Craft fair raises £20,000
A TOTAL of £19,500 raised by last year’s Clare Priory craft fair in Suffolk was presented to charity at the end of February.
Organised by parishioners and run entirely by volunteers from the Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Clare, Suffolk, the two-day event raises money for the parish, the priory, and for a number of charities, including Clare Priory’s twin Augustinian parish in Baba Dogo, Nairobi, Kenya.
“One hundred per cent of the craft fair proceeds go to charity,” said Barbara McGoldrick, one of the organising team. “We are sending £5,000 to Baba Dogo from the 2008 proceeds and a major proportion of the £12,000 going will be earmarked for the church extension that we hope to start building.”
Music Makers publish motets
THE MUSIC MAKERS, publishers, have released six Communion motets written for three voices (soprano, alto and bass) using beautiful ancient texts of the 13th and 14th centuries (St Thomas Aquinas and others).
Six Latin Communion Motets for Three Voices (SAB) with music by Jeremy de Satgé are priced at £4.99 per copy. For singing during Communion, they are designed to be within the scope of the parish or school choir. They are available from St Paul’s Bookshop, London, or from www.themusicmakers.org.
New homeless fund celebrated
CHESHIRE CHARITY Save the Family will be among those celebrated and supported at the “Give a Heart a Home” event for the homeless this Saturday at Westminster Cathedral Hall in London. Joel Bild devised the unique project. He said he wanted the charity to “support homeless people to re-engage in society rather than just finding them a home”. The Give a Heart a Home event is at Westminster Cathedral Hall, London, and starts at five o’clock. Tickets are available at £10 at the door.
New school emerges
PLANS for a new Catholic secondary school in Battersea, south London, have now been submitted and a name chosen: St John Bosco. An open day will be held so local people can view the plans.