THE ANNUAL assembly of Justice and Peace groups in Liverpool Archdiocese takes place at St Joseph's, Upholland, on Oct 4 at 1pm. Catholic Herald columnist and MP John Battle will speak, Mass at 5pm. Details from Liverpool J&P Commission on 051-708 6506.
A SERIES of lectures entitled Building the Victorian Church: A Fresh Look will be held at King's College, The Strand, London WC2, each Wednesday at 6.30pm from Oct 7. Andrew Saint will give the first lecture on the loss of state subsidies for Anglican churches. Cost £4 each week, £28 for the series. Details on 081-994 1019.
A CENTENARY lecture, Cardinal Manning and his Influence on the Church, is to be given by Dr David Newsome. former Master of Wellington College, Cambridge. at the National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H OHE, on Thursday Oct 8, 6.30pm. Tickets are £3 (£1.50, concessions), including refreshments. the pressure group Shelter jointly hosted a meeting at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool to look at ways of "creating a level playing field" for the poorest people in the housing market.
"The indiscriminate subsidy paid out through mortgage interest tax relief should be replaced by a system which helps those in greatest need," said Robina Rafferty of CNHC.
The meeting was also addressed by shadow Chancellor Gordon Brown and was chaired by Bishop Patrick Kelly of Salford.