I suppose I was aware of the NJPN – the National Justice and Peace Network of England and Wales – but perhaps not that NJPN holds an annual conference. This, coupled with the fact that I am not a member of J&P at any level, made it somewhat unlikely that I would have volunteered to attend this year’s conference. And yet, attend it I did, at the suggestion of my wife, who is a member of the Parish J&P Group. As is the nature of these things, the weekend of the conference fell in a busy period for me and so I did not pay much attention to the content of the conference before the event. All I knew was that we would be travelling to Derbyshire. I considered myself as the “driver”, so my preparations were limited to ensuring that we had petrol in the tank, and putting the destination into TomTom.
By Neville Vincent
Thanks to Neville for reporting on Ellie's recent recital, and providing some background on her achievements.
It was announced recently that Fr. Alan is to move to the Parish of Billingshurst with Pulborough. Here is the timetable for his move, and an invitation to join him as he is inducted into his new ministry by Bishop Richard.
Thanks to our Fairtrade coordinator Michael Combes for bringing this campaign, backed by Oxfam, Christian Aid, CAFOD, Traidcraft Exchange and Tearfund, to our attention.
Thanks to Patricia Mc Hugh, Curty Davis and Jo Aldridge for providing this update us on the activities of the Tuesday Craft Group. They are keen to enlarge the group, but also offer a welcoming cuppa, and more...
Many at St. Pius X will remember Ellie Carter, who played the organ for us regularly until two years ago. See below for details of her forthcoming recital in Guildford.
By the way, would someone please tell me I am not the only one who had not heard of Buxtehude?