CHURCH-BASEDhousing campaign groups this Week joined forces to demand a new approach to housing finance as a way of reducing homelessness.
Church Action on Poverty (CAP), the Churches National Housing Coalition (CNHC) and Mass of dedication in Harrow. Two new college chaplaincy centres are being opened; Southampton University's by Bishop Crispian Hollis of Portsmouth and Salford University's by Bishop Kelly.
Bishops James O'Brien of Hertfordshire and Howard Tripp, auxiliary in Southwark, are overseeing in-service training for their diocesan staff during the week. Bishop Philip Pargeter, auxiliary in Birmingham, celebrates an annual police Mass at St Catherine's, Birmingham.
Elsewhere, Bishop Terence Brain, auxiliary in Birmingham, opens the Ecumenical Church of St Francis at Banbury, Oxon, on Sunday, and Cardinal Hume receives an honorary degree from Northumbria University, Newcastle.