IAA FISH in the window means "S 0 S" to a growing number of Church of England parishes. I 1 ouse-hound people who find theansels es in trouble hang a cardboard fish in the window. Passers-by who see it tell the local clergy, who notify their team of helpers. The helpers Men can round to see Ishii( is wrong.
But it's not just for Anglicans. ,
When St. George's parish in Chesterton Road, near Cambridge, dropped a request for helpers in each letter-box within its boundaries, nearly 300 people joined the team, including Catholics and nonChristians.
And in Bournemouth a family put up a fish card recently because the mother was ill in bed, the husband doing all the shopping and there Is as no one to look after the children. They turned out to he Catholics.
The fish scheme started two years ago at Old Headington parish in Oxford.