WHAT A KNIT: The ladies of St Augustine's Church, Downend, held a aponsored "knit-in" to raise money for the Rheumatism and Arth
U.ritis Research Council
They made £60 for the Council end provided 100 bobble hats for handicapped children from the Clifton Diocese to wear on their annual pilgrimage to Lourdes. The wool was provided by the parish
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Archbishop Murphy of Cardiff and Bishop Wheeler of Leeds will both be present at the Guild of Our Lady of Ransom general meeting at 6.30 pm on April 26 at the Westminster Cathedral Hall. The guest speaker will be Commander Peter Kimm, OBE, RN.
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Britain will this year host the 21st International Mathematical Olympiad, and the Department of Education and Science has agreed to contribute £15,000 towards the cost. The Olympiad is a contest for senior school pupils and will be held in London in July. Schools which would like to enter the preliminary competitions should contact Mr J. A. Gray, Mathematieal Association, 259 London Road, Leicester.
* * * WHAT A GIRL: Julie Taylor (above) of St Joseph's Comprehensive School, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan will represent Great Britain at javelin in the European Catholic Student Games at • Tralee in April.
Julie, aged 13 of Western Avenue, Sandfields, Port Talbot, has won the Welsh javelin championship twice (under 13 and under 15). She represented Wales in the Celtic Championship in which she won the javelin compeltion (under 13); and is now part of the all-age Welsh squad. There will be a special Mass for the Sick, honouring Our Lady of Lourdes, on Sunday at St Mary's Priory, Leyland, Preston. The 11 am Mass will start and finish with a torchlight procession and will include the pilgrims' prayers and hymns as used at Lourdes.
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"Learning in a World of Change" is the theme of a one-day conference for teachers to be held on March 21, sponsored by the Liverpool Justice and Peace Commission. Speakers will include Dom Thomas Cullinan and Robin Richardson. Details from the Conference Secretary, Christ's College, Woolton Road, Liverpool. Closing date for applications February 28.
* * * Liverpool Cathedral Choir has vacancies for eight boys aged between 6+ and 81, and voice trials will be held early next month. Applicants should have a good musical ear, a reasonably high standard of general intelligence and the promise of a good voice. The Metropolitan Cathedral's choirboys are educated at St Edward's College, West Derby. Further information from Philip Duffy; telephone 051 709 9222.