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NEWS IN BRIEF

Roman holiday

SYDENHAM HIGH School choir will begin their five day choral tour of Rome and Assisi on 15 July. The South London school choir will perform sacred as well as secular music, written by both

Italian and English composers. The highlight of this trip will be a meeting with the Pope.

High school

TRINITY CATHOLIC High School in Essex unveiled its new buildings on 5 July. Former Minister for Education, Baroness Hooper will inaugurate the grounds following a Pontifical Mass by Bishop Thomas McMahon of Brentwood. This marks the culmination of a 41,500,000 building project improving Trinity's Upper School facilities.

Architecturally

As PART OF WESTMINSTER Cathedral's Centenary celebration, Sir Philip Dowson, President of the Royal Academy of Arts, presented a lecture on Christian values in architecture on 6 July.

Organ music

THE NCOIRPORATED Association of Organists will stage

their annual organ festival in Huddersfield from 31 July-4 August. The event will draw delegates from both the UK and the rest of Europe amateur organists, as well as professionals are welcome!

Politicians

CATHOLIC MPs Simon Hughes and David Alton will discuss politics and religion at Herefordshire's Christian Festival today. Hughes will speak about "Being a Christian in Politics", while later, Alton asks "If God gives Christians Power, Why Do Some Go to Parliament for More?"

Great voice!

THE WESTMINSTER Cathedral Choir and the Age of Enlightment Orchestra will perform Haydn's The Creation on Wednesday 17 July. This performance, which begins at 7:30, will include period instruments and is part of the Cathedral's Centenary Music Festival.

Freedom fight

THE SOCIETY OR The Protection of Unborn Children holds a public Merseyside meeting ,"In Defence of Freedom In Defence of Life", at Liverpool's Adelphi

Hotel today. The lead guest speaker is councillor John Livingston.

Army father CATHOLIC ARMY Chaplain Fr Tim Forbes-Turner held a Field Mass to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi for students of St Benedict's College, in Colchester.

Dorking school BISHOP MURPHY-O'CONNOR of Arundel and Brighton celebrated with the Catholics in Dorking the opening of St Joseph's Primary School, as well as the centenary of St Joseph's Church in Falkland Grove, on 26 June. The event was attended by the Duke of Norfolk.

Appeal

THE COUGHTON Court Catholic Church has launched an urgent appeal for funds. Built in 1856 and designed by Hansom, this building was amongst the first private churches built after the Second Emancipation Act. To contribute to the restoration of this historic church, please send donations to: The Trustees of Coughton Catholic Church, c/o Coughton Court, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5JA.




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