cal meetings and services is as great in the provinces.
Derby is planning an "Any Questions" evening to help Christians to get to know one another's beliefs and in the Weaste and Seedley area of Salford the Council of Churches are holding a "Dialogue Supper".
Both Essex's Brentwood and Hornchurch Anglicans a r e joining Catholics for Mass and in Burnham-on-Crouch Catholic priest, Fr. Francis Hastings. will preach at a unity service in a Congregational Church.
Catholics in Luton and St. Albans will be attending united services for the first time, and "progressive" di al o g u e is planned for Wolverhampton, Weston-super-Mare, Swindon, Ramsgate, Bedford, Carlisle, Burnley, Barrow in Furness and Slough, Oxford's plans include a series of afternoon meetings at Blackfriars. On the opening day Rev. David Jenkins will speak on "The cost of disunity".
CAMBRIDGE Cambridge has a "Unity and Renewal" meeting planned for the Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Lesnfield Road on the evening of January 18. Taking part will be the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of England, the Rev, F. D. Healey; Rev. Sergei Heckel (Russian Orthodox) and a Catholic, yet to be named.
A rally in Leeds, Yorkshire, is expected to draw at least 4,000 people on January 19.
The speakers, on the theme of the week. "Together in Action", will include Dr. Leslie Cooke, director of the World Council of Churches Refugee and Christian Aid Service.
Over 1,800 people arc expected at an inter-denominational rally in Manchester's Albert Hall on Thursday, January 20. Chaired by Dr. W. Greer, Bishop of Manchester, the devotions will be led by the Rev. Kenneth Crosby, chairman of the Manchester and District Methodist Churches. Bishop Holland, of Salford will speak on "The Vatican Council and Christian Unity".
For the first time members of the Ukrainian, Armenian. Coptic and Chaldean rites will
take part in joint services at Manchester University alongside Catholics, Anglicans and Free Church members.
Archbishop Dwyer is expected to attend a meeting at Birmingham Town Hall on January 24 with the Anglican Bishop of Hereford and the Rev. J. Kenneth Lawton, representing the Methodists.
Archbishop Beck will address a Unity Meeting at Merchant Taylors School at Crosby on January 22 along with the Anglican Bishop of Warrington, the chairman of the Liverpool district of the Methodist Church and Rev. H. M. Springbett of the Presbyterian Church.
Bishop Ellis will attend a joint thanksgiving service with the Bishop of Southwcll, Rt. Rev. Gordon Savage and the president of the Nottingham Free Church Federal Council, Rev. Charles Taylor.
On January 22 at the Kent University's Holy C r o s s Chapel the Abbot of Ramsgate and Methodist minister, the Rev. F. Ronald Ducker, will assist in the unity service at which the sermon will be preached by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Ramsey.
Mgr. Lawrence McReavy, Professor of Moral Theology at Ushaw College, is to be one of the speakers at a unity meeting sponsored by the Sunderland Council of Churches, in the West Park College of Further Education on January 21.
Other speakers are Dr. William Baker, of Edinburgh, who attended the Vatican Council as an observer on behalf of the Churches of Christ. and Rev. Donald Guthrie, Anglican rector of Selkirk.
In Sheffield there will be a joint Catholic, Anglican and Nonconformist service in the City Memorial Hall on January 17, followed by area meetings and services in which local parishes a n d non-Catholic churches will take part.
Sheffield Newman Association has invited Mgr. H. Francis Davis of Oscott College to attend a discussion in the Students' Union of Sheffield University on January le
and to speak in the Theological Society of the University the following day.
Huddersfield's small meeting last year on a parochial basis through St. Brigid's Parish has this year developed into a town meeting at the Town Hall on January 24.
Halifax's St. Malachy's Parish is to have a joint social evening, a joint service in a local community centre and then another meeting at which the speakers will be Fr. Michael Richards of St. Edmund's College, Ware; Rev. Dr. Eric Baker, Convener of the English Methodist Conference; and Dr. Alan Richardson, Dean of York.
Bingley's observance will open with a united service in the Princess Hall on January 16 and then services will be held in different places on each night of the week, except on Friday, January 21, when there will he a public meeting in the Ambulance Hall.
Speakers will be Ven. W. Johnson, Archdeacon of Bradford; Mgr. M. V. Sweeney of St. Bede's Grammar School. and Rev. M. Beard, General Secretary of the Yorkshire Congregational Union.
On January 24 Bishop Cunningham of Hexham and New castle will be one of three speakers at a meeting in Newcastle City Hall. The others are the Bishop of Newcastle (Dr. H. E. Ashdown) and the Rev. K. Weights, St. John's Methodist Church, Sunderland.
Bristol's programme opens with a mass meeting at the Central Y.M.C.A. Hall, on Monday, January 17.
Dom. Cuthbert McCann of Downside Abbey will be the Catholic speaker, Canon Basil Moss of Bristol Cathedral will speak for the Anglican church and Rev. Rupert Davies of Didsbury College and chairman of the Bristol Council of Churches will represent the Free Churches.
Blackpool's Inter Church Committee will hold a public dinner for people of all denominations in the Winter Gardens on January 20.
The after-dinner speakers will be Bishop Pearson, the Anglican Bishop of Blackburn (Dr. C. R. Claxton) and a Presbyterian, the Rev. Kenneth Slack, former secretary of the British Council of Churches.
The Ipswich Catholic Women's League are expecting some 900 at their "Unity Meeting" at St. Matthew's Baths Hall on Thursday evening.