at Cliffsend, Ramsgate, to mark the 1400th anniversary of the landing in England of St Augustine. Archbishop of Canterbury Dr George Carey and Cardinal Basil Hume will be attending.
Ten years after CHURCH LEADERS, women's organisations and men and women from all walks of life are to celebrate together the achievements of the Ecumenical Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women, 19881998.
The celebration is to be held at St Hild and St Bede College, Durham, from 17-19 April 1998.
A song for York
THE ARCHBISHOP of York, Dr David Hope, is to launch a fund-raising reception at his residence on Friday 30 May as part of a L1.5 million appeal launched by the Royal School of Church Music. The school aims to encourage excellence in church music. More details on 01653 600990.
Blunkett appeal IN A LETTER to Education Secretary David Blunkett, Richard Wilkins, head of the 2,500-strong Association of Christian Teachers, has called for the retention of the Christian dimension in education in new legislation during the present Parliament.
Di's Muni speaks
Frances Shand Kyda, Catholic convert mother of Diana, Princess of Wales, has spoken for the first time about her relationship with her daughter. The L200,000 fee from Hello! magazine is to go to charity.
WE HAVE Two more names to add to our list of Catholic MPs. These are Labour MPs Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton) and Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire).
Aids Link AGM
CATHOLIC AIDS Link's AGM is scheduled to take place at Vaughan House, Westminster, on Saturday nine=
The forthcoming National Justice and Peace Conference (30 May-1 June) is to be held at Swanvvick, Derbyshire this year. Organiser Nan Saeki said:
"We sense a strong desire in the country for a more caring sociey and that means we must move to close the gap between rich and poor, become less harsh and more hospitable to foreigners and work for the planet".