GLC MASS. — Archbishop Cowderoy of Southwark is to offer the annual Mass at County Hall on January 18 for members of the 300-strong Greater London Council Catholic Staff Guild.
WHO'S THE BABY?— Spurred into action after overhearing two people gazing at a Christmas crib say, "who's the baby with Adam and Eve?", a group of Christians have been putting up posters which answer the question and explain what Christmas is all about. Their campaign is financed by the sale of Nativity seals (2s. 6d. a sheet from Christmas Poster Campaign. Charing Cross Road, W.C.2.) and space donations from the bill-posting industry.
CHAPLAIN'S DINNER. — The annual Catholic Army Chaplain's dinner will be held on January 11 at the Irish Club, 82, Eaton Square, London, S.W.1. Those who served in the Army as combatants and have since become priests are welcome. They should apply to the Rev. P. Brady, Senior R.C. Chaplain, Eastern Command, Hounslow, Middlesex.
CATHEDRAL DELAY. — Because of objections by people living near the proposed site of
the new cathedral For Bristol in Pembroke Road on the grounds of increased traffic when it is built and noise during the building, Bristol planning committee has asked for more detailed information about the design and site coverage.
PARTIES FOR LONELY,— The Fermoy Old Folks Committee, Co. Cork, is to give a dinner and party for the lonely old people of the town on Sunday, December 19. The same afternoon, the local branch of the Irish Red Cross Society will hold a similar party at Skibbereen, Co. Cork, with the cooperation of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland.
SPIRE TURNED DOWN.— Plans for a slender 28ft. fibreglass spire for the new Catholic church of St. Paul's at Meopharri. Kent, have been rejected by Strood rural district council on the grounds that it would be out of keeping with its surroundings. ONCE A SYNAGOGUE. A synagogue in Annesley Street, Belfast, has been acquired by the Mater Hospital and will be adapted for use as the hospital's nurses' training school.
CHURCH AWAITS NAME. —A £23,000 Catholic church which has opened at Newbold near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, will not be named until it is officially blessed by Bishop Ellis of Nottingham when he returns from Rome. Fur several years the Newbold parishioners have held all services in a family chapel built before the Reformation.
POLISH PILGRIMAGE. —
The Polish Catholic community in Britain is to organise a pilgrimage to Rome next May which will mark the thousandth anniversary of the conversion of Poland to Christianity. It will be led by Count Jean Balinski, of the Polish Research Centre.
JERSEY KNIGHT'S FAYRE. --More than £1,200 for Jersey's three Catholic schools was raised at a Christmas Fayre organised by the Knights of St.