses as part of a scheme for a new village dedicated to Our Lady; The Mother's Village.
The Appeal has already contributed to the founding of the Village for Orphans of the Bosnian war, also situated in Medjugorje.
WINTERWATCH, A SCHEME
established by two charities, Crisis and Shelter, in 1991, will distribute this month £300,000 to voluntary groups around the UK to help provide hundreds of extra shelter spaces for homeless people over the cold winter months. In the first round of funding, announced last week, 25 groups from Glasgow to Godalming received £171,000 to help create 410 extra beds. A second round of funding will be made later in January.
AN INTERNATIONAL conference will be held on 22-27 January, 1996, in Jerusalem to discuss "The Significance of Jerusalem for Christians and of Christians for Jerusalem." Held at the YMCA East Jerusalem, the conference is sponsored by Sabeel Liberation Theology Centre, in consultation with the Middle East Council of Churches and other ecumenical organisations.
CHRISTIAN GROUPS from 31 different churches across the country have already purchased over 15,000 books they will use next Lent. Building Bridges is the workbook for the .1996 Lent Course organised by the Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland (CCBI) to be studied in local groups drawn from different Church communities.