Fr Howard Tripp, Director of the Southwark Catholic Children's Society , is celebrating next week the 2Sth anniversary of his ordination to thc priesthood, and there will be a Mass at St Vincent's School, Temple Hill, Dartford, Kent, at 12 noon on Saturday, June 10 It will be attended by the children and staff from all of the society's homes.
Archbishop Derek Worlock, Bishop David, Sheppard and the Rev Norwyn Denny, the Catholic, Anglican and Methodist leaders in Liverpool. are taking a mixed party of 45 young people to the Monastery of Taize, in France. They leave on Sunday and will spend a seek there: much of the time will be taken in ecumenical prayer together Two choir's from the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral will join with the Choral Society of St Edward College on Saturday, June 10, in a performance of Faurc's Requiem, The work is the highlight of the most ambitious concert yet presented by the Cathedral Concerts Society. Tickets at 90p for adults and 60p for senior citizens and students. and full details of the programme from the Cathedral Bookshop.
The Church of the .Saered Heart, Eden Grove, Holloway, London. N7, celebrated the golden jubilee of its consecration this week with a Mass concelebrated by Bishop Victor Guazzelli, Bishop in East London; Fr fan Dommersen, the parish priest. and 20 other priests. After Mass there were refreshments in the Community Centre where there was an exhibition of photographs and documents of the history of the parish. In the evening there was a "Bring and Sing" for all those who attended the Mass. Bishop Mervyn Alexender of Clifton joined hundreds of young people on a 10-mile sponsored walk through the Forest of Dean last week. The walk began with Mass and ended with a meal and barndance. Money raised will go towards the Diocesan Youth Service and the Bishop's Fund for the Training of Priests.
The first English Churches Youth Assembly will be held in Coventry Cathedral from September 29 to October 1. Workshops will include racism; the role of the Church in a multi-racial society; Evangelism; what we mean by sharing the Good News; youth unemployment; immediate problems, and long-term issues. Details from ECYA c/o BCC Youth Unit, 2 Eaton Gate, London, SW I .
Three new guidance booklets which deal with different aspects of the Sex Discrimination Act within employment are now available free from the Equal Opportunities Commission, Office Services, Overseas House, Quay Street, Manchester.
The Scout Association is to help the BBC to mount a "Tune A Radio Week" in November. Scouts will help elderly people living alone to tune their radios to the new wavelengths which the BBC will he using from November 23 The Russian Orthodox Church in London is appealing for money to lease or buy a new church when the lease on their present church in Emperor's Gate runs out. Most of the congregation are Russian exiles with few resources. Details from Russian Orthodox Church House, 14 Dunstan's Road. Barons Court, London W6. Growing confidence in the role of Catholic schools was evident at the annual Conference of Secondary Headteachers held at the Westminster Pastoral Centre at London Colney recently. The conference was opened by Bishop James O'Brien, Auxiliary Bishop in Hertfordshire, who paid tribute to the tremendous contribution made by the schools to Catholic formation.
Miss Freda Rose Mary Chellingworth, of Montgomery Avenue, Sheffield, who died in March, left £20,551 gross, £20,139 net. She left £3,450 and effects to personal legatees. £50 for Masses; £300 to the Catholic Women's League, Sheffield Section, and the residue equally between the Holy Ghost Fathers, Leeds Diocesan Rescue. Protection and Child Welfare Society, and the Crusade Rescue Society.
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A new £1 million Catholic high school is now being built in Stockport on behalf of the Shrewsbury diocese and the local education authority. St James' High School, in Cheadle Hulme, will be completed in March. 1980, and the first pupils will be children from St Michael's Secondary School, Heaviley, which is to be turned into a Catholic sixth form college, and from Stockport Convent High School, which will be closed.
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Christians involved in the media in IS different countries will meet at the Art Workers Guild, London, from June 5 to 6 for the Assembly of the European Region of the World Association of Christian Communication. Dr Donald Coggan, Archbishop of Canterbury, will bpen the meeting, which will focus on "Christians in the Media Communication in a Pluralistic Society." Help the Aged has produced a new wall-chart for young children. Called "Being Kind," it is designed to encourage children to value kindness in their relationships with old people. The chart is available from Help. the Aged Education Department, 218 Upper Street, London, NI. at 50p.
A Memorial Mass for Alen Rye, KCSG, will be held in Corpus Christi Church, Maiden Lane, London, WC2 at 5.40 pm today. Members of the Catholic Stage Guild and their friends are warmly invited to attend. • Bishop Julio Laboyen, ODC, of Infanta, in the Philippines will speak at Ushaw College, Durham on Wednesday, May 31, at 8 pm on
he Role of the Church in the Philippines." He is the chairman of the Filipino Bishops' Conference and leader of a group of bishops who are highly critical of the government.
TWO pictorial records of the situation in Southern Africa have been produced by the International Defence and Ald Fund. One, called "Zimbabwe in Struggle" is an exhibition of 80 photographs on 12 posters at £4. suitable for display by church groups or schools. The other costs 20p and consists of 50 photographs, a map and a concise text. Both are available from the Fund, 104 Newgate Street, London, Ed.
* * * Scholarships have been awarded for entry to Ratcliffe College, Leicester, to D. Shibli, of St John's, Alton; and (minor awards) to P. J. H. Howdle and S. C. Ottewell of Grace Dieu Manor.
Members of the Taizo community will visit major cities throughout Britain during June. They will be trying to discover how people in Britain can share with others at the "European Meeting" to be held in Paris in December. For further details of the visits write to "Letter from Taize", 71250, TaizeCommunity, France.
Cardinal Gordon Gray of St Andrew's and Edinburgh was one of the guests at a luncheon at the Palace of liolyroodhouse, Edin• burgh, on Monday. It was given by Mr William Ross, MP, the Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
"Church and Home" was the theme of this year's Anglican National Pilgrimage to Walsinghem, on Sunday. Dr Michael Ramsey former Archbishop of Canterbury, returned from America especially early to preach to the more than 10,000 pilgrims who attended.