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Self-styled guinea pig

FOR a self-styled guinea pig, 54-year-old George Marriott, who will become the first lay financial diocesan secretary in the country at the beginning of the New Year, certainly has the experience. sacred and secular, with which to tackle the Westminster archdiocesan money worries.

Currently a company secretary and accountant, he has for many years been active in the lay apostolate. A father of six, he finds time to be chairman of the parish finance and lay formation committees at St. Edward's, Windsor. He is deputy Provincial Knight of the Thames Valley Province of the Knights of St. Columba, and treasurer of the local interdenominational Christian Aid group.

He sees his job as a fresh challenge, and looks upon his appointment by Cardinal Heenan as an experiment. "1 see myself as something of a guinea pig," he says.

Paisley debate postponed

'SHE debate between Mr. Ian 11 Paisley, M.P., and Norman St. John-Stevas, M.P., which was due to take place in Belfast on Tuesday has been postponed at the Protestant leader's request. It will probably take place in November at the Ulster Hall, Belfast, so as not to coincide with the reassembly of the House of Commons.

Also taking part will be the former Minister of Home Affairs at Stormont, Mr. William Craig, and Lord Longford. who stipulated beforehand that there should be no vote taken at the end of the debate, which would have a neutral chairman.

To Canterbury via Thames

THE Archbishop of Can terbury's new press officer, John Miles, is not unused to being at the elbow of top people, having during his three years' R.A.F. service been clerk and secretary to several group captains.

He leaves his position as press officer to Thames Television to take up his £3,000 a year post at Church House on November 1. After a thorough grounding with provincial and London suburban newspapers he entered public relations via Fleet Street. He spent 13 years as publicity officer at the B.B,C.

before joining Thames Television.

John Miles, aged 42, is married with three children, is a church warden of the Ascension parish, Wembley and is particularly keen on youth work. His chief relaxation is music, having studied the piano at the Trinity College of Music. He describes his taste as "catholic, ranging from Bach to Brubeck."

Patrick Wym ark dies at 44

pATR1CK WYMARK, the television actor who played Sir John Wilder in The Power Game, died in Melbourne on Tuesday. He was 44.

The actor was rehearsing for the lead part in a mystery thriller play called Sleuth, An ambulance was called after he had collapsed in his room.

He leaves a wife, Olwen, and four children.

He was educated at Wintringham Grammar School, Grimsby, and university College, London. He joined the Old Vic Company in 1951 and the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in 1955. He started in television with The Plane Makers out of which grew The Power Caine.

Mother Teresa to describe her work

MOTHER TERESA, the Yugoslav nun whose work for the poor in the slums of Calcutta and other cities has captured the imagination and sympathy of the world, arrives in Britain on Tuesday for a 12day tour.

She is expected to address at least eight public meetings about her work.




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