A SECRETARY in Flint has been sacked for refusing to work on Sundays. She is committed to church-going and bell-ringing at her local church; and has reported the case to an industrial tribunal,
Benn's Church Bill
THE LABOUR MP, Mr Tony Benn, intends to introduce into parliament a Bill to disestablish the Church of England. He is worried that the Government wants complete control of the Church, in opposition to the Church's own wishes.
THE BISHOP of London, Dr Graham Leonard, faces disapproval from other bishops and castigation from Dr Runcie today. Dr Leonard returned this week from his trip to America in support of an Episcopal priest dismissed for opposing the ordination of women priests. His trip was in defiance of their wishes, but he said that he had to be faithful to his beliefs.
Support for students
THE CHURCH of England has declared its concern at the inadequacy of the present level of student grants. It is unhappy that parents must be so heavily depended on, and does not believe that students can adequately repay society for publicly funded education by a system of loans.
CHARGES against two members of Catholic Peace Action who chained themselves on Monday to the doors of the Ministry of Defence were dropped at Bow St Magistrates Court when police accepted that the demonstration was peaceful. Today, another CPA member, Pat Gaffney, will be released after five days imprisonment for failing to pay fines incurred for an earlier offence at the MoD.
THE MITCHAM and Tooting LIFE group are holding their AGM on Monday, November 17 at 8pm, at which the Minister for Education and Science, Mrs Angela Rumbold, CBE, MP, will be present. The venue is The Baptist Church Hall, Welham Road, SW16. The video "The Unborn Child, a plea for Justice" will be shown.
Sisters' new home
TOMORROW marks the official opening and blessing of the new Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor, at St Peter's in Meadow Road, South Lambeth.
IN A pastoral letter for LAMP nday (Liverpool Archdiocesan Missionary Project), Archbishop Derek Worlock of Liverpool speaks of the commitment made over seven years ago which carries on in the work of the Mission's six priests in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, and rejoices that they have been joined by their first lay missionary.