In stitches AMATEUR KNITTERS AND stitchers are invited to enter a competition to design and make a church kneeler which depicts the title or line of any hymn. Creative Exhibitions Ltd, which is running the competition, will display all the entries at The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in October and the winner will receive £1,000 made out to the church of their choice (any denomination). Details: Telephone 081 692 8848.
Cam care CARA IRISH HOUSING Association's latest scheme of eleven one-bedroom flats, opened in Islington, London on Tuesday. The scheme consists of high quality "design and build" homes, which have been constructed by New Age Homes. They provide care for existing Cara tenants and homes for nominees from the local council. The scheme, named Cara House was opened by Sir George Young MP, the Housing Minister. New pew BRITISH CHRISTIANS AB increasingly worshipping in churches of a denomination different from their own, claims the Free Church Federal Council. The council claims that research carried by their organisation has revealed Anglicans in membership with Free Churches and Free Church congregations belonging to Anglican churches. The Rev David Staple, of the Council, said this week that "It affects perceptions of the ministry. It also challenges our denominationalism."
Pulling together CHURCH LEADERS OF five denominations in Sunderland met together on Wednesday to make a solemn covenant with one another that will bind them to do nothing separately that they can do together. In a service at St Bede's church, clergy and ministers from the different communions put their signature to a document of solidarity. Coming over CONTINUING THE WAVE of Anglicans moving inexorably towards Rome, the former Bishop of Leicester admitted last week that he was considering becoming a Catholic when the canon of the ordination of women is promulgated by the General Synod next month. Bishop Richard Run who retired two years ago announced his decision in the same week that Canon Michael Hayes, a priest of Westminster Abbey, declared his intention of converting.
Cage protest REPRESENTATIVES OF SEVERAL religions will be present tommorrow when residents of Kidlington and Oxford demonstrate against Campsfield House's second month as a detention centre. The demonstrators will release birds as a symbol of protest against continued detention of refugees and immigrants without charge. Further details: 071-729 5551.