St Bart's choir ST BARTHOLOMEW'S Hospital Choral Society, the largest non-professional choir in London, will perform Dvorak's magnificent Stabat Mater at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 21 March to raise funds for workinjured nurses. Tickets from Judy Fox on 0181 464 4903.
HIS EMINENCE Cardinal Basil Hume, patron of the Catholic Housing Aid Society lent his support to the charity's 40th Anniversary year at its launch this week. "Much has changed over the last 40 years," he said, "but one thing has remained fundamental: the absolute need of people for a decent, secure and affordable home."
NORWICH'S BOSNIAN Refugee Relief's campaign for a replacement car for 72-yearold Bijac-based Sr Muriel was Donor recently given a great boost by an anonymous donor. His gift of £500 brings the fund nearer to the target £3000 needed to purchase the vehicle the nun needs to resume her humanitarian work in the war-ravaged communities of the former Yugoslavia.
THE CHURCH and the Earth, after Rio is Creation safe with Christians? is the question examined by the Newman Association on 13 April at a conference to be held at St Gregory's School in Bath. The meeting will focus on the individual contributions Christians must make to help the earth, in light of the UN's 1992 Conference on Environment and Development in Brazil.
Enflamed THE SOCIETY FOR the Protection of Unborn Children's 'Undying Flame for Unborn Children' arrives in Preston on Friday 15 March. The Rio flame, which commemorates the memory of the aborted was first lit in 1994 and has since been displayed throughout the country.
ST COLUMBA'S RC Boys' School, Bexleyheath, is today acting as a pilot school for the new English SATs which could change exams for the nation's 14-year olds. Last month, a St Columba pupil was chosen as one of 150 children for the McDonald's Child of Achievement Award, 1996. Terry Fowell, who suffers from Patties Disease, was one of 9,000 children nominated.
Latin Mass THE LATIN Mass Society is holding its first Northern Conference this Sunday, 17 March, in the Stopford Building, Manchester University, Oxford Road. Conference starts at 1.15pm; Solemn High Mass at 4pm in the Church of the Holy Name.