A GRANDFATHER from Chester, 66-year-old Charles Woods, war ordained a permanent deacon by Bishop Joseph Gray of Shrewsbury this week. Mr Woods, who retired from his county council job last year, is married with 11 grown-up children.
Bishop's list GOOD COMMUNICATIONS,
effective team ministry between clergy and lay people, sharing the Gospel with the outside world and involving the young, need to be at the heart of a diocese's development, urged Bishop John Crowley at his
Middlesbrough diocesan assembly last week.
AN ANCIENT CHAPEL on the site where St Chad is thought to have founded a monastic cell in the 7th century is set to be re-opened next year thanks to a £123,000 grant from the European Community.
Battle of Norwich THE FRIENDS OF Norwich Catholic Cathedral will be behind a mock battle at Oxburgh Hall, near Swaffham,
Norfolk, tomorrow. The "King's Forces" will take to the field against the "Roundheads" in the grounds of the 15th century hall in order to raise money for the cathedral.
Sr GEORGE'S ATHOLIC School merger
School in central London is to consolidate on a single site from September at its present upper school in Maida Vale. Headmaster Philip Lawrence said the move would make an "enormous difference after several difficult years".
THE FORMER CHIEF Rabbi, Lord Jakobovitz, paid tribute to Viscountess Stansgate, a leading parliamentarian and founding member of the Council for Christians and Jews, at a lecture in her honour at the House of Commons this week.
CARDINAL HEENAN High School in Leeds received a glowing report from the new schools inspection body, Ofsted, this week. Ofstcd said
that Christian values "pervaded the life of the school".
Sr GEORGE'S ATHOLIC