Bishop Gerald Mahon, Bishop in West London. Dean Edward Carpenter, Dean of Westminster, Lord Elton. and Mr Philip Whitehead, Labour MP for Derby; will be among those taking part in an Ecumenical Vigil for Cambodia at Westminster Cathedral next week, organised jointly by the Justice and Peace Commission and the British Council of' Churches. It follows a joint statement on atrocities in Cambodia made by the two organisations last December.
The vigil, which will be held next Saturday from I to 5 pm is also supported by Aid to the Church in Need, Cafod, Christian Aid and many other relief agencies working with refugees in Thailand.
Hertfordshire Catholic Teachers' Association and St Albans Christian Life Movement have arranged six Monday evening talks on "The Adolescent and the Catholic School" at SS Alban and Stephen Church Hall, St Albans. Next Monday Bishop James O'Brien will be the first speaker.
Everyday Ecumenism forms the subject for a series of six talks to be given on Wednesday evenings at 6.30 in Westminster Cathedral this month and next. Different speakers will share their own experiences of sharing their Faith in a practical way. Subjects include "Sharing a Church and Sharing a School." There will be time fur questions and discussion. Further details from the Secretary, Westminster Ecumenical Commission, 47 Francis Street. SW I .
The Leeds Diocesan Pastoral Council is to hold a conference on "A Time for Building" on February II at St Mary's Community Centre, Halifax. Speakers include Fr Pius, O.F.M. on "Mission" and Miss Marjorie Parker on "Laity in Tomorrow's Church." Details from Mr B. J. Mawson, "Saffron Tuft" West Lane, Baildon. near Shipley, West Yorkshire.
Christian Aid is presenting a photographic exhibition called "Anger in Africa" at the Africa Centre, 38 King Street. London, WC2, from February 8 to 18. The exhibition, which has been at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, and in Paris. is the work of photographer-reporter Sebastiao Salgado, Jr.
Volunteers between 18 and 55 are wanted to help with a holiday scheme for the disabled at Westcliff on Sea. Essex, throughout the spring and summer. The scheme is run by Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for the Disabled, who are looking for people prepared to give a week or a fortnight or longer. Details are available from Mary Hum, Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for the Disabled, Leatherhead, Surrey.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Richmond, Surrey, gave 12,394 to charitable collections during 1977. Offertory collections totalled £7,030 and the largest moneymaking event was the summer fete which raised £2,025. Special repairs and alterations to the church cost £4,894 and there was a sharp rise in heating and lighting costs. With total expenditure of £18,232, there was a deficit on the church accounts for the year of £140.
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A nurses' conference on the present abortion dilemma is to be held at Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham, on February 25. Speakers will include Mr K. Gulleford on legal aspects, and Mr R. B. Parker, a consultant gynaecologist. Admission i$ free. Further details from Dr J. Edmunds, 20 Holefarm Road, Birmingham, 831.
A new series of Tuesday lunchtime dialogues will begin at St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside, London, on February 7 with a talk by the actress Diana Rigg. The dialogues take place at 1.05 pm. Other speakers in the series include Mr Malcolm Muggeridge and Dr Edward Carpenter, Dean of Westminster: Henry Cooper, the former British, Empire and Commonwealth heavyweight boxing champion, may soon add a Papal Knighthood to his list of honours. The Vatican has been asked to make the award in recognition of his work for charity. A decision is expected towards the end of February.
* * * Mairead Corrigan, the leader of the Peace People. and Sheens Flynn of Women Together, will be the speakers at "Give Peace a Chance," a rally taking place at Birmingham's Central Hall on March
The Queens Park Rangers Football ground in Shepherds Bush, London. has been booked for the culminating rally in the David Wilderson London Crusade in July. The crusade is to last for three days, July 20, 21 and 22, and is aimed at teenagers throughout London and the home counties. Mr Wilkerson first attracted public attention with his book "The Cross and the Switchblade."