TCatholics in London are Bishops of England and Wal meeting, the disturbances caused
Clare and Gareth Edwards, of
Gordon Road, Finchley, London, suggest that the bishops recommend parishes to provide babyminding facilities so that parents can attend Mass without taking their little children who are often "talking, crying, bobbing up and about". or (sometimes) running b Soundproof rooms for mothers, provided by some churches, seem "expensive and unsatisfactory", they add, because they out mothers off from the rest of the congregation, UNITY RALLY.—Bishop Holland of Blackburn will speak on May 13 at a big rally at Queen's Hall, Methodist Mission. Blackburn on the first occasion that the ,town's Catholics and Protestants will have come into official contact. Other speakers will be the Anglican Bishop of Blackburn, Dr. C. R. Claxton, and the Rev A. Trevor Hubbard, Minister of Leamington R o a d, Rantist Church, Blackburn,
The Catholic Rural Dean of St. Mary's, Blackburn. the Very Rev. John Linehan, said this week : "This rally will be a united demonstration to bring about the ecumenical movement." Mr. Hubbard said: "Complete reunion between the Churches seems a long way off. but the (sot that we can meet and acknowledge our oneness as Christians is certainly historic end wonderful."
COLLAPSED CHURCH. — The
Abbot Ampleforth, Dr. Basil Hume, will leed discussions at the abbey on April 5 on the future of St. Benedict's Church, Garforih, near 1.eeds, which collapsed in November. Fr. Alban Rimmer, the parish priest, said last week that no definite rebuilding plans would he made until the Anril meeting
JOINT PILGRIMAGE. — An Anglican and Catholic ecumenical pilgrimage to the Holy Land will be led on Aoril 27-May 11 by Fr. Thomas Corbishley. Si.. of the Farm Street Church, end the Rev. Michael Bruce, vicar of St. Mark's, North Audley Street,
INTER-CHURCH REVIEW.—An inter-Chureh fortnightly news review, the New Christian is to he launched ie the autumn. It will replace the Anglican monthly Pris-at. Its editorial hoani will he made up of Catholics and members of the major Protestant Churches. The editor will be the Rev. Trevor Beeson, Vicar of St Chads, Stockton, Co. Durham, who is also editor of Parish and People, the official organ of the Anglican Reform Movement.
VALENTINE FAYRE.—A Valentine Fayre opened by Bishop lawyer of Leeds at Ihe Guildford Ilotel. Leeds. last week under the guspices of the Catholic Women's League and the Knights of St. Columba eol siseetely.£365 in aid of the Rescue ci WELSH IN MASS.—Welsh will be used in the Mass for the first time in the Cardiff Archdiocese on Monday, St. David's Day. in St
David's Cathedral, Cardiff. Archbishop Morphy will preside. The responses will be taken from "Llvfr Gweddi Catholig", the Welsh trans lation of the Simple Prayer Book. as the official translation of the Liturgy is not yet ready. Fr. Donal Mullins will be the celebrant end will preach in Welsh.
organising a petition asking the es to consider, at their Low Week by babies at Mass.
'LOLLIPOP' PILGRIMAGE.—A pilgrimage to Lourdes is being arranged for four children injured in the "Lollipop Special" train crash at Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. Iasi May. Anonymous donutions of £25 started a fund which the headmaste, of St. Austin's Catholic Primary School at Stafford, Mr. Donald Treadwell is to increase to £125 with raffles. coffee mornings and an appeal. Two of the St. Austin's pupa:: died in the crash.
VIGIL GROUP.—The All-Night Vigil Group ennounces that it hos taken 27.500 pilgrims to Lourdes since 1958 end 3,475 during 1964. Last August's trip to Poland for the feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa is to be repeated. COLOMBO HOUSE PLAQUE.— A plaque to Angelo Colombo, son of the lt.alian road engineer who donated funds to buy Colombo House, Teddington. Middx., was unveiled at the house last week. Angelo was killed on a construction site neer Milan when he was 36. Colombo House is a home for retarded children run by the Sons of Divine Providence.
JEWS DISCUSS COUNCIL. — Fr. Agnellus Andrew. 0.F.M., will be the principal speaker at a discussion on the Vatican Council organised by the London Society of Jews and Christians on April 6. at 7 p.m., at King's Weigh House Church Hall, Binney Street, off Oxford Street. London. Rabbi Leslie Edgar, chairman of the society, will open • the discussion.
CANON A.N'THONV A K L, Rural Dean of St. David's, East Cowes, I.O.W.. offered a Mass of thanksgiving on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, to commemorate his golden jubilee in the priesthood. Of the 50 years as a priest, he has spent 12 as parish priest of Si. Devid's.
KENNEDY HOUSE.—HerrWilli Brandt, Mayor of West Berlin. is to open the £35,000 John F. Kennedy House, adjoining Coventry Cathedral, on April 24. It is a restdential centre for young people with accommodation for 40, replacing huts left by the Cathedral buildiny; contractors and since used as residential quarters for young people. CAMBRIDGE STROKE. — Michael Sweeney, 20. a former pupil of The Becket School, West Bridgford. Notts, and maw of St. John's College, has been chosen to stroke the Cambridge crew in the Boat Race on April 3. Ile is one of a group of outstanding oarsmen produced under Fr. Dominic Muncesa sports master at The Becket School.
ALTAR IN CORNER.—The first Mass in the Church of St. Edward the Confessor at Pound Hill. Crawley New Town. Sussex. will be said on Sunday. The church, which cost more than £30.000, has the altar in one corner so that the congregation will group round it. Fr. Gregory, Wil Hams. the parish priest, says: 'It is a church tailored to put the liturgical changes into effect." JOINT AID FOR OLD. — Foul churches at Easteote, Middx. — St Thomas More (Catholic), Sr. Lae rence's (Anglican). Si. Andrew's (Presbyterian), and the Easteote Methodist Church — are combinine to held old people by organising a garden fete on June 19 in the grotmds of St. Lawrence's. The money raised will go towards building a club for the elderly.
NEW STATIONS OF THE CROSS for the Good Shepherd church in Blunon, Stoke-onTrent, will be finished by Holy Week. The church has been used since October, though the official opening has been postponed because of Archbishop Grirnshaw's illness.
Mr. Geogrey F. Harper, o) Harpenden, has designed the copper and iron stations that will stand away three inches from the plain while wall of the church, casting a network of shadows on the wall.
Pictured above is the First Station, Jesus is condemned to death, illustrated by Pilot washing his hands, and (below) the Fourth Station, Jesus meets his mother.
The church, designed by R. Scrivenor and Sons., of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, has a square shape to bring the altar. which faces the congregation, closer to the pews. In a few years the seating will he extended round the sideS of the sanctuary.