President Carter, during his stay in London, will receive a delegation from the Campaign Against Psychiatric Abuse encouraging him to maintain his strong line on dissidents in the Soviet Union. The delegation will include Vladimir Bukovsky, whose meeting with President Carter in Washington earlier this year following his expulsion from the USSR, aroused the wrath of the Soviet authorities and considerably strained RussianAmerican relations.
The representation will follow a rally in Trafalgar Square, at 2 pm on Sunday, organised by the campaign calling for the release of Dr Semyon Gluzman, a Russian psychiatrist held in a concentration camp for his exposure of the abuses of psychiatry in Russia.
The Grubb Institute will hold its second interdenominational summer school for the clergy and church workers at Westminster School from August 16 to 19. The lecture topics will be "Revolution and Change", "Prophecy and Evangelism Today" and "The Relevance of Church Structures." Further information from the Rev Davi Durston, The Grubb Institute, EWR Centre, Cloudesley Street, London, NI.
* * * Archbishop Dwyer of Birmingham was one of several leading Church figures who welcomed delegates to the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church in the Central Hall, B irmingham, on Monday. He was speaking at the installation of the new Moderator, the Right Reverend John Young.
The Sisters or St Anne, whose Mother House is in Wimbledon, are celebrating the golden jubilee of their Congregation by a special Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Anne at Auray, Brittany, from May 28 to June 1. There will also be a special Jubilee Mass on July 19 at St Anne's Settlement, Vauxhall, the cradle of the congregation.
Professor Philip Bagwell will speak on "Transport Policy" to a gathering of Christian Socialists in the House of Commons at 8 pm on Tuesday. A committee room has been booked by Mr Ron Lewis, M P, and visitors will he welcome.
A group of mentally handicapped people from the Westminster diocese will set off on a pilgrimage to Lourdes next week. Organised by the Westminster Diocesan Vlentally Handicapped Association, the pilgrimage is to he led by Fr Michael Garvey of St Edmund's College, Ware. The Society for Religious Peace and Family Unity is to prepare a booklet setting out the beliefs and views of a wide variety of Church and religous groups, in the interest of mutual understanding and religious tolerance. At the society's second meeting last weekend concern was expressed at the growing influence of groups employing "deprogramming" techniques to persuade young people to abandon attitudes and beliefs considered undesirable by their parents.
Catholics, Anglicans and Methodists in the Crawley Down area of Sussex are together to visit all the houses in the older part of Crawley Down Village before the beginning of June. Members of the Worth Abbey Lay Community are to take part in the project which has been planned by Dom Charles Hallinan, of Worth Abbey, the Rev Graham Bryant, Anglican vicar of Crawley Down, and the Rev David Hawkes, Methodist minister in the area.
The British Federation of Notre Dame de Namur Associations has issued the exact figures of the £5,000 aid it has collected. over the last three years for the Notre Dame Mission in Kariye, Botswana. Preparations are well under way for the federation's golden jubilee next year.
St Joseph of Annecy Convent, Taunton, Somerset, is to be sold to the governing body of King's College, Taunton, and will be used for accommodation for pupils attending the school. A pall for a national initiative in evangelism has come from'a group representing the five largest member Churches of the British Council of Churches (together with a Catholic consultant observer), the Evangelical Alliance, the Church of England Evangelical Council and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Those interested should contact the Rev John Poulton, Lambeth Palace, London, SE I.
Bishop Emery of Portsmouth formally opened and blessed the final phase of Oaklands Comprehensive School, Waterlooville, near Portsmouth last week. The school governors, local education officials and parents were present at the ceremony.
"Chaos and Community" a day of study and sharing about ways of overcoming apathy and domination in church and society will be held at Notting Hill Ecumenical Centre, London, on May 28 from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm. The day is organised by the Catholic Renewal Movement from whom further details are available at 7 Evangelist Road, London, NWS.
St Paul's College of Education, Newbold Revel, near Rugby, is to be sold following the Government's recent decision to reduce drastically the number of teacher training places in England. The college campus, with residential accommodation for 230 students and teaching accommodation for 540 students, is to be sold by private treaty.
The Atonement Friars and the Catholic League have sponsored a workshop on the three Agreed Statements of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission. It will be at the Westminster Cathedral Conference Centre on May 14 and 21, and will explore possible ways forward. Speakers will include Bishop Moorman, formerly Anglican Bishop of Ripon, and Fr John Coventry, SJ. Details from Atonement Friars, 47 Francis Street, London SWI.
* * ,* A parish dinner at St Teresa's, Stanstead, Essex, last week attracted more than 90 parishioners and raised 1100 towards the church alteration fund. Designed to foster community spirit in the parish, the dinner was held in a parishioner's house and.provided an opportunity for many non-Catholics to see something of parish life.
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Bishop Butler, the Bishop in Hertfordshire, presided at the consecration of the Church of St Alban and St Stephen in St Albans, Hertfordshire, on Wednesday, It was the culmination of 130 years' work, started by Fr Crook, who used to travel over from St Edmund's, Ware, to say Mass in a makeshift chapel.
* * * St Christopher's Catholic Cycling Club, which began in 1934 after a letter in the Catholic Herald, would welcome new members. Membership is open to people of all beliefs who are interested in pedal propulsion. Further details can be obtained from Lyn Atterbury, 2a Narbonne Avenue, London, SW4.
"The Mikado", the Gilbert and Sullivan musical, will be staged by the Bristol Catholic Players nightly between May 9 and 21 at Newman Hall, Grange Court Road.
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A Mass to celebrate the silver jubilee of Dom Helder Camara, Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, Brazil, and an internationally known campaigner for the Third World, will be held at Leiden, Holland, on Saturday, August 23. After the celebration Dom Helder will fly to Londonderry for a consultation on non-violence.
* * * An essay competition for teenagers on "What are schools for?" has been launched by the Christian Education Movement, in conjunction with Education Guardian.
The competition is open to people between 16 and 19 next August 1. Details are obtainable from the CEM, 2 Chester House, Pages Lane, London N10.