A SERVICE OF Thanksgiving for the life of Lavinia,Duchess of Norfolk, LG, will be held in the Cathedral of Our Lady and St Philip Howard, Arundel at 2.30 pm on Friday 1 March 1996. Please apply by 12 February to The Dover House, Poling, Arunde), West Sussex, BN18 9PX.
A NAVAL chaplain has become the first Catholic to become an Honorary Chaplain to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Mgr Noel Mullin, 48, who has been Principal Chaplain to the Royal Navy in Portsmouth since 1993, said: "Chaplaincy in the Royal Navy has always enjoyed good inter-church relations. I believe that this honour, bestowed by Her Majesty on a Catholic priest, is a recognition of that inter-church cooperation and commitment to each other."
Rt Rev Francis Walmsley, Bishop to the Forces, said: "Her Majesty has honoured numerous chaplains from the other churches, but this is the first time that a Catholic chaplain in any of the services has been honoured in this way."
FR. BERNARD Longley a lecturer in Dogmatic Theology at St. John's Seminary in Wonersh has been appointed Secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Committee for Christian Unity, he succeeds Monsignor Michael Jackson who is to return to his diocese of Arundel and Brighton.
THE STAPLEFORD House Education Centre is launching new in-service distance learning courses in Religious Education for teachers ranging from a Professional Certificate through to a Ph.D.
A NEW SINGLE Volume compendium on the Church's code of law has been published by Geoffrey Chapman, "The Canon Law Letter and Spiritis intended to complement the authentic teaching of Vatican II, in particular,its dogmatic and
THE Rr. REV. Roger Sainsbury , Vice-Chairman of the London Churches' group, has been appointed the new Chairman for the Bishops' Advisory Group for Urban Priority Areas. He is also a member of the Church's Commission for Racial Justice and the Bishops' Urban Panel.
A SERIES OF FRESCOES is underway at St Mary's, Julian Road,Bath. Local artist Fleur Kelly is depicting scenes from the life of Mary in five panels which have been left blank until now.
BRITISH PILGRIMAGE organizers have criticized a company that promises to reveal the so-called "third secret" of Fatima to customers who pay $30 for a limited edition Fatina medallion.Church spokesmen this week warned the public against any dealing.